Oct. 20-22

We invite you and your family to join us this fall for Falcon Family Weekend!

Falcon Family Weekend is an annual tradition for parents, family members and supporters to visit, create memories, participate in events as well as explore campus and the local community. This year, there will be a variety of activities, including a series of athletic events to look forward to!

Register your family today and explore the festivities you will enjoy during your stay in Bowling Green. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Parent and Family Connections at 419-372-0438 or families@bgsu.edu. Your family also can receive updates by signing up for the Falcon Family Connections newsletter.

To individuals with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate prior to this event by contacting Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419-372-8495

Parent and Family Connections
419-372-0438 | families@bgsu.edu

Featured Family Weekend Events

All Family Weekend Events

Friday, Oct. 20

Saturday, Oct. 21

Sunday, Oct. 22

Cheer on the Falcons as a family at one or more athletic events during Falcon Family Weekend!

Purchase tickets for the home volleyball, hockey and football games in advance through the link below and receive discounted pricing starting at:

  • Volleyball – $5
  • Hockey – $6
  • Football – $6

The link below also includes parking pass information, parking maps and details about free student tickets and tickets for children aged 3 and under.

Buy your discounted tickets today and learn more


Plan your Stay

Whether you are traveling hundreds of miles or right down the road from your house, the following information will help you plan your Family Weekend visit.


When you arrive, head to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and park in parking lot 7

No parking permit or meter payment will be required between 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 through 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 across campus. Please note that reserved spaces, ADA, and fire lanes are still enforced during this time.

Details about parking at Athletic events can be found on the Athletics ticket page.

Driving to BG

Bowling Green, Ohio is located near Interstate 75 and U.S. Route 6, on State Route 25. The University is on East Wooster Street between State Route 25 and Interstate 75. It is easily accessible from the Ohio Turnpike via exit 64/4A.

To ensure that you arrive at BGSU on time, we advise that you visit the ODOT website, call 419-373-4471 or call 1-888-2OH-ROAD for updates on any local construction that could delay your trip.


If you arrive by plane, we suggest that you rent a car for transportation or make arrangements for shuttle service. You can book a ride with BG Airport Shuttle or search online for other options in the Bowling Green area.

Airports Near BGSU:


If you would like to travel by train, the closest Amtrack station is located in Toledo Ohio. From there, you will need to coordinate travel arrangements. 

Overnight Accommodations

If you are planning on staying overnight as a guest in one of the residence halls, please make sure you and your student are familiar with the guest policies outlined in the Community Living Standards before your arrival. As a guest, you must be accompanied by your student at all times in the residence halls, as an overnight guest or just visiting.

You are also welcome to book accommodations in nearby cities:

Time listed is the distance from the location to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Time from the location will vary based on your destination and time of day.

How to Register

To register, log in to the Falcon Family Portal and complete the registration form. Registration for the weekend is FREE, but it is helpful for us to get a count of how many guests we will have on campus to help us plan our events. 

Register for Falcon Family Weekend

How to log in to the Falcon Family Portal:

If you already have an account, simply click the registration link above, log in to the portal and scroll down on the Falcon Family Weekend portal page to complete the event registration form.

Don't have an account? That's okay! Just click the registration link above and you will be prompted to create a portal account. Once your account is created, head back to the Falcon Family Weekend portal page to complete your registration.

Please note: Just logging into the portal will not automatically register you for Falcon Family Weekend. You must complete event registration after logging in.

Falcon Family Weekend T-shirts

T-shirt orders have closed.

All preordered shirt sales are final, no refunds or exchanges as they are custom-made to order. Those who have preordered T-shirts will be able to pick them up during Falcon Family Weekend Check-in in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Family Weekend Check-in

Adult T-shirt
Youth T-shirt

Arrival and Check-in

We are excited for your arrival! Please use the following instructions to ensure a smooth check-in process. 


To ensure that you arrive at BGSU on time, we advise that you visit the ODOT website, call 419-373-4471 or call 1-888-2OH-ROAD for updates on any local construction that could delay your trip. Please review the Plan your Stay section on this page for assistance with your travel and accommodations.


Check-in will take place in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Multipurpose Room from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 21.

At check-in, you will be greeted by the Parent and Family Connections staff, who will be able to answer any questions you have about Family Weekend. 

At check-in you will receive the following:

  • Family Weekend Event Schedule
  • Campus Map
  • Family Weekend T-shirt if pre-ordered by Sunday, Sept. 17.

Helpful Tip

Classes will be in session on Friday, Oct. 20. Be sure to coordinate with your student to see when their last class ends so you can plan for the best arrival time.

Updated: 10/18/2023 03:37PM