Opening Weekend

photo - students moving into the dorms at Hesston College

Welcome to Hesston College

We hope you take the opportunity to learn to know people here, enjoy the activities and help students make this important transition.

Parents, I hope you can take advantage of the special sessions we have planned for you. We pride ourselves on our hospitality, and will be disappointed if we fail to serve you in any way.

If you have any questions, ask any staff or faculty member nearby or stop by the admissions office on the second floor of Alliman Administration Center. Thank you for being here. We hope this is an enjoyable Opening Weekend for you and your family.

When should I arrive?

  • Thursday, Aug. 1: Lark Leaders
  • Sunday, Aug. 4: fall athletes (men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country)
  • Monday, Aug. 7: early arriving aviation students
  • Sunday, Aug. 11: international students
  • Friday, Aug. 11: ministry assistants
  • Sunday, Aug. 13: theatre scholars, Bel Canto Singers, new international students
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16: off-campus students, new and returning
  • Friday, Aug. 18: all other new and returning on-campus students

See schedules below for specific check-in times.


Bookstore hours (beginning Aug. 5)

Closed Wed., Aug. 7
Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday of Opening Weekend – 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday of Opening Weekend – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact 620-327-8104