New Student Orientation

Welcome to BGSU

New Student Orientation, in collaboration with the BGSU community, welcomes, supports, and empowers new students during their transition to University life at BGSU and beyond. By providing programs and coordinating strategic services that meet the diverse and individualized needs of incoming students, we support student success and persistence by offering educational opportunities that build community and facilitate personal growth and development within the  Pillars of Success: Academic Success, Career Development, Leadership and Engagement, and Personal and Fiscal Responsibility.

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is a required one-day program held during the summer for all new, incoming students. SOAR serves as a personal introduction to the BGSU community and campus Read More

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation provides transfer students the tools and information necessary to successfully transition to BGSU. Read More

Opening Weekend

Opening Weekend

Held the weekend before classes begin in August, Opening Weekend is a required event for new students entering BGSU and serves as a comprehensive introduction to nearly everything BGSU has to offer. Read More

Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome

Start the year off on solid ground with two-weeks of programming to continue introducing you to the unique organizations, offices, and services offered by the BGSU community.
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