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50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics Celebration Weekend
Aug. 23-25, 2019

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.

Information and registration for other weekend events available below.

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

Weekend Schedule

Friday, Aug. 23

Saturday, Aug. 24

  • 5K Celebration Run/Walk - 9 a.m.
    • $15/person
    • Gillett Wellness Center, BSU campus
    • Includes t-shirt

  • Back to Campus Activities
    • Sanford Center/women's hockey area tour - 11 a.m.
    • Campus tour - 1:30 p.m.
    • Scavenger hunt 

  • Beaver Soccer vs University of St. Thomas - 3 p.m.

  • Celebration Banquet & Reception (5 - 9 p.m.)
    • Preregistration required 
    • Beaux Arts Ballroom, BSU campus
    • Social (5 p.m.), dinner (6 p.m.)
    • Cash bar
    • "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, BSU campus
    • Connecting alumni with current BSU athletes

Weekend Recreation

*For those who register for all Saturday/Sunday events, you and your family will receive FREE access to the Gillett Wellness Center (track, weight rooms, cardio equipment, rock wall, pool, etc.) and FREE use of the Outdoor Program Center equipment (canoes, paddle boards, sailboats, etc.) for the entire weekend!

Hotel Information

In you plan to attend the Women's Athletics Celebration Weekend, please make your reservations soon! This will be a busy weekend in Bemidji - students arrive for fall semester!

Room blocks have been arranged at the following hotels:

AmericInn Lodge & Suites 
Country Inn & Suites 
DoubleTree by Hilton 
Hampton Inn & Suites 


Register below.



  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Registration for events scheduled for the 50th Anniversary of BSU Women's Athletics Celebration Weekend on August 24-25. Use the form below to select the events you wish to participate in. Registration for the Howe-Welle Women's Athletics Golf and Cornhole Tournament is available online at https://www.bsualumni.org/19HoweWelle
Register for all Saturday and Sunday events, including the 5K Celebration Run/Walk (Saturday), Celebration Banquet & Reception (Saturday) and the continental breakfast (Sunday). Save $10 by registering for these events together. Please denote t-shirt size for the 5K Celebration Run/Walk and the names and ages of children attending Camp Bucky during the Celebration Banquet & Reception on Saturday.
Register for the Celebration Banquet & Reception on Saturday from 5 - 9 p.m. at Beaux Arts Ballroom. Preregistration is required. If you have children who will be attending Camp Bucky (kid-friendly activities supervised by the BSU Student Athlete Advisory Committee) during the banquet, please provide their names and ages at the end of this form.
Register for the 5K Celebration Run/Walk on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. outside of the Gillett Wellness Center. Children welcome. Includes t-shirt (denote size needed).
Register for Sunday's continental breakfast at 9 a.m. at Beaux Arts Ballroom. Connect with current athletes and coaches.
Event registration summary
50th Anniversary of BSU Women's Athletics Celebration:
All Saturday/Sunday Events
Celebration Banquet & Reception
5K Celebration Run/Walk
Continental Breakfast