BGSU's first-year students on the move

Newcomers find a new home in University residence halls

Nearly 6,000 students, including more than 3,600 first-year students, moved into Bowling Green State University residence halls last week. The Class of 2023 is BGSU’s most academically prepared group of new students. This class is trending to have the highest GPA in University history at 3.5.

Marquetta MakupsonMarquetta Makupson

Hometown: Cleveland

High school: Euclid High School

Major/Minor: I am undecided, but leaning toward biology.

Why did you choose BGSU? It’s a nice size, not too big, not too little, and everything I need is on campus.

What residence hall are you living in? I am in the Honors Learning Community in Founders Hall.

Have you met your roommate(s) yet? Yes, all five of them. We connected on chat over the summer and then met in person today.

What is one thing you couldn’t leave at home? My phone.

What are you most looking forward to at BGSU? Studying abroad.

What do you want to do after graduation? Go to medical school.

What is one fun/unique fact about yourself? I used to watch surgeries during my summer program at Cleveland Clinic.

Nicholas SnellenbergerNicholas Snellenberger

Hometown: Kent

Highschool: Theodore Roosevelt High School

Major/Minor: I am majoring in business management. My minor is Spanish.

Why did you choose BGSU: The location and it’s the right size.

What residence hall are you living in? I am in the Honors Learning Community in Founders Hall.

Have you met your roommate(s) yet? Yes, all but one. We are in a suite, so there are five of us.

What is one thing you couldn’t leave at home? My coffee maker.

What are you most looking forward to at BGSU? Being with people who are motivated.

What do you want to do after graduation? Get a job, probably in the state.

What is one fun/unique fact about yourself? I like to read creative non-fiction.

Elaine WiesenmayerElaine Wiesenmayer

Hometown: Sidney

Highschool: Sidney High School

Major/Minor: I am majoring in speech pathology.

Why did you choose BGSU: It’s kind of close to home and my sister, Emily, goes here.

What residence hall are you living in? I am in Centennial.

Have you met your roommate(s) yet? Yes, she’s a friend from home.

What is one thing you couldn’t leave at home? My teddy bear, Ted.

What are you most looking forward to at BGSU? Making new friends.

What do you want to do after graduation? Get a job.

What is one fun/unique fact about yourself? I am half Portuguese and I have four names: Elaine Catarina Reverendo Wiesenmayer.

Thomas CurtisThomas Curtis

Hometown: Cincinnati

High school: Roger Bacon High School

Major/Minor: I am majoring in computer science.

Why did you choose BGSU? I felt at home here; it feels natural to me.

What residence hall are you living in? I am in Conklin.

Have you met your roommate yet? Yes, we met on Facebook and then requested to be roommates.

What is one thing you couldn’t leave at home? My computer.

What are you most looking forward to at BGSU? Meeting new people, freedom, being an adult, living life.

What do you want to do after graduation? My dream job is to work at Apple and develop apps.

What is one fun/unique fact about yourself? I am very adaptive.

Max Parker smallMax Parker

Hometown: Elida.

High school: Elida High School.

Major/Minor: I am majoring in marketing.

Why did you choose BGSU? It feels like home to me; it’s far, but not too far.

What residence hall are you living in? I am in Kreischer.

Have you met your roommate(s) yet: Yes, he lived in a nearby town; we played sports against each other and requested to be roommates.

What is one thing you couldn’t leave at home? My Xbox.

What are you most looking forward to at BGSU? Maybe club sports.

What do you want to do after graduation? My dream is to work in sports marketing.

What is one fun/unique fact about yourself? I am an actor.