Upcoming Events

Explore your passions and interests, build bonds with fellow falcons, and make the most of your experience at BGSU!

With 50+ Ziggy Points events per semester, there are plenty of chances to earn rewards and qualify for grand prizes while playing an active role in the BGSU community and culture. Learn about Ziggy Points events below and take advantage of the plentiful opportunities offered on campus.

**Unless otherwise noted, Ziggy Points are earned by swiping your BGSU ID during the event.

Event Name:Event DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationDepartment Sponsor:Description:
BGSU Banking Basics by PNC - Link hereEntire SemesterNANANAPNC Bank

BGSU Banking Basics by PNC aims to teach students about the essentials of money management, from depositing checks to understanding income and how to create a budget. Students can gain insight into how well they manage their money, and they can find more information at PNC's Achievement Sessions website. http://bgsu.pncbankingbasics.com

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Milkshakes and Handshakes8/22/171:00 PM4:00 PMCareer CenterCareer CenterStop by the Career Center for some free milkshakes and learn about our upcoming programs and resources!
RSA's Casino Night8/22/178:00 PM11:00 PMBTSU BallroomOffice of Residence LifeRSA's annual Welcome Week Event, Casino Night. This is an opportunity for students to play casino style games, including slot machines, Black Jack, Texas Holdem and more. Students who play have the opportunity to win great prizes!
Speed-Friending8/24/176:00 PM7:30 PMTBDInternational Student ServicesYou've heard of speed-dating, but what about speed-friending?! Expand your social network by meeting new people at this fun, fast-paced event. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and connections that will hopefully last throughout the semester and beyond! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Be sure to arrive on time so that you don’t miss the registration process for speed-friending.
Multicultural Welcome8/26/175:00 PM7:00 PMBTSU BallroomOffice of Multicultural Affairs 
PNC Bank Financial Literacy Seminar - Money 1018/29/171:00 PM11:00 AMBTSU 314PNC BankIn college, students have more responsibility for making decisions on their own - including taking charge of their money. This comprehensive
presentation covers the basics they should know about good financial habits: budgeting, understanding credit, and protecting their identity.
Welcome Back Fest8/30/1711:30 AM1:00 PMCampus CourtyardBGSU FirelandsFirelands is unable to secure campus venues until July. This program date is tentative. The Welcome Back Fest will include student organizations, local non-profit organizations, food and games. It is a great way to get learn how you can get involved with one of our Falcon Awesome student organizations. We will see you there!
Campus Fest8/31/1711:00 AM3:00 PMUnion OvalOCACampus Fest is an annual organization and merchant fair sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities at Bowling Green State University. Each year, over 300 student organizations, local merchants, community partners, and University offices host a table to advertise their involvement and engagement opportunities available for students.
Big Gay Welcome8/31/175:00 PM7:00 PMBTSU BallroomOMA, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, VISIONThe Big Gay Welcome is a fun and energetic event that celebrates LGBTQ+ students, community members, and their allies. The program is hosted by campus leaders in the LGBTQ+ community and highlights facets of LGBTQ+ culture through showcasing the talents and community of LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented students.
Event Name:Event DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationDepartment Sponsor:Description:
Craig Karges
9/3/178:00 PM
9:00 PMOlscamp 101New Student Orientation
Craig Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges his audience to question what is real and what is not, what is possible and what is impossible. Come see his mind-blowing show where tables float, minds are read, and your imagination is challenged because you won't believe your eyes.
Football vs. South Dakota9/6/176:00 PM
Women’s Soccer vs. Wright State9/10/171:00 PM
Exploring Your Leadership
8 sessions between 9/11/17 and 11/17/17
3:30 PM4:30 PMBTSUCenter for Leadership
Exploring Your Leadership are a variety of sessions offered throughout the year by the Student Leadership Assistants aimed at helping individuals enhance their personal leadership. By actively engaging in topics students will be able to gain skills, knowledge, and attitudes required of ethical and life-long leaders. All of these topics fulfill at least one of the educational experiences needed for the leadership education pillar of the Leadership Certificate Program.
Expand Your Horizons
9/13/1710:00 AM2:00 PMBTSU BallroomCCCEAt Expand Your Horizons you will find information about the following: Community-based learning; Volunteer opportunities; Education abroad; Internships, co-ops and practicums; Undergraduate research/scholarly/creative opportunities in all disciplines; STEM education opportunities We’re here to help prepare you to take flight on your first adventure as a BGSU student.
Ethical Leadership Certificate
9/14/17-10/26/176:30 PM8:00 PM
BTSUCenter for Leadership
The Ethical Leadership Certificate (ELC), offered by the Center for Leadership, is a program that will help you develop integrity and purpose as a leader. With sessions focusing on personal values, ethical decision-making, and making change, this certificate will help you develop self-awareness as an ethical and intentional leader.
Men’s Soccer vs. Cincinnati9/16/177:00 PM    
Major Match Up
9/20/1712:00 PM3:00 PMBTSU Multi-Purpose room
Deciding Student Program
The event is a majors fair. Students can come speak to faculty and advisors representing all BGSU majors.
Women’s Soccer vs. Ball State9/22/177:00 PM
Volleyball vs. Northern Illinois9/23/175:00 PM
Fall EXPO Job and Internship Fair
9/26/178:00 AM
5:00 PMPerry Field House
Career Center
This event will introduce students to organizations who are hiring for internship and career/post-graduation employment opportunities across all majors.
3rd Annual Graduate & Professional School Fair
9/28/1711:00 AM
11:00 AM
BTSU BallroomThe Graduate College
Visit the Graduate & Professional School Fair to learn more about graduate and professional school programs at BGSU and across the nation.
Football vs. Akron
Event Name:Event DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationDepartment Sponsor:Description:
Homecoming Bed Races
10/12/174:00 PM6:00 PMParking Lot N
Office of Residence Life
Join the Office of Residence Life for Bed Races! Team of 5 people to race beds! We are awarding speed, spirit, and style! Show us your BG Spirit and let's get Homecoming rolling along!
Taste of BG
10/13/176:30 PM8:30 PMFalcon Tailgate Park
OCATaste of BG, the Homecoming weekend kick-off event, is an experience that is designed to bring together current students, alumni, and the community through all of BG’s favorite small town businesses!
Hockey vs. Michigan State10/13/177:37 PM
Football vs. Ohio10/14/173:30 PM    
Inclusive Leadership Certificate
10/17/17-12/5/176:30 PM8:00 PMBTSUCenter for Leadership
The Inclusive Leadership Certificate (ILC), offered by the Center for Leadership and Office of Multicultural Affairs, is a program that will help you develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills for inclusive leadership in an increasingly diverse world. Employers are looking for leaders who value and develop inclusive leadership skills. The ILC is the perfect way to incorporate that competency into your leadership toolkit, meet people who share your interests, and contribute to making BGSU a more inclusive community.
Peace Symposium
10/17/17-10/19/178:00 AM4:00 PMBTSUAsian Studies Program
The Asian Studies Program and Peace and Conflict Studies Program will jointly present a 3 day Peace Symposium with lectures by survivors of the Hiroshima Nuclear Bomb and a journalist. The lectures will provide discussion of peace and conflict challenges and provide personal awareness of the costs of and alternatives to international conflict and nuclear weapons.
Monster Mash
10/19/1710:00 PM1:00 AM
Student Recreation Center
Recreation and Wellness
Join us in a spooky celebration of Halloween. Come enjoy free food, campus lantern tours, face painting, crafts, Zombie Zumba, and and a DJ! Wear your best costume for a chance to win a prize.
Football vs. Northern Illinois10/21/17TBA    
10/23/17-10/27/1711:30 AM
1:30 PM
BTSU MezzanineCounseling CenterGot grit? Show us! Stop by the GRIT Week table in BTSU for short, interactive tasks designed to increase your persistence and resilience. Take away some swag and a little bit of encouragement! And add your two cents to our Question of the Day banner! - #BGritty
Presentation by Clarence Page
10/26/177:30 PM8:45 PMBTSU BallroomOffice of the Provost
Clarence Page, Pulitzer-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune, will present on issues raised in this year's Common Reading, Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. Although Mr. Page's experiences were different from those of J.D.Vance, Mr. Page also grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and he has referenced Vance’s book in his columns.
Volleyball vs. Miami
10/26/177:00 PM    
Swimming & Diving vs. Eastern Michigan10/28/171:00 PM Cooper Pool
Event Name:Event DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationDepartment Sponsor:Description:
Winter Wheat Festival of Writing
11/2/177:30 PM8:30 PMProut Chapel
Mid-American Review
Theresa Williams, Department of English faculty member, reads from her creative work to kick off the 2017 Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing.
Study Abroad in Japan Presentations
11/2/179:00 PM11:00 PMNakamoto Japanese Room, Offenhaur West
Asian Studies Program
Students who have experienced one year of study abroad in Japan will share their experiences, stories, and what may be expected by anyone who may be interested in studying abroad in Japan.
Winter Wheat Festival of Writing
11/3/177:30 PM
8:30 PMUnion TheaterMid-American Review/Graduate Writers Club
BGSU alumna Colette Arrand reads her poetry for the 2017 Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing.
Leadership Academy
11/4/179:00 AM5:00 PMOlscamp Hall
Office of the Dean of Students
Leadership Academy is one-day event takes place in the fall and engages students in educational sessions targeted toward their leadership development. Participants have the opportunity to explore personal and leadership values, network with other campus leaders, and develop the skills necessary for success.
Volleyball vs. Kent State11/4/175:00 PM
Tunnel of Oppression11/15/17-11/16/1710:00 AM5:00 PMBTSUOffice of Residence Life
The Tunnel of Oppression is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Residence Life that explores issues of diversity, power, privilege, and social justice. The event is free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m
Off Campus Housing Fair
11/15/1710:00 AM
2:00 PM
Olscamp 101
Off Campus Student Services - Office of the Dean of Students
Off Campus Housing Fair. Check out housing options for off-campus living and visit with local service organizations and city officials.
Football vs. Toledo11/15/177:00/8:00 PM
BGSU Firelands Homecoming11/16/1711:00 AM
2:00 PMFirelands Vending Area
BGSU Firelands
Show your BG pride at our homecoming celebration. Games, food and fun :)
Men’s Basketball vs. FGCU11/18/176:00 PM    
Women’s Basketball vs. Canisius11/19/172:00 PM
"Hillbilly Elegy" -- Presentation by J.D. Vance
11/29/177:30 PM9:00 PMBTSU Ballroom
Office of the Provost
In his talk "Hillbilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis," Common Reading author J.D. Vance will discuss Hillbilly Elegy, his best-selling memoir which provides insights into his own past struggles, the struggles of Appalachian Americans, and the struggles of America’s working class. The presentation will be followed by Q&A/ book signing.
Pajama Party
11/30/1710:00 PM
12:00 AM
Student Recreation Center
Recreation and Wellness
Unwind and relax at the Pajama Party Late Night Event! Put on your favorite (appropriate) pajamas and enjoy a fun-filled night of FREE food, WERQ dance class, crafts, henna, sleep kits, and rock climbing. The first 100 participants receive free sleep kits. Wear your pajamas for entry into a raffle.
Event Name:Event DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationDepartment Sponsor:Description:
Hockey vs. Bemidji St.12/1/17
Women’s Basketball vs. Xavier12/6/17TBA    
Hockey vs. Alabama Huntsville12/8/17TBA