Housing and Dining

Campus

Participants are invited to stay in the university’s residence halls. Linden Suites are newly remodeled and air-conditioned. WiFi and high speed Internet are standard. Stay in comfort, close to Lake Bemidji and Diamond Point Park, and an easy walking distance from all Northwoods Writers Conference workshops and activities.

Two Person Suite

Linden Hall has two-bedroom suites with private entrances adjoined by a shared bathroom.  Each floor has a comfortable lounge area and access to stoves and sinks..  Once admitted to the conference, housing registration materials will be sent to you.  The deadline is April 1.  For more information about Linden Hall, please visit:  http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/reslife/housing/residence_halls/linden/index.cfm  Only $28/night per person.

 

Birch Hall is also newly remodeled.  WiFi and high speed Internet are standard. Stay in comfort, close to Lake Bemidji and Diamond Point Park, and an easy walking distance from all Northwoods Writers Conference workshops and activities. Only $17/night for single occupancy or $15/night for double occupancy.  Register by April 1.

Birch Single Room Birch Double Room

Birch Hall offers traditional style campus accommodations with two beds in one room.  A community bathroom is available on each floor with private showers.  Each floor has a comfortable lounge area and access to stoves and sinks. Once admitted to the conference, housing registration materials will be sent to you. The deadline is April 1.  For more information about Birch Hall, please visit: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/reslife/housing/residence_halls/birch/  Only $17/night for single occupancy or $15/night for double occupancy.

 

Families, including children, are also heartily welcome to stay at BSU. Participants may extend their stay in the residence halls beyond the conference dates. While here, family members are encouraged to enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities offered by BSU’s Outdoor Program Center and the surrounding Bemidji area.

Smoking is not permitted in residence hall and campus buildings. This includes residence hall rooms and public areas.

Off-Campus

Bemidji Offers excellent and varied accommodations at its many motels and resorts. Information is available from the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce (800-458-2223).


Dining

Saturday evening’s opening dinner, Sunday morning breakfast, Sunday afternoon bbq picnic, Wednesday evening lakeside picnic, and Friday morning’s closing breakfast are included in the conference fee.

On-Campus Dining
Bemidji State University Dining Services offers quality American cuisine and ethnic dishes.  Meal rates for 2015 are still tentative, but will be approximately, $6 breakfast, $8 lunch, and $9 dinner.  A schedule of operating hours will be posted closer to the conference.

Off-Campus Dining
Dining options in Bemidji include locally owned cafes and restaurants, and franchised restaurants.

Information is available from the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce (800-458-2223).


Recreation

BSU’s Outdoor Program Center is open to the public and offers pontoon cruises, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, open water skiing, clinics and safety courses, weekend excursions, and more. A state of the art indoor climbing Rock Wall was opened in September 2000. Outdoor equipment rental is available for individual Boundary Waters adventures. The OPC is fully staffed and features programs for every ability level.

For a small fee, campus recreation also offers:

  • 200 Meter Indoor Track
  • 5 Racquetball/Handball Courts
  • Weight and Workout Equipment
  • Dance Studio
  • Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • 6 lane, 25 Yard Swimming Pool