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Visit BGSU

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We extend a warm invitation to you and your family to visit our beautiful, friendly campus at Bowling Green State University.

Because our goal is to make your visit as personal as possible, we ask that all visits be scheduled in advance online or by calling toll-free 1-866-CHOOSE BGSU (246-6732).

Schedule a Visit

Office of Admissions hours

  • Monday–Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Select Saturdays, 9 AM to noon

Our office is located in 110 McFall Center. The best times to visit are weekdays when classes are in session.

Students requiring special assistance should contact the Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-866-246-6732, two weeks prior to your visit, to make special accommodations.

Visit Options for Incoming Freshmen

Group information sessions

  • Monday–Friday at 10 AM and 1 PM
  • Select Saturdays at 10 AM

A 45-minute, multi-media presentation in the Office of Admissions.

Student-guided tours

  • Monday–Friday, 11 AM and 2 PM
  • Select Saturdays at 11 AM

A 75-minute walking tour with stops in academic buildings, a typical residence hall room and the chance to interact with a current student.

Visit Options for Transfer Students

Individual appointments

30-minute individual appointments are offered by Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services, and include an overview of admission requirements and application procedures. NTSS staff are available to assist you prior to and during the admissions process as well as provide additional resources if you are admitted and chose to attend BGSU.

Student-guided tours

  • Monday – Friday, Noon and 3 PM
  • Select Saturdays at Noon

A 60-minute walking tour with stops in academic buildings, a typical residence hall room and the chance to interact with a current student.

Additional Opportunities

Class visits

On weekdays during fall and spring semesters you can sit in on a college class.

Financial aid information

Student Financial Aid, 231 Administration Bldg. Counselors are available from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. An appointment is not necessary.

Academic department visits

During a weekday visit, you may wish to speak with someone in your area of academic interest. To help you identify the department, please call us toll-free at 1-866-246-6732. We will put you in contact with the department that will assist you in scheduling your appointment. This must be arranged prior to your visit.

Admissions counselor appointment

Although an interview is not required for admission, you may wish to meet with an admissions counselor to have individual questions answered. Please call in advance toll-free 1-866-246-6732 to arrange this appointment.

Athletic coaches visit

Appointments need to be scheduled in advance. Please call the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics at 419-372-2401 to arrange your appointment with a coach.

While you’re here

Plan your visit to coincide with one of BGSU’s many cultural or athletic events. The Office of Admissions can advise you of major events on campus, or you may consult the University Calendar.

The City of Bowling Green invites you to enjoy the many specialty shops and wide variety of restaurants near the campus.

Large groups

Group visits are designed for high school classes, college access programs, organizations, or businesses whose needs may not be met by our regular schedule of daily tours and admissions events.

Evaluate your visit

We hope you had a positive campus visit experience. Please take a few moments to evaluate your time at BGSU through the Welcome to College website. You will be asked to create an account and give us feedback through a brief survey.