Ziggy Time

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What is Ziggy Time?

Ziggy Time is an interactive program that makes it easy to keep in touch with fellow Falcons around the world. We’ve put together simple mini-challenges for you to complete to earn exclusive BGSU spirit wear and prizes. Many of the challenges include things that you are already doing, like sharing BGSU events and initiatives on social media, connecting with fellow alumni, and helping current BGSU students find internship and job opportunities. Our goal is to help alumni and students expand their network, while making a positive impact in the BGSU community. Anyone that completes one hour of challenges will be rewarded!

Choose your Challenge  

Ziggy Time has a new challenge each month, along with areas where you can give back any month of the year. Alumni can choose any of the challenges listed below. Challenges range in time from 15 minutes to 1 hour. Challenges can be repeated, repeat the same task or mix and match to reach your one hour of service to BGSU!

Example: 15min15min30min =1hour


Make sure you post your social media challenges in your Regional Alumni Network Facebook Group with the hashtag #ZiggyTime! Need to find the Regional Network Facebook Group for your area? Check out our Regional Network page.

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1hour  Monthly Challenge

Each month, a new monthly challenge will be emailed out that you can choose to participate in.

In honor of BGSU's 12th annual MLK Jr. Day of Service, participate in one hour of community service in your local community or show your support for the BGSU community and sign up to be a volunteer with the Center for Public Impact.

February Challenge – Share Your Story!

Do you have a great Falcon Flame story? We want to hear about it! Send your Falcon Flame story and a photo to alumni@bgsu.edu and watch for it to be shared on social media throughout the month.

March Challenge – Join us for BGSU ONE DAY!

Make an impact on BGSU One Day, Bowling Green State University’s annual day of giving! Sign up to be an ambassador and help support current programs, scholarships or your college.

Make a difference now!

Here are some ways to help your community:

Join BGSUConnect and post jobs for your fellow falcons, connect with current students who are adjusting to these new circumstances, or get help with resume tips, employment search strategies, and more.

Buy groceries for a neighbor who is not able due to increased risk.

Join your local schools, restaurants, or food pantries that are providing meals to K-12 students who need them.

Support your favorite local restaurants by purchasing gift cards to help support their business now.

Share a positive message with our students on social media with #FalconFamily. These messages can be advice you received as a student, tips for working and learning remotely, an example of BGSU students or alumni doing good in the world, your favorite BGSU memory or just an encouraging note to hang in there. These messages will demonstrate how the Falcon Family will always come together for those in need, and how no matter where our students are, BGSU will always be with them.

30min  Falcon Post

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Send an encouraging note to a first-year student to brighten their day as they prepare for their first round of exams. All you need to do is tell us what you want to say, and we will do the rest!

Send a Note

1hour  BGSU Connect

We would like to invite you to join BGSUConnect, our new professional networking and mentorship platform!

When you join BGSUConnect, you will make yourself available for mentoring and networking with some very grateful students. As an alumni member, you can utilize BGSUConnect to become a mentor or adviser to current BGSU students

BGSUConnect was built with your busy schedule in mind. The program allows alumni to control their availability and level of participation with the ability to limit the number of inbound meeting requests per month.

Learn More

30min  Flat Freddie

Download and print Flat Freddie to take on your next vacation, business trip, Falcon meet up or other event. Take a picture with Freddie at interesting locations you visit or with fellow Falcon alumni! Send us your photos or share the post on social media using the hashtag #FlatFreddie. 

Download Freddie

1hour  Recruit a Future Falcon

Help us develop future Falcons! Bring your family or a high school student to campus for a tour.

1hour  Attend an Event

Sometimes serving BGSU is as easy as cheering on your Falcons and meeting fellow alumni! Attend a regional event in your area hosted by BGSU or your Regional Network Leader  - or -  come back to campus for a sponsored event, dinner with old friends, or just because!

15min  Share on Social

Share a BGSU-related story, alumni feature or ways you are supporting BGSU on social media. Updates from the official BGSU page or BGSU Alumni page provide great content to share and are an easy way to spread the word on the amazing things happening on campus and across the globe. 

30min  Write  

Submit an alumni spotlight story to alumni@bgsu.edu. Have you or a fellow Falcon reached a goal, achieved a promotion, or accomplished something exciting lately? Let us brag about you!

1hour  Customize 

There are endless ways to fulfill your Ziggy Time! If you spent one hour serving the BGSU community, make sure you tell us about your experience in the survey below. Whether you were serving the BGSU community on a steering committee or board, or promoting your alma mater in a unique way, we are grateful for your support. Thank you!

Log your hour of service to BGSU!

Log Your Month