Registration for GSO

Bowling Green State University's Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) program is designed to acclimate new graduate students to the campus resources in order to foster community engagement and ensure student success. GSO provides initial training for students with first-time assistantships to ensure compliance with institutional policies as well as a successful start to their career. All graduate students are encouraged to attend GSO and is required for graduate students receiving their first assistantship contract from BGSU.

All incoming graduate students and first-time assistants are required to register for GSO. Registration for 2017 is not yet open. Please contact if you have any questions.

STEP 1: Create Your MyBGSU Account

When admitted, you received a Certificate of Admission from the Office of Admissions with information about establishing your BGSU account, including your BGSU ID Number.  If you have not already done so, you must set-up and activate your BGSU account before conducting any other business related to your enrollment at BGSU.

Go to and follow the prompts to activate your BGSU account.

STEP 2: Log into Your BGSU email account

By visiting, you can log into your email account.  Make sure to start regularly checking your email account. BGSU faculty and staff will use this email address to communicate important information to you.

STEP 3: Registration

Registration for the online GSO Canvas course for spring semester will be open soon.