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! The standard 2019 move-in schedule is listed below for your reference:

  • SUMMER PROGRAMS | Aug. 17 - 19
  • SELECT GROUPS | Aug. 21
  • NEW/TRANSFER MOVE-IN DAY | Aug. 22
  • RETURNING STUDENT MOVE-IN DAY | Aug. 25
  • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES | Aug. 26

Move-in Guide

 


OPEN TO ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

The following programs are open to all first-year students to apply. There are a limited number of spaces available in each program so we encourage you to apply soon if you are interested in one or more. When you apply, you will have the opportunity to idicate your interests in other programs. 

JULY 23 - 28 | JULY 21 - 26
Get acclimated and ahead before the Fall Semester.

Learn about potential careers and experiential learning opportunities in the state of Ohio. Participants will have an opportunity to network with industry professionals and participate in employer site visits. Participants will also interact with the BGSU Career Center to explore major options and asses their career interests to prepare for college and beyond. 

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AUG. 18 - 21 | EARLY MOVE-IN REQUIRED
For students interested in student leadership.

This exciting four-day program focuses on jumpstarting leadership and involvement at Bowling Green State University. Participants of Falcon Quest will meet and collaborate with other incoming first-year students, develop leadership skills and community building, learn about campus resources and connect with academic and student leadership opportunities.

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PROGRAM-SPECIFIC

The following summer offerings are open to first-year students who are members of spefic groups or meet other requirements needed in ordert to qualify for the program. There is a limited number of space available so we encourage you to apply soon if you are interested in one or more.

AUG. 18 - 21 | 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, we invite you to register for this four-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. 18 - 22 | 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 more 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. This is also the perfect way for you to jump start your life as a Falcon!

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AUG. 19 - 22 | EARLY MOVE-IN REQUIRED
For Thompson Scholarship Recipients.

The mission of Thompson Scholarship Programs is to support recipients of the Thompson Scholarship for Working Families in their successful pursuit and completion of a college degree. Beyond the financial support of the scholarship, our scholarship program strives to provide holistic support for each recipient and to serve as a springboard for growth while creating opportunities to connectengage, and serve from the time they arrive at BGSU through graduation.

The summer program is offered to recipients of the scholarships. Applications are sent directly to the students.

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AUG. 17 - 22 | EARLY MOVE-IN REQUIRED
For students who are members of the TRIO Program.

During TRIO Student Support Services Summer Bridge 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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JULY 26 - 29 + SOAR Date
For students who are members of the UPAS Program.

If you struggled in high school, but are committed to earning a college degree, BGSU's University Program for Academic Success (UPAS) is here to help! UPAS offers a series of resources and programs. Specifically, the UPAS summer program has been designed to jumpstart your success and provide essential tools for building a strong foundation throughout your academic journey. The program will provide exclusive opportunities for participants only and will conclude with your S.O.A.R. date.

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