Tamarack is home to more than 350 residents on 12 floors and is also part of the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program. It also has two floors for students interested in outdoor adventure and an indoor adventures floor.  A fun fact: Tamarack is the tallest building in Bemidji! Upper-floor rooms and the 12th-floor lounges let you view the lake, the city and the beautiful north country. The views are incredible!

More Than Just a Good View

You’ve heard it before; it’s the tallest building in Beltrami County! So? Well there’s a lot to be said for height.

Tamarack has the best views in town overlooking the lake, the city of Bemidji and a true view of the splendor of the North country. The 12th floor features study and social lounges, from which you can see for miles. No matter the season, the views are majestic and breathtaking.

Tamarack is part of the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program. It offers several benefits. It’s close to the Gillett Wellness Center so there is never an excuse to not be active! The backyard is perfect for chilling out on the picnic tables, playing Frisbee or using the basketball court. The first floor includes the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and a TV Lounge, while the basement has a game room. The front desk offers a wide selection of games and other items for checkout. It’s never boring in Tamarack Hall!

Life in Tamarack

Free-willed, and spirited residents of Tamarack are a fiercely independent bunch who have their own ideas about how to do things. With a fast-paced, involved and energetic social environment, it’s a fun and exciting place to live.


Floors: 12 Floors + Basement

Room Type: Double & Double-as-Single

Building capacity: Houses around 350 residents

Communities: Tamarack Hall houses mainly first-year students. First-year residents are part of the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Program. Upper-division students are part of the Community, Academics, Networking (CAN) Program. Each floor community is co-ed.

Specialty Floors:

  • FYRE Indoor Adventures: Tamarack 6
  • FYRE Outdoors Floor: Tamarack 4 & 5
  • FYRE & Upper-Division Rainbow Residence Floor: Tamarack 11

Tamarack Hall Front Desk: The Tamarack Hall Front Desk is located in the 1st Floor Lobby and residence can check-out items such as vacuums, carts, games, cooking supplies, tools, etc. Residents can also pick up their packages from the Tamarack Hall Front Desk if they do not fit into their mailbox. If a resident gets locked out of their room or loses their room key, they can check out a spare tag key at the Tamarack Hall Front Desk. Otherwise stop by the Tamarack Hall Front Desk if you have any questions!

Tamarack Hall Front Desk Phone Number: (218) 755-3400

Tamarack Game Room: Located in the basement, the Tamarack Game Room has 2 pool tables, ping pong, foosball, dartboard and a piano. Supplies for the Game Room can be checked out at the Tamarack Front Desk with a valid student ID.

Tamarack Garbage & Dumpsters: Tamarack residents are responsible for taking out their own room garbage to the outside dumpster. Please use the dumpster by the Tamarack Basketball Court between Tamarack & Linden Halls. The dumpster will be behind a tan fence. We encourage residents to break down their boxes and place them in the dumpster, not on the ground beside it.

GMW staff routinely take out the garbage and recycling in the shared community spaces.

Dumpsters and recycling containers located around the residence hall buildings are for resident use only.

Kitchen: Each floor has a community kitchen located near the middle of the floor. Kitchens are equipped with a sink, stove top, oven, table & chairs and garbage & recycling bins.

Laundry: The Laundry Room is located in the Tamarack Basement. There are 8 washers and 10 dryers. Laundry is free and is connected through LaundryView.com. Residents need to provide their own high efficiency laundry detergent.

Lobby: The Tamarack Hall 1st Floor Lobby contains couches, chairs, TV, vending machines, resident mailboxes and a printer/copier. The Tamarack Hall Front Desk is also located in the 1st Floor Lobby and residence can check-out items such as vacuums, carts, games, cooking supplies, etc.

Lounges: Tamarack has 2 main lounges, the lounge located in the Lobby and the 12th Floor Lounge. The 12th Floor Lounge has a fireplace, couches, chairs and TVs.

Mail & Packages: Each room has their own mailbox located next to the Tamarack Hall Front Desk. If items are too large to fit into the mailbox, residents can pick up their packages at the Tamarack Hall Front Desk. Residents will receive an email to their BSU student email address when a package has arrived and ready to be picked up.

Mailing Address:
(Student Name)
Tamarack Hall (room number)
410 19th Street NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

Basketball Court: Behind Tamarack Hall is an outdoor basketball court. Basketballs can be checked out at the Oak Hall Front Desk with a valid student ID.

Bike Racks: There is a bike rack behind Tamarack next to the basketball court. It also has a fix-it station where students can fill up their bike tires and tools to help make adjustments on their bike. Residents will need to bring their own bike lock if they wish to store their bikes this rack.

Academic Resource Center (ARC): The staff and residents of Tamarack make supporting your academic success a priority. Visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the 12th Floor across from the elevator, where peer tutors are always around to help with coursework and regularly check in on how your classes are going. The ARC also has desktop computers residents can use if they need a computer.

Wi-Fi & Internet: Each room has its own wireless access point where residents can either connect their device with an Ethernet cord or through the Wi-Fi.