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Section V

Leisure and Support Services

University Bookstore

Hobson Memorial Union, Lower Level
Fax 218-755-1662

Students may order textbooks at the University Bookstore’s website, with the books either mailed out or picked up at the Bookstore. The Bookstore also buys back books every day of the matter where they were bought. The Bookstore also carries a large selection of Bemidji State University clothing and gifts, and a variety of school supplies. It is open Monday through Friday, with extended hours the weekend before school starts and the first week of classes.

Campus Childcare

Pine Hall

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.

Department of Security & Safety

Lower Walnut Hall

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 Annual Security Report (also online at and the Student Handbook (at

Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center


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; four activity spaces adaptable for basketball, tennis, volleyball, and badminton.

C.V. Hobson Memorial Union

Information Desk and Room Reservations

For a listing of services provided by Hobson Union, see the Union’s description under “The BSU Campus” in Section I. The Upper Union also houses a resource center, the Hobson Harbor for Organizations (H2O): A Center for Student Involvement, where student organizations network with each other and where computer access and mailboxes are provided for organization business. H2O staff assist students who may want to get involved in an organization or have questions about creating a new organization.

I.D. Cards - Picture Identification

Hobson Memorial Union

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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