Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University is an excellent higher education institution in the friendly small-town of Bowling Green, Ohio. With over 200 undergraduate majors and programs, BGSU caters to over 17,000 students on it's main campus.

 (The Stroh Center, shown here, is a large event space perfect for events, concerts, expos, volleyball and basketball.)

Approximately 6,500 students reside in 15 residence halls on BGSU's campus. Centennial Hall and Falcon Heights, the two newest residence halls, opened in Fall 2011.

centennial-hall-1 Freshman Housing at Bowling Green State University

With over 300 registered student organizations, BGSU strives for student involvement. Student organizations provide connections to campus, leadership skills, fun, and friends.

 (SICSIC spirit team shown here.)
BGSU Athletics offers sport events all-year round. Their mission is to be committed to cultivating champions in academics, sport, and life. BGSU Athletics targets excellence in 18 sports while achieving success as one team.

Doyt L. Perry Stadium (Bowling Green State University Falcons)- i spent many hours in the athletic training room/practice fields here!

BGSU has many fun traditions. The sibling mascots are Freddie and Freida who make appearances at a multitude of sporting events and campus activities, promoting school spirit where ever they go!

Did You Know?
  • Bowling Green State University started as a teaching institution with the name Bowling Green State Normal School.
  • Bowling Green State University has more than 200 undergraduate majors
  • The falcon, the university's mascot, was chosen because it is a powerful bird despite it's small size. There is a live Falcon Cam which shows a family of falcons nesting in the clock tower. 
  • Carillon Park was the site of the first football stadium where the now, pro-football team the Cleveland Browns used to practice. The clock tower that is there now is placed on the previous 50-yard line. 
  • If you and your sweetheart both went to the university and get married, you coin the name "Falcon Flames"
  • The University's seal has many wives tales. It is said if you stand on the seal at midnight and kiss your sweetheart, you will soon be married, but if you and your sweetheart separate hands and walk in opposite directions around the seal, you will soon break up. If you pass the right of the seal, you will do well on your next test, and if you pass the left of the seal, you will fail your next test. 
Bowling Green State University Falcons -cast iron logo

There are a ton of activities going on throughout the year on the Bowling Green State University campus that visitors can get involved with. Tuesday night films and Sunday Matinées at the Gish Film Theater, the performances held at the Wolfe Center, sporting events, art exhibitions, theatre performances, Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, Ohanami Cherry Blossom Festival, Diwali Festival of Lights and ArtsX are just a few of the wonderful offerings. The campus hosts a multitude of great community and cultural events throughout the year for the local community and visitors. The Bowen-Thompson Student Union also offers conference and event services, with many different venue options that will fit the event style perfectly! Their offices are located next to the multi-purpose room on the second floor, so stop in to make their place your space.

Whether you are looking for something different to do or need a date night idea, BGSU has a lot to offer. For more information on what is happening on campus, please visit the campus calendar of events at