BSU Move-in Day

Move-in day at Bemidji State University took place last Thursday, but it was far less busy than usual.

On-campus living has been limited to 500 students for the semester, who have on-campus academic or athletic experiences, according to a release.

Orientation and Welcome Week included a number of virtual events for students.

Current guidance directs that all college courses which can be offered through alternative delivery methods must be delivered that way.

“We are excited to welcome our students back to campus — though we know this semester is going to look quite different from others,” President Faith C. Hensrud said.

“Bemidji State University’s number one priority is — and always has been — the health and safety of our students on their academic journey. Our students remain at the center of our decisions and are the heartbeat of Bemidji State. We will do everything we can to ensure they succeed.”

Higher education institutions are only allowed to offer in-person courses where alternate delivery methods are not possible.

As a result, the majority of courses offered at Bemidji State this fall — approximately seven out of eight classes offered — will be conducted online or via hybrid or hy-flex models.

Hybrid- or hyflex-style courses will be conducted primarily through remote means, but will offer some face-to-face instruction.

Featured photo was submitted by BSU.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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