It’s a big step to come to college and move into your own place. Moving on campus makes that transition a lot easier. Here you’ll find future friends waiting, meal options for everyone and a host of services and amenities to make life less hectic. You will also be provided the support that has proven to improve personal and academic success through our FYRE program.

Decorating Oak Hall front desk

New Student Registration Presentation

Staff from Housing & Residential Life will be present at the New Student Registration (NSR) days. We will be providing housing application assistance, answering questions and giving a presentation to friends, families and guests while the students are busy registering for their classes. Since there is a lot of information to cover in our presentation, take a look at a copy of our presentation.

Residence Halls

Our residential community is composed of seven residence halls housing over 1,200 students and single-parent families. Located in the heart of the BSU campus, they are a short walk to academic buildings and connected to other campus buildings by a system of underground walkways and tunnels.

First year students will live in a double room in either Oak or Tamarack Hall. Upper division students may live in Birch, Linden or Pine where room options include doubles, singles, suites and apartments. All room options are limited in number, and waiting lists are maintained for options that may not be immediately available.

University Heights Apartment Rates

Effective August 1, 2022, University Heights will no longer constitute Bemidji State Housing. The owners of the property, JT Properties LLC, will be leasing spaces in this building as off-campus housing to BSU students and others at the following rates:

Apartment Contracts: 10 Months (August 1-May 31) at $750/month WITH AN OPTIONAL DISCOUNTED SUMMER RATE for 2 months (June-July) at $500/month.

University Heights rates are per person applied as follows:

Semester Monthly Rate Total
Summer 2022 Only (June & July) Contact Bemidji State University $500.00 $1,000.00
Fall (August-December) $750.00 $3,750.00
Spring (January-May) $750.00 $3,750.00

Rates Subject to Change

The University is providing this information about University Heights as a resource for students. BSU makes no claim for the quality of Off-campus rental properties nor assumes responsibility for any aspect of rental agreements. Potential renters are encouraged to inspect the property and be familiar with rental contracts and landlord/tenant rights prior to signing rental agreements. This information may be found at:

Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

published by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.

Note to Students: It is highly recommended that students view any rental property prior to entering into a lease.

For further details respecting University Heights, please contact John Peterson of JT Properties, LLC at (218) 760-5515 or

University Heights Apartments

Services and Amenities

Living on campus is about so much more than a bed to sleep in. You’ll have access to a living room, game room, TV lounge, kitchen, wireless internet, academic resources, a computer lab and plenty more services.


A huge part of living on campus is the food. Dining services has many options like the buffet-style cafeteria located in Walnut Hall affectionately known as Wally’s, the Lakeside Food Court in the Hobson Memorial Union and the convenience stores. Read more about dining options and meal plans.

Single-Parent Apartments

Cedar Apartments features two and three-bedroom units available for single-parent students. There is lots for kids to do here, including a playroom downstairs and playground equipment in the backyard.

ADA Compliant Rooms

For students with accessibility needs, ADA-compliant rooms are located in Birch and Linden. Contact the Accessibility Services office for assistance.

Learning Communities

Learn about the FYRE, Health Sciences, FYRE Outdoors and all Learning Communities of BSU residence halls on the Community Living page.