Kristjan, one of this issue’s Students to Watch, took advantage of every opportunity he has encountered during his time at Bemidji State.


Academic scholarships funded through the Imagine Tomorrow campaign helped bring Nebraska native Stacey to Bemidji State.

201605-Commencement Post-Hanson

While we celebrate the tremendous achievements of the Class of 2016, we also say goodbye to Dr. Richard Hanson, who is retiring in June after six years as our president.

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More than 1,000 new graduates celebrated the end of their college journeys at Bemidji State University’s 97th Commencement.

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Geri Nelson and her husband Darby, this year’s Distinguished Minnesotans, shared with graduates how living simply has allowed them incredible opportunities for generosity to others.

201605-Commencement Post-Caps

Many graduates decorate the tops of their caps with special messages for friends, relatives and other graduates. Here are some of our favorites from today’s ceremony.

201605-Commencement Post-Klobuchar

“You have the education to do us good. Have fun and celebrate with your friends and family, then go out there and make the world a better place.” — Amy Klobuchar United States Senator

201605-Commencement Post–BeaverGrads

We scoured social media to find pics of Bemidji State University’s Class of 2016 celebrating their big day. Here’s what we found! Congrats, #BeaverGrads!