First Year Programs
Tuesday, August 27
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.
Fall Into Fitness!
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Field North of Anderson Arena
(Rain location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 201)
Have fun and get moving with the Falcon Fitness Group X instructors! Bring your friends and sample fun and energizing fitness classes and learn more about the great fitness opportunities available to you this semester. Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness.
Orange Bike Registration
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Union Oval
You can join the Orange Bike program free and start riding any orange bike you see around campus! It’s BGSU’s community bikeshare program. Learn more at www.bgsu.edu/sustainability.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Union Oval
Come cool off and show off your target skills with Dance Marathon! Use the water balloon sling shot to hit our target and you win a prize! Sponsored by Dance Marathon.
1 – 3 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Union Oval
It’s hot, and students are thirsty! Come help distribute cups of ice-cold lemonade in one of the most popular spots on campus – the Union Oval. Sponsored by yourFellowFalcon.
Ask the Advisor
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., McDonald Hall, 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.
Kickin’ It with SWN
4 – 6 p.m., Education Lawn
The Student Wellness Network, a student organization, is hosting an open kickball game. Come and meet other awesome students connected to health and wellness on campus. Enjoy healthy snacks and pizza and learn about the many opportunities to get involved with health and wellness at BGSU. Participants will also have the ability to test their wellness knowledge and win free prizes! In the event of rain, the SWN will instead host Wellness Bingo in University Hall, Room 308, during this time.
Ice Cream Social
5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Union Oval
Hungry for spiritual growth? Join the United Methodist Student Organization for free ice cream and great conversations. UMSO is a non-denominational student organization that offers regular service events in the community and holds larger group meetings on campus for worship and development of our relationships with Christ. Sponsored by the United Methodist Student Organization.
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.
BG Stars Multicultural Talent Show Auditions
7 – 9 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Theater (Room 206)
Come audition for the BG Stars Multicultural Talent Show (non-competitive). Participants will perform on Wednesday, September 4th. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and New Student Orientation and First Year Programs. Also offered on Wednesday, August 28, at the same time and location.
Leadership at BGSU: An Introduction to the Leadership Certificate Program
7 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, France Stone Foundation Room (Room 306)
Developing leadership while at college is essential. Employers are looking for demonstrated leadership and team development experiences. The BGSU Leadership Certificate Program (LCP) provides a guide for BGSU students to advance and demonstrate their leadership and team experiences. This workshop will introduce new students to the opportunities to become a leader while a student at BGSU and to the benefits of the LCP and the program requirements. Sponsored by the Center for Leadership. Also offered on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30p.m., in Room 306 of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Scavenger Hunt and Sports
7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More University Parish, across the street from McDonald Hall and Dunkin Donuts
Join Veritas, your Catholic Christian Life Group for a church scavenger hunt and games like ultimate frisbee!
RSA’s Casino Night
8 – 11 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Play casino games and win awesome prizes. Sponsored by the Resident Student Association.
9 p.m., Visit http://www.bgsucru.com for various campus locations.
Life at BGSU should not be done alone! Start the year off right by meeting lots of new friends through a Cru Lifegroup. Exploring the Bible weekly, we'll talk honestly and openly about life, faith, and God. Sponsored by Cru.
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! Sponsored by h2o.
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.