We can be flexible.

The past year challenged us, but we embraced our role as a 21st-century public university for the public good and launched FORWARD., a guiding strategy defined by action. We've identified 21 moments during 2020-21 that moved us forward and will continue to make us better. Each of these moments, or actions, are positioning Bowling Green State University and our students for success.

Moment No. 6 – we could be flexible. Throughout the global pandemic, BGSU found a way forward, delivering courses and experiences in new, flexible ways that allowed BGSU to stay open throughout the pandemic.


Flexibility allowed BGSU to move forward during global pandemic

Bowling Green State University introduced a new, flexible approach to learning with Design My BGSU for Fall 2020, giving students the opportunity to customize their 2020-21 learning experience during the global pandemic.

A BGSU welcome leader holds the door for a student moving into a residence hall in August. Students moved in over the course of several days before the start of the fall semester.

In Photos: The 2020-21 student experience

A year ago, Bowling Green State University was faced with a decision universities across the country were weighing: how to safely navigate an in-person campus life experience during a global pandemic. BGSU leaders found a way forward early that allowed the University to remain open, introducing a series of new events and maintaining the traditions that make the BGSU experience memorable.


Media Contact | Michael Bratton | mbratto@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6349

Updated: 06/30/2021 10:40AM