Presidents' Day puts 'open' in open house at BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Put nearly 225 classes and more than 160 academic departments and programs together, and what do you have? An open house true to its name at Bowling Green State University.

The 14th annual Presidents’ Day program at BGSU, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday (Feb. 16), allows prospective students and their parents to visit that many classes and departments and programs. The earliest classes open to visitors start at 9 a.m.; the latest last until 5:45 p.m. Most departmental open houses run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

High school juniors and seniors may register to attend online at https://go2.bgsu.edu/choose/visit/presday/. Walk-ins may also register Monday morning in Memorial Hall.

More than 2,000 prospective students and nearly 7,000 visitors in all are expected on campus, where many other opportunities to learn about Bowling Green will await them.

Representatives from all eight of BGSU’s colleges and more than 40 student service areas—including admissions, financial aid and housing—will be on hand to answer questions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Several of the colleges are offering other activities as well.

A mock residence hall room will also be set up in the ballroom, and the real residence halls will be open all day. In addition, information sessions about residence life are set for 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., all in 228 Union, and 1:30 p.m. in the Union Theater. Seniors who have been admitted to the University may sign up for their residence hall room and meal plan, along with a BGSU email account, and make their housing deposit.

New this year are two multicultural admissions presentations, at 11 a.m. for admitted seniors and at 1 p.m. for juniors and seniors who have not been admitted to BGSU. Both sessions will be in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre in University Hall.

Campus tours will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and additional presentations will cover orientation and programs for first-year students, the University Honors Program, financial aid and “Myths and Legends of Finding My Major.”

“For the high school senior, this is the chance to make that decision” to come to Bowling Green, said David Rice, assistant director of admissions. For juniors, he added, the open house can be the experience “that will really get them to consider BGSU.”

For more information about the day’s events, go to the Presidents’ Day page on the BGSU Web site or call the admissions office at 419-372-BGSU or toll free 866-246-6732.

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(Posted February 11, 2009 )