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Residential Life

Oak Hall

The Epitome of the College Experience

Oak Hall is everything college life is supposed to be about.  Host to part of the FYRE program it provides a unique mix of academic support and social opportunities. The staff and residents of Oak make supporting your academic success a priority, it's home to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) where peer tutors are always around to help with course work, and regularly check in on how your classes are going. Also high on the priority list around these parts is involvement, with tons of planned activities every week. Oak is also looking pretty spiffy these days, there's a newly remodeled game room in the basement, and the all the flooring, kitchens and community areas have been updated.

Take a Photo Tour of Oak Hall

Life in Oak Hall

Oak is great way to jump right in and get a full dose of the college experience. It's a very social environment, and residents have a lot of fun. There are people around all the time, in the game room, at the front desk, the lobbies, the lounges, you can always find a study partner, or someone to hang out with.

Activities and Traditions

Oak has a strong sense of tradition, and they take having fun very seriously. Here are just a few of Oak's traditional activities:

  • Family Weekend 
  • Mocktails
  • FYRE Side Chats
  • Community Service Day
  • Oscar and Superbowl Parties
  • Bedtime Stories with Milk and Cookies 
  • Holiday Party
  • Oakstock (groovy!)

Maple Hall Demolition Project

The demolition of Maple Hall will be completed in late September. Our staff are doing everything possible to minimize the impact of this project on Oak Hall's and other residents, especially during move-in weekend. For this reason, Oak residents may elect to move their belongings in early. We have scheduled the following times for Oak residents to drop off their belongings prior to Move-In Day (August 23):

  • August 17 and August 18: noon to 5:00pm
  • August 19 through 22: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

You may choose to arrive on the regularly scheduled Move-In Day from 9:00am to 3:00pm. However, if you would like to drop off your belongings early, please go to the following website to indicate your intention:

Moving in on August 23?  View this map for information about places to unload, entrances, and more!

Questions about the Maple Hall demolition project? Check out these FAQ's!


Loralyn M. Kuechle

"Welcome to Oak Hall and the FYRE program!  We look forward to you being part of our family here!" --Loralyn.

Click here for Loralyn's bio and contact information.

  • Double rooms (special housing accommodations for rooms other than doubles must be made with the Disability Services Office)
  • Updated flooring, lounges and kitchens
  • Basement game room with 50" plasma TV
  • FYRE classroom
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC)
  • Computer Lab
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • If you need more space, you may always rent a bedloft and/or microfridge!
  • 480 residents in three wings
  • 4B male FYRE
  • 2B female FYRE
  • 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 3A, 4A, 3B, 2C, 3C, 4C coed FYRE
  • Mailing Address
    • A-Wing:
      314 23rd Street NE
      Bemidji, MN 56601
    • B-Wing:
      316 23rd Street NE
      Bemidji, MN 56601
    • C-Wing:
      318 23rd Street NE
      Bemidji, MN 56601

Oak houses part of the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program, a mandatory program traditional first-year students.



Bucky's Scoop.

Bucky says . . .

I'm always on the move (you've got to be if you're going to stop a river!). That's why I love Oak, it's the most active hall on campus. No one gets bored living in Oak. It's busy, busy, busy. It's as busy as a  . . . Me!

Bucky's Tour - Next Stop: Pine