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Thresher Days

Our new student (freshman and transfer) orientation program is designed to help you navigate your transition to Bethel College, both academically and socially. Interact with other new students and get to know faculty and staff members outside of the typical office or classroom setting. Live out one of Bethel’s core values by completing a service project for greater Harvey County.

Arrival to Campus

Moving to college is a major life event – for you and likely for your family too. The following information should help you prepare to take the final leap to being a Bethel College Thresher.

As you arrive at Bethel College, be sure your first stop is the Luyken Fine Arts Center for Registration. This process is essential to receiving your student ID, mailbox key and residence hall key.

An overview of the arrival schedule is included below or you can review the complete Thresher Days schedule of family sessions, breakout sessions, athletic practices, campus networking sessions and much more.

If you still have questions, please contact Gabriel Fonseca, Coordinator of Student Activities and Engagement.

Arrival Days Schedule

Friday, August 12 — New and returning fall student-athletes
8 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration: residential new and returning fall student-athletes

Make this your first stop when you arrive at Bethel College. You must complete financial registration before you will be given your student ID. Your ID card is required to eat meals, to check into residence halls and to participate in practices, auditions and classes.

Luyken Fine Arts Center

Please park in the LFAC parking lot and enter the LFAC via the north doors (see map for details).

8 a.m.–1 p.m. Residence halls open

Remember all students must complete registration and pick up your key in the LFAC to move into your residence hall.

Haury Hall, Voth Hall and Warkentin Court
9 a.m.–2 p.m. Thresher Shop open

Stock up on Bethel gear!

Schultz Student Center
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration: commuter new and returning fall student-athletes

Make this your first stop when you arrive at Bethel College. You must complete financial registration before you will be given your student ID. Your ID card is required to eat meals, to check into residence halls and to participate in practices, auditions and classes.

Luyken Fine Arts Center

Please park in the LFAC parking lot and enter the LFAC via the north doors (see map for details).

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch

Families invited to lunch in the cafeteria, sponsored by Athletics Booster Club.

Don’t forget your student ID!

Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
1:45–2:15 p.m. Welcome: new fall student-athletes and families

Join us for an official welcome to Bethel College.

Krehbiel Auditorium, Luyken Fine Arts Center
2:30–4:30 p.m. Family Orientation: parents/families/guardians

While your students are at their activities, you are invited to the Family Orientation Track.

Various locations

See page 5 for details

2:30–4:30 p.m. Athletic department meeting

Meeting for all fall student-athletes, athletic training students, and athletic department staff.

TBA
4:30 p.m. Individual team meetings Set by coaches
5:30–7 p.m. Dinner

Families may purchase meals at the door.

Don’t forget your student ID!

Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
7 p.m. Individual team meetings Set by coaches
Saturday, August 13 First-year and new transfer students and nursing students
TBA Athletic practices Set by coaches
8 a.m.–9 a.m. Registration: junior and senior nursing students

Make this your first stop when you arrive at Bethel College. You must complete financial registration before you will be given your student ID. Your ID card is required to eat meals, to check into residence halls and to participate in practices, auditions and classes.

Luyken Fine Arts Center

Please park in the LFAC parking lot and enter the LFAC via the north doors (see map for details).

9 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration: residential first-year and new transfer students

Make this your first stop when you arrive at Bethel College. You must complete financial registration before you will be given your student ID. Your ID card is required to eat meals, to check into residence halls and to participate in practices, auditions and classes.

Luyken Fine Arts Center

Please park in the LFAC parking lot and enter the LFAC via the north doors (see map for details).

9 a.m.–1 p.m. Residence halls open

Remember all students must complete registration and pick up your key in the LFAC to move into your residence hall.

Haury Hall, Voth Hall and Warkentin Court
9 a.m.–2 p.m. Thresher Shop open

Stock up on Bethel gear!

Schultz Student Center
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration: commuter first-year and new transfer students

Make this your first stop when you arrive at Bethel College. You must complete financial registration before you will be given your student ID. Your ID card is required to eat meals, to check into residence halls and to participate in practices, auditions and classes.

Luyken Fine Arts Center

Please park in the LFAC parking lot and enter the LFAC via the north doors (see map for details).

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch

Families invited to lunch in the cafeteria, sponsored by the Bethel College Women’s Association.

Don’t forget your student ID!

Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
1:45–2:15 p.m. Welcome: first-year and new transfer students and families

Join campus key leaders for an official welcome to Bethel College and overview of Thresher Days.

Krehbiel Auditorium, Luyken Fine Arts Center
2:30–4:30 p.m. Family Orientation: parents/families/guardians

While your students are at their activities, you are invited to the Family Orientation Track.

Various locations

See page 5 for details

2:30 p.m. Start Your Days the Thresher Way

Students, join the Thresher Days staff to kick off the year!

Thresher Gym
3:15 p.m. Thresher Days group meeting

Join your orientation leaders in your first Thresher Days group meeting.

Various locations

See your Thresher Day name tag

5–7 p.m. Dinner

Families invited to lunch in the cafeteria, sponsored by Student Life.

Don’t forget your student ID!

Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
7:15 p.m. Thresher Days kick-off

Join Student Government Association, orientation leaders, and Community Assistants as they welcome you to your first night at Bethel College.

Krehbiel Auditorium, Luyken Fine Arts Center