Inside the new home of BGSU's Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management program

Bowling Green State University has officially opened the doors of the state-of-the-art learning facility in the heart of downtown Sandusky for students in the Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program.

The only program of its kind in the country, BGSU is partnering with Cedar Fair to offer a Bachelor of Science in resort and attraction management, the first hybrid-model program to specifically address the unique needs of amusement parks, resorts and similar destinations.

Students will complete the first two years of the RAAM program at BGSU, BGSU Firelands, or come from any two- or four-year college, and finish the final two years of the program in Sandusky just miles from Cedar Point.

University photographer Brad Phalin captured the first day of classes in the a newly constructed 78,000-square-foot facility that houses classrooms, common spaces and apartment-style housing.

Students on their way to the first class in the new academic space for the Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management program.

Swathi Ravichandran, professor and founding director of the Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management program, explains how the semester will unfold for the first Resort and Attraction Management cohort.

BGSU’s first cohort of students in the Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management program spend their time between classes in a common space.

Associate Professor Mary Wisnom checks to see if student Dayton Barnett could access Webex before class.

Angela Fiordilino raises her hand as her name is called during attendance.

Falcon Point Lofts is located in the heart of downtown Sandusky, a place to live and learn just steps away from the shores of Lake Erie.

The first class in the new Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management classroom. Students complete courses in guest services, risk and safety, accounting and finance, and event and entertainment management.

Located in downtown Sandusky, children ride their bikes outside as Alexis Shaffer checks her phone during a break between classes.

Crysta Morse prepares for class while practicing safety and health protocols due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Associate Professor Mary Wisnom helps Aaron Hoff prepare for class.

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