Orientation & Welcome Week

Fall 2019 Orientation & Welcome Week

August 23 – August 30, 2019

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Bemidji State University believes one of the most important experiences for every student is Orientation. New Student Orientation and Welcome Week are the kick-off of the academic year for all students new to Bemidji State University, both as first-time college students and transfer students. All of our new fall students are expected to participate.

Orientation begins on Friday, August 23rd after students move into their residence halls. Our Welcome Week will continue with student events beginning Friday night and running through the first week of classes.

Students will be broken into small groups of 25-30 students led by student orientation leaders. Orientation and Welcome Week will offer many learning and social networking opportunities. You’ll learn:

  • What BSU expects of you as a student in and out of the classroom
  • What resources are available at Bemidji State University and the community of Bemidji and how to take advantage of them
  • How to become involved in campus activities both in and out of the classroom
  • Where to find campus academic support as well as personal and social support

Students will register for orientation during Academic Advising and Registration (AAR). There is a $40 Orientation Fee that will be assessed with registration. The fee is in place to support students’ transition to Bemidji State University through New Student Orientation and Welcome Week.