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Bethel announces reduced hours for the holidays

December 18th, 2020

Christmas tree detail

Some holiday closures and changes in hours on campus remain in effect through Jan. 11.





Kauffman Museum has returned to normal hours – Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., closed Mondays. 

The current special exhibit (from the Smithsonian, with sponsorship by Humanities Kansas) is “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” with the companion exhibit “Of Land and People: Our Community at the Crossroads of Change.” Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-16, free to Kauffman Museum members and children under 6, and free to all on Saturdays. The museum store is open the same hours as the museum (no admission charge for just visiting the store).

For more information, call the museum at 316-283-1612 or visit its website,, or Facebook page.

Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Jan. 4-8, and resumes regular hours (weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) Monday, Jan. 11, the first day of the spring semester.

Mantz Library is open Mon.-Fri., Jan. 4-8, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., closed Jan. 9-10, and resumes regular hours Monday, Jan. 11, the first day of the spring semester.

The Mennonite Library and Archives is open by appointment only ( or 316-284-5304).

The cafeteria in Schultz Student Center is closed. It will reopen with the evening meal Monday, Jan. 11.

Mojo’s Coffee Shop, also located in Schultz Student Center, has returned to normal hours, Monday-Saturday; see the Mojo's Facebook page for details.

Please note that face coverings must be worn both indoors and out on the Bethel campus, including at Kauffman Museum. Also, changing COVID infection levels in the local area could result in further changes in hours and openings/closings. See as well as individual Facebook pages for Kauffman Museum and Mojo’s for the most up-to-date information.

Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks at #14 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” and #26 in U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Colleges Midwest, and earned its third-straight NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Gold Award, based on student service and academic achievement, all for 2020-21; is’s highest ranked Kansas small college with the highest earning graduates; has the #10 RN-to-BSN program in Kansas according to; and is #57 among 829 U.S. colleges and universities named by as “Best for Financial Aid,” as well as #23 “Safest College Towns in the U.S.,” ranked by for 2020-21. For more information, see

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.