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Residential Life

Oak Hall

The Epitome of the College Experience

Oak Hall is everything college life is supposed to be about.  Host to part of the FYRE program, it provides a unique mix of academic support and social opportunities. The staff and residents of Oak make supporting your academic success a priority, it's home to an Academic Resource Center (ARC) where peer tutors are always around to help with course work, and regularly check in on how your classes are going. Also high on the priority list around these parts is involvement, with tons of planned activities every week.

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Life in Oak Hall

Oak is great way to jump right in and get a full dose of the college experience. It's a very social environment, and residents have a lot of fun. There are people around all the time, in the game room, at the front desk, the lobbies, the lounges, you can always find a study partner, or someone to hang out with.

Activities and Traditions

Oak has a strong sense of tradition, and they take having fun very seriously. Here are just a few of Oak's traditional activities:

  • Family Weekend 
  • Mocktails
  • FYRE Side Chats
  • Community Service Day
  • Oscar and Superbowl Parties
  • Bedtime Stories with Milk and Cookies 
  • Holiday Party


Loralyn M. Kuechle

"Welcome to Oak Hall and the FYRE program!  We look forward to you being part of our family here!" --Loralyn.

Click here for Loralyn's bio and contact information.

  • Double rooms (special housing accommodations for rooms other than doubles must be made with the Disability Services Office)
  • Updated flooring, lounges and kitchens
  • Basement game room with 50" plasma TV
  • FYRE classroom
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC)
  • Computer Lab
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • If you need more space, you may always rent a bedloft and/or microfridge!
  • 480 residents in three wings
  • 4B male FYRE
  • 2B female FYRE
  • 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 3A, 4A, 3B, 2C, 3C, 4C coed FYRE
  • Mailing Address
    • A-Wing:
      314 23rd Street NE
      Bemidji, MN 56601
    • B-Wing:
      316 23rd Street NE
      Bemidji, MN 56601
    • C-Wing:
      318 23rd Street NE
      Bemidji, MN 56601

Oak houses part of the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program, a mandatory program traditional first-year students.



Bucky's Scoop.

Bucky says . . .

I'm always on the move (you've got to be if you're going to stop a river!). That's why I love Oak, it's the most active hall on campus. No one gets bored living in Oak. It's busy, busy, busy. It's as busy as a  . . . Me!

Bucky's Tour - Next Stop: Pine