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.

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.

Do vaccinated faculty, staff, and students have to continue wearing a mask?

Yes. All faculty, staff, and students at all Minnesota State colleges, universities, and the system office are required to wear a mask, social distance, and continue hand washing protocols until further notice.

Housing and Residential Life

How will housing work during spring semester?

At this time, BSU campus housing for Spring 2020 will not be limited to BSU and NTC students who have an on-campus academic or other experience(s). 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?

Yes, but in a limited capacity.

Will Dining Services be open this Spring?

For the most up-to-date information about meals and dining click here. 

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 spring.

Is the Student Center for Health and Counseling still open?


Will the library be open this spring?

The A. C. Clark Library will be open with some restrictions. The building will only be open to students, faculty, and staff through ID card access. Masks are required.

Spring semester hours are:

  • 7:45 am – 8:45 pm, Monday – Thursday
  • 7:45 am – 4:45 pm Friday
  • 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm Saturday
  • 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm Sunday

Will the rec center be open this fill?

The Gillett Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday 6:00 AM – 8:00 pm. Basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball courts, and rock-wall remain closed.

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?

Employees and students will have access to campus buildings during normal business hours, 7:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Are parking permits still required?

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

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