About GSO

Our goal at GSO is to serve as a major resource of orientation and professional development opportunities for graduate students. Our program offers students opportunities throughout the year that are designed to help enhance their personal goals as well as professional and academic success. This enhancement also benefits the entire academic community of Bowling Green State University through the training of our graduate assistants.  The orientation experience is offered both virtually and through on-campus experiences.

The GSO August Program, also known as GSO Week, is our main orientation program and is held the week prior to the beginning of fall semester classes.  GSO Week offers our participants sessions that focus on graduate student resources, assistantship training, and academic skill enhancement such as teaching tips and techniques, research resources, hands-on technology training, and personal/professional development. 

The next GSO August Program will take place August 24-28, 2020 . Visit the GSO Week page to get detailed information on the  various activities scheduled throughout the week. GSO is here to help you meet the challenges and responsibilities of your graduate education and will introduce you to the excellent faculty at BGSU, the vast array of technology and services available to you on campus, connect you with fellow graduate students, and introduce you to the Graduate College. In addition, each department organizes several days of departmental specific programming. This programming will familiarize students with departmental procedures and facilities; and provide students on assistantships with information regarding their assistantship duties. 

The continued success of GSO relies upon the involvement of the campus community.  If you wish to become involved in GSO or have any questions please contact any of the GSO staff.