At orientation, you will have an opportunity to connect with current students, as well as staff members, and get to know some of your new fellow Falcons. You will be connected with an Orientation Leader who will lead you through orientation and will continue to be a resource for you. You will also be able to take care of some important “to-do” list items such as finalizing your financial aid and billing, getting your BG1 card and meeting with an Academic Advisor and Planner. We will also provide opportunities for campus tours and residence hall tours in the summer. Every step of the way, we encourage you to ask questions – we’re here for you!
Traveling from far away or staying in Bowling Green for the night?
Check out the Travel & Accommodations for orientation!
We are proud you have chosen BGSU as the University where you will begin or continue your education and are looking forward to helping ease the transition. Thank you for choosing to join the BGSU family!
If you are living on campus next semester, after completing your Housing & Dining Agreement securing your orientation date is your next commitment to BGSU. If you are commuting next semester, your Orientation registration will be your official way to tell BGSU you are committing to the University.
Registration Process & How to Prepare
Before you can sign up for your student orientation date, you first need to be admitted to BGSU. Check your application status and submit any missing credentials. If you are already admitted, follow the important steps on this page so you can register and be prepared for orientation.
Register for Orientation
Registration will open on the dates listed below for fall and spring semester. When the system opens, you will need to log in to your MyBGSU > Orientation Reservations.
University Orientation registration for the spring semester will open on Nov. 1, 2023.
Spring In-Person Orientation
- Friday, Jan. 5
University Orientation registration for the fall semester will open on Feb. 1, 2024. Space is limited and will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
May In-Person Orientations
- Thursday, May 23
- Tuesday, May 28
- Wednesday, May 29
- Friday, May 31
June In-Person Orientations
- Tuesday, June 4
- Wednesday, June 5
- Friday, June 7
- Saturday, June 8
- Monday, June 17
- Saturday, June 22
- Wednesday, June 26
- Thursday, June 27
June Virtual Orientation
- Friday, June 21 (Virtual)
Updated: 09/25/2023 12:30PM