Parent and Family Connections

We are committed to enhancing each student's learning experience by engaging parents and families as active partners in supporting student success at BGSU. Our mission is to educate and advocate for BGSU families and provide a synergistic environment for both students and families.

At BGSU, we embrace the notion of multi-dimensional families and recognize that family structures include families of origin and families of choice. We serve all families guardians, grandparents and other supporters in the lives of our students.

Our intent is to make the BGSU campus a “home away from home” by offering you a full range of services and resources. We invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns at or 419-372-0438. If you have an immediate concern about the health and safety of a student outside of business hours, please contact the Campus Police at 419-372-2346.


Oct. 18-20

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BGSU Events

Hundreds of events are hosted throughout the year. Check out the full list of events and learn about the family calendar.

Find BGSU Events

The Falcon Family Portal

The Falcon Family Portal is the primary mechanism used by Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to communicate with parents, family members and student supporters.

You may have already been enrolled to receive the portal newsletter via email- we automatically upload student supporter emails who attend new student orientation. In order to maximize your experience though you will need to create and update your profile to best take advantage of the following resources:

  • Personalized newsletters based on you and your student's interests
  • Access to important reminders and announcements sent to students
  • The opportunity to engage with other supporters in the portal
  • The ability to set how often you want to hear from us
  • Learn about upcoming events- like Falcon Family Weekend!

Log in or set up your account today!

Access BGSU

Access BGSU is a feature available to BGSU students and 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." 

2024-25 Family Calendar

New Falcon families of students who attend fall orientation between May and June will receive a FREE family calendar in the mail in July.

One calendar per student will be mailed to each student's permanent address on file that includes important dates and events for the academic year. 

The BGSU online event calendar is the place to find the most up-to-date information on all events, as well as the official BGSU academic calendars

Families who did not receive their calendar or would like additional copies, can download a print-only version – but we highly recommend using the online resources as your primary source of information. 

Official BGSU Online CalendarPrint-only New Student Calendar*

* If you need the family calendar provided to you in an alternate format or fully accessible file, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at or 419-372-8495.

Please note: The print-only calendar was published in July 2024 and details may have changed.

Updated: 07/19/2024 12:40PM