201608-Welcome Back-Convocation

BSU’s faculty, staff and administration invited new students to begin their college journeys at a traditional candlelight Convocation ceremony on Aug. 19.

201608-Welcome Back-Intro

To our faculty, staff and students, all of us here at Bemidji State University are excited to start another year with you!

201608-Orientation-Res Life Mike Lee

Mike is excited for another year in BSU’s residence halls, which he calls “a class like no other,” where students can learn to make the world a better place.


“I really love meeting new people and getting to know their life story, and there’s no shortage of that when it comes to Welcome Week. Being an Orientation Leader is such an awesome opportunity.” — Galen Orientation Leader


Bemidji State University’s 2016-17 academic year officially kicks off with Orientation and Welcome Week, Aug. 19-28. Complete Schedule

201608-Orientation-New Faculty

Dr. Dwight Jilek, BSU’s new director of choral music programs, leads a group of two dozen new faculty joining the campus community this fall.

201608-Orientation-Nina Johnson

“Orientation and Welcome Week mark the official beginning of a life-changing journey. Students meet lifelong friends and make lasting memories.” — Nina Johnson Orientation Co-Coordinator

201606-Champs-Dragon Boat

Bemidji State’s “Beaver Fever” team defended its Education Cup crown at Bemidji’s 11th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival.