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Homecoming Schedule

Thursday, September 15

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

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.

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 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

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

Boardwalk Mini Golf & Snack Shack is Bemidji's newest family-friendly attraction, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji.

BSU students, alumni and families are encouraged to attend this fun attraction during Homecoming weekend.

$9 for adults (over 12 years old)
$8 for kids (4-12)
3 & under free with paid adult

Attendees will pay at the course.


Saturday, September 17

Wake up with some Beaver Tennis! The Bemidji State Tennis Team takes on the two opponents at the Bemidji High School Tennis Courts on Saturday morning...

8:30 A.M. - BSU vs. University of Wisconsin-River Falls

11:00 A.M. - BSU vs. Minnesota State University-Moorhead


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
    • Face-painting, photos with Bucky the Beaver, BSU Cheer Squad, BSU Athlete Meet-Ups, Root Beer Kegs, and more!
  • Brigid's Pub will be on-site (21+)
  • BSU Concessions
    • Serving up all your stadium favorites! 

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

Show your Beaver Pride and cheer on the Beavers at Chet Anderson Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17 as the Green & White look to jump into Lake Bemidji with a victory of Winona State!  Kick-Off is scheduled for 2:00 P.M.

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 go to https://bsualumni.org/85-choir/

Registration is now CLOSED.

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 Bernick's, Keg N Cork, Brigid's Pub, and Hard Times Saloon. 

$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.

If you're a current student, alumnus or supporter of Bemidji State and live in the Twin Cities, come out to CHS Field on Sunday, Sept. 18th to watch the St. Paul Saints vs. Louisville Bats.  Bemidji State University is a presenting sponsor during at the Saint Paul Saint's game on Sept. 18.