MISHAWAKA—Bethel University hosted its annual admitted student days on March 16-17. Admitted student days are a chance for students who have been accepted into Bethel to experience what the Bethel atmosphere is like. This year, around 40 incoming students came to campus and participated in activities such as a scavenger hunt, the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” and more. Along with fun activities, students also spoke with professors and visited departments they may be interested in pursuing degrees from to gain more information about their potential programs. Some students who have already committed pre-registered for fall classes.
Kimberly Miller, admissions event and visit coordinator, responded to an email interview with the Beacon.
“Our goal is to introduce the prospective student to the campus and their future classmates, hoping this will solidify their decision to attend Bethel in the fall,” Miller said.
Current Bethel students were given the chance to participate in the weekend as hosts. The current student would be paired with an admitted student and serve as a type of guide around campus. Hosts were compensated with a $50 paycheck and an exclusive Bethel t-shirt. Being paired with a host student gave admitted students a chance to experience dorm life and see what they could expect life to be like living in a dorm setting.
“I host because I want perspective students to be able to experience life here and make connections with current students,” said Shauna Randolph, who served as a host.
Abbie Suiter assisted with students during the event as well.
“I wanted to show my student that they have people on campus already who care about them and want them to succeed here at Bethel!” Suiter said.
Students who are interested in participating as hosts next school year should stay tuned to posts on the Bethel feeds for the latest updates.