GSO week

GSO Week: August 17-21, 2015

The staff of GSO and the Graduate College are happy to have this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you. Your first few weeks in Bowling Green are going to be busy and exciting as you get settled in. GSO week is designed to help make this transition as smooth as possible whether you are just beginning your graduate degree, returning to college, or coming to BGSU as one of our international students. No matter what your current level of education we believe that you will find our program very helpful to you as you prepare to take the next step in pursuing your educational goals.

All graduate students are invited to participate in GSO and those with a first-time assistantship are required to attend Graduate Student Orientation per their assistantship contractual guidelines.

Students receiving an assistantship will need to bring two forms of identification (ID) for personnel purposes. Recommended IDs are a current passport OR a valid drivers license/state identification card AND an original social security card or original birth certificate. Photocopies will not be accepted! 


All students on a research assistantship and graduate students from some specific departments must complete Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training. These online modules are easily accessible from any home or campus computer and is recommended to be completed prior to the start of orientation week. Online trainings will be available through the Canvas Web Portal and a campus-based session will be held during GSO Week and again later in the semester. See the Required Sessions page for complete details.

Students that are on a graduate assistantship have unique responsibilities and therefore are required to complete additional federally mandated compliance training. All graduate students will be required to complete Title IX training. See the Required Sessions page for complete details.


Departmental Programming is held from August 17-August 21, 2015. Contact your Development Leader if you have not received information about GSO.

Most departments will have their first meeting with incoming students on Monday, August 17 at 8:00 a.m. Please note that some departments may require their students to be on campus prior to GSO week to attend training so please review your departmental programming schedule carefully.


All new international students are required to participate in the International Graduate Student Orientation, which will take place August 13 - 14, 2015.  Please make sure you arrive on 08/13/15 in Bowling Green in time for this event. The International Student Services Office will send out detailed information. Also, students can check their web site at
http://www.bgsu.edu/international-programs-and-partnerships/international-student-services.html  for details.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015, from 12:15- 1:15 p.m. in Lenhart Grand Ballroom at Bowen-Thompson Student Union.


If you have any questions, or we can be of any assistance, please contact our GSO Staff at 419-372-2791 or by email at gso@bgsu.edu