First Year Programs
Wednesday, September 4
MAJOR MATCH-UP: MATCH YOUR PASSION WITH THE RIGHT PROGRAM
12 – 3 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Grand Lenhart Ballroom (Room 202B)
If you are undecided, or thinking about changing your major, or looking for a minor, then Major Match-Up is for you! Attend Major Match-Up and visit with advisors from a variety of BGSU majors, talk with representatives from the University's Career Center, and gain knowledge about majors and careers. There will be popcorn and other free refreshments. Great prizes will be raffled throughout the event.
Random Act of Kindness with yourFellowFalcon
1 – 2 p.m., Meet at Starbucks in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union
The best way to make someone’s day is to do something unexpected. yFF is known for its Random Acts of Kindness. Help us distribute treats in the Union. It is a great way to make you and the recipient feel good. Sponsored by yourFellowFalcon.
Are You a Resume Rookie?
3 – 4 p.m., Olscamp Hall, Room 221
Are you are considering part-time employment while attending BGSU? You’ll impress employers if you have a resume that reflects the transferable skills and experience you’ve gained so far. No formal work experience? No problem! At this session you can begin to create your first resume or give your high school resume a BGSU makeover and learn to navigate WorkNet, our online job search database. Sponsored by BGSU Student Employment Services. This program is also offered on Thursday, August 29th, Tuesday, September 3rd, Monday, September 9th, and Wednesday, September 11th, at various times in Olscamp Hall, Room 221.
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.
6 p.m., Starting at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Union Oval
In this Harry Potter-themed event, teams of 2-4 people will journey around campus to collect horcruxes containing clues to the next location. At each stop, teams will complete challenges, solve riddles, and answer trivia to collect their horcrux. The first team to arrive at the final destination with all of the horcruxes will receive a prize. Individual students will be able to find and join a team at the start of the event. Sponsored by Marauders, the Harry Potter club at BGSU.
Leadership at BGSU: An Introduction to the Leadership Certificate Program
6:30 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 Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00p.m., in Room 306 of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Thrive: Freshman Connect
7 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Theater
Meet the people who will be your friends for the next 4, 5, or 6 years of your life! This 4 week event/party/gathering will allow you to hang out and engage with other freshmen as we discuss how to not just survive, but thrive during your time at BGSU. Jointly sponsored by h2o and FCA.
BG Stars Multicultural Talent Show
8 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Come see what your fellow classmates are workin’ with at the BG Stars Multicultural Talent Show. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and New Student Orientation and First Year Programs.
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.