Student Services & Housing Questions

Student Services will continue to provide services remotely:
All offices which provide student services are expected to continue providing services, but find ways to provide that service remotely — via telephone, email, video conferencing or other technological means — whenever possible. We will provide a communication protocol for offices to follow.

While very few, if any, courses will meet face-to-face once instruction resumes on March 30, we must continue to provide services to our students. Students are being encouraged to use e-Services as much as possible and will be reaching out to your offices via phone and email for services and support. While as many of our employees as possible will be working remotely, the expectation is that students continue to receive necessary services.

Housing and Residential Life

How will housing work during fall semester?

At this time, BSU campus housing for Fall 2020 will be limited to BSU and NTC students who have an on-campus academic or other experience(s). These could include but are not be limited to on-campus courses, science labs, music rehearsals and intercollegiate athletics or competitions. All double rooms in traditional halls will be converted to single occupancy. There will be no additional charge to our students for this upgrade.

How will move-in weekend work this year?

Move-in will be staggered to allow for social distancing. Please check your student email for the most current updates. Please contact housing and residential life for more information.

How will BSU ensure that the dorm bathrooms will be clean?

Our maintenance department is prepared to handle this and follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines. Bathrooms will be deep cleaned and sanitized frequently.

Campus Services

Is campus still open?

In light of the March 17 message from Chancellor Malhotra directing employees to work from home in all possible circumstances, and to protect the safety and security of our employees who are required to perform their duties on our campuses, the physical campuses of both BSU and NTC remain closed.

For more information click here.

Will Dining Services be open this fall?

Things are changing rapidly and often. For the most up-to-date information about meals and dining click here. 

What we can say for certain is that Wally’s will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. The C-store will also be open seven days a week. Einstein Bros. Bagels will not be opening this fall.

Is the Student Center for Health and Counseling still open?


Will the library be open this fall?

The A. C. Clark Library will provide limited services from Aug. 1 through Aug. 23  but will re-open for the Fall 2020 semester on Wednesday, Aug.19th. Note that these hours are subject to change as circumstances warrant.

Fall semester hours are:

8 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday
12 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Saturday
5 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Will the rec center be open this fill?

The Gillett Wellness Center re-opened with a reduced schedule on Aug. 3. During this initial re-opening, we will be open Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. We anticipate extending our hours (including weekends) at a later date – stay tuned for more information.

To mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 transmission, we are requiring face masks/coverings to be worn while inside the Wellness Center and have spaced our equipment to provide appropriate physical/social distancing. Enhanced cleaning protocols have also been created. We thank you, in advance, for cooperating with these enhanced safety measures.

For the most current and up-to-date re-opening information/guidelines/expectations, click here.

Will regular study spaces in academic buildings still be open?

While there is not an exact plan in place yet, we can ensure students that they will have study spaces available.

Are parking permits still required?

Yes, parking permits will still be required for all lots.

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