Bethel University Hosts Go2BU Event for High School Students and Parents, Featuring Concert by Building 429

Lissa Diaz

Bethel University will host Go2BU, a special three-day, two-night campus visit experience for junior and senior students, transfer students and parents from Thursday, Oct. 24 to Saturday, Oct. 26. The event is designed to expose students to campus and give them a taste of life as a BU student. Registrants will be automatically entered to win a $5,000 or $10,000 scholarship*. Registration is open until Mon., Oct. 21, but spots are limited.

At Bethel University’s Go2BU event, students will discover what it’s like to be a Pilot and immerse themselves in the Bethel community. After check-in, students will attend a community fair, meet their overnight hosts, attend an annual event to kick off basketball season and participate in dorm connections.

Over the course of the following two days, a variety of activities will be available to students. These include attending classes, chapel, special sessions, one-on-one appointments with Financial Aid, a campus tour and a women’s basketball game.

Friday evening, students will attend a Building 429 concert with others in the Bethel and Michiana community. The concert will take place in the Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Center/Chapel – Auditorium on the Bethel University campus. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at and are $15 for reserved seating and $50 for VIP seating.

Building 429 is a Grammy-nominated Christian contemporary band. They have received nominations for a Billboard Music Award in Top Christian Song (2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award for Group or Duo of the Year (2014), and a Dove Award for New Song of the Year and Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (2005). They won the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year in 2005 and also won BMI’s song of the year twice for “Where I Belong” (2013) and “Glory Defined” (2005). For Building 429, anthemic battle cries about living an unshakable faith have been the catalyst to multiple smash singles and touring the world playing for millions of fans, but it only takes one listen through the band’s latest offering to hear a new bend in the road. “Live the Journey,” a collection of songs that dive deep into themes of struggle, shame and reconciling childhood faith, is the band’s most personal album in their nearly 20-year history together.

The cost for Go2BU is $50/student and additional tickets to the Building 429 concert are $10 each for family members attending. Limited spots are available now at

*This is a renewable scholarship applied toward tuition only. The recipient must be a senior in high school, have applied to Bethel and be enrolled as a degree seeking student at Bethel University by Aug. 14, 2020. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded at $1,250 per year for four years. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded at $2,500 per year for four years. Students may apply for additional student aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at Recipient must be present at drawing during Go2BU event.


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