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International
Program Center

Deputy Hall 103
 
Summer office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Office hours (during the Academic Year): 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: 218.755.4096
Fax: 218.755.2074
international@bemidjistate.edu

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

 

***The following is a tentative schedule for Fall 2014 International Orientation and may be subject to change. Check back for updates. Domestic Orientation events will follow the International Orientation starting the afternoon of August 22nd- August 24th, 2014.***

Orientation Schedule Fall 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

7:45 am:                      Meet in Tamarack Lobby (Tallest building on campus in Bemidji!)      

Crying Wolf Room/Lower Union     

8:00 – 8:30 am:           Welcome, Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am:           Ice Breaker Game  

8:45 – 9:30 am:           IPC Director Instruction Time    

9:30 – 9:45 am:           Cashier’s       

9:45 – 10:00 am:         Banking    

10:00 – 10:15 am:      Tech Support

10:15 – 10:30 am:       Hobson Union Presentation  

10:30 – 11:00 am:       Sustainability Office Presentation  

11:00 – 12:00 pm:       Lunch

12:00 – 2:00 pm:         English Language Assessment (Mandatory) 

2:00 – 2:30 pm:           Ice Breaker Game   

2:30 – 4:00 pm:           Campus Tour                                     

4:00 – 4:45 pm:           Becoming a BSU student & American Culture & ISO

     15 minute break

*Meeting in Tamarack Lobby for pick-up to attend dinner*

5:00 – 7:00 pm:           Dinner at Prof. Beech’s house (meet in Tamarack Lobby)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

7:45 am:                      Meet in Tamarack Lobby

Crying Wolf Room/Lower Union

8:00 – 8:15 am:           Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am:           Ice Breaker Game 

8:30 – 9:00 am:           Expectations and Code of Conduct            

9:00 – 9:30 am:           Residential Life Presentation          

9:30 -9:45 am:             Student IDs and Break

9:45 – 10:00 am:         OPC Presentation

10:00 – 10:30 am:       Staying Healthy  

10:30 – 11:00 am:       Security         

11:00 – 11:30 pm:       Job Employment Opportunities    

11:30 – 12:30 pm:       Lunch                        

Decker Computer Lab 19A

12:30 – 1:00 pm:         eServices Presentation  

1:00 – 3:00 pm:           Math Placement Test   

3:00 – 3:15 pm:           Introduction to Domestic Orientation Leaders

3:15 – 4:15 pm:           Registration and Advising  

4:15 – 4:30 pm:           What did you learn quiz      

4:30 – 4:45 pm:           Program Assessment  

4:45 – 5:00 pm:           Break/Walk to Diamond Point Park   

5:00 pm:                      Family Friends Dinner Potluck (American Indian Resource Center)         

Friday, August 22, 2014

10:00 am - noon:     Shopping Trip Meet in Tamarack  BSU vans will transport new international students to WalMart, Target.                            

Monday, August 25, 2014

CLASSES BEGIN!

For questions regarding your class schedule, contact your academic advisor or the Advising Success Center. (Advising Success Center Sanford 101. Telephone: 218.755.4226)

For questions regarding your fee statement, please contact the Cashiers Office on the 2nd floor of Deputy Hall. (Cashiers' office main telephone: 218.755.2045)

Fee statements are a function of the Business Office. (Deputy Hall 201. Telephone: 218.755.2052)

If you have questions about mandated health insurance, contact the office of Health and Counseling Services. (Cedar 202. Telephone: 218.755.2053)

What can you expect by attending BSU’s Student Orientation?

Orientation is designed to help students new to Bemidji State University affiliate and transition to the university.  For our new international students attending BSU on an F-1 or J-1 visa, orientation also provides important information on maintaining their legal status, health and safety, and American culture.

The following are the critical points of the new international student orientation program:

Expectations: Students will know that BSU has high expectations of them regarding their academic integrity, respect for all, and personal responsibility.

Learning: Students will be actively engaged in their learning

Advising: Clear, consistent information will be provided about institutional requirements and advice.

Involvement: Students will be valued as members of the campus community

Support: Students will know where to access academic, social and personal support at BSU

Offices that you may need to contact during the semester

Registration (Records, 101 Deputy) 218.755.2020

Bills & Payments (Cashiers Office, 202 Deputy) 218.755.2045

Residential Life (Lower Walnut Hall) 218.755.3750

Health and Counseling Services (Cedar, 2nd floor) 218.755.2053

International Program Center (103 Deputy) 218.755.4096

BSU Security (Lower Walnut Hall) 218.755.3888

Advising Success Center (101 Sanford) 218.755.4226

Bemidji State University

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Bemidji State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.  This document is available in alternative formats for individuals with disabilities by calling 1-800-475-2001, 218-755-3883, or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.