Bowling Green State University

Convocation Livestream
Welcome, Falcon families and all student supporters! We invite you to participate in this event virtually by tuning in to the livestream.

Residential students are required to attend in person. Commuters who are unable to attend tonight due to the weather can still participate by tuning in to the livestream.


Undeniably, THE featured event to hit you in the *feels*

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 up the ULTIMATE University experience.

Featured presenters like BGSU President Dr. Rodney Rogers, Provost Dr. Joe Whitehead and other academic and student leaders will share their insights to empower you to explore and appreciate the values of belonging at BGSU.

At BGSU, our main character is Falcon Pride. You'll be initiated into the University's special traditions and history. Ay Ziggy!

Convocation is part of the required program series for first-year students*. After Convocation, head over to Parking Lot 7 (Next to Bowen-Thompson Student Union) to experience Flock the Block! 

* Attendance is required if this is the first year you are attending BGSU full-time. This includes transfer, commuting and international students. However, your attendance is excused if you have an approved absence.

⛈️ Please note: Activities, dates and times are subject to change. We will update this webpage if this event is delayed or postponed due to weather.

Weeks of Welcome
Aug. 15-Oct. 2 | This event is part of  Weeks of Welcome, which begins at move-in and extends through Fall Break. During this celebration, explore opportunities hosted by the campus community that will help you embrace the adventure of creating your own ultimate BGSU experience. Visit the WOW homepage to find all of the festivities!

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