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International Students


Program Center

Deputy Hall 103
Summer office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Office hours (during the Academic Year): 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: 218.755.4096
Fax: 218.755.2074

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907


***Here is a our most recent orientation schedule, to give you an idea of what topics we will cover. Please check back for updates for Fall 2014 orientation.*** 

Orientation Schedule Spring 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

10 am:                         Meet in Tamarack Lobby (Tallest building on campus in Bemidji!)            

10:15 – 10:30 am:       Welcome (Crying Wolf Room)

10:30 – 11:00 am:       Ice Breaker Game

11:00 – 11:45 am:       IPC Director Instruction Time

11:45 – 12:00 am:       Cashier’s

12:00 – 12:15 am:       Banking

12:15 – 1:00 pm:         Lunch (Sandwich)

1:00 – 3:00 pm:           English Language Assessment (Mandatory)

3:00 – 4:00 pm:           Campus Tour

4:00 – 4:15 pm:           Sustainability Office Presentation

4:15 – 4:45 pm:           Becoming a BSU student & American Culture & ISO

15 minute break 

5:00 – 7:00 pm:           Dinner at Dr. James Parker’s house (meet in Tamarack Lobby)

Vice President, Student Development & Enrollment

Thursday, January 9, 2014

10 am:                         Meet in Tamarack Lobby

10:15 – 10:45 am:        Expectations & Code of Conduct (Crying Wolf)

10:45 – 11:00 am:       Residential Life Presentation

11:00-11:45 am :         Brunch

11:45 – 12:15 pm:       Staying Healthy

12:15 – 12:45 pm:       Ice Breaker Game

12:45- 1:00 pm:           Student IDs

1:00 - 1:30 pm:            Security         

1:30 – 1:45 pm:           Hobson Union Presentation

1:45 – 2:00 pm:           OPC Presentation

2:00 – 2:15 pm:           What did you learn quiz

location move to Decker Hall 19A

2:30- 3:00 pm:             E-Services Presentation

3:00- 3:15 pm:             Program Assessment

5:00 pm:                      Family Friends Dinner Potluck (American Indian Resource Center) 

Friday, January 10, 2014

10:00 am - noon:     Shopping Trip (meet at Deputy 103, International Program Center office) BSU vans will transport new international students to WalMart, Target.                            

Monday, January 13, 2014


For questions regarding your class schedule, contact your academic advisor or the Advising Success Center. (Advising Success Center Sanford 101. Telephone: 218.755.4226)

For questions regarding your fee statement, please contact the Cashiers Office on the 2nd floor of Deputy Hall. (Cashiers' office main telephone: 218.755.2045)

Fee statements are a function of the Business Office. (Deputy Hall 201. Telephone: 218.755.2052)

If you have questions about mandated health insurance, contact the office of Health and Counseling Services. (Cedar 202. Telephone: 218.755.2053)

What can you expect by attending BSU’s Student Orientation?

Orientation is designed to help students new to Bemidji State University affiliate and transition to the university.  For our new international students attending BSU on an F-1 or J-1 visa, orientation also provides important information on maintaining their legal status, health and safety, and American culture.

The following are the critical points of the new international student orientation program:

Expectations: Students will know that BSU has high expectations of them regarding their academic integrity, respect for all, and personal responsibility.

Learning: Students will be actively engaged in their learning

Advising: Clear, consistent information will be provided about institutional requirements and advice.

Involvement: Students will be valued as members of the campus community

Support: Students will know where to access academic, social and personal support at BSU

Offices that you may need to contact during the semester

Registration (Records, 101 Deputy) 218.755.2020

Bills & Payments (Cashiers Office, 202 Deputy) 218.755.2045

Residential Life (Lower Walnut Hall) 218.755.3750

Health and Counseling Services (Cedar, 2nd floor) 218.755.2053

International Program Center (103 Deputy) 218.755.4096

BSU Security (Lower Walnut Hall) 218.755.3888

Advising Success Center (101 Sanford) 218.755.4226

Bemidji State University

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Bemidji State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.  This document is available in alternative formats for individuals with disabilities by calling 1-800-475-2001, 218-755-3883, or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.