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""A variety of rooms are available for rent on the BSC campus.



Aquatic CenterThis 50,000 square-foot building contains a 50-meter competition pool, diving, recreation and lap pools and seating for spectators. Its wellness center has strength and cardiovascular equipment and a group fitness and dance studio. Children can enjoy the Turtle Beach indoor playground as well as activity-based birthday parties in the community rooms and throughout the Aquatic Center. The facility was built in 2008 by the nonprofit Streamline Foundation and organized under a joint powers agreement between BSC, Bismarck Parks & Recreation District, Streamline and others until 2014, when it was purchased by the park district.

For more information,
visit our BSC Aquatic and Wellness page.


""Community members are welcome to use the library and apply for a library card. The BSC Library offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for research and study. Among the collection are books and e-books, journals and magazines, newspapers, CDs and DVDs, videos, and the BSC archives. Visitors can use public computers for Internet and email and browse the library's numerous online databases, also available on the Library Website.

The BSC Library is a member of ODIN (Online Dakota Information Network), which offers public access to all state libraries. When not browsing the collection, visitors can enjoy the Clell and Ruth Gannon Art Gallery and exhibits by local and regional artists, BSC faculty, alumni and student artists. The library is also a destination for BookTalk at BSC, a community book discussion, and readings by visiting writers.


MDU Resources Community BowlThe 6,000-seat athletic complex is home field for the BSC Mystics soccer teams and the University of Mary Mauraders. Four area high schools, three middle schools and various elementary schools keep the Bowl teeming with sports events. Outdoor concerts and other community events attract music fans and  others to the open air venue. Patron and visitor amenities include restrooms, two concession and grill areas, and convenient parking. Spaces include an artificial playing surface for football and soccer, nine-lane track, natural grass playing fields, and areas for shot put, discus, javelin, pole vault and high, long and triple jump events. The Bismarck Community Bowl Authority operates and maintains the complex and Bismarck State College manages it. Built in 1996, the Bowl is a partnership between BSC, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, Bismarck Public Schools, City of Bismarck, St. Mary's High School and University of Mary.  

For more information, visit the 
MDU Resources Bowl webpage.


NECEFamous for its fourth floor and 180-degree view, the National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) has become one of the city's iconic buildings. The $18.5 million "green" structure with imposing glass façade commands a hillside four stories above the Missouri River. The NECE houses BSC's seven nationally recognized energy programs and continuing education division. The third-floor auditorium and conference rooms and fourth-floor Bavendick Stateroom provide space for industry conferences, company training, community job/career fairs,  humanities programs, film screenings, public speakers, government-related meetings, BSC-sponsored exhibits, and more. Learn more about the NECE.