Residence Hall Welcome and Floor Meetings
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Meet with your Resident Advisor (RA), Opening Weekend Group Leader (OWGL), and hallmates to talk about living in your residence hall, Residence Life policies, and your Opening Weekend schedule.
Commuter Student Cookout and Welcome Meeting
6:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Perry Field House Lawn
Enjoy a traditional BBQ, meet other commuter students and interact with representatives from Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) and your Opening Weekend Group Leaders (OWGLs). Gear up for activities that will be occurring through the direction of Outdoor Programs followed by a discussion about the Opening Weekend schedule and the role of your OWGL. Rain location: Perry Field House Turf Room.
University Welcome and Opening Weekend Kick-Off
9:30 - 10:15 p.m.
Doyt Perry Stadium
Welcome to Bowling Green State University and the Falcon Family! President Mary Ellen Mazey and others will speak about the great potential and opportunities ahead of you while current student leaders discuss the impact of their educational experiences here at BGSU. You’ll learn the fight song, be introduced to BGSU traditions, meet Freddie and Frieda Falcon, and join your fellow first-year Falcons on the football field for a photo! Rain location: Stroh Center.
Midnight Madness Shopping
10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (Last bus to BGSU)
Forget something at home? This is your opportunity to catch a ride offcampus and get those last minute essentials. Shuttle service to Meijer and Walmart will begin at the Perry Field House immediately following University Welcome. Visit Late Night at the Field House for coupons and promotions from local Bowling Green businesses between 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Special discounts, freebies, and a chance to win great prizes will be available. Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities.
Late Night@ the Field House
10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Perry Field House
Meet new people, play games, and enjoy free food in the Perry Field House. Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness and New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.
Late Night Welcome Skate
10:30 - 11:45 p.m.
With your BG1 Card, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginners through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try during this event. Rental skates are available to those in need. Sponsored by Athletics.
Midnight - 1 a.m.
With your BG1 Card, come play broomball for free at the Ice Arena. Bring your friends and wear sneakers with good tread. Helmets, balls, and sticks will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.