Campus Tour Guide Application


Do you remember the first time you visited BGSU?

It's likely your Tour Guide was one of the first people you met!

BGSU Campus Tour Guides promote the University for prospective students, their families, and other guests. Through these guided tours of campus, Tour Guides share their BGSU story, academic and campus life experience, as well as the history and traditions of the University. Being a Campus Tour Guide allows you to leave a first and lasting impression of Bowling Green State University on visitors. You are truly changing lives one tour at a time! 

Guided tours last approximately 90 minutes and include the highlights of campus for a typical student. Tours may be given to prospective first-year students, transfer students, graduate students and even some alumni or University candidates. 

  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Positive ambassador of BGSU
  • Customer service skills
  • Must be in good academic standing with their major
  • Passionate about Bowling Green State University and sharing your BGSU story with prospective students
  • All applicants must be available to be a tour guide for a total of two or more semesters, not including one semester of training. Applicants will not be selected if they are graduating seniors, or in a major that does not allow them to fulfill the three semester minimum.
  • All applicants already employed on campus must have enough available hours (6 or more hours per week) to dedicate to the tour guide position without exceeding the 28 hour mark.


  • First, you must complete the online application. The application opens on September 11th, and closes on Monday, September 25 at 11:59 p.m. Applications will not be accepted once the deadline has passed.


  • If selected to move on in the hiring process, auditions will be held on Sunday, October 1st throughout the day in University Hall. When selecting your audition time, please note that you are expected to stay for the full time.
    • If you are interested in applying but are unable to attend the auditions on 10/01 please contact Brian Chaney at to discuss your circumstance and determine if there is another option to allow for you to audition.


  • We will narrow the field of applicants and email the individuals who have been selected to move on to the interview portion of the hiring process; you will then be able to select an interview time slot.
  • By Friday, October 13th, a final email will be sent to all who interviewed to notify whether or not they were selected to be a Campus Tour Guide.


  • If selected, there is a fast turnaround time to get your documentation into Student Employment Services. We encourage you to begin gathering documentation at the time of applying to ensure you have your paperwork processed prior to the orientation date. Below is a link to view what documentation is needed. Photocopies are not accepted.

New Hire Paperwork & Student Employment Information

  • Additionally, if selected as a BGSU Campus Tour Guide, you will receive extensive training with a Mentor Tour Guide. You will have a full semester of training before you give tours on your own. We will make sure you are well-informed and comfortable before giving your first tour.
  • There will also be a mandatory New Tour Guide Orientation - date, time and location will be sent at a later date.


Please contact the Student Tour Coordinators in the BGSU Campus Tour Guide Office at or 419-372-9866.

Updated: 09/26/2023 08:41AM