by Bethel University
MCKENZIE, TENN. - August 9, 2020 - Over the last few days, parents and students filled the parking lots of Bethel University as students moved into their dorms. Around 600 students moved into the residence complexes to kick off the fall semester.
Many safety procedures made move-in a little different this year. COVID-19 screenings, temperature checks and social distancing were in place as students arrived on the McKenzie campus.
Even though the semester may look different, students are excited to be back on campus.
“It felt like a new home,” said Danielle Curtis. She is a freshman student from Big Sandy, TN. Curtis is a part of the Renaissance Instrumental Program. “I’m looking forward to the college experience and making new friends,” stated Curtis.
Brandon Degnegaard, senior Field and Environment Biology student, is ready to make the most of his final year. “I’m excited to get back on campus, start classes and play baseball,” stated Degnegaard. “I plan to enjoy my last year and make the most of my time at Bethel.”
Ariel Bady, an incoming freshman from Memphis, TN, said she learned about the university when a representative came to her school, and she knew this was the place where she wanted to go to college. “Bethel is a place where I can grow closer to God,” Bady said.
Jordan Petrikin, a sophomore student from Jamaica, is excited to even have the opportunity to return to school. “This is my new home,” stated Petrikin. “I enjoy being back here and seeing my friends. It’s a good feeling to be back, have classes and play soccer.”
Classes begin on Monday, August 10.