Self-Guided Campus Tour
Falcon Family Weekend provides families of BGSU students the opportunity to enjoy the campus and engage in meaningful connections with their students through a wide variety of events. We’ve put together a self-guided tour for you, which is an opportunity to explore some of the exciting places on or near campus!
BGSU vs. South Dakota Football Game
Join us Saturday at the Doyt Perry Stadium at 6 p.m. for the BGSU
vs. South Dakota Football Game! Take your family photos as you cheer
on the Falcons!
Bowen-Thompson Student Union
The heart of the BGSU campus is a hub for activities, events and
socializing. For all your campus needs check out Falcon Outfitters and
eateries that include Jamba Juice, Steak 'n Shake, Panda Express,
Starbucks, and more. There are also study spaces and computer labs,
Ziggabyte (a one-stop technology resource), lounges, a convenience
store, the Information Desk, BG1 Card Office and Career Center.
Falcon Family Game Night
Bring the whole family to Falcon Family Game Night on Friday in
Olscamp at 7:30 p.m. to hangout and enjoy some fun games together!
Game Night will include BINGO, Family Feud and more! Take a family
picture in the photo booth.
The Fountain facing Thurstin Street in front of the Administration Building was constructed along with the building in 1963. The Fountain offers a cool place to hang out during warm weather.
Take your family’s photo with the Fountain in the background.
Outside your Student’s Residence
Residence halls are places for students to not only live, but also to grow, learn, and make new friends! Residence halls on campus include: Centennial, Kriescher Quadrangle, Conklin North, Founders, Greek Village, Kohl, McDonald, Falcon Heights, and Offenhauer. If your student lives off-campus, take a photo outside his/her residence to commemorate one of the first rentals of their adult lives!
The Spirit Rock
The Spirit Rock is painted multiple times each year by different campus organizations. Over the years, the Rock as had many locations across campus, and it is currently located between the Wolfe Center and Kriescher Quadrangle. Take your family’s photo standing beside the Spirit Rock.
The $36 million Stroh Center is a state-of-the-art venue for concerts, commencements, lectures, and numerous campus and community events. It also serves as the home for Falcon men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs. Take your family’s photo outside the Stroh Center with the bronze falcon statue. You can repeat this pose following your student’s commencement ceremony when he/she graduates from BGSU!
The Thinking Man
The “Thinking Man” statue is located on the north side of Olscamp. This unique piece of art is unlike any other on campus, so snap a photo with this Falcon favorite and make your best thinking face!
The University Seal
In 1914, Leon Winslow, a professor in the Industrial Arts Department, patterned the design of a new college seal after the State Seal of Ohio. The largest version of this primary University symbol can be found in the grassy area between the Administration Building and University Hall. Legend has it that couples who hold hands and kiss while standing on it will marry. Take your family’s photo while standing on or around the Seal.
Wolfe Center for the Arts
The Wolfe Center for the Arts was completed in 2011. The Center provides a place for students and faculty to learn and work on theatrical, dance, musical, film, and digital arts productions. In addition, the Center offers an exceptional venue in which to see a wide range of performances.
The Wolfe Center is located between the Fine Arts Center and the Moore Musical Arts Center. Take your family’s photo on its unique sloped lawn where outdoor movies are viewed by students.