Bethel University Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Current Bethel Status Report

  • Bethel announces Spring Semester 2021 modifications - class begins Jan. 11 
    • Classes begin two days later to allow a space of more than 14 days from Christmas gatherings and more than 10 days from New Year’s gatherings to the return to campus.
    • Spring Break will be adjusted to March 1-3 (Mon.-Wed.) 
    • Easter break will be observed April 1 and 2 (Thurs. and Fri.), as originally planned
    • Final's week will remain April 26-29 and Commencement is scheduled for May 1, 2021
    • Get full details here
  • Bethel announces new Winter Term - class registration begins Oct. 14 (classes run Dec. 7 -30). Get details here (pdf).
  • Classes began on campus, Aug. 18. We continue to remind all of our community members to be diligent in our mitigation measures, including daily self-checks, wearing face coverings, and physical distancing. 
  • View Bethel's COVID-19 Response Plan for Fall 2020 here, along with a summary page that outlines campus protocols and procedures. See below for more information and resources. Details will continue to be updated as we receive new information from national, state and local authorities.

A Message from President Chenoweth - May 15, 2020

News Updates

Bethel University Announces Plans to Open for Face-to-Face Classes in the Fall

Bethel University announces that it plans to resume residential, face-to-face classes in August, and is investing significant human and financial resources to accommodate COVID-19-related scenarios that could emerge. A spectrum of options will allow the university to make adjustments based on real-time information from federal, state and local authorities.

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COVID-19 Grants Now Available to Bethel University Students

Bethel University students enrolled in on-ground (not fully online) undergraduate or graduate programs are now able to apply for a grant to assist with financial hardships they and their families have experienced as a result of COVID-19.

Read More about COVID-19 Grants Now Available to Bethel University Students

Online Learning Resources
If you have difficulty adapting to the online learning format, contact the Center for Academic Success. For technical access problems, contact IT Help Desk. Additional resources can be found on MyBethel.