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The Great Beaver Get-Together

Bemidji State University’s Homecoming returns to campus September 16-18. Join BSU alumni and friends for a weekend jam-packed with social events, reunions, Beaver Athletics and more! Check back often for updates. All event dates, times and details are subject to change.

Hotels in the Bemidji area will likely be booked well in advance. Book early to make sure you don’t miss out on an annual Bemidji State University tradition.






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Homecoming Schedule

Thursday, September 15

Since becoming a new Homecoming tradition in 2019, the weekend starts off on Thursday at 7 p.m. with the ceremonial lighting of the fireplace along Lake Bemidji near the Lower Hobson Memorial Union. Lit by BSU student organizations and faculty/staff, the flame will be kept burning throughout Homecoming weekend and extinguished following the Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert on Sunday.

All are invited to attend the ceremonial event.

Friday, September 16

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and other accomplished alumni will share their professional experiences with students representing a variety of programs and majors.

Exact times and locations are to-be-determined.

Hear from BSU football coaches as the Beavers make final preparations for their game against Winona. The Tavern on South Shore; 11:30 a.m.

Watch the defending NSIC Champion Beavers take on Minnesota State Mankato beginning at 3 p.m. at Chet Anderson Stadium.

A Homecoming tradition, the Honors Gala is an annual celebration of Bemidji State University's Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, President's Society donors and Legacy Society members.

The event will take place at the Sanford Center's Ballroom. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program to start at 6:30 p.m. 

2022-23 BSU Distinguished Alumni

Outstanding Alumni Award
Dr. Joseph Provost ’88, Spring Valley, Calif.
Cheri Goodwin ’11, Bemidji, Minn.
Dr. Thomas Chong ’92, Singapore
Dr. Timothy Beebe ’87, Minneapolis, Minn.

Professional Education Hall of Fame Inductee
Sally Soliday ‘78, Lakeville, Minn.

Read the biographies of this year's distinguished alumni

Register here

Beaver Volleyball takes on the University of Mary in the BSU Gymnasium beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 17

It's pre-game party time! Stop by Diamond Point Park for the Beaver Bash Pregame Tailgate, starting at 10 a.m. Cheer the Beavers on to victory against Winona State and help them continue their tradition of jumping into Lake Bemidji with each Homecoming victory. 

  • Live music featuring "The Midbros" 
  • Family-friendly games and activities
  • Food vendors
  • Brigid's Pub will be on-site (21+)

The Homecoming game begins at 2:00 p.m. at Chet Anderson Stadium.

Location and time to be announced soon.

Watch Beaver Volleyball play Minot State at 5 p.m. at the BSU Gymnasium.

Bemidji State University will celebrate 85 years of its choir program during Homecoming Weekend 2022.

The weekend begins on Saturday, September 17 with check-in, rehearsals, and an alumni reception & dinner celebrating the 85th Anniversary of The Bemidji Choir.

On Sunday, attendees will perform with current Bemidji State students during the Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert in Bangsberg Hall.

Whether you wish to participate as part of the ensemble or attend the event as a guest, we hope to see you back on campus for this anniversary event!

For more information about the event and to REGISTER, go to https://bsualumni.org/85-choir/

Dance the night away and reconnect with friends at the Beaver Block Party & Street Dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. between Third and Fourth Streets on Beltrami Avenue. The popular cover band Sweet Siren will play music from a variety of eras.

Presented by Keg N Cork, Brigid's Pub, Hard Times Saloon and the Bemidji Elk's Club. 

$10 per person cover fee. CASH ONLY.

Sunday, September 18

Watch Beaver Soccer play Concordia - St. Paul beginning at 1 p.m. at Chet Anderson Stadium.

The Thompson Recital Hall in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex will be alive beginning at 3 p.m. for the annual Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert. The event features BSU’s performing ensembles, as well as the instrumental and vocal Carl O. Thompson Scholarship Recipients.

The Bemidji Alumni Choir will perform with current choir members in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Bemidji Choir.