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Section V

Leisure and Support Services

University Bookstore

Hobson Memorial Union
218-755-1660

The University Bookstore is open Monday through Friday and maintains extended hours into the evening during the first week of classes each semester (dates are posted in the bookstore window).

Campus Childcare

Pine Hall
218-755-3133

Bemidji State University provides on-campus child care for BSU students through Campus Childcare, which provides safe, quality child care for children between the ages of six weeks and six years (infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers). The service's staff and programs reflect a strong commitment to meeting each child's socio-emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. For information on rates and application procedures, contact Campus Childcare, 218-755-3133.

Computer Facilities

Information: Academic Computing Assistant
218-755-2905

Among the computer facilities on campus are public-use laboratories featuring Macintosh and Windows computers. All students are issued an e-mail account and have the opportunity to create their own Web pages. All classrooms, residence hall rooms, labs, and offices are connected to the campus computer network at speeds of up to 100 mbs.

Computer Training and Support Center

Memorial Hall 11
Student Help Desk: 218-755-4207

During regular business hours, support analysts at the computer help desk assist enrolled students with email, the campus network, and other computer-related questions.

Department of Security & Safety

Lower Walnut Hall
218-755-3888

The Department of Security & Safety provides 24-hour campus patrol as well as general campus information, parking information, disabled and non-disabled escort services, crime prevention programs, operation I.D., building access, and emergency services, such as emergency first aid and emergency maintenance reporting. Carefully selected and trained paraprofessional student employees assist in a variety of roles, including emergency services. The department works closely with local law enforcement agencies and also asks citizens for their cooperation and assistance. For a complete description of services, see the Student Guide and the Annual Security Report, which are available on-line under Student Life on the BSU homepage.

Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center

218-755-4135

Through its varied activities, this center encourages fitness and recreation as an integral part of university life. The Center is open for informal or open recreation seven days a week during the academic year. Center facilities include a rock climbing wall; a 200-meter indoor track; five racquetball/handball courts; free and fixed weight rooms; cardiovascular machines; a dance studio; a six-lane, 25-yard pool; outdoor tennis courts; four activity spaces adaptable for basketball, tennis, volleyball, and badminton.

Hobson Memorial Union

Information Desk and Room Reservations
218-755-3760
Hobson Memorial Union services include the following:
Check cashing; automated teller machine (ATM); FAX service; photo copy service; mail drop; postage stamps; typewriters; meeting rooms, study lounges, TV lounge; full service food court; Variety Store: personal items, candy, clothing, snacks, and more; University Bookstore; student/faculty/staff I.D. cards; notary service; clubs/organizations offices and mailboxes; game room; Touche Art Gallerie; Commuter Lounge; income tax forms.

I.D. Cards - Picture Identification

Hobson Memorial Union
218-755-3760

Picture Identification cards are required of all students. They may be obtained at the Information Desk in the Union. The card serves as the meal card for students on a meal plan. The card also is required for checking out materials from the Library, cashing checks on campus, receiving student rates at campus events, and gaining admission to University facilities. Only valid cards held by registered students are accepted at campus locations.


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