How to Apply

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Being selected as a mascot is one of the highest honors at BGSU.  Below you will find information concerning the application process.  Please note that the identities of the students who serve as Freddie and Frieda Falcon remain confidential until the reveal event in February of 2024. We do ask that if you are applying that you keep your participation in this process confidential. 

Qualifications to be Freddie or Frieda: 

  • You must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Be an undergraduate student (first year, sophomore, junior or senior) 
  • Be a full-time student in the Fall & Spring 

A completed application must be submitted no later than Feb. 23, at 11:59 pm.  If selected for an interview, you must be able to participate in an in-person interview process. 
 
If selected, you must perform your mascot duties from April 14, 2024 through the end of the Spring 2025 Semester. This currently includes all New Student Orientation 2024 dates during the summer, athletic appearances during winter/spring break, late night/early morning events on and off campus, and many other appearances. 
 
A completed application includes the submission of this form, a grade and conduct check conducted by a University administrator (after your application is submitted), and a completed time commitment agreement grid (listing all of your current and anticipated involvements for next year).  If selected, the successful candidates will then be required to submit a signed liability waiver form, along with a copy of both your health insurance card and your BGSU Student ID. 
 
Being Freddie/Frieda is a significant time commitment (about 20 hours per week) and it is expected that this responsibility is a priority.   
 
If you have any questions about the process, please email the mascot advisor, Tyler Bill OR  any of the current Mascots at thebirds@bgsu.edu.

Interested in being a BGSU Mascot?
Applications to be the next Freddie or Frieda are live! Apply by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 23 to be considered for the next academic year.

Updated: 02/06/2024 02:42PM