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Upperclassmen advice to freshmen

By Miranda Weippert

Upperclassmen are nothing but understanding when it comes to the incoming freshmen at Bethel University. The first year at Bethel is unforgettable, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy transition. As a freshman, you’re told many things about how to survive the year by both family and friends. Parents are sure to gush advice on you, but take it from us – from those who have already experienced and continue to experience life here at Bethel.


“Join as many extracurricular activities as your schedule allows.” -Courtney Peterson (Jr.)

“Go to shift!” -Alexa Samolinski (So.)

 “Don’t let people scare you about CWC. It’s actually interesting and the professors are great.” -Brandon Cvsebey (Sr.)

“For those of you who are studious and dedicated to school, sleep isn’t always as important when it means making memories.” -Hannah Johnson (Jr.)


“Don’t date.. right away.” -Maran Halverson (Sr.)

“Be you #BU.” -Katie Finney (So.)

“Even if you’re tired, go out and be social.” -Anna Nicols (Sr.)

“Keep your dorm room open when you’re in there.” -Erin Koski (Sr.)

“Don’t feel pressure to sign up for everything.” -Lindsey Long (Soph.)

“Be involved, but learn to say no.” -Collin Larson (Sr.)

“Take the time to get to know people on your freshmen floor.” -Kaitlyn Prothero (Jr.)

“Don’t wear your lanyard.” -Hannah Lovaas (Sr.)

“Intentionality is key.” -Ashley Lang (Jr.)

“Communicate with your roommates.” -Kaylee Isom (Jr.)

“Go to late night Perkins.” -Chessa Woetzel (Sr.)

“Always have fun, meet new people and experience your time here.” -Ben Boatman (So.)
“The first few weeks can be hard, but embrace it.” -Madison Martin (Sr.)
“Get involved in something other than classes.” Addin Vang (Jr.)
All photos taken by Miranda Weippert.
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