Fall Welcome events are designed to entertain and assist you in your transition to BGSU.
Attending programs throughout the two weeks of Fall Welcome will help you achieve academic success, career development, leadership and engagement, and personal and fiscal responsibility. Use these events as opportunities to meet new people and explore your new home. We are glad you’re here! Enjoy Fall Welcome and welcome to BGSU.
Full Fall Welcome Event Calendar
Events for Friday, August 29
Registration Open for Cedar Point Bus Trip Until Noon Today
Bus trip will be on Saturday, August 30th, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
Want to go to Cedar Point? Buy a discounted ticket (transportation included) at the Information Desk in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union by noon today, August 29th. Limited tickets available! Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs and the University Activities Organization.
Labor Day Weekend Golf Special
August 29 - September 1, Forrest Creason Golf Course
This weekend only, come out to the Forret Creason Golf Course on campus and rent clubs and golf 18 holes for $15 a day. A tee time is required. Check out www.bgsugolf.com for more information!
BGSU CashCourse Crash Course
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Moseley Hall, Room 205
BGSU students have an incredible amount of FREE money management resources right at their fingertips! During this workshop, students will learn how to access and use the BGSU Cash Course online curriculums and resources available through the SMMS website. Sponsored by the office of Student Money Management Services.
Ask the Advisor
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Founders, Lobby
Have general advising questions? Not sure about some of the BGSU academic policies and procedures? Stop by and chat with BGSU advisors from various colleges or program areas and get pointed in the right direction to success. These sessions are meant to help with quick, simple advising questions – Make sure you schedule an appointment with your college advisor if you have any major questions or concerns! Sponsored by Advising Services, the University Academic Support Council (UASC), and Residence Life.
Access Diversity and Inclusion Open House
4:30 - 6:30 p.m., 318 Math Science Building
Stop by for music, food, and fun!
Friday Night Lights
6:15 – 7:15 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Second Floor (above Starbucks)
Back for the 4th year is the community service phenomenon, Friday Night Lights! Students turn off lights in academic buildings to save energy over the weekend and reduce the energy consumption of BGSU. Come by yourself, or in a group, and be prepared to split up into groups of 2-4 students to turn off lights! It’s a great way to meet new people, socialize with others, and partake in fun community service! Sponsored by the Office of Campus Sustainability.
Party on the Lot
6:30 – 10 p.m., St. Thomas More University Parish on Thurstin Avenue
Come join Veritas for a free meal. We will be roasting a hog! We will also have big inflatables for your entertainment. We welcome all students for food, fellowship, and fun.
BGSU Men’s Soccer vs. IUPUI
6 p.m., Cochrane Field
BGSU Men’s Soccer opens regular season home play against IUPUI under the lights! Admission is FREE to all home soccer matches.
BGSU Volleyball vs. Dayton
5 p.m., Stroh Center
BGSU Volleyball opens the BGSU Invitational as they host in-state Dayton. Student admission is FREE to all home volleyball matches.
h2o All Campus Lawn Party and Cornhole Tournament
7 p.m., University Lawn *Rain location: check www.h2ochurch.com
Free pizza, fun, and a Cornhole tournament with prizes! A chance to come hang out, meet new people, and celebrate making it through your first week of classes.
Falcon Athletics Presents: Return of the Champs Watch Party
7:30 p.m., Stroh Center
Head out to the Stroh Center with your Falcon friends to watch the Falcon Fast football team take on Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky!
8 – 11 p.m., Olscamp Hall, Room 101
Dueling Pianos is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that will have you singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing. It is an all request-driven, live musical show. Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.
Panhellenic Formal Sorority Recruitment
Sorority Recruitment continues through Sunday, August 31st AND Friday, September 5th – Sunday, September 7th. Interested women must attend all recruitment events during both weekends.
Come meet the twelve sororities that comprise the Panhellenic Council at BGSU and find your “home away from home!” Go to http://www.bgsu.edu/greek to sign up online – Cost is $15. Contact Abby Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.