Prospective Graduate Student Visit Day

We extend a warm invitation to prospective graduate students to visit the English Department on February 23, 2018.

The Department of English is located in East Hall at Bowling Green State University. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty and current graduate students in the program, learn about the program and graduate assistantships, as well as see Bowling Green State University and Bowling Green, Ohio.

For more information or questions, please contact Jeanne R. Berry, Graduate Secretary, at 419-372-6864 or

 RSVP If you're interested in attending, please RSVP.  

If you have RSVP'd in the affirmative, you should receive an email from our Graduate Secretary Ms. Jeanne Berry with a Visit Day Letter. If you've not received that letter, please contact Jeanne at 419 372 6864 or


When What Where
9:30am (all day) Coffee, hot chocolate, tea and light snacks will be available all day in the lounge.
Lounge, 2nd floor East Hall
10:00am Welcome (with program directors, program faculty, and current graduate students) East Hall 206
10:30am Graduate Assistantships info session (with faculty and current Graduate Assistants): What to expect as a GA.
East Hall 206
11:00am Meet your prospective program: learn about coursework, research, and more; meet faculty and current grad students. [See below]

Creative Writing MFA (Program Director: Dr. Lawrence Coates)

East Hall 206

Literary and Textual Studies MA (Program Director: Dr. Kimberly Coates)

East Hall 306

Rhetoric and Writing PhD (Program Director: Dr. Sue Carter Wood)

East Hall 406
12:00pm Lunch (with current grad students and faculty) The Carillon
1:30pm Optional: Campus tour and/or observe a class you might teach as a Graduate Assistant* TBA
2:30pm Optional: Campus tour and/or observe a class you might teach as a Graduate Assistant*
3:30pm Optional: Coffee (with current grad students and faculty)* Grounds For Thought, 174 S. Main Street, BG

* Or other events on campus, such as BGSU's 20th Annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference, which is being held in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union (BTSU) from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.


If you’re flying in to join us, you will most likely want to fly into either Toledo Express Airport (TOL) or Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).


In addition to the hotels listed below, Bowling Green also has Airbnbs available for rent.

Best Western Falcon Plaza
1450 East Wooster Street

Hampton Inn
142 Campbell Hill Road

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1544 East Wooster Street

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2150 Wooster Street