Orientation & Welcome Week

Fall 2021 Orientation & Welcome Week

August 19 – August 27, 2021

Click here to view or print a pdf of the 2021 Welcome Week Schedule

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 and Welcome Week programming will officially begin Thursday, August 19th, and will continue through the first week of classes.

Residence hall move-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 19th. New Student Orientation programming will officially kick off at 3:00 p.m. To view our full list of events, check out the New Student Orientation BeaverLink page. Students will receive a full schedule when they check in for housing. Off-campus students should check in for orientation at the Hobson Memorial Union Ballroom entrance between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Students will be broken into small groups of 30-40 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.

Save the Date: BSU Family Weekend is October 15-17, 2021

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