Information Center

Located in the central lobby of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, the Information Center is the place to visit for the latest on events and programs taking place in the Student Union and all over campus. The Information Center staff is trained to help you find the answers you need at BGSU.

The Information Center has general campus information, campus maps, sports schedules, campus telephone directories, and a wide range of other publications available throughout the semester.

Hours & Contact

Monday - Thursday : 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday : 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Phone : (419) 372-2741

Friday (9/4) : 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday (9/5 & 9/6) : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday (9/7 Labor Day) : 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Services at the Information Center

Campus Fact Line is your key to "what's going on at BG." A longstanding campus tradition, Fact Line is the number to call for information on campus and community events. Our operators have the resources to help you get the answers you need.

Hours & Contact

Monday - Friday : 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday : 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Phone : (419) 372-2445

A copy machine is located near the Information Center. Connect with our staff for assistance in making copies.

  • Cost = $0.05 / page

Fax service is available at the Information Center. The number for incoming faxes is 419-372-8485. Faxes can be sent or received locally, nationally, or internationally. Prices for faxes are:

  • Cost (Local) = $0.25 / page
  • Cost (National) = $1.00 / page

University departments, campus organizations and student organizations may have a need to disseminate and share information with the campus community. The Student Union allows these groups to utilize handbills placed in holders on tables within the Falcon's Nest as a vehicle to advertise and market programs and events.

Please connect with our staff to utilize this service.

The Information Center is responsible for checking out keys to student organization members that have offices in the 410 Student Organization Suite. Student organization members must be registered with the Office of Campus Activities in order to check out keys.

The Information Center has laptop computers that can be used, free of charge, by simply checking them out at the desk. The laptops are PC's that come with all the necessary equipment students need to do work and/or surf the Internet, including power and Internet cords, and a disk drive to allow them to save their work. The laptops are wireless and can be used to access the Internet anywhere inside the Student Union.

Students must show their ID to reserve a laptop. These laptops are a great way to get your work done from anywhere in the Union.

Any items lost in the Union are turned in to the Information Center's Lost and Found.

The Student Package Center is the central location for pick-up of student packages. Students receive an email notification when a package is received for them, and they simply need to bring their student ID to the center to pick up the package.

Digital signage is used to develop short presentations, similar to Microsoft PowerPoint slide shows, that integrate text and graphics to create customized presentations that can be broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to all four of the full color messaging display monitors in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. These presentations are created locally at the Information Center of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, and then interspersed with up-to-the-minute information on national news, sports, weather, and business.

TV monitors are located in the following areas of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union:

  • Clock Tower Entrance Lobby
  • First Floor South Entrance (Near Starbucks)
  • First Floor Entrance (Behind Information Desk)
  • Second Floor (Outside movie theatre)

In addition, the system runs before movies that take place in the Union Theater on the weekends, so movie patrons will see your message on the big screen before the movie begins.

The Information Center will sell tickets to campus events, such as UAO concerts or student organizations events.