BGSU Campus Visits & Events

    There's no better way to decide whether a school is going to be the right fit than to visit and explore (and sometimes it takes a few visits to make that decision!)

    That's why we have a robust schedule of events designed with you in mind.  Join us for a visit, and tour the school The Wall Street Journal ranks as No. 1 in the state of Ohio among all universities - public or private - for student experience.

    Our students say BGSU feels like home, and we are proud to be a community where all can belong.

    Planning ahead? The Fall 2024 visit calendar (September - December) will be posted at this site in late July.

    Contact the Office of Admissions at or 419-372-2478 if you have any questions about our visit options.

    Admissions Presentation and Campus Tour (Great for first-time visitors!)Offered Monday – Friday and select Saturdays Includes a 30-minute admissions presentation and 90-minute, general campus tour.  (Great for first-time visitors)
    • Offered Monday – Friday and select Saturdays
    • Includes a 30-minute admissions presentation and 90-minute, general campus tour. This is a group experience; the size of the group will vary.
    Destination: BGSU EventsThese events are a great way for new high school seniors to kick off their college search with BGSU. 
    We're hosting Destination: BGSU several times throughout the summer so you can choose the date that works best.

    Registration for Destination: BGSU is required. 
    Space is limited - once the events fills, we’re unable to accommodate additional registrations. Save your spot and register today!

    Here’s what you can expect if you join us at Destination: BGSU:

    Start your day in the exhibitor area to connect with representatives from various academic colleges and student services like Student Housing and Financial Aid. Arrive early so you have plenty of time to explore the exhibitor area!

    Then, you’ll spend time attending presentations developed with your college search in mind covering important topics regarding admissions and BGSU information, the scholarship search and the BGSU Difference.

    All guests will also join a general campus tour. The student-led, 90-minute campus tour will include stops inside a few student life spaces, including our Maurer Center, Recreation Center, a residence hall.

    Lunch will be provided.

    After the formal program wraps up at 2:15 p.m., you can revisit the exhibitor area or join a variety of academic information sessions and tours.

    • Monday, July 22
    • Friday, July 26
    • Monday, July 29
    • Monday, August 5
    • Friday, August 9
    Know Before You Go: BGSU Visit Tips
    May - August is "summer session" at BGSU.
    • While summer is a great time to visit, campus tends to be quiet during this time of year, with many of our students and faculty spending time away from BGSU.
    Limited-access Dates
    The Office of Admissions will not be available for visits on the following dates this summer:
    • Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day
    • Wednesday, June 19,  in observance of Juneteenth
    • Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, in observance of Independence Day
    • Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 25, as campus will be preparing for and hosting new student move-in
    If a date is not listed on the calendar, no visits are available.

    Special Requests & Personalized Visits
    • Visits to specific buildings and day-of requests for meetings are difficult to accommodate, especially over the summer when most faculty are off campus.
    • If you’re interested in a personalized experience, please reach out to your BGSU admissions counselor at least 2 weeks in advance.
    • Personalized meetings and tours cannot be accommodated on Saturdays, holidays or during large visit days (like Presidents Day, Falcon Friday or Destination: BGSU.)
    • Personalized meetings are extremely limited over the summer (May - August) as most faculty are off campus, focused on summer courses or summer research/projects.
    Visits and tours will take place, rain or shine, snow or heat!
    • General campus tours are approximately 90-minutes and include time outside as you visit spaces like our student recreation center, the student union, residence halls, outdoor spaces and a general academic buildings.
    • We recommend dressing for the weather, wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a refillable water bottle, especially on hot days.
    • Golf cart tours are not available.
    Fall 2024 Visits
    • Planning ahead? The Fall 2024 visit calendar (September - December) will be posted at this site in late-July.
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