Women’s Athletics Celebration Weekend


50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics Celebration Weekend

Sponsored by:
Sanford Health

All Bemidji State women alumni athletes, coaches, family and friends are invited back to campus on August 23-25, 2019 to celebrate 50 years of women's athletics at BSU. Join us for a weekend full of events, recognition and fun for the whole family!

View the schedule of family-friendly events as part of the 50th Anniversary of BSU Women's Athletics Celebration Weekend below. Events include the Howe-Welle Women's Athletics Golf and Cornhole Tournament, coach's social, a special 5K run/walk, a banquet and reception celebrating BSU women's athletics, a continental breakfast social and other family activities.

Register for the Howe-Welle Women's Athletics Golf and Cornhole Tournament here.

For special dietary needs, please contact the BSU Alumni & Foundation at (218) 755-2762 or

Registration is now closed. View the weekend schedule below.

Event Details

Learn more about the weekend's events, recreation opportunities and hotel information below.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, Aug. 23

  • Howe-Welle Women's Athletics Golf and Cornhole Tournament - 1 p.m., golf (four-person scramble); 2 p.m. cornhole (two-person teams)
    • Bemidji Town & Country Club
  • Howe-Welle Tournament Social, Dinner and Silent Auction (click here to sign up) - 5 p.m.
    • Bemidji Town & Country Club
  • Coaches Corner Social - 7:00 p.m.
    • Bemidji Town & Country Club 
    • Connect with former and current BSU coaches
    • All alumni, athletes and coaches invited
    • Current and former coaches in attendance will be introduced

Saturday, Aug. 24

  • 5K Celebration Run/Walk - 9 a.m.
    • $15/person
    • Gillett Wellness Center, BSU campus
    • Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Gillett Wellness Center lobby
    • Commemorative t-shirt included
  • Back to Campus Activities
    • Sanford Center/women's hockey area tour - 11 a.m.
      • Meet at the Sanford Center hockey entrance (NE corner of Sanford Center)
    • Campus tour - 1:30 p.m.
      • Meet at the Alumni Arch, Deputy Hall
    • Self-guided "selfie" scavenger hunt (all weekend)
  • Beaver Soccer vs University of St. Thomas - 3 p.m.
    • Exhibition game vs University of St. Thomas
  • Celebration Banquet & Reception (5 - 9 p.m.)
    • Preregistration required 
    • $40 per person
    • Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union, BSU campus
    • Social (5 p.m.), dinner (6 p.m.)
    • Cash bar
    • Commemorative gift
    • "Camp Bucky" kids activities and childcare during the banquet
      • Free-will donation supports the Student Athlete Advisory Commitee (SAAC)
    • Sponsored by Ken K. Thompson Jewelry

Sunday, Aug. 25

  • "Building a BSU Bridge" Continental Breakfast - 9 a.m.
    • $15/person
    • Beaux Arts Ballroom, Hobson Memorial Union, BSU campus
    • Founders video and history presentation
    • Commemorative gift

Weekend Recreation


Register for all Saturday and Sunday events and recieve FREE weekend access to the Gillett Wellness Center and Outdoor Program Center equipment, including canoes, paddle boards, sailboats and more.

Hotel Information

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bemidji

Make your reservations for the Women's Athletics Celebration soon. Since August 23-25 is move-in weekend at BSU, hotel rooms will be in short supply.

Room blocks have been arranged at the following hotels:

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Country Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites