First Year Programs
Monday, August 26
Registration Open for Cedar Point Bus Trip
Bus trip will be on Saturday, August 31st, 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 30th. Limited tickets available! Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.
Re-Store School Supply Giveaway
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Union Oval
Stop by the Re-Store table and learn about BGSU’s “re-use” store, and pick up some FREE school supplies for your classes! Sponsored by the Office of Campus Sustainability.
Ask the Advisor
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Lobby
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 college 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. This program is also offered on various dates in the lobbies of McDonald Hall, Kohl Hall, Kreischer-CD, and Centennial Hall.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Education Building, North Entrance Steps
Who doesn’t love a compliment? I like your hair! Cool backpack! Those are some great tennis shoes! Join yourFellowFalcon in giving compliments and making someone’s day that much better. T-shirts will be supplied. Sponsored by yourFellowFalcon.
Downtown BG Tradition Tour
6 p.m., Meet outside Carillon Place OR The Oaks
Don’t limit yourself to campus. One-of-a-kind restaurants, shops, and activities are just a short walk away! You can’t be a true Falcon without experiencing these downtown BG traditions. Sponsored by yourFellowFalcon. Additional Downtown BG Tradition Tours will be offered daily at 6 p.m. from Monday, August 26th, through Friday, August 30th, and again at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st. Tours will continue on Tuesday, September 3rd, and Wednesday, September 4th, at 6:00 p.m.
The Yard Show
6:14 p.m. – 9:20 p.m., Harshman Basketball Courts
A chance to watch our culturally based fraternities and sororities from the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council showcase their strolls and steps while enjoying free food and a DJ! Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Ice Cream Social
7:30 p.m., University Lawn
Come on out to University Lawn for some free ice cream with Veritas, your Catholic Christian Life Group on campus!
8 p.m., Greek Row
What better way to kick off the year than with some free food, music, and games? Whether you're a senior looking to catch up with old friends, or a freshman looking to meet new people, you'll dig the Welcome Cookout. Sponsored by Cru.
9 – 10:50 p.m., 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 during Public Skate. Rental skates are available to those in need. Sponsored by Athletics. Public Skate will be available at this time nightly from Monday, August 26th – Thursday, August 29th, AND Tuesday, September 3rd – Thursday, September 5th.
11 p.m. – 12 a.m., 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. Broomball will be available at this time nightly from Monday, August 26th – Thursday, August 29th, AND Tuesday, September 3rd – Thursday, September 5th.
Comedic Magician Michael Kent
9 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Michael Kent combines his sarcastic and irreverent sense of humor with mind-blowing magic in a way that seems to let the audience “in on the joke.” All over the country, Michael’s audiences are experiencing what it’s like when a stand-up comic performs magic. Sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.