Scheduled throughout June, July and August, we’ve developed a full schedule of webinars with YOU in mind. While attendance is not required, we recommend you plan to participate so you feel prepared when it comes time to start classes in the Fall. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find a few that will cover topics you’re interested in. Parents and family members are welcome to participate, as well. Below, you’ll find information about the webinars offered this summer.

You can also review the full calendar here!

A few important notes:

  • Registration for these events will open throughout the summer. If an event you’re interested in does not have an open registration, don’t worry! Keep checking back, it will be open soon.     
  • If you have questions about these events or are worried about your technology and accessing the webinars, please reach out to the SOAR office at We can make sure you get all the information you need.
  • You'll receive a reminder sent to the e-mail used in your registration. This reminder will include the link you need to access the webinar
  • This webinar has limited mobile capabilities; please access via a laptop or desktop computer
  • The session is not compatible with Safari or Edge browsers; consider using Chrome or Firefox


At BGSU we want to provide you support and tools to help you design a meaningful and productive BGSU experience and life after graduation. We want to help you learn more about yourself and assist you in finding quick ways to discover new possibilities about your future.
The goal of this three-part series is to provide you information about Life Design at BGSU, introduce design thinking and life design concepts, and provide tools that can assist you in your transition to BGSU, support you help you maximize your time as a BGSU student, and prepare you to achieve your future goals.
Here, you'll find separate registrations for each of the webinars in this three-part series. Please register for each webinar separately. If you can't make it to all three, don't worry! While we recommend you attend all three, you can also register for as many or as few that work with your schedule.
Dates offered:

PART 1: Life Design at BGSU - A Commitment to Help You Maximize Your College Experience
Wednesday, July 29 at Noon
PART 2: Life Design at BGSU - Design Thinking
Wednesday, August 5 at Noon
PART 3: Life Design at BGSU - Student Success Framework
Wednesday, August 12 at Noon

Register for the Life Design Webinar

Getting started at BGSU on the right foot financially. Join us for a 30 minute webinar on the University’s billing and payment process.

During this webinar a representative from the Office of the Bursar will discuss:

  • Estimating your costs for the semester
  • University billing cycles and payment options
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • How to connect one on one with a Bursar Representative

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature. We have invited representatives from the Bursar’s Office and Student Financial Aid who are looking forward to connecting with you!


  • Wednesday, July 29 | 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 13 | 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Register for the Know What You Owe Webinar View the Know What You Owe Presentation

We know financial aid can be tricky, and knowing what you need to do before your bill is due can be confusing. Join us for our webinar on Finalizing your Financial Aid to pay your fall bill.

During this 30-minute virtual presentation, a representative from Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will cover:

  • Student and Parent Loan next steps
  • How to submit outside scholarships
  • How to speak one-on-one with a financial aid counselor
  • Your next steps to ensure you start the semester strong

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature. We will have representatives from Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Office of the Bursar who are excited to connect with you!


  • Thursday, July 23 | 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4 | 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Register for the Finalizing Your Financial Aid WebinarView the Finalizing Your Financial Aid Presentation

Whether you are the first in your family to move away to college, you have watched siblings move away to college or you are transferring from another university... this will be the first time you will move to BGSU and living on our campus will be a new experience for you.

Join this 30-minute virtual presentation to learn more about:     

  • Tips on how to prepare for your move
  • Our strategically planned move-in process
  • Amenities and resources in your residence hall
  • Expectations, processes and responsibilities of living on campus

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature. Prior to the this session, we invite you to review the BGSU Move-in Website and our Packing List.


  • Friday, July 31 | 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 3 | 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 14 | 1 p.m.

Register for the Move-In & Living on Campus webinar

BGSU Dining has a ton to offer and we know you might have questions. Two of our team members are here to tell you all about what dining will look like once you step on to campus.

During this 30-minute virtual presentation, we will touch on the following topics:

  • What a meal plan is and how it works.
  • Locations and programs we have on campus.
  • BGSU Dining’s response to COVID-19 looks like for you.
  • How our campus dietitian can help support your health and wellness goals/needs.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature.


  • Tuesday, July 28 | 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11 | 1 p.m.

Register for the BGSU Dining Q&A webinar View the BGSU Dining Presentation

How do you make the most out of your BGSU experience while at the same time creating a competitive resume for your dream job or your graduate school application? Work with a faculty mentor on a project in your chosen discipline!

In this webinar, the director for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, Cordula Mora Ph.D., will answer frequently asked questions such as:

  • Why should I participate in such a project?
  • How do I find a faculty mentor?
  • How do I apply for funding for my project?
  • What stipend will I be paid for participating in this project?

The 60-minute webinar will also include an opportunity for a Q&A.

Join us, and let us help you prepare you for your post-BGSU career by taking advantage of this free opportunity to develop hands-on skills in your chosen discipline.

Date offered:

Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Register for the Secret to Your Success Webinar

Your student’s success at BGSU is a community effort based upon strong partnerships among students, families and the institution.

This session will summarize tools for families and members of the University to share information and strategies for supporting students as they emerge into adulthood. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature.<


  • Tuesday, July 28 | 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11| 1 p.m.

Register for the Falcon Family Connection webinar View the Falcon Family Connection Presentation

Learning communities have a profound impact upon those who join them. They help foster deep friendships; connect members with important faculty, staff and peer mentors; support academic success; and help prepare students for their professional futures beyond college. 

Join this 30-minute session to learn more about how learning communities can make a positive difference in your first-year experience, as they have done for thousands of students over the past twenty-three years on our campus.

Learn more about learning communities>>


  • Friday, July 24 | 2 p.m.

Register for the Learning Communities webinar

It's not too late to join a learning community! 
These communities are still accepting 2020 new members and do not have (or waived) the requirement to live in their room block. Click on each of the titles to learn more about the benefits and to apply. You can join up to two communities.

Beyond the July 24 webinar, Learning Community Directors are hosting Virtual Community Hangouts!

Air Force ROTC | For all students in the Air Force ROTC program at BGSU.
Army ROTC | For all students in the Army ROTC program at BGSU.
Arts Village | For students interested in exploring the arts.
Chapman | For students interested in service leadership.
ECCO | For students in an education major.
Finding Your Voice in Social Justice | For students passionate about social justice and community activism.
Global Village | For international and American students.
NHSRC | For students a science, health or pre-professional program.
SEARCH | For students interested in investigating the BIG questions of life.

Join the Career Center to learn about our recruitment platform, Handshake, to submit and get feedback on your resume and apply for on-campus and off-campus positions. You also will learn how to connect with employers and find internships to help jumpstart your future career!

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature.


  • Monday, July 27 | 11 a.m.

Register for the Handshake webinar

Are you interested in working part-time while enrolled at BGSU?

BGSU Student Employment Services connects talented, qualified and motivated BGSU students with part-time and seasonal job opportunities across the BGSU campus.

Please join us to learn about topics such as:

  • How to navigate and use Handshake to find part-time, on-campus jobs     
  • What Federal Work Study is, and how it is used at BGSU
  • What to expect after being hired as a student employee

Our team will field questions throughout the session in the live chat, and we will leave time at the end of the presentation to address common questions.


  • Friday July 24 | 11 a.m.

Register for the Student Employment Services

The Marvin Center for Student Leadership hosts a variety of engaging and meaningful leadership development opportunities at BGSU.

This webinar will explore the plethora of leadership experiences that students can engage with during their first year and beyond—all at no additional cost to the student. In addition to information about the options offered by the Marvin Center, we will also discuss the many other ways that students can be leaders at BGSU and enhance their leadership skills, knowledge and abilities.

Leadership experiences that will be featured during this webinar will include: Leadership Minor, Falcon Leadership Institute, Inclusive Leadership Certificate, BGSU Leadership Achievement Award and the Falcon Quest Summer Program.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature. We've invited students and staff from the Marvin Center who are excited to connect with you!.

Date offered:
July 30 – 2 pm

Register for the Leadership @ BGSU webinar

Past sessions are listed below with links to the presentations. 

Once you have registered for your classes, you need to know what materials are required for that course.

Join the Textbook Team for an overview of the textbook website, where we will provide helpful information including:

  • How to access the site
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Cost-saving tips to lower the cost of textbooks

A Q&A session will follow the presentation, using the in-app chat, so bring any questions you have.
See you there!


The date for this session has passed.

View the Textbooks Presentation

When you come to BGSU, you become part of the Falcon Family. Part of the Counseling Center’s job is to foster a sense of community of care.

For some individuals, transitioning to college can be a challenging time. Now include transitioning to college during a time of a pandemic, and knowing your resources and resources to help others is vital. Whether you have never gone to therapy, or have an established provider at home, the Counseling Center is good resource to know about.

Please join us for a 20-minute webinar that will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, and will include a 10 minute opportunity for a Q&A. We will explain the services offered by the Counseling Center, common students concerns, how to get started with services and ways Falcons can take care of one another.

Come sit with us!


The date for this session has passed.

View the Counseling Center Presentation

Greek 101 introduces students to the basic expectations of membership and our shared values and standards. Learn more about the chapters and councils that comprise the BGSU Fraternity and Sorority community.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature.


The date for this session has passed.

View th Fraternity and Sorority Life Presentation

BGSU offers a wide range of free, multi-day summer programs scheduled right before the first week of classes. Students who participate move-in early and will receive help with the transition to college, gain access to additional resources and meet new friends. 

Although these programs have the same initial goals, they each have a unique focus. Some programs are open to all first-year students while others are program-specific with certain requirements. Join this 30-minute virtual session to learn the differences and the benefits of each program. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature. 

Already applied? This is also a great opportunity to learn more, ask questions and potentially chat with others in the program during the session. We will be highlighting Biology Boot CampFalcon QuestGeneration FalconMulticultural Summer Link and TRIO Summer Link.


The date for this session has passed. We encourage you to explore the web pages linked above and reach out to the program director with any questions you have.

 View the Summer Link Presentation

During this 30-minute presentation, hosted by our Falcon Health Center physicians, you will learn more about the health side of college life and how to best prepare for the years ahead.

You will also:

  • Learn more about what actually happens in the building at Falcon Health Center. We bet you will be surprised!
  • Find out why you should register now with a primary care physician vs. waiting until when you get sick
  • Be part of a candid COVID conversation
  • Get answers to frequently asked questions
  • Hear myths about healthcare debunked and steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of all those who enter Falcon Health Center

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature.


The date for this session has passed. 

View the Ask the Doc Presentation

Getting involved on campus is one of the best ways to feel a sense of belonging!

Here at BGSU, there are countless ways to get involved. Join us for this this 30-minute virtual presentation and explore the many ways you can get involved - volunteering in the community, cultural organizations, leadership roles, hall council, student government, Greek Life, student organizations and more.

We'll talk about how you can connect with these groups and organizations and you'll hear about how getting involved will benefit you now AND in the future!

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, using the in-app chat feature.


The date for this session has passed. 

View the Campus Activites Presentation

Find out how students keep moving and get involved at BGSU through Recreation and Wellness programs including:

  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Intramural and Club Sports
  • Outdoor Program Trips
  • The Rock Climbing Wall
  • Wellness Peer Education
  • AquaticsWorking at the Rec Center (one of the most popular facilities on campus!)

The 30-minute webinar will be led by full-time professional staff members, and includes an opportunity for a Q&A.Join us and learn more about activity schedules, how to sign up, join teams, and get involved.


The date for this session has passed. 

View the Recreation & Wellness Presentation

If you missed a webinar you were interested in, you can view the webinar presentations here. Contact with any questions!