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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.

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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. More Information

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

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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. Apply Online Now

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. Apply Online Now

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.). Learn More

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. MORE INFORMATION

Get Gritty With It!

GRIT definition: STRENGTH OF CHARACTER, COURAGE AND DETERMINATION TO STICK WITH THINGS OVER THE LONG TERM, DESPITE HARDSHIP OR OBSTACLES. Join other gritty individuals.

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. View Fall 2016 Final Exam Schedule

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 BGSU.edu/FalconOutfitters

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. Frequently Asked Questions

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 University desktops

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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Experience BGSU for a day!
Preview Day
Saturday, December 2
9 a.m. to Noon

Meet with faculty and staff at informational booths, talk to financial aid experts, participate in a variety of activities and open houses, tour campus and residences halls. Then spend the afternoon exploring the town of Bowling Green and later immerse yourself in the arts at BGSU's Arts Extravaganza (ArtsX). 

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Experience BGSU for a day!
Preview Day
Saturday, December 2
9 a.m. to Noon

Meet with faculty and staff at informational booths, talk to financial aid experts, participate in a variety of activities and open houses, tour campus and residences halls. Then spend the afternoon exploring the town of Bowling Green and later immerse yourself in the arts at BGSU's Arts Extravaganza (ArtsX). 

REGISTER TODAY!

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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.

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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!

 

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Celebrate!

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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Twitter: @BGSUParents or @BGSU2020 

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