Parent, Family and New Student Connections
Bowling Green State University created the Office of Parent, Family and New Student Connections to connect, educate and advocate for the entire Falcon Family.
We are committed to enhancing each students 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 our office 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.
Email communications from BGSU
Stay connected by ensuring you are on our email list. Students need to go into the Student Center in MyBGSU and add "Parent & Family Contacts" to their profile. Remind your student to update these for you to stay informed. You can view archived emails on our Family Communications page.
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."