Like many other schools, Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato is offering the hybrid learning model. Which allows both in-person and distance learning. There were some special adjustments that were made for the school year amid the pandemic. The College waived the two-year residency requirement for this year because of the pandemic. Some students have already partially moved into the dorms due to the scheduled move-in dates that Bethany set up to minimize the number of people in each building at one time. Bethany students say the new rules and guidelines make them feel safer on campus.