GET A HEAD START!

Bowling Green State University offers a wide range of summer programs scheduled right before the first week of classes. These programs help with the transition to college and support overall student success. Some programs are open to all first-year BGSU students while others are program-specific with certain requirements.

MOVE-IN & FIRST DAY

The programs listed on this page may require early move-in if the student is living on campus. Commuting students are encouraged to also participate! 

Move-in Guide

 


Free welcome programs that connect students to campus before before their first day

The following summer offerings are open to first-year new and transfer students who are members of specific groups or meet other requirements needed in order to qualify for the program. There is a limited number of spaces available so we encourage you to apply soon.

Aug. 14-18 | EARLY MOVE-IN REQUIRED
For first-generation students.

As a first-generation student and family, you may find yourself in need of additional support. If this sounds like you, register for this five-day program completely focused on first-generation families and designed to make the transition into University life as smooth as possible. When you participate in this program, you will identify campus support resources, learn communication and collaboration skills, identify personal skills and more!

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Aug. 13-18 | EARLY MOVE-IN REQUIRED
For first-generation students who are members of the TRIO Program.

During TRIO Student Support Services Summer Link Program, you will meet other SSS students; learn about campus resources and support services; be introduced to your TRIO advisor and discuss goals, time management, and study strategies tailored to meet your unique needs; participate in engaging activities; and much more! Space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

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Aug. 14-18 | EARLY MOVE-IN REQUIRED
For multicultural students.

BGSU’s Multicultural Summer Link program is a five-day summer program geared toward first-year students of color. During this program, you will meet and connect with other first-year students, learn about common aspects of college life and the BGSU experience, and enjoy academic and co-curricular activities. The program will provide you with tools and resources contributing to the success of your first year in college.

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Aug. 12-15 | EARLY MOVE-IN REQUIRED
For first-year residential students.

Students looking to make a difference in their residence halls through leadership and active engagement will develop important skills and relationships that will help them make the most of their residential experience at BGSU. Participants will learn about opportunities for residential involvement and gain skills related to working with diverse teams, community building, and values-based leadership.

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Early Move-in Program Comparison Chart

Not sure which program you should apply for? Use this comparison chart to help you make your decision. If you have any additional questions, click on the "Learn More" button under the program you are interested in to find the appropriate contact information.

COMPARISONGeneration FalconMulticultural Summer LinkTRIO Summer LinkFalcon Quest

Fee to Participate$0$0$0$0
Program DatesAug. 14-18Aug. 14-18Aug. 13-18Aug. 12-15
Target AudienceFirst-Generation College Students – A student whose parent(s) have not earned a Bachelor's Degree.First-year students of color.

Participants must identify with one of the following criteria:

1) First-generation college student
2) Limited income
3) Have a documented disability and are registered through the Office of Accessibility Services at BGSU

First year students interested in maximizing their residential experience and looking to get involved.
Requirements to ParticipateMust be a first-generation student.Must register for UNIV 1510 with their advisor.Students must maintain participation in the TRIO programs through graduation.Participants must be registered full time for Fall 2022 and be an incoming first-year student with a 2022-2023 Housing Contract with BGSU Residence Life.
Commuting Students Accepted
YesThis is a highly residential program but we can work with commuting students.YesNo
Able to participate in other early move-in programs or organizations?If the programs or organization requirements fall on the same dates as this program, you will not be able to participate in both.

If the programs or organization requirements fall on the same dates as this program, you will not be able to participate in both.

If the programs or organization requirements fall on the same dates as this program, you will not be able to participate in both.

If the programs or organization requirements fall on the same dates as this program, you will not be able to participate in both.
Sponsoring Office/DepartmentOffice of Residence LifeOffice of Multicultural AffairsDivision of Diversity and BelongingOffice of Residence Life
Is there a Fall Semester obligation to participate?Yes. Students who participate are signed up for a section of BGSU 1910 with other Generation Falcon students, unless they are precluded from 1910 for other reasonsYes. Students must register for UNIV 1510 as a portion of the program.Yes. Students are expected to meet with their retention specialist at least twice a semester until graduation.No. Students are not required to participate in any further programming during the Fall semester but are highly encouraged to get involved in other Residence Life leadership and involvement opportunities.
Is there a Spring Semester obligation to participate?

NoNoYes. Students are expected to meet with their retention specialist at least twice a semester until graduation.No. Students are not required to participate in any further programming during the Spring semester but are highly encouraged to get involved in other Residence Life leadership and involvement opportunities.
Program Benefits
  • Move in EARLY (if living on-campus) and have time to get settled into your new room/surroundings
  • Networking
  • Resource sharing
  • Meeting other first-generation students
  • Transition skill building
  • Move in EARLY (if living on-campus) and have time to get settled into your new room/surroundings
  • Connection with other students of color
  • Campus resources
  • Registration of a two credit course (UNIV 1510)
  • Enrolled in the Falcon Internship Guarantee program with the Career Center
  • Move in EARLY (if living on-campus) and have time to get settled into your new room/surroundings
  •  Possible Grant Aid
  • free one-on-one tutoring
  • scholarship search help
  • FAFSA assistance
  • more personalized academic support
  • cultural activities
  • BGSU 1910 and UNIV 1100 classes
  • Move in EARLY and have time to get settled into your new room/surroundings
  • Make connections with fellow Falcons
  • Gain a better understanding of how to get involved and maximize residential resources like Hall Council, Resident Student Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, and more!
  • Learn leadership skills for making a positive impact in the BGSU Community and beyond.

* There are no fees as long as the student participates. If a student signs up and does not cancel with enough time for the program to fill the vacant spot, does not show up to participate or does not complete the entire program, a fee may be assessed to the student. Please contact the program director to learn more.

Updated: 07/12/2022 10:39AM