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 families@BGSU.edu 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.
Communications from BGSU- 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!
Visit the Portal today at families.bgsu.edu.
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."
Updated: 08/15/2023 09:33AM