Whether you are preparing for college, considering a career move, planning a north woods vacation or simply interested in our community of learning, I invite you to discover Bemidji State University.

This website is our virtual front door — an invitation to begin exploring our friendly campus, transformative student experience and academic excellence in the arts, sciences and professions.

You’ll meet people who are passionate about teaching and learning, giving of their best selves, connecting with others and securing a bright future for Minnesota and beyond.

Bemidji State and its sister institution, Northwest Technical College, are both proud members of the Minnesota State system. We are dedicated to student success, affordable access to outstanding education and fostering workforce talent for a thriving economy.

I hope you will join us — as a student, an employee, an alum and a friend. Come take a tour and learn about becoming a student. Attend a lecture, performance, pow-wow or reunion. Cheer on our Beaver student-athletes.

All of us at BSU look forward to seeing you!


Faith C. Hensrud, Ed.D.

Bemidji State University
and Northwest Technical College