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  — IN THIS TOGETHER —  COVID-19 Information and Resources

BGSU's Supply Chain Program is truly unmatched. The professors share real world experience on a daily basis and genuinely care about us as students, making the classroom atmosphere conversation driven and inspiring. It's because of these professors and courses that I look forward to my future in Supply Chain Management with excited eyes.


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BGSU Covid Update

Based on state and federal guidance, BGSU continues to make critical decisions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to safeguard our students, faculty, staff and the broader community. Please visit our COVID-19 website for grading policy options, refund details and additional information and resources.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please visit our COVID-19 website for grading policy options, refund details and additional information and resources.

Q&A on American Politics

BGSU's Dr. Joshua Boston on the U.S. Supreme Court and the 2020 Election

BGSU's Dr. Joshua Boston, assistant professor of political science, whose research focuses on American political institutions, with a strong emphasis on judicial politics responds to questions about the U.S. Supreme Court.

Reflections on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Two members of the BGSU community about the life and legacy of RBG

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg means different things to different people. Two BGSU staff members share their thoughts.

The Bowling Green State University Experience

#1 public university in the Midwest for student satisfaction -Wall Street Journal

America's #3 public university for teaching quality -Wall Street Journal


of graduates report they’re employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation


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of our graduates complete their bachelor's degree in 4 years or less

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2019 year in review 

View our recap of an amazing 2019 at Bowling Green State University, including the top stories, videos, photos, a message from President Rodney Rogers and more

Countdown to Tip-Off

The Bowling Green State University Experience


of graduates report they’re employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation


of our graduates complete their bachelor's degree in 4 years or less

#1 public university in the Midwest for student satisfaction -Wall Street Journal

America's #3 public university for teaching quality -Wall Street Journal


New or Renovated Buildings


Student-Faculty/Staff Ratio


Cultural Events Every Year

Falcons beat Michigan Tech in first game of WCHA playoff series

Falcons beat Michigan Tech in first game of WCHA playoff series!

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The Bowling Green State University Experience


New or Renovated Buildings


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Cultural Events Every Year


of graduates report they’re employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

Ohio's #1 university for quality and affordability -Business Insider


Get ready for Presidents’ Day at BGSU! This is one of the best days to visit campus, and there’s no better way to decide if a college is the right fit than to visit and explore!

The Presidents’ Day Open House is a one-stop shop for high school seniors and their families to get a true sense of life at BGSU. With a full day of activities planned, you’ll create your own schedule for the day.


BGSU creates virtual engagement community

Whether you live in Bowling Green or are states away, BGSU campuses are your home. The BGSU experience is about more than academic pursuits, so the University is excited to launch #BGSUVirtual - an online hub to stay engaged with the University. From staying active with virtual yoga to viewing weekly concerts from the College of Musial Arts to taking part in an online book club, this virtual community is the perfect place to connect and build out a whole new set of opportunities.

Class of 2018 Success Stories:

Brandon Peebles plans to make an impact in criminal justice

The criminal justice program at BGSU attracted graduate student Brandon Peebles because he wants to make a positive impact in the community. Peebles credits his experiences and opportunities at BGSU for landing a full-time youth adviser position with the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio.

Class of 2018 Success Stories:

BGSU doctoral student's passion for program bridges miles, years

Yihui Li left a familiar job, routine and culture to pursue her Ph.D. in higher education administration at Bowling Green State University. In the process, she learned more about Asian culture and her own potential while living in the United States.

Class of 2018 Success Stories:

BGSU networking event freshmen year leads to full-time job with Honda

Bowling Green State University College of Business graduate Ameera Venkataraman credits a networking event during her freshman year with landing two internships and, ultimately, a full-time job with Honda after graduation. She will start as a buyer, negotiating contracts for future commodities, meeting with suppliers and mitigating crisis management.

Maryrose Sylvester honorary degree

Alumna Maryrose Sylvester ’88 shared her core pieces of advice with the BGSU Class of 2018 on December 14 at the Stroh Center. Sylvester addressed the candidates from the Graduate College and the colleges of Business; Health and Human Services; Musical Arts; Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering; and BGSU Firelands. 

Jan Heppe ’74: Choices ‘will define your life’s journey’

Bowling Green State University alumna and home economics program graduate Jan Heppe ’74 addressed the Class of 2018 on December 15 at the Stroh Center. Heppe advised graduate candidates from the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Development that choices “will define your life’s journey.”


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Last chance to apply by Monday, Jan. 15 to be considered for University Freshman Academic Scholarship!


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Bob Bortel retires, leaves 'write of passage'

Red-pen critiques and 'Hey Bob' writing techniques shared with thousands of BGSU students over four decades

Owens Corning Foundation announces $1 million gift to create scholarships for BGSU students

Transformational gift establishes the Owens Corning Scholars Program, supporting underrepresented students in the School of the Built Environment

A day in the life of a Starship robot

Follow along as the famed fleet takes contactless delivery to BGSU and beyond  

Medical laboratory science students, faculty play critical role in campus COVID-19 testing

The 'huge undertaking' of standing up its own COVID-19 testing site included support from BGSU's medical laboratory sciences students and faculty and public health partnerships

Class of 2018 Success Stories:

College of business graduate gets 'creative' to complete degree

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. That’s been Sana Sharper’s mantra as the BGSU College of Business major set her sights on completing her degree; a journey that took a few unexpected turns along the way. The first came just two weeks before Sharper even started college.

Class of 2018 Success Stories:

Ohio Sen. Randy Gardner to graduates: live a ‘life of value’

Ohio Sen. Randy Gardner ’81, ’87, the Senate Majority Leader who has served northwest Ohio in the Ohio General Assembly for nearly 33 years, addressed the Bowling Green State University summer graduating Class of 2018 on August 4 on the University Hall lawn.

<span>Class of 2018 Success Stories:</span><h3> Double major is walking his own musical path

Declan Wicks is graduating with degrees in world music and international studies. To many, the sounds of cars driving down a street or wind rustling through the trees may be background noise, but to Wicks these sounds can help define a city, but they also defined his time at BGSU.

<span>Class of 2018 Success Stories:</span><h3> Job with Fortune 500 company awaits College of Business graduate

It’s a big deal to graduate from BGSU. It’s an even bigger deal when the graduate has a job waiting at a Fortune 500 company. Emily Hoersten is graduating with a degree in business - information systems and then she will start working for Marathon as a business analyst. 

<span>Class of 2018 Success Stories:</span><h3> Teaching a love of learning at BGSU

A two-year teaching commitment in Thailand is the final step in Kinsey Smith’s BGSU education, but it’s just the start of her work to inspire a love of lifelong learning in her students. Her decision to specialize in Adolescence to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts has paid unexpected dividends.

<span>Class of 2018 Success Stories:</span><h3> BGSU Honors student to enter competitive sales arena

Derwin Pritchett has a love for sports. He originally became aware of Bowling Green State University through its acclaimed sport management program. The Maryland native visited both BGSU and the University of Michigan before finally deciding to become a Falcon.

A role model for excellence

At the University’s December commencement ceremonies at the Stroh Center, BGSU’s convocation center and basketball arena, the University presented an honorary doctorate of business administration to Allen W. Schmidhorst after whom the Schmidthorst Pavilion at the Stroh is named, in honor of his leadership gift for the facility and his ongoing support of the University.

Leadership exemplified

At Bowling Green State University’s December commencement ceremonies, the University bestowed an honorary doctorate of liberal arts upon one of its distinguished alumni, C. Raymond Marvin of McLean, Virginia. The degree recognizes his leadership in business and as a community member and his encouragement of those attributes in young people.

BGSU's tech-savvy students help older adults learn technology

For the past five years, students in Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad’s classes have been helping older adults get comfortable with technology. This partnership with the Wood County Committee on Aging and the Wood County District Public Library in Bowling Green fills a community need and meets learning outcomes.


BGSU to hold Commencement December 15 and 16

Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 290th graduation in the Stroh Center on Dec. 15 and 16. The December class includes 954 candidates; two honorary degrees will also be awarded. Alumni Vandana Pednekar-Magal and Doug Good will serve as commencement speakers.

Jerome Library has extended hours to study for finals

During finals week, plan to study at Jerome Library, which provides a safe and comfortable research and study environment for BGSU students, staff, and faculty. The library has extended hours, open 24 hours Monday (Dec. 11) through Thursday (Dec. 14). The library is open Friday from midnight to 6 p.m.

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Live Stream of Commencement starts at 10 AM Saturday!

Watch right here at BGSU.edu or on the BGSU Facebook page for the commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education and Human Development

LIVE 2017 BGSU Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 7 P.M.

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LIVE 2017 BGSU Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 7 P.M.

BGSU named most affordable college in Ohio

Bowling Green State University was recently placed on Business Insider’s list of the most affordable colleges in every state. The list is based on Chronicle of Higher Education tuition data and only includes colleges and universities ranked in the top 220 by U.S. News and World Report.

BGSU named a Bridge Program partner for physics

Bowling Green State University’s physics program has been designated a Partner Institution in the American Physical Society Bridge Program, which has a goal to increase the number of underrepresented minorities earning doctoral degrees in physics over the next 10 years.

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New this year, College Credit Plus (CCP) students have the opportunity to enroll in college classes over the summer. Don't delay applications are due before April 15, 2016 and classes begin May 16, 2016.

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Time is running out for CCP students interested in Summer

New this year, College Credit Plus (CCP) students have the opportunity to enroll in college classes over the summer. Don't delay applications are due before April 15, 2016 and classes begin May 16, 2016.

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Access BGSU Feature Now Available

BGSU is excited to introduce the new Access BGSU feature to students and their families! Access BGSU provides students with the ability to share information such as Grades, Billing/Payment information, Financial Aid Awards, Holds and To Do’s with a designated proxy (parent, guardian, spouse, etc.).

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Still time to register for summer

Maximize your summer, broaden your college experience, and join us with more than 7,000 BGSU students to experience the convenient and efficient Summer Session. Register for summer session and save $50 per credit hour.
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Student Health Insurance Requirements

Domestic students who are taking eight or more credit hours or do not have other health insurance must enroll in the the BGSU/Aetna Student Health Plan by August 15. If a student currently has adequate health insurance and does not wish to enroll in the plan, a waiver must be submitted through the student's MyBGSU account before the deadline.


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Final Exam Schedule

Final exams are this week, December 12-15. Exams rarely take place the same day and time as classes scheduled during the semester. Make sure to view the Fall 2016 final exam schedule to find when students’ exams will take place for each class.

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Bowling Green named one of Ohio's best hometowns

In the November issue of Ohio Magazine, Bowling Green will be recognized as one of the five best hometowns in the publication's 12th annual "Ohio's Best Hometowns" issue. Editors of the magazine evaluated the state's nominees in six categories to help finalize their selections.

Important Information About Buying BGSU Textbooks

Buying textbooks is now done exclusively online using the BGSU Choose price comparison service.  Just open your class schedule in MyBGSU and click on the yellow Book List link. For more info visit


Welcome to the start of your BGSU career!

Opening Weekend is a comprehensive introduction for new BGSU students to the academic and social environment at the University. You’ll meet other new students, faculty and staff while engaging in a variety of events on campus.

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State of the University address

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to President Mary Ellen Mazey’s 2016 State of the University address this Friday (Aug. 26) at 10:30 a.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at The Wolfe Center for the Arts. The Firelands community can gather to watch in 1011 Cedar Point Center.
The address will also be streamed live to all

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Join us for Social Justice Day

At Social Justice Day you will learn more about problems facing our communities and the role you can play as a BGSU student to dismantle inequalities. Join us on Friday, Dec. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Register today!

BGSU presented with MAC FAR for sixth time in eight years

The BGSU women's athletics program was presented with the 2015-16 Mid-American Conference Women's Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Academic Achievement Award on Saturday. MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher presented BGSU with the award that recognizes the conference institution with the  overall highest GPA rank by gender.

Dubow's studies of violence’s effects on children have wide impact

Although most have never met him, children the world over have an important advocate in Dr. Eric Dubow, a BGSU professor of psychology. For more than 25 years, his contributions to the field of child clinical psychology and child mental health have earned him   the respect of psychologists worldwide.

González brings intercultural aspect to communication

It is fitting that the work of Dr. Alberto González, chair of the BGSU communication department, is so well known around the world since the crux of his scholarship is in intercultural communication. His seminal collection of essays is used internationally.  


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Countdown to our Super BGSU commercial

On Sunday, you’re going to get bowled over by a lot of commercials, and maybe even by a few Falcons — but none quite like ours. We think our commercials are pretty super, and you will too. We've shared the first three spots of our new advertising campaign on social media and below. Check out the kickoff for the final full-length commercial at 5 p.m. Sunday right here, on Facebook and Twitter.

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Campus Map

Plan your route and day at BGSU. The interactive campus map works with Google Maps to navigate driving directions to campus as well as walking directions while you are here.


Picture your Selfie at BGSU Contest

Post your Preview Day Selfie on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and include #BGFutureFalcon for a chance to win lunch for two here on campus!

Winners will be notified via social media. Prizes can be claimed at the Office of Admissions table in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union!

Welcome to the Falcon Family

Once you’ve been admitted, there are some important steps you need to complete in order to confirm your enrollment at BGSU. VIEW ALL OF YOUR NEXT STEPS

Activate Your MyBGSU Account

Activating your account provides you access to your personal BGSU email address and online portal where you can select on-campus housing, view your financial aid package (once released) and sign up for new student orientation.

Sign Up for Housing

Once you have been admitted and have activated your MyBGSU account, reserve your space by making the $200 housing payment through your MyBGSU account. Then, you can browse for potential roommates or request a specific roommate.

Learn More About BGSU Residence Life

If you have questions about the housing selection process, Residential Learning Communities, selecting a roommate or residence hall options, you’re not alone! 

Connect with Student Financial Aid

Financing your BGSU education is an important part of the enrollment process. Get information on costs, financial aid, the FAFSA, and more!




We’re excited to welcome you to the Falcon Family and want to celebrate with you! If you’ve made your housing payment or will be a commuting student, be sure to pick up your free BGSU Class of 2020 T-Shirt! Then tweet, snap and post your BGSU spirit using #BGFutureFalcon!

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Facebook: BGSU Class of 2020 or BGSU Parents 

Twitter: @BGSUParents or @BGSU2020 

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Updated: 07/09/2021 10:38AM