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 to locate the profile under the ‘Student’ tab. You’ll be able 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:

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 attending Launch Days, submit your Health Form and Immunization Form through MyBethel.

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 your Bethel email and password. Please allow notifications.
  • Step 4: Select the homepage and browse.

Attend Launch Days (New Student Orientation)

All students new to Bethel (First-Time Freshman and Transfers) are required to attend Launch Days, our on-campus orientation.

Important 2024 Dates

  • Registration Days: April 20, June 21, August 19
  • Launch Days: August 18-21
  • 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.


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.

Launch Days

For all new students (first-time freshmen and transfers), we dedicate several days before classes begin to your welcome! These days focus on establishing connections with others and your insider knowledge of BU. Your presence is required during this time to give you the best possible start.

Download the Launch Days Schedule


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 allows them 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.