2018 Homecoming Parade Held in Downtown Bemidji

Bemidji State kicked off its 2018 Homecoming celebration with its parade through downtown Bemidji on Oct. 6. The parade led into BSU’s traditional Homecoming football game, a thrilling 25-21 win over the University of Sioux Falls at Chet Anderson Stadium.

The parade featured President Hensrud, former BSU President Jon Quistgaard, distinguished alumni, alumni award winners and student organizations. This year’s parade Grand Marshall was Bill Howe ‘52 who played football and hockey for Bemidji State and has been a long-time volunteer, supporter and former board member of the BSU Alumni & Foundation.

Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit bemidjistate.edu or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.