Prospective Graduate Student Visit Day

We extend a warm invitation to prospective graduate students to visit the English Department on February 21, 2020.

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
8:30am (all day) Coffee, hot chocolate, tea and light snacks will be available all day in the lounge.
Lounge, 2nd floor East Hall
9:00am Welcome (with program directors, program faculty, and current graduate students) Lounge, 2nd floor East Hall
9:30am SESSION: Funding Information & Information about Living in BG East Hall 206
10:00am SESSION: Graduate Assistantships Information (with faculty and current Graduate Assistants): What to expect as a GA. East Hall 206
10:30am BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Meet your prospective program: learn about coursework, research, and more; meet faculty and current grad students. [see below]

Creative Writing MFA (Dr. Lawrence Coates)

East Hall 206

Literary and Textual Studies MA (Dr. Stephannie Gearhart)

East Hall 306

Rhetoric and Writing PhD (Dr. Dan Bommarito)

East Hall 406
11:30am Lunch (on us! with current grad students and faculty) The Carillon Place

Lunch at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union/Other (on your own—see the dining guide)

First Floor BTSU
1:30pm Optional: Campus tour and/or observe a class you might teach as a Graduate Assistant* Meet in Lounge by 1:15
2:30pm Optional: Campus tour and/or observe a class you might teach as a Graduate Assistant*
Meet in Lounge by 2:15
3:30pm Optional: Coffee (with current grad students and faculty)* Grounds For Thought, 174 S. Main Street, BG

* Or other events on campus, such conferences if occurring, TBD.


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. If you need hotel accommodations, please contact Jeanne at 419-372-6864 or jberry@bgsu. The Department does reserve a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites for a discounted rate, and other hotels also offer us a discount.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1544 East Wooster Street

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2150 Wooster Street

Best Western Falcon Plaza
1450 East Wooster Street

Note: Due to an influx of athletic activities occurring this same weekend, the Hampton Inn is completely sold out.