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 WEDNESday, August 27
Multicultural Affairs/SMART/TRiO Project Search Cookout
11:30 – 2 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
This event is open to all Office of Multicultural Affairs, TRIO, SMART, and Project Search participants. Learn more about the programs and services of each of these offices, meet other students, and have great fun! Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, TRIO, SMART, and Project Search programs.
BGSU CashCourse Crash Course
2 – 3 p.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.
BG Alternative Breaks Information Session
5 – 6 p.m., University Hall, Room 300
BG Alternative Breaks is a student led program within the Office of Service-Learning that promotes active citizenship through issue-based community service trips during fall and spring break. Come meet the Fall Break site leaders and learn about the several ways YOU can "be the change you wish to see in the world." Sponsored by the Office of Service Learning.
From Gay to Ze
5 – 6:30 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, McMaster Room (Room 308)
What are the resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Ally students here at BGSU? What does it mean to be queer, questioning, or gender non-conforming? What if I’m Black and gay or Asian and a lesbian? Come to this roundtable style presentation to connect with resources for BGSU’s LGBT and Ally student population. Tobias Spears, Assistant Director for LGBT Programs, will talk about how BGSU supports a diverse student body through the LGBT resource center and the many programs and services offered to LGBT students through various campus entities. Also in attendance will be representatives from many of BGSU’s LGBTA student organizations. Come out and learn more about BGSU and see the many different facets of LGBT and A. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
6 p.m., Offenhauer Volleyball Courts
How does a 6-on-6 volleyball tournament sound? Join us for volleyball, snacks, music, games, and more!
Founders Volleyball Extravaganza
7 p.m., Founders Volleyball Court
Come join us for the annual Volleyball Extravaganza at Founders! We will be grilling hot dogs, playing volleyball, and other outdoor games in the Founders Courtyard.
BG Stars Multicultural Talent Show Auditions
7 – 9 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Theater (Room 206)
Come audition for the BG Stars Multicultural Talent Show (non-competitive). Participants will perform on Wednesday, September 3rd. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.
Slip and Slide Sensation
7 – 9 p.m., University Lawn
Come join Veritas for a cool activity on what we hope to be a hot day. Show off your mad skills on our giant slip and slide. We will also have puppies to play with while we are not enjoying the slip and slide.
7:30 p.m., Kohl/Centennial lawn **Rain location: Centennial, Lobby
Join us for dancing/easy listening (compliments of our outdoor DJ), lawn games (baggo, ladderball, Frisbee, etc.), and delish snacks!
7:30– 9 p.m., Basketball Courts and the Alumni Mall on the Eastside of Campus
Come out to the basketball courts between Harshman and Kreischer for music, snacks, sports, and games. We will have basketball games going on as well as other outdoor games. This is a great chance to meet other people who live near you. If you have questions about the event talk with your RA or one of the staff members in your building. We hope to see you there!
Mentalist Craig Karges
8 – 10 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges his audiences to question what is real and what is not, what is possible and what is impossible. Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.
9 p.m., see www.h2ochruch.com for a location nearest you.
LifeGroups are small groups of college students (15-25) who meet weekly in the residence halls to engage in life, study the Bible, and challenge each other to be more like Jesus. They’re the best place to meet new people and “be known” at h2o church.
9 – 10:50 p.m., BGSU Ice Arena
With valid BGSU ID, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginner through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try. Rental skates will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.
Movie in the Park
9:30 – 11:30 p.m., Wolfe Center Lawn, near Kreischer and the Spirit Rock
Come out for a late night movie showing and watch The Amazing Spider Man 2 on our HUGE inflatable screen. Enjoy a Falcon theatre experience with movie-theatre-style popcorn and Coca-Cola and learn more about UAO and IFC. Interested in hearing more about the IFC recruitment process and/or Greek Life? Com on out, bring a blanket or camping chair and enjoy a movie under the stars with UAO. Sponsored by the University Activities Organization and the Interfraternity Council.
11 p.m. – 12 a.m., BGSU Ice Arena
With valid BGSU ID, come play broomball for free at the Ice Arena. Bring your friends and wear sneakers with good tread. Helmets, balls and sticks will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.