Academic Calendar

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

Fall Semester 2022

Residence halls open (new students) August 25
Residence halls open, 9 a.m. (returning students) August 27
Classes begin August 29
Last day to add/drop a first-half or full-term course September 5
Labor Day September 5
Last day to withdraw from a first-half of term course October 7
Homecoming October 7-9
Fall break October 14
Last day of First half term courses October 18
First day of Second half term courses October 19
Advising Day (no day classes; night classes are held) October 26
Last day to add/drop a second-half term course October 26
Family Weekend October 28-30
Registration for Interim and Spring November 8, 10, 14, & 16
Thanksgiving break begins (Tuesday night classes are held) November 23
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course November 25
Classes resume November 28
Festival of Christmas December 1-3
Last day to withdraw from a second-half term course December 9
Last day of classes December 9
Final examinations December 12, 13, 15, & 16
Study day December 14
Commencement December 16
Residence halls close, noon December 17

Interim 2023

Residence halls open, noon January 3
Classes begin January 4
Last day to add/drop a course January 6
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) January 16
Last day to withdraw from a course January 20
Last day of classes January 26

Spring Semester 2023

Classes begin February 2
Last day to add/drop a first-half or full-term course February 9
Spring Break March 13-17
Last day to withdraw from a first-half term course March 17
Spring break ends/Classes resume March 20
Last day of first half term courses March 28
Advising Day (no day classes; night classes are held) March 29
First day of second half term courses March 30
Last day to add/drop a second-half term course April 6
Good Friday (no classes) April 7
Monday after Easter (no classes) April 10
Registration for Summer and Fall April 18, 20, 24, & 26
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course May 5
Last day to withdraw from a second-half term course May 12
Last day of classes May 19
Final examinations May 22, 23, 25, & 26
Study day May 24
Senior Celebration May 26
Commencement May 27
Residence halls close for returning students, noon May 27
Residence halls close for graduating seniors, noon May 28

Summer School 2023

Term A start date (Term end dates vary by course) May 30
Term B start date (Term end dates vary by course) June 21
Term C start date (Term end dates vary by course) June 21
Term D start date (Term end date vary by course) May 30
Term E start date (Term end date vary by course) June 21

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