Bethel University Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Current Bethel Status Report

  • Bethel's COVID-19 Response Plan for Fall 2020 is now available, along with a summary page that outlines new 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.
  • We regret to announce that, due to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision to extend the state’s Stage 4.5 reopening plan, including the restriction of in-person gatherings to less than 250 people, the rescheduled 2020 commencement ceremony will be canceled. We are disappointed by this turn of events and grieve with the class of 2020 that they will not be able to return to campus in August to celebrate. Read the full release and see below for more details, including information on a 2021 gathering being planned by the Alumni Office.
  • 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, which will be the end of the semester. 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.

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.

Read More about Bethel University Announces Plans to Open for Face-to-Face Classes in the Fall
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.