Parents and Families Programs

Dear Parents and Family Members,

Welcome to the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Falcon Family. From the day of your first campus visit through your student’s commencement ceremony, we value your contributions to BGSU and welcome your involvement in University activities.

Research has shown that college students will contact their families first in times of need. This website is designed to provide you with helpful information and to show how you can be involved and most effectively support your student. We hope you will bookmark this page and refer to it often during the time your student is at BGSU.

We are truly engaged in a partnership—you, your student and the University. Your involvement in your student’s college experience directly affects his or her academic and personal success. As a Falcon Family member, we want to ensure that you are connected to the campus community well after your orientation experience.

Throughout the year, staff from the University will communicate with you in a variety of ways. Be sure to check your email for e-newsletters, general campus news and updates, and invitations to a variety of on-campus events. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way and please take every opportunity to visit the campus, especially on special weekends such as Homecoming and Falcon Family Weekend. Once again, welcome to Falcon Family!



Christopher H. Bullins

Position: Associate Dean of Students

Stay Informed

We are excited to announce that the Access BGSU feature is now available to BGSU students! Access BGSU provides students with the ability to share important data such as Grades, Billing/Payment information, Financial Aid Awards, Holds, and To Do's with a designated proxy (parent, guardian, spouse, etc.). For step-by-step instructions on using Access BGSU, please visit and review the guides listed under "Documentation". 

Please Note: As of March 21st, 2016 CashNet will be accessed directly through Access BGSU. Parents with existing access to View Bill & Make Payment will need to be granted access via the Access BGSU process - the existing parent pin will no longer work. During this transition, parents can still login to CashNet with the student's ID and last name in order to make a payment. This will allow for a means to access CashNet while Access BGSU authorization is being established by the student. 

In addition to our communication with you by email, please fee free to check out the information located on our Resources for Parents and Families page and FAQs & Helpful Tips Page to answer questions you may have during this adjustment period. You can also stay informed by following our BGSU calendar feed below.  

BGSU Calendar Feed

Get Involved

The college years are never easy; they are a time of new friendships, new responsibilities, and new academic and social opportunities. There will be times of joy, sadness, anxiety, frustration and celebration. We are engaged in a partnership— you, your son or daughter and the University. 

The fact that you are visiting this page speaks to your commitment to your son’s or daughter’s experience at BGSU. Take every opportunity to visit the campus, especially on special weekends such as HomecomingFamily Weekend and Sibs N Kids Weekend.

Before traveling to campus be sure to check out our Planning a Trip to BGSU page to get access to resources that will help you make the most out of your trip!

Please let us know if there is anything with which we can assist. Once again, welcome to Bowling Green State University!

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