BGSU fans get ready to cheer on the Falcons before the game on Saturday. (BGSU photo/Haven Conn '22)

In Photos: BGSU Family Weekend 2023

It was a big Falcon Family Reunion as loved ones came to campus for a slate of activities Oct. 20-22

Falcon Family Weekend is an annual tradition for parents, family members and supporters to visit, create memories, participate in events as well as explore campus and the local Bowling Green community. From check-in at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on Friday through the final Falcon goodbyes on Sunday, families packed in a whirlwind weekend of activities ranging from dueling pianos at Social House, a rainy football victory at Doyt Perry Stadium, to fine arts concerts and stage performances at the Wolfe Center for the Arts, to a scavenger hunt and more. Throughout it all, the most cherished event was the time Falcon families spent together while taking in the best of BGSU.

University photographers Craig Bell, Justin Camuso-Stall '14 and Haven Conn '22 and student photographer Luke Allen captured the fun and festivities of the weekend.

Falcon families arrive at BGSU

Family Weekend 2023
A Falcon family has their picture taken after checking in for Family Weekend at the Bowen-Thompson Studen Union.
The weekend was full of hugs and fun for BGSU students and their families.
Kailee Ransom and her parents take time for a selfie near the BGSU letters.

Dueling Pianos at Social House

Family Weekend Dueling Pianos 2023
Two pianists take requests and entertain families and students at Social House at The Oaks.
Family Weekend Dueling Pianos 2023
A Falcon family enjoys each others company during the dueling pianos concert.
Family Weekend Dueling Pianos 2023
Audience members dance to the music while at Social House.

Bingo in the Ballroom

Family Weekend Kuhlin Hub Bingo Night
A group plays a bingo game
Family Weekend Kuhlin Hub Bingo Night
Family members say cheese during bingo.
Family Weekend Kuhlin Hub Bingo Night
A bingo winner holds up her card before collecting her prize.

Making Memories on Campus

Falcon families found time to make the most of their visit by walking campus, visiting outdoor activity stations and stocking up on BGSU gear at Falcon Outfitters.
Shopping at Falcon Outfitters is always in fashion during Family Weekend.
A future Falcon picks out a BGSU ballcap.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon set up pumpkins for Falcon families near the oval.
Freddie and Frieda greet some Falcon family members.
Family weekend attendees had their pick of the pies offered.

BGSU Football vs. Akron

A Falcon family arrives before the game against Akron on Saturday.
BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers poses with a family during the President's Family Tailgate event.
A BGSU little sister is all smiles during tailgating.
BGSU football players make their entrance into Doyt L. Perry Stadium.
BGSU senior football player Odieu Hilaire gets a hug from his family.
Senior Darren Anders gives out a hug during Falcon Family Weekend.
Falcon fans didn't let the rain stop them from cheering on BGSU as the team took on the Akron Zips.
BGSU got a rainy "W" as they beat Akron 41-14.
A future Falcon smiles as she's flanked by Freddie and Frieda Falcon.
Falcon families had something to cheer about all weekend long during Falcon Family Weekend 2023.

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

Updated: 10/25/2023 08:59AM