Fall Welcome

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Fall Welcome

Monday, August 21 – Sunday, September 3

Get ready for Fall Welcome, a series of 120+ events occurring throughout the first two weeks of the semester.  This is your opportunity to continue meeting friends, faculty, and staff who will help shape your BGSU experience. You will also have the chance to explore many opportunities available to you as a student on campus.

Full Event Calendar

Free Falcon Fitness Classes

Date: All week
Location: Student Recreation Center
Description: Try out any Falcon Fitness class this week for free! Group X classes are a great way to get all the exercise you need in a fun, motivational environment.  The classes also provide accountability and structure, ensuring participants complete a well-rounded exercise routine from a certified instructor.  Popular classes include Zumba, BODYPUMP, Aqua Fit, Yoga, and various cycle classes. See the website for a complete schedule and class descriptions. Save $5 on Group X passes purchased by August 27.

Free Round of Gold at Forrest Creason

Date: This event will be offered through Sunday, September 3
Location: Forrest Creason Golf Course
Description: Give golf a swing! Forrest Creason Golf Course, on the BGSU Campus, is offering a free round of golf for every first year student, and a free cart rental to returning students.  No clubs, no problem, rentals are available.  Tee Time Required: Call 419-372-2674

Blue & White Yard Show

Date: Monday, August 21
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Harshman Basketball Courts
Description: Come out and open the year with a glimpse of the members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).  Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

First Day Celebration

Date: Monday, August 21
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Location: University Lawn
Description: You made it through the first day of classes and you deserve to celebrate! Come join H20 for a party on University Lawn. Free food, Corn Hole, and New Friends to celebrate the start of the new year!

Public Skate

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00 pm
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
Description: With valid BGSU ID, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginner through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try. Rental skates will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.

Broomball

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 11:15pm - 12:00am
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
With valid BGSU ID, come play broomball for free at the Ice Arena. Bring your friends and wear sneakers with good tread. Helmets, balls and sticks will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.

Buy Your Tickets Now for the Cedar Point Bus Trip

The bus trip is on Saturday, August 26th, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

Description: The summer is almost over, but there is still more fun to be had at Cedar Point! Buy a discounted ticket for $35 (transportation and beverage wristband included) at the Information Desk in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23. Limited tickets available! Sponsored by the University Activities Organization.

Buy Your Tickets Now for the Cedar Point Bus Trip

Bus trip is on Saturday, August 26th, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
See description from Monday, August 21

Free Falcon Fitness Classes

Date: All week
Location: Student Recreation Center
See description from Monday, August 21

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

Campus Sustainability School Supply

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 11:00am – 1:00 pm
Location: Kreischer Sundial Dining
Description: Come pick up new and gently used school supplies FREE at Campus Sustainability’s reuse store, the “re store” located in Kreischer Residence Hall second floor (enter through the Sundial Dining door facing the Rec Center). Supplies have been donated by students at the end of the previous academic year. Paper, folders, binders, pens/pencils, highlighters, desktop organizers and more! Limited supplies of some items.

Kool Off with Kappa

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 11:00pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Education Building Steps
Description: Kappa Kappa Gamma wants to greet you with free popsicles! Meet our organization and cool off under the sun with us.

Milkshakes and Handshakes

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Career Center, Bowen-Thompson Student Union 225
Description: Join us for a refreshing milkshake during Welcome Week while meeting the Career Center and Student Employment staff to learn of available services to students and become familiar with our space. This is an informal meet and greet where you are encouraged to ask questions regarding any career-related topic, on-campus jobs, or the Falcon Internship Guarantee program.

H20 Groups

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Location: see www.h2ochurch.com for a location nearest you
Description: Groups are a gathering of college students who meet weekly for a meal and a conversation about life with God. We hope you will join us!

Resident Student Association’s Casino Night

*This event is a Ziggy Points event
Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00 pm
Location: BTSU Ballroom
Description: Come join the Resident Student Association in their annual Casino Night! Play casino style games including black jack and Texas Hold'em for a chance to win great prizes!

CRU Life Group Kickoff

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Residence Halls (visit bgsucru.com for specific locations)
Description: Kick off weekly Lifegroups in a residence hall near you! Join your neighbors and learn about what Lifegroup is and meet new people and enjoy FREE CHICK-FIL-A!

Public Skate

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00 pm
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
Description: See description from Monday, August 21

Broomball

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 11:15pm - 12:00am
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
Description: See description from Monday, August 21

Buy Your Tickets Now for the Cedar Point Bus Trip

Bus trip is on Saturday, August 26th, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
See description from Monday, August 21

Event: Free Falcon Fitness Classes

Date: All week
Location: Student Recreation Center
See description from Monday, August 21

Event: Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

Event: CRU Spikeball Tournament

Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Alumni Mall
Description: Like volleyball ad Foursquare put together! There will be music, prizes, and new friends to meet! Grab a partner OR come ready to play with a new friend, for a fun afternoon of Spikeball! All levels of play are welcome! Registration will start at 1:30pm at the event location.

Event: From Gay to Ze

Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union 308
Description: From Gay to Ze provides a comprehensive introduction to LGBTQ+ campus resources. The program is designed as a safe space to ask questions and connect with the community.

Event: H20 Groups

Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Location: see www.h2ochurch.com for a location nearest you
Description: See description from Tuesday, August 22

Event: Active Christians Today

Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Prout Chapel
Description: Join Active Christians Today for our first weekly meeting of the year!   

Event: Public Skate

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00 pm
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
Description: See description from Monday, August 21

Event: Broomball

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 11:15pm - 12:00am
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
Description: See description from Monday, August 21

Free Falcon Fitness Classes

Date: All week
Location: Student Recreation Center
See description from Monday, August 21

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

BSU & NPHC Block Party

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Harshman Courts
Description: Join BSU and NPHC for the annual fall welcome Block Party!  There will be music, food, fun activities, and new friends to meet! Come check us out! Sponsored by Black Student Union and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Fall Welcome Pizza Party

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30 pm
Location: 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Description: Join Hillel during Fall Welcome for PIZZA! We want to welcome new freshman, as well as returning students, to campus so join us for a pizza party! Whether you want to hear about our programs, meet new people or just want some pizza, come check us out!

Speed-Friending

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Oaks Dining Hall
Description: You've heard of speed-dating, but what about speed-friending?! Expand your social network by meeting new people at this fun, fast-paced event. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and connections that will hopefully last throughout the semester and beyond! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Be sure to arrive on time so that you don’t miss the registration process for speed-friending.

Panhellenic Formal Sorority Recruitment Orientation

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, or 9:00pm
Location: Olscamp 223
Description: Come meet the eleven sororities that comprise the Panhellenic Community at BGSU and find your “home away from home!”  This meeting is mandatory for anyone who is registered to go through the Panhellenic Recruitment Process.  This meeting will allow Potential New Members to meet Recruitment Guides, ask questions, identify values, and learn important information on the Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Process.

H20 Groups

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Location: see www.h2ochurch.com for a location nearest you
Description: See description from Tuesday, August 22

First CRU of the Year!

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Olscamp 101
Description: Come out to the first CRU of the year! Meet new friends, win prizes, and engage challenging thoughts in topics from faith, God, spirituality — to — roommate relationships, dating, culture, and current events. Stick around for some ice cream afterwards! For more info and for any further questions visit the BGSU CRU website: bgsucru.com

Big Bash and Jurassic Park with BGSU Dining and BGSU Athletics

*This event is a Ziggy Points event
Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 6:00pm – 12:00 am
Location: The Oaks Front Lawn
Description: Join BGSU Dining and BGSU Athletics to enjoy inflatable games, great food, and watch Jurassic Park as we celebrate Fall Welcome! Check out the meal plan friendly Premium Walking Tacos before the movie and be ready for some great snacks provided by the Falcon Dub Box.

Public Skate

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00 pm
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
Description: See description from Monday, August 21

Broomball

Date: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24
Time: 11:15pm - 12:00am
Location: BGSU Ice Arena
Description: See description from Monday, August 21

Free Falcon Fitness Classes

Date: All week
Location: Student Recreation Center
See description from Monday, August 21

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

Make your Volunteer and Service Connection!

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: Drop In Time 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Community & Civic Engagement, 100 University Hall
Description: Get started on identifying a volunteer and service connection for yourself, a student organization, academic program, learning community, or scholarship program. You can make a specific appointment ahead of time or just drop in to talk to one of our Civic Action Leaders or CCCE staff! The first 50 visitors will be entered in a raffle for 50% of a fall Alternative break Trip.

Volleyball vs. UIC

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Stroh Center
Description: Admission FREE to all home volleyball games

Feed My Starving Children

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Education Building/Steps
Description: Learn more about Feed My Starving Children while tie-dying with members of the group.

Welcome to Our Profession Reception

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 115 Education Building
Description: Have an interest in Intervention Specialist majors?  Come meet with Intervention Specialists and administrators from local school districts to learn more about this profession. Sponsored by Student Council for Exceptional Students.

ShadowCast Pictures Arri Alexa Summit – Day 1

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Wolfe Center
Description: This two-day event centers on the donation of an industry-standard Arri Alexa camera to the film program in the Department of Theatre and Film

BGSU Campus Scavenger Hunt

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: College of Health & Human Services Lawn
Description: Meet with students in Communication Sciences and Disorders while enjoying a scavenger hunt and the opportunity to learn more about these programs. Sponsored by Communication Sciences & Disorders and the BGSU National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association chapter.

Volleyball vs. Duquesne

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Stroh Center
Description: Admission FREE to all home volleyball games

Plastic Shatners and Lady Parts Improv

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: 115 Education Building
Description: Do you like FREE COMEDY? If so, come out join the Plastic Shatners and Lady Parts as they showcase their comedic talents just for you…and anyone else who shows up! Scenes and worlds will be created right in front of your eyes just from simple suggestions. Come have fun as these two improve comedy teams are sure to keep you laughing after the first week of classes.

Campus Water Balloon Battle and Lawn Party

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00 pm
Location: University Lawn
Description: Come battle your new friend (or enemies) in H20’s all campus water balloon fight. Everyone is welcome but only the first 300 people will get a free T-shirt. Afterwards, hangout with some corn hole and food, and everything is free. A great way to start your first weekend of the semester!

Buy Your Tickets Now for the Cedar Point Bus Trip

The bus trip is on Saturday, August 26th, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
Description: The summer is almost over, but there is still more fun to be had at Cedar Point! Buy a discounted ticket for $35 (transportation and beverage wristband included) at the Information Desk in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23. Limited tickets available! Sponsored by the University Activities Organization.

Free Falcon Fitness Classes

Date: All week
Location: Student Recreation Center
See description from Monday, August 21

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

ShadowCast Pictures Arri Alexa Summit – Day 2

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Wolfe Center
Description: This two-day event centers on the donation of an industry-standard Arri Alexa camera to the film program in the Department of Theatre and Film

Hackathon.Moe with Anime

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 11:00am – 11:00 pm
Location: 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Description: Join the Anime club for Hackathon.Moe.  Hackathon.Moe pairs students to create a video game. No experience required!

Sport Management Alliance

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 11:00am – 4:00 pm
Location: Union Oval
Description: Interested in sport management?  Connect with other students who share your interests, while having fun on inflatables!

WBGU-FM

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Kuhlin Center Lawn
Description: Learn more about the opportunities to get involved with the campus radio station and enjoy some tie-dying! See you there!

Economic Experiments

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Tent outside Business Building
Description: Interested in business or the social sciences?  Meet with the ECON Club and participate in hands-on economic experiments. 

CRU 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Kriescher Courts
Description: Come on out to the Kreischer basketball courts for some 3-on-3 Basketball! Men’s and Co-Ed tournament! There will be music, prizes, fun, and friends! Grab a few friends and make a team or come and make a few friends by joining a team! See you there!

Volleyball vs. Xavier

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Stroh Center
Description: Admission FREE to all home volleyball games

Swing Society Welcome Dance!

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Anderson Arena
Description: Have you ever wanted to learn how to swing dance?  Come join the Falcon Swing Society for our first event of the year.  Music and food will be provided as we swing into the new year!  No prior dancing experience or partner is necessary as we will teach you everything you need to know!

Student Percussion Association

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Kelly Hall – 1012 Moore Musical Arts Center
Description: Learn more about this organization and their events for the year, as well as meet with faculty members from the department.  Refreshments provided!

Falcon Sports Festival

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Doyt L. Perry Stadium
Description: Come join BGSU’s Athletics Department for a fun-filled time at the first Falcon Sports Festival.  This community event will be a great opportunity for Falcon fans, students, and the Bowling Green community to interact with BGSU student-athletes and coaches. There will be music, prizes, fun, and friends! See you there!

Multicultural Welcome

*This event is a Ziggy Points event
Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Description: Come learn more about the Office of Multicultural Affairs, SMART, Project Search, the LGBTQ+ Center, and Multicultural Student Organizations.  This event features music, dancing, a DJ, food, and fun!

Facts and Myths about Freshman Year

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Business Building
Description: Meet with students in the Business Analytics Specialization and learn more about the opportunities in this program. Sponsored by Business Analytics INFORMS.

Society of Professional Journalists

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Kuhlin Center Lobby
Description: Interested in journalism? Join Society of Professional Journalists for an evening with alumni who will help new students learn more about the profession and discover ways to get connected to student and local media. Refreshments provided.

Men’s Soccer vs. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cochrane Stadium
Description: Admission FREE to all home soccer matches

Free Falcon Fitness Classes

Date: All week
Location: Student Recreation Center
See description from Monday, August 21

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

H20 Church

Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Description: Join H20 for a church service, designed specifically for college students at BGSU. H20 comes together in the Student Union to engage in worship, inform each other of the truths of the Bible, and inspire a life of faith in our community here at BGSU.

Pizza with The Light

Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Union Oval
Description: Enjoy pizza and games with members of The Light and learn more about this First Presbyterian organization.

“Kaffeeklatsch”

Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Ground for Thought
Description: Enjoy coffee and pastries while having the opportunity to speak German.  Open to students of German at any level.  Sponsored by German Club.

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

Resume Rookie

Date: Monday, August 28
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union 208
Description: Are you considering part-time employment while attending BGSU? You’ll impress employers if you have a resume that reflects the transferrable skills and experience you’ve gained so far.  No formal work experience? No problem! At this workshop, you can begin to create your first resume or give your high school resume a BGSU makeover. Sponsored by Student Employment Services.

Voting 101 Information Session

Date: Monday, August 28
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Center for Community & Civic Engagement, 100 University Hall
Description: Join BGSU Votes student leaders and volunteers for free pizza and pop and get informed about voting.  Information covered will include registration deadlines, early voting options, absentee voting options, nonpartisan information about how to get informed about issues and candidates, how to be involved as a volunteer or poll worker, and how to plan your own registration drive.  We look forward to supporting you as an active citizen in exercising your right to be involved and engage others in the democratic process.

Talk Sex

Date: Monday, August 28
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Location: Olscamp 117
Description: Talk Sex with Peer Educators in our panel discussion to raise awareness about sexual responsibility.  Learn about ways to practice sexual responsibility and get your questions answered by our knowledgeable panel.  Sponsored by the Wellness Connection.

Service in BG with MCG

Date: Monday, August 28
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: 208 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Description: Come learn about the chapters in the Multicultural Greek Council at BGSU and why service is important to them! MGC values civic engagement and service and believes that it is every person's obligation to make their community better. At this event, attendees will learn about various service opportunities around campus such as working with the Office of Service Learning as well as other student organizations that offer these opportunities. Attendees will also learn about service opportunities available in the Bowling Green community.

CRU Glo S’mos

Date: Monday, August 28
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Location: MacDonald Hall Courtyar/Oaks Fire Pit
Description: S'mores, glow sticks, spikeball, Kan Jam and more! Come on out, sit by the fire, make some s'mores, play some games and meet new friends! Right outside the Oaks at the fire pit! See you there!

bGAB – BG Alternative Breaks Information Session

Date: Monday August 28
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Center for Community & Civic Engagement, 100 University Hall
Description: Get involved with bGAB (BG Alternative Breaks) and be part of a fall break experience. Alternative Breaks are social issue-focused service trips that send out a group (14) of BGSU students to work alongside communities and provide direct service. Fall 2017 trips are focusing on combating food insecurity, community development, wetlands restoration, and overcoming ableism & making the outdoors accessible.

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

PNC Bank Financial Literacy Seminar - Money 101

Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 314 BTSU
Description: In college, students have more responsibility for making decisions on their own - including taking charge of their money. This comprehensive presentation covers the basics they should know about good financial habits: budgeting, understanding credit, and protecting their identity.

Resume Rookie

Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union 208
Description: See description from Monday, August 28

BGSU Fraternity & Sorority Lite: Meet the Chapters

Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Bowen-Thompson Ballroom
Description: Come interact with the different members, chapters, and councils of the Fraternity & Sorority Community here at BGSU. This event is a great way to learn about the different events that they put on throughout the school year. Additionally, students who are interested in learning more can sign up with the councils to receive more information about upcoming events that members are holding. See you there!

Kappa Sigma Slip-n-Slide Kickball

Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Intramural Fields
Description: Want to play kick-ball with a twist? Join Kappa Sigma as they host Slip-n-Slide Kickball! See you there!

Men’s Soccer vs. Cleveland State

Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cochrane Stadium
Description: Admission FREE to all home soccer matches

H20 Groups

Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: see www.h2ochurch.com for a location nearest you
Description: See description from Tuesday, August 22

CRU Life Group Kickoff

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Location: Residence Halls (visit bgsucru.com for specific locations)
Description: Join our weekly Lifegroups in a Residence Hall near you! Join your neighbors and learn about what Lifegroup is, meet new people and enjoy free food!

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

Education Abroad Meet and Greet: Your Ticket to the World

Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 301 University Hall
Description: No matter your major, you can go abroad at BGSU! It's not as expensive as you think, especially if you begin to plan now. BGSU offers programs as short as 7 days up to an entire year, with options ranging from faculty-led to exchange. Consider participating in a study, internship, service learning, or undergraduate research opportunity abroad, or more than one. Come learn about the experience that students consistently rate as one of the most influential of their lives; we'll have information to help you get the ball rolling!

NPHC’s Yard Day

Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Union Oval
Description: Join the members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council community as they welcome back students to campus. Come out to meet the different chapters and members in a fun environment filled with music and laughter.

Resume Rookie

Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union 208
Description: See description from Monday, August 28

H20 Groups

Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: see www.h2ochurch.com for a location nearest you
Description: See description from Tuesday, August 22

Open Skate with Club Figure Skating

Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Ice Arena
Description: Join BGSU Club Figure Skating on the ice as they host an open skate for new and returning students to try out ice skating.  Come out and learn about the Skating Club and Team at the university.

bGAB – BG Alternative Breaks Information Session

Date: Wednesday August 30
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Center for Community & Civic Engagement, 100 University Hall
Description: Get involved with bGAB (BG Alternative Breaks) and be part of a fall break experience. Alternative Breaks are social issue-focused service trips that send out a group (14) of BGSU students to work alongside communities and provide direct service. Fall 2017 trips are focusing on combating food insecurity, community development, wetlands restoration, and overcoming ableism & making the outdoors accessible.

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

Campus Fest

*This event is a Ziggy Points event
Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Union Oval
Description: Looking to get involved or just get some free swag and meet people?  Come to Campus Fest, an annual all-campus event with over 300 student organizations, departments, colleges, and businesses represented!  Find out how to get involved and what organizations are active on our campus and in our community.  Fellow Falcons, fun-filled activities, and great giveaways make Campus Fest a must-see destination.  See you there!

Ice-cream Social @ Jerome

Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Jerome Library
Description: The Library and Learning Commons would like to invite all students to join us at the main entrance of the Wm. T. Jerome Library for our annual Fall Welcome Event.  Students can enjoy some sweet treats from the Library and the Learning Commons.

The Big Gay Welcome

Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: BTSU Ballroom
Description: The Big Gay Welcome celebrates LGBTQ+ students, community members, and their allies. The program features food, music, and student performances and is a highlight of our fall programming!

H20 Groups

Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: see www.h2ochurch.com for a location nearest you
Description: See description from Tuesday, August 22

First CRU of the Year!

Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 9:00 – 11:00pm
Location: Olscamp 101
Meet new friends, win prizes, and engage challenging thoughts in topics from faith, God, spirituality — to — roommate relationships, dating, culture, and current events. Check out the BGSU CRU website for more info and for any further questions: bgsucru.com

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

Cool Off with Dance Marathon at BGSU

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 11:30am – 3:00 pm
Location: Union Oval
Description: Dance Marathon wants to welcome you back to campus with free popsicles! Meet our team and cool off under the sun with us.

Letters and Lemonade

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Union Oval
Description: Come join Campus Cursive in the Union Oval for some fresh lemonade and letters of encouragement to start your year! Take a letter from us, or write one for your friends as we listen to music and have refreshments on the lawn!

Welcome Back New Music Open Mic

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Arts Village
Description: Come learn about Praecepta as they host a "Welcome Back New Music Open Mic" for returning and incoming students.  Praecepta is a student run organization dedicated to promoting the performance, composition, appreciation and dissemination of new music.  Join us for food, drinks, and performances in contemporary classical music! We hope to see you there!

College of Health and Human Services Student Organization Carnival

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: College of Health & Human Services Lawn
Description: The College of Health & Human Services will showcase their programs, student organizations, and faculty.  Come and enjoy food and carnival games!

Clay Club Throw-A-Thon

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Ceramics Studio Classroom, Fine Arts Building
Description: Come learn different clay techniques and skills with the Clay Club. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening with clay! See you there!

Metal Moves

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Courtyard behind Glass Studio
Description: Enjoy a cookout with the Student Metals Arts Council while learning the way in which the organization functions including exhibition opportunities, sales, and exciting trips!

Chinese Outreach Fellowship

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 201 Education Building
Description: Enjoy refreshments while learning more about this organization and their events for the year!

Marine Biology Association

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: 112 Life Science
Description: Learn more about this organization and their events for the year, as well as meet with faculty members from the department.  Refreshments provided!

Volleyball vs. Notre Dame

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Stroh Center
Description: Admission FREE to all home volleyball games

Women’s Soccer vs. Michigan State

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cochrane Stadium
Description: Admission FREE to all home soccer matches

IFC’s Hardwood Classic

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Perry Field House
Description: Come meet and watch the different chapters of IFC play basketball and have fun.

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year! See description from Monday, August 21

Association for Computing Machinery

Saturday, September 2 Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 111 Hayes Hall
Description: Enjoy pizza and games with members of the Association for Computing Machinery and learn more about the organization!

NAACP Welcome Back Picnic

Saturday, September 2 Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm   
Location: Harshman Courts
Description: Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with members of the NAACP and other student organizations on-campus along with food, fun, and a DJ!

India Student Association

Saturday, September 2 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm  
Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
Description: Join the India Student Association for an evening full of cultural performances and interactive games, followed by a traditional Indian dinner. 

Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana

Date: Saturday, September 2 Time: 7:00pm
Location: Stroh Center
Description: Admission FREE to all home volleyball games

Forrest Creason Golf Course

One free 9-hole round of golf for every first-year!
See description from Monday, August 21

H20 Church

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 10:00am, 11:00am
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union 206
Description: Join H20 for church service, designed specifically for college students at BGSU. H20 comes together in the Student Union to engage in worship, inform each other of the truths of the Bible, and inspire a life of faith in our community here at BGSU.

The Phi Alpha Welcoming Picnic

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: City Park, 520 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402
Description: Interested in learning more about the social work profession? Join Phi Alpha for their Welcoming Picnic at City Park.  Students get to learn about the field of social work and the benefits of getting involved in student organizations in their major.

UAO Labor Day Concert with Juicy J

*This event is a Ziggy Points event
Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Outdoor LOT N
Description: Tickets on sale NOW! To purchase your ticket, go to www.bgsufalcons.com/studentickets

Zombieland with BG Undead

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Olscamp 115
Description: Everyone is invited to watch Zombieland and enjoy refreshments with BG Undead. Learn more about the organization and then battle with your friends in an epic Nerf War.

Craig Karges

*This event is a Ziggy Points event
Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Olscamp 101
Description: Craig Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges his audience to question what is real and what is not, what is possible and what is impossible. Come see his mind-blowing show where tables float, minds are read, and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Sponsored by New Student Orientation.

Got Advising? Have any questions or concerns? Need to make changes to your class schedule? Many college offices have walk-in hours during the first week of classes. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or to find out when walk-in hours are available!

  • Arts & Sciences, 419-372-2015, 205 Administration Building
  • Business Administration, 419-372-2747, 253 Business Administration Building
  • College Credit Plus, 419-372-8943, 101 University Hall
  • Deciding Student Program, 419-372-8943, 101 University Hall
  • Education & Human Development, 419-372-7372, 102 Education Building
  • Health & Human Services, 419-372-8442, 109 Health & Human Services Building
  • Honors College, 419-372-8504, 024 Founders Hall
  • Musical Arts, 419-372-2181, 1031 Moore Musical Arts Center
  • University Program for Academic Success, 419-372-8943, 292 Hayes Hall
  • Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering, 419-372-7581, 102 Technology Building
  • Log into MyBGSU
  • Select “Student Center”
  • On the right hand side of the page, you will see a blue box with the heading “Advisors”
  • In this box, you will see the name(s) of your advisor(s).  All students will be assigned an advisor within their college; some students may have multiple advisors for various programs across campus.