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Visit Bethany

Personal Visits

9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., Mon–Fri. Schedule a personalized tour & chat with a professor, coach, or director.

Open Houses

Hosted on weekends, visitors will enjoy social time, a short presentation, student panel, tour, and lunch.

Virtual Tour

Experience a guided tour of campus with 360° views, anytime!

Juniors and seniors: pack your bags and join us on campus! Getaway weekends are a great way to dive into campus life and see what it’s like to be a student at Bethany. Register here.

Bethany is excited to host your group, no matter the size, 2–200! Whether you are looking for just a one-hour tour or an all-day event, we can provide a great experience for you. Please complete this form to request a group visit at least one week in advance of your visit. We will check the campus schedule and be in touch about your request.

Learn more and view example visit schedules.

What is the Bethany Experience?

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Find out more about what makes Bethany a special place through these videos.

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Personal Relationships
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Grow In Your Faith


There are numerous hotel options available. Six local hotels have partnered with Bethany Lutheran College as corporate sponsors and offer special rates for Bethany guests. Ask about these rates when you set your reservation. Visit the accommodations page for lodging options or see a map of Mankato and favorite places according to Bethany students.

Need a ride to campus?

Land to Air EXPRESS, a shuttle from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and the MSP airport is available to visitors going to and from Mankato. Visitors using this shuttle service from the airport may get reimbursed for the cost of their trip through the Admissions Office if contacted in advance. For more information please contact Rachael Wetzel.

Uber and Lyft make in-town travel easy; but if you prefer a taxi service, call Kato Cab at 507-388-7433. Mankato also has an extensive public bus system.

Real Stories from Real Graduates

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