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The back to school checklist

As Aug. 20, the first day of class, creeps closer and closer, incoming and current students have a number of things they’ll need to get done before they come to campus.

  • Financial Aid remains a priority. Documents must be submitted so aid for fall 2012 will appear on the student eBill. Students should visit MyBGSU, click on Student Center then To Do List and review and respond to holds immediately.
  • The eBill for fall 2012 is due Aug. 15. Effective this fall, all students with unpaid balances as of Aug. 16 will have their classes dropped and will not be allowed to move in to their residence hall. More information about this new policy and how to register for the Installment Payment Plan.
  • Don’t forget to submit any third party and outside scholarships to Financial Aid before your student bill is due.
  • Students taking eight or more credit hours on the Bowling Green campus are required to have health insurance. If you are covered privately, you will need to waive the automatic University health insurance.

Before you know it, Opening Weekend will be here! Opening Weekend is for all incoming BGSU students. Whether you’re a first-time or transfer student, living on-campus or commuting, you’re invited to participate in all the events.

Residence Hall move-in for fall 2012 freshman and new transfer students is Aug. 17. Opening Weekend activities begin with Residence Hall floor meetings. Returning students move in Aug. 19. The 2012 move-in arrival schedule and interactive map with routes is available online.

Commuter students start their Opening Weekend with a welcome meeting and introduction to the Commuter Connection program.

For all incoming students, Opening Weekend events continue throughout the weekend. Students will meet faculty and staff from their major, discuss the Common Reading Selection and learn some of the history and traditions at BGSU. After Opening Weekend, explore the First Year Success Series, which are a variety of workshops to assist with your transition to college and connect you with other students and members of the University community.

All students – don’t forget to mark your calendars for Homecoming Sept. 24-30 and Family Weekend Oct. 12-14.