Chef Jeff Henderson shares recipe of potential at BGSU

Chef Jeff Henderson shares recipe of potential at BGSU

Chef Jeff Henderson, who turned his life around to become a Food Network chef, is the featured speaker for the 2014 Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories dinner event. Read More

BGSU to dedicate seat in stadium to POW/MIA

BGSU to dedicate seat in stadium to POW/MIA

BGSU will designate a permanently unoccupied seat in Doyt Perry Stadium to honor the tens of thousands of military personnel who are or were prisoners of war (POW) or have been declared missing in action (MIA). Read More

The College of Business continues Going Beyond Business As Usual!

The College of Business continues Going Beyond Business As Usual!

The College of Business receives national and international recognition for their renowned faculty, successful students and outstanding programs. Learn more

Undergraduate Programs

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 Thursday, August 28

Registration Open for Cedar Point Bus Trip

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 on Friday, August 29th. Limited tickets available! Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs and the University Activities Organization.                                             

Go Bananas with the Learning Commons and the Library!

2:30 – 4:30 p.m., William T. Jerome Library
Here’s the scoop, we’re going bananas for Fall Welcome! University Libraries and the Learning Commons will serve banana splits at the main entrance of the Jerome Library. Students can also take part in a mini scavenger hunt inside the building and will be eligible for some sweet prizes.

BGSU CashCourse Crash Course

3 – 4 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.

Ask the Advisor

3:30 – 5:30 p.m., McDonald, 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.

Mark an item off your BG Bucket List: Walk Around Downtown

6 p.m., Meet outside of The Oaks Dining Facility
Don’t limit yourself to campus. Join yFF for the inside scoop on one-of-a-kind restaurants, shops and activities that are just a short walk away! You can’t be a true Falcon without experiencing these downtown BG traditions. Sponsored by yourFellowFalcon.

Cards and Cards

7 – 9 p.m., Business Administration Building, Room 101
Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity. Join us for a night of playing games, eating snacks and making cards for Miracle Children of Mercy Children’s Hospital with brothers of Alpha Phi Omega.

Veritas Night

7:30 – 9 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, McMaster Room (Room 308)
Come join us for a night of fellowship and fun as we build a community between Veritas members old and new. Our goal is to seek and live out the truth of our Catholic faith. We welcome all students!                           

Taking a Stand for Change

7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Business Administration Building, Room 102
Rise up Falcons; it’s time to take a stand for change! The SAAFE Center (Sexual Assault Awareness for Empowerment) is offering a workshop that explores the ways in which BGSU students can be part of the change in reducing sexual assault. Join us as we educate students on the first steps you can take to empower and help your peers.

Comedic Magician Michael Kent

8 – 10 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Michael Kent combines his sarcastic and irreverent sense of humor with mind-blowing magic in a way that seems to let the audience “in on the joke.” All over the country, Michael’s audiences are experiencing what it’s like when a stand-up comic performs magic. Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.

h2o LifeGroups

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.

Public Skate

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.


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.

80’s Glow Skate

11 p.m. – 1 a.m., BGSU Ice Arena
Join UAO at this late-night black light special event themed by the awesome 80’s! Dance and skate with your friends in your best 80’s attire while we celebrate one of the best decades in music. Got Neon?!? Bring it and show us your moves both on and off the ice. Sponsored by the University Activities Organization.