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2012-08-16

2012 Orientation activities begin Aug. 24

Orientation activities for Bemidji State University’s fall 2012 student body begin Friday, Aug. 24, with move-in day for residential students.

Orientation helps students who are new to BSU discover what the campus has to offer and how and where to access student services. Students also learn the university’s expectations regarding academic integrity, respect and personal responsibility; active engagement in their education; academic advising; involvement in the campus community; and how and where to access academic, social and personal support at BSU.

Orientation Central will be located in the lobby of John Glas Fieldhouse; it will be open to provide any assistance necessary to students and families during orientation. Orientation Central will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and from 8-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-3p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

For more information about BSU orientation activities, contact the Advising Success Center at (218) 755-2226.

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2012 Orientation schedule (PDF)
Advising Success Center

Friday, Aug. 24
9 a.m. Residence hall move-in for residential students
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Orientation Central checkin; John S. Glas Fieldhouse lobby
3 p.m. Welcome to BSU; Chet Anderson Stadium
3:45 p.m. Orientation group meetings
3:45 p.m. Parent Expo; Beaux Arts Ballroom
5-8 p.m. Outdoor Program Center open house; Diamond Point Park waterfront, includes pontoon rides on Lake Bemidji
5:30 p.m. Welcome picnic; John Glas Fieldhouse (Group A)
5:30 p.m. Comedian C. Willi Myles; BSU Gymnasium, Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center (Group B)
6:30 p.m. Welcome picnic; John Glas Fieldhouse (Group B)
6:30 p.m. Comedian C. Willi Myles; BSU Gymnasium, Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center (Group A)
8 p.m. Getting Settled floor socials; residence halls
Off-campus student gathering; Crying Wolf Room, Hobson Memorial Union
9:30-11 p.m. Bonfire and DJ; Lakeside Fireplace, Hobson Memorial Union

Saturday, Aug. 25
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Student Center for Health and Counseling open house; Cedar Hall 202
10 a.m. Farewell assembly, “It All Starts Now,” by Melanie Hartmann; BSU Gymnasium, Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center (Group A)
10 a.m. Farewell brunch; John Glas Fieldhouse (Group A)
11 a.m. Farewell assembly, “It All Starts Now,” by Melanie Hartmann; BSU Gymnasium, Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center (Group B)
11 a.m. Farewell brunch; John Glas Fieldhouse (Group B)
1:15 p.m. News student gathering and group photo; Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center
2:45 p.m. Monster.com for Oak Hall residents; Hagg-Sauer 100
3-5 p.m. Ropes Course at Hobson Forest for Pine Hall residents; buses load at 2:45 p.m. from John Glas Fieldhouse
5-7 p.m. Ropes Course at Hobson Forest for off-campus, Tamarack Hall residents and all other new freshmen or first-year transfer students; buses load at 4:45 p.m. from John Glas Fieldhouse.
5 p.m. Dinner, on your own
8 p.m. Party Hard in the Courtyard

Sunday, Aug. 26
9:30 a.m. Ecumenical service; Crying Wolf Room, Hobson Memorial Union
11 a.m. Monster.com for Pine and Tamarack residents and all other freshmen or first-year transfer students; Hagg-Sauer 100
noon Lunch, on your own
noon-2 p.m. Ropes Course at Hobson Forest for Oak Hall B Wing residents; buses load at 11:45 a.m. from John Glas Fieldhouse.
2-4 p.m. Ropes Course at Hobson Forest for Oak Hall C Wing residents; buses load at 1:45 p.m. from John Glas Fieldhouse.
4-6 p.m. Ropes Course at Hobson Forest for Oak Hall A Wing residents; buses load at 3:45 p.m. from John Glas Fieldhouse.
1 p.m. Transfer student orientation event; Crying Wolf Room, Hobson Memorial Union
1 p.m. PSEO student orientation event; Bridgeman 100
1 p.m. Walking tours; meet at Bucky’s Guide Service booths
1 p.m. Outdoor Program Center open for canoe trips and other activities
5 p.m. Dinner, on your own
7:30 p.m. Assembly for Convocation; Beaux Arts Ballroom, Hobson Memorial Union
8 p.m. Convocation; Memorial 100
9 p.m. Residence hall activities


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