First Year Residential Experience

Bemidji State is on FYRE

BSU’s First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program is more than an experience, it’s a community.

Through the FYRE program, first-year freshmen live together in one of two specially designated residence halls on campus. Students have the option of living on coed or single-sex floors, and certain halls are set aside for those with particular academic and extracurricular interests, such as heath sciences or outdoor experience. One peer assistant lives on each floor, and they can help new students navigate the challenges that come with the first year of college.

In addition to an orientation program, FYRE students can enroll in a one-credit first-year seminar and participate in all kinds of social outings, such as FYREside chats, barbecues and an end-of-the-year banquet.

FYRE allows students from many different backgrounds to share new experiences together. It provides a safety net during the first year, so you can try new things, meet new people and pursue friendships that will last a lifetime.