Parents and Families Programs

Welcome to the Bowling Green State University community and the Falcon Family! We value your contributions to BGSU and welcome your involvement in University activities. 

Research has shown that college students will contact their families first in times of need. Your involvement in your son’s or daughter’s college experience directly affects their academic and personal success. The information on this page has been designed to provide you with helpful information as you respond to your son’s or daughter’s concerns and to show how you can be involved as a BGSU parent. We have made an attempt to identify some of the common areas of concern expressed by parents and families over the years and to provide straightforward answers and additional campus resources. We hope you will bookmark this page and refer to it often during the time your son or daughter is at BGSU.

Stay Informed

President Mazey values the opportunity to engage Falcon Families and share information about campus initiatives, programs, and services that promote your students’ success. To effectively share this information with Falcon Families President Mazey will be putting out a family focused edition of Mazey@BGSU every other month to help connect with the parents and families of our students.

Parents and Families play an important role in assisting students with their transition to college. Resources are available that contain information on how to make the transition smooth for students and their families. Check out the information located on our Resources for Parents and Families page to answer questions you may have during this adjustment period.


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Get Involved

The college years are never easy; they are a time of new friendships, new responsibilities, and new academic and social opportunities. There will be times of joy, sadness, anxiety, frustration and celebration. We are engaged in a partnership— you, your son or daughter and the University. 

The fact that you are visiting this page speaks to your commitment to your son’s or daughter’s experience at BGSU. Take every opportunity to visit the campus, especially on special weekends such as HomecomingFamily Weekend and Sibs N Kids Weekend.

Please let us know if there is anything with which we can assist. Once again, welcome to Bowling Green State University!

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