Get Your Green On for Bemidji State University Homecoming Sept. 28-Oct. 4
Bemidji, Minn. – The Grand Re-Opening of Memorial Hall will be a highlight of this year’s Bemidji State University Homecoming Weekend. A ribbon-cutting, open-house and guided tours will celebrate the new home of business and accounting. Thursday evening Young Alumni Award recipient Katrina Maliamauv ’07 will present an Honors Lecture “Fighting For Human Rights” Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 112. Alumni Service Award recipient Richard Siegert ’67 and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Sandra (Henderson) Anderson ’82, Joseph Grabowski ’80 and Roger Reierson ’74 will take part in Alumni Leaders in the Classroom panels on Friday. The Alumni Award recipients and donors will be recognized at the Honors Gala Friday at 5:30 at the Sanford Center.
Saturday’s parade at 11 a.m. begins a day full of traditional Homecoming events: pregame celebrating in Diamond Point Park beginning at 12 p.m. leading into BSU’s football game against University of Mary at 2 p.m., volleyball at 5 p.m., immediately following the football game, alumni football players will gather at the American Indian Resource Center. At 6:30 p.m. alumni who studied music or participated in music activities will gather at the Hampton Inn. Saturday’s events end on a high note with the annual Beaver Block Party in downtown Bemidji. The Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter organizes this event.
Sunday brings the Carl O. Thompson Concert at a new time of 1 p.m. and a BSU Men’s Hockey exhibition vs. Manitoba at 1:37 p.m. More information is available at bsualumni.org or by calling 218-755-3989.
Full Schedule of Homecoming events
Monday, Sept. 28
8 p.m. Coronation & Mr. Beaver Pageant, BSU Gymnasium.
2 p.m. Alumni Leaders in the Classroom—Criminal Justice, Bensen 115. All are welcome to hear professionals in the criminal justice field share their insights and answer questions.
2 p.m. Alumni Leaders in the Classroom—Law, Hagg-Sauer 245. All are welcome to hear professionals in the legal field share their insights and answer questions.
7 p.m. Honors Lecture—“Fighting for Human Rights,” Hagg-Sauer 112. Human Rights Activist and 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni award recipient Katrina Maliamauv will share her experiences helping refugees and migrants in Malaysia.
Friday, Oct. 2
9 a.m. Grand Re-Opening of Memorial Hall Ribbon cutting, open house and guided tours to celebrate the new home of business and accounting.
10 a.m. Alumni Leaders in the Classroom—Accounting, Memorial 230. All are welcome to hear professionals in the accounting field share their insights and answer questions.
10 a.m. Alumni Leaders in the Classroom—Marketing, Memorial 240. All are welcome to hear professionals in the marketing field share their insights and answer questions.
11 a.m. Alumni Leaders in the Classroom—Accounting, Memorial 230 & 240. All are welcome to hear professionals in business share their insights and answer questions.
11:30 p.m. Beaver Pride Lunch Walnut Dining (Upper Deck) $8.
5:30 p.m. Alumni & Foundation Honors Gala Sanford Center. BSU Alumni & Foundation event honors distinguished alumni, President’s Society Donors and Legacy Society members. Reservations due by Sept. 25. $50.
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. MSU Moorhead BSU Gymnasium. Adult general admission and senior citizens (62 y/o & older) $5. Youth (age 2-12th grade) $3.
Saturday, Oct. 3
9 a.m. Annual BSU Alumni Association & Foundation Annual Meetings Northwest Minnesota Foundation (201 3rd St. NW).
10 a.m. Men’s Basketball Alumni Game Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 a.m. Women’s Softball Alumni Game Email email@example.com.
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bemidji Choir Alumni "Sing" Bangsberg (Thompson Recital Hall). Sing some of the old favorites with alumni and current choir members, prepare to sing the National Anthem at the 2 p.m. football game and rehearse a combined piece to sing at the Carl O. Thompson Concert Sunday at 1 p.m.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Alumni Band "Play" We will set up for a Homecoming Reading Session in Bangsberg Main Theater. Send an email to Scott Guidry by Friday, Sept 25: firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 a.m. Homecoming Parade 2nd Street & Beltrami Ave. to 15th Street. Prizes. Enter at bemidjistate.edu/go/homecoming. The Grand Marshall is Harold Shellum '41.
12 p.m. Beaver Bash Pre-Game Tailgating Diamond Point Park. Bring your own or enjoy what is provided with a free-will offering. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.
2 p.m. Beaver Football Vs. University Of Mary Chet Anderson Stadium. Adult general admission $12. Senior citizen (62 y/o & over) and youth (age 2-12th grade) $5.
5 p.m. Volleyball Vs. Northern State Your football ticket stub gets you in the volleyball game for free!
5 p.m. Alumni Football Reunion American Indian Resource Center. This year’s gathering will honor the 1995 team (the first to jump in Lake Bemidji after a win) and Coach Jeff Tesch, who is in his 20th year of coaching the Beavers.
6:30 p.m. Music Alumni Reunion Hampton Inn. If you were involved with music activities while you were a student, you belong at this gathering. Please register in advance at bsualumni.org. $15.
8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. 8th Annual Beaver Block Party & Street Dance Downtown Bemidji (between 3rd & 4th Streets). Organized by the Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter. Featuring live music from the Front Fenders. Sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling of Bemidji. 21 or older. $5.
1 p.m. Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert Bangsberg Hall. Adults $10. Seniors $5 and students free.
1:37 p.m. BSU Men’s Hockey Exhibition vs. Manitoba Sanford Center ticket prices (for exhibition game ONLY) Club $20. Gold/ Silver/Bronze/Pink $10. BSU students and youth up to 12th grade free.
Visit bsualumni.org or call 218-755-3989 for more homecoming details & information.