Academic Calendar

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

Fall Semester 2022

Residence halls open (New first-year students) August 24
Residence halls open (Returning second--year 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 (Students need to be checked out of their room by 9:00 pm on Thursday, October 13 and can return anytime after 12:00 noon on Sunday, October 16) October 14-16
Last day of First half of term courses October 18
First day of Second half of term courses October 19
Advising Day (No day classes, night classes are held) & BUILD Registration for Interim and Spring October 26
Last day to add/drop a second-half course October 26
Family Weekend October 28-30
Thanksgiving break (Tuesday night classes are held. Students need to be checked out of their room by 9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22 and can return anytime after 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 27) November 23-27
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 course December 9
Last day of classes December 9
Final examinations December 12, 13, 15, & 16
Study Day (No classes) December 14
Residence halls close December 18
Christmas Break (Students must check-out of their residence hall 24 hours after their last final or by 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, whichever comes first) December 16-January 3

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
Interim Break (Students need to be checked out of their room by 9:00 pm on Thursday, January 26 and can return anytime after 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 1) January 27- February 1

Spring Semester 2023

Residence halls open, noon February 1
Classes begin February 2
Last day to add/drop a first-half or full-term course February 9
Spring Break (Students who are not part of SMP trips need to be checked out of their room by 9:00 pm on Friday, March 10 and can return anytime after 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 19) March 11-19
Last day to withdraw from a first-half of term course March 17
Residence halls open, noon March 19
Classes resume March 20
Last day of First half of term courses March 28
First day of Second half of term courses March 30
Advising Day & BUILD Registration for Fall (Students meet with their advisor to register for fall classes) April 3
Last day to add/drop a second-half course April 6
Easter Break (Students need to be checked out of their room by 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 6 and can return anytime after 12:00 noon on Monday, April 10) April 7-10
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course May 5
Last day to withdraw from a second-half course May 12
Last day of classes May 19
Final examinations May 22, 23, 25, & 26
Study day May 24
End of year (First-year students need to check-out of their room 24 hours after their last final or by 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, whichever comes first) May 26
Commencement May 27
Residence halls close for second-year graduating students in BUILD, noon May 28

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