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Section V

Leisure and Support Services

University Bookstore

Hobson Memorial Union

The University Bookstore is open Monday through Friday and maintains extended hours into the evening during the first week of classes each semester (dates are posted in the bookstore window).

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, or the Student Affairs Office, Sanford Hall Main Lobby, 755-2075.

Computer Facilities

Information: Academic Computing Assistant

Among the computer facilities on campus are public-use laboratories featuring Macintosh and Windows computers. All students are issued an e-mail account and have the opportunity to create their own Web pages. All classrooms, residence hall rooms, labs, and offices are connected to the campus computer network at speeds of up to 100 mbs.

Computer Training and Support Center

Memorial Hall 11
Student Help Desk: 218-755-4207

During regular business hours, support analysts at the computer help desk assist enrolled students with email, the campus network, and other computer-related questions.

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 Student Guide and the Annual Security Report, which are available on-line under Student Life on the BSU homepage.

Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center


Through its varied activities and programs, this center encourages fitness and recreation as an integral part of academic life. Center facilities include an indoor pool, an indoor track, a fixed and free weight/exercise room, cardiovascular equipment, racquetball/handball/wallyball courts, a dance studio, and all-purpose tennis, badminton, basketball, and, volleyball courts.

Hobson Memorial Union

Information Desk: 218-755-3760
Room Reservations: 218-755-3763

Hobson Memorial Union services include the following:

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 your meal card if you are 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 validated cards are accepted at campus locations; cards are validated by the Cashier’s Office upon payment of fees.

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