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.
Bethel University Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Current Bethel Status Report
- On June 17, Bethel University announced changes to the academic calendar for fall 2020 for traditional students. Classes will begin two days early (Aug. 18) and run, with no breaks, until Thanksgiving break. Classes will be held on Labor Day, there will be no fall break, the final exam schedule will be modified and the university will have modified class breaks for Spiritual Emphasis Week services. Students, keep checking your email throughout the summer as we are sending regular updates with information about the fall semester.
- In line with the earlier class start and social distancing guidelines, adjustments have been made to move-in dates and procedures. More details on signing up for scheduled move-in times will be sent to students soon.
- Commencement exercises will be Sunday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. for ALL students: traditional, adult and graduate level students. Learn more.
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.