First Year Program


The first year at Bowling Green State University is filled with excitement, anticipation, and questions -- lots and lots of questions.

The first year starts off on solid ground with BGSU's comprehensive SOAR program and continues with programs designed to assist all new students. First Year Programs are all about you -- from answering your questions to helping you make a smooth transition to University life. BGSU keeps you connected to what's new throughout the entire first year with special programs and activities designed to enhance your college experience in and out of the classroom. 

For more information about the First Year Program at BGSU, see the  FIRST YEAR PROGRAM WEBSITE



Mike Arrigo

Michael Arrigo [On Leave]

Position: Associate Professor, First Year Program
Phone: 419-372-9320
Email: marrigo@bgsu.edu
Address: 104 FAC

Marce Dupay

Marcelle Dupay

Position: Lecturer, First Year Program
Phone: 419-372-3896
Email: mmdupay@bgsu.edu
Address: 111 FAC

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Daniel McInnis

Position: Adjunct Instructor, First Year Program
Email: dmcinn@bgsu.edu
Address: 116A FAC

Joel O'Dorisio

Joel O'Dorisio

Position: Lecturer, First Year Program, Arts Village Director
Phone: 419-372-3537
Email: joelo@bgsu.edu

Leigh-Ann Pahapill-2

Leigh-Ann Pahapill

Position: Assistant Professor, First Year Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-8952
Email: pahapil@bgsu.edu
Address: 1016 FAC

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Loraine Ruetz

Position: Adjunct Instructor, First Year Program
Email: lruetz@bgsu.edu
Address: 116A FAC

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