Before Arriving on Campus

The BGSU community response to COVID-19 involves taking personal responsibility for your own well being and the health and safety of our entire campus community. The following safety protocols are at the center of this commitment to self care and community and will remain in effect until further notice.

Falcon Commitment

The health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority. Please complete the Forward Falcon Community Commitment and help us slow the spread of COVID-19. As a public university for the public good, you are helping to protect your own health and the health of our Falcon family.

Sign Your Employee Falcon Commitment

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Before arriving on campus, leaving your residence hall room or visiting campus each day

  1. Complete the personal health/wellness check below based on CDC and ODH guidelines. 
  2. Contact the BGSU COVID-19 Response Team (, and the Falcon Health Center or your medical provider if you have symptoms related to COVID-19.

Employees (faculty, staff, student employees and graduate assistants):  if you meet the CDC’s definition of individuals at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or are living with an individual at higher risk, you may submit a request for special accommodations.  

Personal Health/Wellness Check

Conduct symptom monitoring checks every day before arriving on campus (leaving a residence hall room for residential students) and be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19.

For all members of our communities on the Bowling Green and Fireland campuses, including visitors, please note that whether or not you meet all or any of the below guidelines, we request that no one come to campus if they are experiencing a temperature that exceeds 100.4 degrees. It is advised that you take your temperature each day before leaving your residence hall room or arriving on campus, before entering large public areas, and before interacting with others. If you don't have your own thermometer available, please gauge your own health and wellness by other means, including whether you feel that you may have a fever.

All BGSU faculty, staff and students who develop symptoms, whether on or off campus, are required to immediately contact the BGSU COVID-19 Response Team (, and the Falcon Health Center or their medical provider. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE HALL ROOM OR COME TO CAMPUS. 

Employees and students can also report concerns about an individual who shows symptoms of the virus to and Falcon Health Center.

Visitors, please do not come to campus if you have any symptoms.

#CampusClear App

BGSU continues to provide the #CampusClear app, which can be downloaded for free and used for daily health screenings.

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Signs that you may have COVID-19 from the CDC:

  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may be mild or severe and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus; however, some people with COVID-19 have no symptoms. Seek prompt medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. In adults these can include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face


We have reinvented a new normal that requires adapting course delivery, classroom management and configuration, curriculum offerings, residence and dining hall safeguards, student life programming, and many operations and functions across the University. As we stay focused on our mission to continue building the quality and value of your BGSU education, we must continue to work together to keep the health and safety of our campus community the top priority.

As we continue in-person learning at both of our campuses, we continue to welcome visitors while maintaining the following safety protocols, which will remain in effect until further notice.

Current Wood County COVID-19 Case Report

Visit guidelines for the Office of Admissions

Visiting campus is often an important part of the college search process — and we know the ongoing pandemic has not made that easy. At BGSU, we’re listening to what our students need, while also being mindful of physical distancing and safety measures for both our Admissions staff and visitors. With this in mind, we’re pleased to offer small and personalized in-person visits on our beautiful campus in Bowling Green, Ohio. These opportunities are limited, and we ask that you reach out to your personal Admissions counselor to start a conversation about a reservation. We’re also continually developing and adapting our virtual offerings and resources to meet the needs of our students and plan to keep virtual options available throughout the academic year. As always, we’re here for you at 419-372-2478 and, and we would love to connect when you’re ready.