Bowling Green State University

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Meet You

Schedule a Visit

We extend a warm invitation to you and your family to visit our beautiful, friendly campus at Bowling Green State University.

Because our goal is to make your visit as personal as possible, we ask that all visits be scheduled in advance online or by calling toll-free 1-866-CHOOSE BGSU (246-6732).

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Office of Admissions hours

Monday–Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
Select Saturdays, 9 AM to noon

Our office is located in 110 McFall Center. The best times to visit are weekdays when classes are in session.

Students requiring special assistance should contact the Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-866-246-6732, two weeks prior to your visit, to make special accommodations.

Visit Options

Group information sessions
Monday–Friday at 10 AM and 1 PM
Select Saturdays at 10 AM

A 45-minute, multi-media presentation in the Office of Admissions.

Student-guided tours
Monday–Friday, 11 AM and 2 PM
Select Saturdays at 11 AM

A 75-minute walking tour with stops in academic buildings, a typical residence hall room and the chance to interact with a current student.

Class visits
On weekdays during fall and spring semesters you can sit in on a college class.

Financial aid information
Student Financial Aid
231 Administration Bldg.

Counselors are available from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. An appointment is not necessary.

Large Groups
Group visits are designed for high school classes, college access programs, organizations, or businesses whose needs may not be met by our regular schedule of daily tours and admissions events.

Additional Opportunities

Academic department visits
During a weekday visit, you may wish to speak with someone in your area of academic interest. To help you identify the department, please call us toll-free at 1-866-246-6732. We will put you in contact with the department that will assist you in scheduling your appointment. This must be arranged prior to your visit.

Admissions counselor appointment
Although an interview is not required for admission, you may wish to meet with an admissions counselor to have individual questions answered. Please call in advance toll-free 1-866-246-6732 to arrange this appointment.

Athletic coaches visit
Appointments need to be scheduled in advance. Please call the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics at 419-372-2401 to arrange your appointment with a coach.

While you’re here
Plan your visit to coincide with one of BGSU’s many cultural or athletic events. The Office of Admissions can advise you of major events on campus, or you may consult the University Calendar.

The City of Bowling Green invites you to enjoy the many specialty shops and wide variety of restaurants near the campus.

Special Programs

Medical, Allied Health, Wellness and Public Service Career DaySeptember 26, 2014
Preview DaysOctober 18, 2014
December 6, 2014

Office is Closed

New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary 20, 2014
Commencement DayMay 10, 2014
Memorial DayMay 26, 2014
Independence DayJuly 4, 2014
Commencement DayAugust 9, 2014
Move-in Day for First-Year StudentsAugust 22, 2014
Labor DaySeptember 1, 2014
Fall BreakOctober 11, 2014
Veterans DayNovember 11, 2014
ThanksgivingNovember 27 — 30, 2014
Commencement DayDecember 20, 2014
Christmas BreakDecember 25 — 28, 2014

Dates to Avoid

To ensure students and faculty will be available we recommend avoiding these dates during the current academic year:

Spring BreakMarch 8 — 16, 2014
Spring Exam WeekMay 5 — 9, 2014
Fall BreakOctober 9 — 12, 2014
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 26 — 30, 2014
Fall Exam WeekDecember 15 — 19, 2014
Winter BreakDecember 22 — 31, 2014

Evaluate your visit

We hope you had a positive campus visit experience. Please take a few moments to evaluate your time at BGSU through the Welcome to College website. You will be asked to create an account and give us feedback through a brief survey.

How do I
get there?

Where is Bowling Green?

Bowling Green State University is located in Bowling Green, Ohio. It is a two and a half hour drive from Cleveland, about one and a half hours south of Detroit and three hours north of Cincinnati.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment or program to allow time to park.


Driving
Directions

From the east or west via the Ohio Turnpike (I‑80 and I‑90)

Use Exit 64 (Perrysburg). Follow I‑75 South to Exit 181.

From the north or south via Interstate 75

Use Exit 181.

From the east or west via U.S. Route 6

Stay on U.S. 6. At the I‑75 Interchange, follow I‑75 north to the next exit (Exit 181).