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PHOTOS: Bemidji State students kick off fall semester

As is the August tradition, the air of calm that falls over Bemidji State's campus each summer was brought back to life as thousands of students flocked to BSU to mark the start of the fall semester on Monday.

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Students walk through BSU's Centennial Plaza during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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BEMIDJI — As is the August tradition, the air of calm that falls over Bemidji State's campus each summer was brought back to life as thousands of students flocked to BSU to mark the start of the fall semester on Monday.

From bright-eyed freshmen to seasoned graduate students, Beavers young and old rang in the first day of the fall semester as they walked to class with caffeinated beverages in hand.

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Students make their way to BSU's Hagg-Sauer Hall during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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For the first time since 2019, students experienced a “normal” kick-off to the school year, without COVID-related precautions in place such as mask mandates or class capacity restrictions.

Northwest Technical College and Oak Hills Christian College also kicked off their school years on Monday.

Red Lake Nation College and Leech Lake Tribal College begin their fall semesters on Monday, Aug. 29.

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Students look at a campus map during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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A student orders lunch from BSU's Lakeside Food Court during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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Students make their way through campus during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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Students gather outside BSU's Hobson Memorial Union during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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Students listen to a professor during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at BSU's Bridgeman Hall.
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Students stroll through campus near BSU's Bridgeman Hall during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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Students sit on a bench near BSU's Bridgeman Hall during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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Students eat lunch at BSU's Lakeside Food Court during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bemidji State.
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Madelyn Haasken is the multimedia editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is a 2020 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communication, with minors in writing and design. In her free time, she likes watching hockey, doing crossword puzzles and being outside.
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