Bethel operates on an early semester calendar with two 15-week semesters and a three-week interim in January. Bethel offers three summer sessions.

Fall Semester 2018

Residence halls open (new students) August 23
Residence halls open, 9 a.m. (returning students) August 24
Classes begin August 27
Labor Day (no classes) September 3
Last day to add/drop a first-half or full-term course September 4
Last day to withdraw from a first-half course October 5
Homecoming October 5-7
Fall break October 12
Family Weekend October 19-21
Last day to add/drop a second-half course October 24
Advising Day (no day classes; night classes are held) October 31
Registration for Interim and Spring November 6, 8, 12, 14
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course November 16
Thanksgiving break begins (Tuesday night classes are held) November 21
Classes resume November 26
Festival of Christmas November 29- December 1
Last day to withdraw from a second-half course November 30
Last day of classes December 7
Final examinations December 10, 11, 13, & 14
Study day December 12
Commencement December 14
Residence halls close, noon December 15

Interim 2019

Residence halls open, noon January 2
Classes begin January 3
Last day to add/drop a course January 4
Last day to withdraw from a course January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) January 21
Last day of classes January 25

Spring Semester 2019

Classes begin February 4
Last day to add/drop a first-half or full-term course February 11
Last day to withdraw from a first-half course March 15
Residence halls close, noon March 16
Spring Break March 18-22
Residence halls open, noon March 24
Spring break ends/Classes resume March 25
Last day to add/drop a second-half course April 5
Advising Day April 10
Registration for Summer and Fall classes April 15, 17, 23, 25
Good Friday (no classes) April 19
Monday after Easter (no classes) April 22
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course April 26
Last day to withdraw from a second-half course May 10
Last day of classes May 17
Final examinations May 20, 21, 23, & 24
Study day May 22
Senior Celebration May 24
Commencement May 25
Residence halls close for returning students, noon May 25
Residence halls close for graduating seniors, 1 p.m. May 26

Summer School 2019

Term A start date (Term end dates vary by course) May 28
Term B start date (Term end dates vary by course) June 19
Term C start date (Term end dates vary by course) June 19