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Student Life

Active minds. Active lives.

Bemidji State University offers year-round activities that take advantage of both our rich outdoor setting and culturally-diverse environment.

Photo of students playing volleyballEverything begins with Weeks of Welcome, an opportunity for new students to explore everything at BSU. This year, we started Labor Day with a free movie on the lawn, free pancake breakfast and a volleyball tournament. But that was just the first day. Students who roam the campus win prizes by participating in various events.

Meet B.O.B.

BOB is our annual Beaver Organization Bash when the various student organizations convene outside the Hobson Memorial Union to meet new students. See if you want to go Greek or meet the Mathematics nerds.

Football team and students  jumping in lakeJump in the lake

Homecoming weekend offers fun activities all weekend, concluding in the big game at Chet Anderson Stadium. As a long standing tradition, upon winning the homecoming game, the football team and students jump in the lake to celebrate.

Diverse offerings

BSU is a diverse community that offers activities that celebrate many different cultures and traditions, including an annual Festival of Nations, celebrating all of the cultural impact of our students and faculty from over 40 countries.

The First Year Experience

BSU has an exceptional program designed to get new students off to a quick start academically and socially. Through a structured program of classes and activities, you'll get to know other students, your academic advisor, and Bemidji State.  Through the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE), you'll get a housing assignment with other new students -- all at no cost to you.


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