2016 Year in Review

a message from the president

Members of the Falcon Family,

As 2016 comes to an end, I want to wish you a happy holiday season. BGSU continues its commitment to excellence, and we are so proud of our countless accomplishments.

Throughout the year, BGSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends changed lives. We witnessed the impact of groundbreaking research, dozens of wins for our athletic teams, students engaging in community service and leadership opportunities, and outstanding examples of how our alumni and friends made a difference in the world.

This great University is strategically positioned to meet the challenges and thrive for another 106 years. We continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities, recruit world-class faculty and improve the BG experience for all students. From recruitment to graduation, the world needs Falcons.

Take a moment and review the year and all the successes that make this University so special. Thank you for all that you do for BGSU! I am looking forward to what we will accomplish in 2017.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!


Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.


2016 by the numbers


Total $ raised in fiscal year 2016


Total enrollment


Inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame


Campus spaces renovated or constructed in 2016


Total graduates in 2016


Football ranked in the top 100 all-time by the Associated Press


Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow


Alumni inducted as Golden Falcons


Average student-athlete GPA, highest in program history


Total $ given by Medical Mutual of Ohio to create the Optimal Aging Institute


Class of 2020 students from Falcon Families

13,013 gift

Number of Falcons who gave in 2016.
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2016 in Social

We ❤️ our student section! #BGSU #WhosHeNobody @bg_creatures

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Student organization makes positive impact.

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Monday, April 25, 2016

The #BGSU2020 class photo! #BGSU #BGOpeningWeekend

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Quick gesture drawings over looking Florence! #BGSU #BGSUArt

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Ribbon Cuttings were held today for both the Kuhlin Center and the Greek Village. Thanks to all who came out to show their support. #BGSUHomecoming

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nice day at one of our favorite spots on campus. #bgsu

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Check out this feature on the BGSU Falcon Marching Band in our Fall Magazine.

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Improvements being made at Doyt Perry Stadium! We will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at BGSU Homecoming on Oct. 1.

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Friday, June 17, 2016

Touring the new Greek Village!

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Thursday, August 11, 2016

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