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Bethel was my window to the world and to myself.
Daniel Hege ’87

Alumni Weekend

This year’s Alumni Weekend is scheduled for June 3–5, 2016. With the theme BC Now and Then, it provides opportunities for alumni to return to campus to

  • stay in the dorm
  • honor the Golden Thresher Class of 1966
  • fellowship with others in the Classes of 1966, 1961, 1956 and Heritage Classes of 1951 and earlier years
  • recognize alumni award recipients
  • enjoy time back in a Bethel classroom
  • tour the campus with student hosts
  • sing and worship together
  • acknowledge those who have supported Bethel in a special way.

In March, a schedule and registration brochure will be mailed to the Class of 1966 and earlier. Alumni who do not receive it or who need more information may contact the alumni office, which coordinates Alumni Weekend.

We hope you can spend an evening, a day or a weekend back at Bethel!

Photos from previous alumni weekends can be found at

Alumni Weekend 2016 Schedule

Friday, June 3
7 a.m.–5 p.m. Mojo’s Coffee Bar open
Mojo’s, Schultz Student Center
Morning Ice House Entrepreneurship workshop presentations
Exact times and locations to be determined
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Thresher Shop open
Schultz Student Center
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Kauffman Museum open
27th and Main
2–4 p.m. Room check-in
Lobby, Voth Hall
6:30–8 p.m. Check-in and old-fashioned ice cream social
Lawn, Goerz House (Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center if rain)
8 p.m. Time to rest (or party?)
Voth Hall
Saturday, June 4
6 a.m.–8 p.m. Walk Sand Creek Trail day
Northeast edge of campus
8–9 a.m. Breakfast is served
Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
8–11 a.m. Check-in
Lobby, Schultz Student Center
9:30–10:15 a.m. Learning session #1: Building Community through Sports: A Curator’s Perspective
Auditorium, Kauffman Museum, 27th and Main
10:15–10:45 a.m. Coffee break
Lobby, Kauffman Museum, 27th and Main
10:45–11:30 a.m. Learning session #2: Untold History of Bethel College
Auditorium, Kauffman Museum, 27th and Main
11:45 p.m. Golden Thresher class photo
Steps of the Administration Building
noon–1:30 p.m. Alumni Banquet
Jolliffe Auditorium, Memorial Hall
1:30–2:30 p.m. Dessert reception
Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
1:30–3:30 p.m. Thresher Shop open
Schultz Student Center
2:30–3:30 p.m. Campus tour
Meet in lobby, Schultz Student Center
3:30–5 p.m. Alumni choir rehearsal
Chapel, Administration Building
6 p.m. Class reunion dinners

Heritage Classes: Classes of 1951 (65th anniversary) and earlier years
Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center

Class of 1956 (60th anniversary)
Mabee Atrium, James A. Will Family Academic Center

Class of 1961 (55th anniversary)
Robert W. Regier Art Gallery, Luyken Fine Arts Center

Golden Thresher Class of 1966 (50th anniversary)
Lounge, Mantz Library

9–10 p.m. Observatory open
Top floor of Krehbiel Science Center
9 p.m. Time to rest
Voth Hall
Sunday, June 5
8–9 a.m. Breakfast
Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
9:15–10 a.m. Alumni choir warm-up
Chapel, Administration Building
10:30–11:30 a.m. Closing worship
Chapel, Administration Building
1:30–4:30 a.m. Kauffman Museum open
27th and Main