New Student Orientation & First Year Programs
Welcome to BGSU!
New Student Orientation, in collaboration with the University community welcomes, supports, and empowers new studens during their transition to University life and beyond. By providing programs and coordinating strategic services that meet the diverse needs of incoming students, we support student success and persistence by offering educational opportunities that build community and facilitate personal growth and development within the Pillars of Success: Academic Success, Career Development, Leadership and Engagement, and Personal and Fiscal Responsibility.
SOAR, “Student Orientation, Advising and Registration” is one part of your orientation experience at BGSU. This on-campus event is your personal introduction to Bowling Green State University. Learn More
Opening Weekend is a required event for new BGSU students and serves as a comprehensive introduction to nearly everything BGSU offers you. Read More
The first year starts off on solid ground with two-weeks of programming to continue introducing you to the unique organizations, offices, and services offered by he BGSU community.