Admitted Student Events

    Admitted students gain access to several special events hosted throughout the year: Christmas VIP Reception, Scholarship Day, and Early Enrollment Days. Each of these events are intended for incoming freshmen and not transfers. If you're a transfer looking to enroll, please reach out to our Transfer and International Counselor, Danica Dickson, at

    Christmas VIP Reception

    This year's Christmas VIP Reception will look a little different due to COVID-19. We believe this, our 4th-annual reception, can be our greatest year yet. Fall in love again with the magic of Christmas. We're so excited to transform the Schultz Student Center into a winter wonderland for us to experience in community with one another.


    Families will arrive at 7:30 PM on Saturday, Dec. 12. We'll gather in the cafeteria in the Schultz Student Center. Parking is available beside the student center and Mojo's Coffee Bar. This event is for the tremendous high school seniors, and their families, who have already been admitted to Bethel.


    7:30 PM: Arrival, seating and food/drink
    7:50 PM: The Christmas Story, read faculty member, Dr. William Eash
    8 PM: Live music by current students and recent alumni
    8:25 PM: Christmas gifts from the admissions office
    8:30 PM: Adjourn

    COVID-19 Precautions:
    • Guests must pass a temperature check upon arrival.
    • Families will be seated one family per table.
    • Each table will be spaced 6'+ apart and food and drink will be brought to the table.
    • All attendees will wear masks when not eating or drinking.
    • Live music will be performed socially-distanced and masked.

    Most attendees will dress similar to how one might dress attending a casual church service. 

    A special message from President Jon and Debra Gering


    Our Visit and Event Coordinator is John Hansberry. You can email him at

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    About Bethel

    As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.