Want to explore BGU? Join us for Campus Preview Weekend on October 13 - 15.

Campus Preview Event

Join us at Bethany Global University’s campus preview weekend October 13-15, 2022.

During the weekend you will discover God’s plan to save humanity and how your life fits into His grand scheme. What if you knew and embraced HIS plan? Imagine what kind of impact you can make in this life.

Plus, Campus Preview Weekend attendees receive a $300 discount towards their first year at BGU!

CPW Starts In:

Highlights From CPW

Weekend Event Includes:

  • Life impacting messages
  • Workshops on how to engage in God’s plan
  • Housing & meals for prospective students.
  • Fun adventurous activities
    • Life group activity
    • Open dorm night
    • Missions bazaar
    • International dinner
    • Campus Tours

Register for CPW Today

Can I get transportation to and from the airport or bus station?

Pickup Times: For people who are traveling alone (without a parent), we will provide shuttles at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Disclaimer: If your flight arrives after 3:00 p.m., then you may choose to rent a car, take a taxi, or reserve a ride from an Uber driver.

Drop Off Times: We will provide a shuttle on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

In order to schedule a pickup and/or drop off please email your arrival information: bus/airport terminal, bus/flight number, bus/airline name, arrival time, the number of people needing to be picked up, and a cell phone number where we can reach you to our Campus Tours team at guestcoordinator@bethanygu.edu or call 952-314-8833.

When flying into the event, which airport do I fly into?

Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)

Where and when should I plan to be picked up from the event?

Where: By the Flagpole in the Main Parking Lot of BGU. When: Plan to be picked up by 12 pm on Saturday.

I am a parent can I stay on campus overnight?

No, we do not have guest rooms available on campus. Here is a list of hotels in the area. Prices are not guaranteed.

  • Holiday Inn Bloomington Arpt South (13 min. away via W Old Shakopee)
  • America’s Best Value Inn – Burnesville, MN (15-20 min away)
  • LivINN Hotel -Burnesville, MN (about 20 min away)
  • Country Inn and Suites by Carlson –Bloomington West (13 min from Normandale Blvd.)
  • Best Western – Eden Prairie (16 min away)

Please contact our Campus Tours team if you have any additional questions at campustours@bethanygu.edu or call 952-918-1893

Can I stay off campus, if I choose to stay in a local hotel?

Yes, if you are staying with guests 18 years or older. If you are traveling by yourself and you are under 18, then we would need your parents to contact us if they want you to stay off-campus with a friend or family member. Parents and/or guests not registered will need to find lodging in the surrounding area of campus since our housing is only available for prospective students. If you decide at any time prior to or during the event that you would like to stay off-campus, please inform our Campus Tours teams at campustours@bethanygu.edu or call 952-314-8833.

Can I stay for a couple extra nights on campus?

It is not possible to stay any extra nights on BGU’s campus. If you want to explore the city and surrounding area, we recommend staying in a nearby hotel.

Here is a list of hotels in the area. Prices are not guaranteed.

  • Holiday Inn Bloomington Arpt South (13 min. away via W Old Shakopee)
  • America’s Best Value Inn – Burnesville, MN (15-20 min away)
  • LivINN Hotel -Burnesville, MN (about 20 min away)
  • Country Inn and Suites by Carlson –Bloomington West (13 min from Normandale Blvd.)
  • Best Western – Eden Prairie (16 min away)

Can my younger sibling come along?

If your sibling is a high-school Junior or older then they can come as a participant of the event. They would need to register and pay online as well.

I am the parent of a student coming to the event, will I be able to participate in the activities or should I make other plans?

We highly encourage parent involvement, so you are more than welcome to attend as much of the event as you would like. There are two events which are specifically for students: dinner with a life group and open dorm night, which we ask parents not to attend.

However, there are a number of sessions that will help you to understand the university, Global Internship, and financial information from a parent perspective. We will have a Parent Q&A and individual meetings scheduled with applicants and accepted students, so please come ready to ask all of your questions!

Throughout the event, if you would rather not sit in on a certain session, feel the freedom to hang out in our coffee shop, take a walk around campus, or connect with a staff member. We can also give you directions to Mugshots Coffee, the Mall of America, or other local attractions.

What should I bring to the event? Or not bring?

What to bring:

  • Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, and bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Pajamas
  • Athletic clothes (no dark soled shoes can be used in the gym)
  • A jacket and depending on the weather, gloves and a hat.
  • A Bible
  • A camera (optional)
  • Cell phones are fine, but should be set on vibrate during sessions.

What not to bring:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products
  • Immodest clothing (spaghetti strap camis, jeans with undergarments showing, etc)

Due to recent growth, only high school juniors and older can register for this event.

  • Early Bird Discount (Ends August. 19): $25
  • Preregistration (Ends September 25): $35

Parents can attend for free if they do not want to eat meals in our cafeteria. If parents plan to eat meals on campus, they can pay $20 to cover all meals during the event.

If for any reason you’re unable to attend, please contact the Campus Tours team at (952) 918-1893 by September 25. You will receive a refund of your registration fee, except for a $5.00 handling fee. After September 25, we are not able to offer refunds.

 Tentative Schedule 
2:00 – 3:00 pm Student Check-In
3:15 – 3:30 pm Welcome Connect Session
3:30 – 5:00 pm Campus Tours
5:00 – 6:15 pm Dinner with a Life Group
6:30 – 8:15 pm Welcome to Bethany Global University’s Preview Event – Worship & Session
7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am Understanding the University
 9:30-10:30 am  Global Internship Overview
10:30 – 11:30 am Parent Q&A
10:40 – 11:30 am Attend a Class
11:40 – 12:15 pm Lunch Served / Eat with a Staff Member
12:30 – 1:00 pm Dessert
1:00 – 1:50 pm Worship Chapel
2:00 – 2:40 pm BGU Next Steps
2:45 – 4:50 pm Free Time Options
3:30 – 5:00 pm Missions Bazaar
5:30 – 6:30 pm International Dinner
7:00 – 9:30 pm Open Dorm Night
8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee Break
9:00 – 10:00 am Successfully Getting on the Mission Field
10:00 – 10:50 am Brunch Served
11:00 am- 12:00 pm Closing Session

This is a sample schedule which is subject to change. We will send out a finalized schedule the week of the event. For urgent questions pertaining to arrival and departure times, please contact our Campus Tours team at 952-314-8833 or email campustours@bethanygu.edu.

Address: 6820 Auto Club Road Bloomington, MN 55438 Phone: 1-800-323-3417