Virtual BU!

Be a part of BU — virtually!

COVID-19 can’t stop Bethel University! BU is back in 2021 with a new semester of virtual classes on Zoom. Join us to keep the learning, teaching, and community building going strong. If you’re new to Zoom, check out the links in our Resources section below for help getting started.

How it Works

Just like always, BU will run from March 1-31, with creative courses and meet-ups taught by neighbors and local businesses. Just like always, it will be 100% free and open to anyone.

  1. All BU 2021 classes will be held on Zoom. We’re very sorry that this will exclude people who can’t get online, but safety must come first. We will offer coaching and courses to help people get set up and used to Zoom. 
  2. BU 2021 will have fewer classes than usual, just to keep it manageable for our team. Courses will run for one session only, though we encourage groups to keep meeting on their own.

Taking Classes

Registration will open in late February, and sign up will look much the same. As usual, we ask that you only sign up if you definitely plan to attend. We know it’s easy to skip a Zoom session, but your professors still have to prepare and count on you to attend! Be sure you’re on our mailing list to hear about signups.

Teaching Classes

Course proposals are now closed for 2021, but you can learn about teaching and start thinking about next year.