Black and white photos by Lynn Whitney, head of the BGSU photography division, are featured in Time magazine’s “Off the Radar,” part of its Light Box series. Read More



In parts of Toledo where beauty is in short supply, murals painted over the years by dozens of BGSU students and volunteers are bringing back a sense of neighborhood pride. Read More

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The College of Business continues Going Beyond Business As Usual!

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Undergraduate Programs

Fall Welcome events are designed to entertain and assist you in your transition to BGSU.

Attending programs throughout the two weeks of Fall Welcome will help you achieve academic success, career development, leadership and engagement, and personal and fiscal responsibility. Use these events as opportunities to meet new people and explore your new home. We are glad you’re here! Enjoy Fall Welcome and welcome to BGSU.

Full Fall Welcome Event Calendar

Events for Monday, August 25

Freddy and Frieda with students

Registration Open for Cedar Point Bus Trip
Bus trip will be on Saturday, August 30th, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
Want to go to Cedar Point? Buy a discounted ticket (transportation included) at the Information Desk in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union by noon on Friday, August 29th. Limited tickets available! Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs and the University Activities Organization.

Lemonade Stand
11 a.m. – noon, Education Building, North Entrance Steps
It’s hot, and students are thirsty! Come help distribute cups of ice-cold lemonade from one of the cooler spots on campus – the Education Building. Sponsored by yourFellowFalcon.

Welcome Back Give Away
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Union Oval
Stop by the Union Oval and take home FREE supplies provided by the BGSU reStore (our on-campus second-hand store). Items available include BGSU clothing, school supplies, small appliances, and other miscellaneous BGSU items! Sponsored by the Office of Campus Sustainability.                                                                                                                             


BGSU CashCourse Crash Course
3 – 4 p.m., Moseley Hall, Room 205
BGSU students have an incredible amount of FREE money management resources right at their fingertips! During this workshop, students will learn how to access and use the BGSU Cash Course online curriculums and resources available through the SMMS website. Sponsored by the office of Student Money Management Services.

Ask the Advisor
3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Harshman-AB, Lobby
Have general advising questions? Not sure about some of the BGSU academic policies and procedures? Stop by and chat with BGSU advisors from various colleges or program areas and get pointed in the right direction to success. These sessions are meant to help with quick, simple advising questions – Make sure you schedule an appointment with your college advisor if you have any major questions or concerns! Sponsored by Advising Services, the University Academic Support Council (UASC), and Residence Life.

The Yard Show
6:14 – 10 p.m., Harshman Basketball Courts
This is your chance to watch our culturally based fraternities and sororities from the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council showcase their steps and strolls while enjoying free food and a DJ! Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Leadership Safari
7 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
This will be one of the most interactive and high energy experiences of Fall Welcome. We will explore the dynamics of your college experience, develop a multitude of opportunities for success, and put you on a path to accomplishing your biggest personal and professional goals. Ryan Penneau’s presentations are laced with hilariousness and practical strategies for exceeding as a student leader and this is one is no exception. Join us and make the most of your college experience! Sponsored by the Center for Leadership.

Ice Cream Social
7 p.m., University Lawn
Come join Veritas for free ice cream sundaes and rootbeer floats. We will also have cornhole, frisbee, and other fun games to play. Get to know the members of Veritas while enjoying some fun games and a nice treat.

Sand Volleyball and Snacks with Alpha Phi Omega
7 – 9 p.m., Offenhauer Courts

Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity. Come join us and play sand volleyball with the brothers of Alpha Phi Omega while enjoying refreshing snacks.  Rain location: Business Administration Building, Room 101

h2o Kick-Off
9 p.m., Olscamp Hall, Room 101
h2o…more than just water. Come to the h2o Kickoff and hear more about one of the largest student groups on campus. All students are welcome to come and enjoy the music, videos, and short message in a laid back environment!

Public Skate
9 -10:50 p.m., BGSU Ice Arena
With valid BGSU ID, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginner through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try. Rental skates will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.

Captain America with h2o
10:30 p.m., ROTC Field
Join h2o and enjoy free popcorn, new friends, and a free screening of Captain American: the winter soldier. Rain location: Olscamp Hall, Room 101

11 p.m. – 12 a.m., BGSU Ice Arena
With valid BGSU ID, come play broomball for free at the Ice Arena. Bring your friends and wear sneakers with good tread. Helmets, balls and sticks will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.