New Students

Welcome to Bethel!

This guide will direct you through all the forms and tasks you must complete as you prepare for your first year at Bethel. Please read each item carefully and explore the resources provided. If you have any questions, contact your admission counselor. We look forward to you joining us on campus soon!

Access your My Bethel Student Account

Your My Bethel account allows you to access your student email, order your textbooks, pay your bill and navigate housing and meal plan selection.

Next Steps

File the FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between Oct. 1 and April 15 to be considered for any additional need-based financial aid. We encourage all students to file a FAFSA. Be sure to include Bethel’s school code: 001787.

Complete Your Campus Profile

All traditional students, whether residential or commuter, must complete the Campus Profile by July 1. Please log in to My.BethelUniversity.edu once the profile has opened to:

  • Confirm your student information.
  • Indicate your housing plans.
  • On-campus residence is required for students under 21 who are not living at home with a parent or guardian.
  • Verify insurance and emergency contact information.
  • Interact with possible roommates – you may either select roommates you’d like to live with or choose to be matched with others based on the information you provide. Roommate self-selection closes on July 1.
  • Review and select a food plan.

If you need help logging in, please contact the Help Desk at 574.807.7777.

Complete Your Scheduling Questionnaire

Complete your scheduling questionnaire at least 2-3 weeks before your selected registration day. The questionnaire will help us create your personalized course schedule. You will then meet with an academic advisor to finalize your schedule during New Student Registration.

Send Final Transcripts

Please request your final high school transcript to complete your admission file. Transcripts must come directly from your school via email, mail or electronic service. 

Email to: Admissions@BethelUniversity.edu

Mail to:

Bethel University
Attn: Admission Office
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Attend Registration

During your registration day, you will finalize your class schedule, learn more about campus resources, receive your student ID card, meet your future classmates and prepare for your first year at Bethel. You only need to attend one registration day.

Deposit and Register

Submit the Health and Immunization Forms

Before New Student Orientation, submit your Health Form and Immunization Form through My Bethel.

Download the Canvas App

  • Step 1: Install the Canvas App (Google App Store | Apple App Store)
  • Step 2: Search for Bethel University (Indiana)
  • Step 3: Log in with BU credentials. Please allow notifications.
  • Step 4: Select the homepage and browse.

Attend Welcome Week

All students new to Bethel (First-Time Freshman and Transfers) are required to attend Welcome Week.

Important 2024 Dates

  • Registration Days: April 20, June 21, August 16
  • Welcome Week: August 17-21
  • Classes begin August 22

First-Year Experience

We’re excited to have you follow your calling as a student at Bethel. Here’s what you can expect during your first year on campus.

Events for First-Year Students

Registration Day

During your Registration Day, you will finalize your class schedule, learn more about campus resources, receive your student ID card, meet your future classmates and prepare for your first year at Bethel. You only need to attend one Registration Day.

Welcome Week

All students new to Bethel (First-Time Freshman and Transfers) are required to attend Welcome Week.

Welcome Week Schedule

Housing

Living on campus allows you to have the most immersive college experience. Most first year on-campus students live in either Shupe Hall or Oakwood-Slater Hall. 

FYE Groups & Mentors

First-time Bethel students are placed in a cohort group during their fall semester, which gives them the opportunity to study, socialize and navigate the first semester together. The group is two core classes co-taught by two professors, and two upperclassmen support students as FYE Mentors.