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Welcome Back Party

Friday, September 22, 2023 6pm to 10pm

Calling all Falcons, past and present! Get ready to rock the night away at our Welcome Back Party as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BGSU Bands. This festive family-friendly event has something for everyone fostering BGSU’s connection with alumni, students and the community.

The party will span across the Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle and adjacent lawns in the heart of old campus and features:

  • BGSU Band performances and live entertainment from the Cincinnati Circus (see below for schedule of events)
  • Virtual Reality Rock Band, giant piano, light-speed drums and a dance floor with a live DJ
  • Beer/wine/beverage garden and food trucks 
  • Historical BGSU Band displays and old halftime shows in Prout Chapel 
  • A band-themed photo station and a social media vending machine 
  • Make-and-take crafts 
  • Giant games and cornhole 
  • Imagination Station Music Science
  • Cotton candy art and free popcorn with a movie showing of Disney’s “Soul” 

Schedule of Events:
6:15-7 p.m. - Gather around the Bowen-Thompson Quad in front of University Hall for a Circus Thrill Show
7:10 p.m. - Watch the Falcon Marching Band play and make their way over to the Alumni Gateway from University Hall
7:15-8 p.m. - Join the BGSU Bands over by the Schmeltz Family Fountain for a Concert on the Lawn
8:30-9 p.m. - Make your way back over to the lawn in front of University Hall for a Cincinnati Circus Glow Show
9:30 p.m. -  Head over to the Kuhlin Center lawn for a Free Movie Under the Stars 

Free parking is available in any of the campus lots during Homecoming weekend, including lots that typically require payment. 

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