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Residential Life


Amenities and Services

Academic Resource Center

Located in Oak, Pine, and Tamarack Halls and staffed by peer students, the Academic Resource Centers contain literature related to academic skills, unique programs, and resources. A computerized career guidance program, "Discover" is also available in the Oak ARC.


Bathroom Facilities

Bathrooms are found on each floor with showers, sinks, and toilets. Bathrooms are designated men's or women's and residents must use appropriate designated bathroom facilities.


Bicycle Storage

Some halls provide bicycle storage for the winter months, coordinated by the hall council. The storage of bicycles is allowed in student rooms.


Cable TV

Each room comes equipped with a TV/stereo cable. Problems with cable should be reported to the residence hall reception desk or an RA. Before you make a repair request, check to see if your TV works in another room to determine if it is a cable problem or a problem with your TV.  Basic cable package is included with room contract. 

Channel Line Up

 

2 CITY OF BEMIDJI   38 AMC
3 PBS KIDS   39 FX
4 CBS - WCCO   40 BRAVO
5 ABC - KSTP   41 SYFY
6 NBC - KARE   43 E!
7 CBC   44 COMEDY CENTRAL
8 FOX - KMSP   45 TLC
9 PBS - KAWE   46 HISTORY CHANNEL
10 UPN - WFTC   47 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
11 NBC - KVLY   48 DISCOVERY CHANNEL
13 IND. - KSTC   49 DISNEY CHANNEL
14 FOX SPORTS NORTH   50 CARTOON NETWORK
15 OUTDOOR CHANNEL   51 NICKELODEON
16 GOLF CHANNEL   52 TV LAND
17 KBSU - BEMIDJI STATE   54 GAME SHOW NETWORK
18 UPSTREAM TV   55 HGTV
19 HOME SHOPPING NETWORK   56 ANIMAL PLANET
20 ESPN   57 TRAVEL CHANNEL
21 ESPN 2   58 DIY NETWORK
22 ESPN NEWS   59 G4
23 ESPN CLASSIC   60 FOOD NETWORK
24 WGN   61 TRU TV
25 TBS   62 THE WEATHER CHANNEL
26 TNT   63 BEMIDJI LOCAL WEATHER
27 USA NETWORK   64 LOCAL WEATHER RADAR
28 SPIKE   65 FOX NEWS
29 A & E   66 CNN
30 HALLMARK   67 HEADLINE NEWS
31 ABC FAMILY   68 CNBC
32 LIFETIME   69 MSNBC
33 LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK   70 CMT
34 WE   71 MTV
35 OWN   72 VH1
36 FOX MOVIE CHANNEL   73 TBN
37 TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES   74 3ABN

 


Computer Lab

Located in the Oak ARC, this lab includes computers and a printer. The lab is connected to the campus computer network. Software and instruction are available through the computer lab assistants.


Elevators

Each residence hall has elevators for use throughout the academic year.


Fireplaces

Birch, Linden, and Tamarack have fireplaces that are usable. Students and hall councils are responsible for supplying their own wood. Staff should be contacted prior to starting a fire. Linden Hall also has an outdoor firepit that is available for use; contact the Linden front desk for more information.


Game Rooms

Supervised game rooms are located in the basements of Tamarack and Oak residence halls.

The Tamarack game room is equipped with the following:

  • foosball table
  • 2 pool tables

The Oak game room is equipped with the following:

  • 2 foosball tables
  • 2 pool tables
  • 2 ping pong tables
  • 1 air hockey table

Both game rooms are equipped with stereos and TV's.

Residents may check out the game equipment using their student ID. There is a nominal charge for the use of some times. This money is used for the purchase of new equipment and to help in the cost of re-felting the pool tables.

Only residence hall students and their escorted guests may use the game rooms.


Internet/Network

The residence halls provide a computer network environment that links each room to a campus network. This network is connected to a high speed T1 internet line. This allows for residents to share information on the network and access outside information at high speeds. Wireless internet is also available in all residence halls, with the exception of Cedar Hall.

More information is available from Information Technology Services:


Kitchen Facilities

Kitchens are available in each hall, containing cooking facilities, counter space, and cabinets. Some residence hall reception desks have cooking equipment that can be checked out.


Laundry Rooms

Each hall has a laundry room which is equipped with card operated washers and dryers. If a machine is not working, residents are asked to put a sign on it informing others and to report the problem to the residence hall reception desk. Requests for refunds due to a damaged card must be made to MacGray Laundry Services. The Department of Residential Life is not responsible for items lost or stolen from laundry rooms; it is recommended that residents stay in the laundry room when doing their laundry.

Students may purchase and reload their laundry cards at the value loading stations located in Walnut Hall and Oak Hall.

Click here to monitor laundry machine availability.
Click here to report a problem with a machine or submit a refund request.


Light Bulbs

Regular light bulbs may be exchanged for a new bulb at the residence hall reception desk. Students in rooms with fluorescent bulb problems need to notify the front desk or the RA to initiate a maintenance request.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items are kept at the residence hall reception desks, the information desk of the Hobson Memorial Union, the Gillett Recreation Center and BSU Department of Public Safety.


Mail

Mail should be addressed to residents using the following information:

      Name
      Hall Name
      Room Number, Wing
      Street Address
      Bemidji, MN 56601-xxxx

Click here for Hall addresses.


Maintenance

Maintenance concerns should be reported to the RA or the hall desk. Maintenance personnel have the right to enter residence hall rooms to perform maintenance tasks.


Meeting Rooms/Public Space

Meeting rooms are available in the residence halls for use by residents. Reservation requests may be initiated at the residence hall reception desk. Only recognized residence hall groups can reserve public space in the residence halls. Standing recognized residence hall groups include individual floors, hall councils, and the Department of Residential Life staff.


Music Practice Rooms

Some residence halls have rooms with pianos, the key for which may be checked out from the reception desk.


Painting your Room

Individuals wishing to have their rooms painted should submit a work order to their RA, front desk or in the Residential Life office. University personnel will do an assessment to determine if paint is needed; if deemed necessary, the BSU painters will do the painting and they will work with the student on a schedule for when the room will be painted.

Floors wishing to paint a floor mural should contact the Residential Life Assistant Director of Residential Life Facilities. A $20.00 deposit is needed and will be returned after an approved paint inspection is completed and the painting equipment is returned.


Reception Desks

Each residence hall has a reception desk that will provide change, stamps, mail, and general information. Depending on the purchases of the hall council, reception desk may also provide sports equipment, tools, games and cooking equipment. In addition to these services, the hall's Residential Life Staff offices are located in this area. Click here for a list of Reception Desk hours.


Recycling

Bemidji State University and the Department of Residential Life support the concept of reduce-reuse-recycle. Students and the entire campus community are expected to recycle. This helps reduce the amount of money spent each year on garbage disposal (and hence, stabilizes room costs) and also protects our environment. Each residence hall kitchen and many public areas contain recycling receptacles.


Rental Programs

Residents may rent a bed loft or microfridge for their residence hall room from Bedloft.com. These products are a convenient, affordable way to maximize space and comfort. Futons are also available for purchase. Click here to order your products!


Room Amenities

Each room is furnished with bed, dresser, desk, bookshelves, etc. For a complete list of room amenities, click here.


Staff Assistance

To insure that a resource person is available nightly, a Resident Assistant will be on duty from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. If assistance is needed when your floor RA is not available, contact the RA on duty, posted at the residence hall reception desk.


Storage Lockers

A limited number of storage lockers are available in the basements of Pine Hall at no cost. A waiting lists is maintained at the reception desks. Students must provide their own locks.


Telephones

With the exception of Cedar Apartments, telephone services will no longer be available in the residence halls. Exceptions may be granted upon request.


TV Lounges

Each of the residence halls has a designated TV Lounge equipped with at least a 25 inch color television. Some residence halls are equipped with larger TVs.


Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners may be checked out at each residence hall reception desk. Prior to returning the vacuum cleaner, residents are asked to empty the bag.


Vending Machines

Vending machines are located in each residence hall and are serviced and owned by a private company. Requests for refunds may be initiated at the residence hall reception desk.


Weapon Storage

Weapons storage lockers are located in a secure section of Walnut Hall. Lockers may be reserved at the Department of Public Safety at no charge. Students must provide their own locks. Weapons may be obtained or returned at any time by providing the proper identification.


Wild Game Cleaning Room

A room for the cleaning of fish and game is located in Walnut Hall. The room has cleaning tables and a sink with hot and cold water.