BGSU 2018 Year in Review

A message from the President

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends,

As we close another memorable year, I’ve been reflecting on Bowling Green State University and all we have experienced in 2018. Our learning community welcomed new students, created new academic programs, broke ground on new facilities and developed new partnerships.    

For me, it is so much more. Not only have I had the honor of completing my first year as President, I am also proud of how we came together to focus on the future of BGSU.

As a public university, we must embrace our role to act in the public interest and create public good. Every day, we are preparing our students to live meaningful and productive lives, helping them create a life on their own terms. Our Year In Review shows just how we are achieving that mission.

From our new strategic plan, you’ll see that we are committed to:

• Redefining student success
• Connecting our research and creative activities for public good
• Empowering and supporting our people to achieve excellence
• Advancing our impact through engagement
• Aligning for excellence and value
• Telling our story

In 2018, we witnessed the impact our university had on Ohio, the nation and world. We are not stopping there; we have more of our story still to write.

View the moments that defined 2018 for Bowling Green State University – a public university for the public good. I am already looking forward to what we accomplish together next.


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Rodney K. Rogers Ph.D.

Key 2018 Rankings

By the Numbers


Amount raised on #BGSUOneDay


Total enrollment


Inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame


Total graduates in 2018


Class of 2022 from Falcon Families


Regular Season MAC Champions


Alumni inducted as Golden Falcons


Academic All-MAC Selections


Athletes named 'All American' in their respective sports

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2018 in Photos

2018 in Videos

2018 BGSU Magazines

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2018 in Social

Congratulations to the BGSU Men's Rugby team for winning the national championship! They beat St. Joseph’s University in...

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Sunday, December 2, 2018

BGSU Class of 2018 Success Story: Alanna Meadows credits faculty, research opportunities for her success.

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Monday, April 30, 2018

Photos from BGSU 2018 Homecoming festivities!

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Saturday, October 13, 2018

It's going to be an All-BGSU Stanley Cup! Congratulations to Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan '86 and Vegas Golden...

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dance Marathon at BGSU raised $265,202.33 for the kids!

Posted by Bowling Green State University on Monday, April 9, 2018

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