Bowling Green State University

MANDATORY* for first-year students.

Convocation is the official new student academic welcome to the University and celebrates the importance of academic excellence, innovation, integrity and discovery – all of the things that make the BG experience so unique.

New students will hear from BGSU President Dr. Rodney Rogers and Provost Dr. Joe Whitehead, as well other academic and student leaders. They will also learn about some of the University’s special traditions and history as they start their first semester as Falcons.


Attention families – Watch convocation with your student and hear from President Rogers and other BGSU leadership.

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Weeks of Welcome
This event is part of Weeks of Welcome. This celebration kicks off on Aug. 20 and concludes with Family Weekend on Oct. 9. Learn more about the events>>


* If this is the first year you are attending BGSU full-time, attendance is required. This includes transfer, commuting and international students. However, if you have a prior commitment outside of your control, your absence is excused.


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