Transfer Student Visit Opportunities

    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.

    While you're here, explore Bowling Green, Ohio where students live and learn while nestled in a city that is safe and affordable and full of local gems - restaurants, shops, parks and festivals unique to Bowling Green. 

    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.

    BGSU Tour for Transfer StudentsOffered on select Mondays, Friday and Saturdays throughout the Summer

    This visit experience includes a 90-minute campus tour, led by a current BGSU student.

    Come ready with questions for your tour guide, who will be happy to tell you all about life at BGSU. Tours will include a visit to our student recreation center, the student union, a traditional residence hall, the Maurer Center (home of the Schmidthorst College of Business and classrooms for students from any major), outdoor spaces and a general academic building.
    Transfer Student Info Session & Campus TourRegistration for Fall 2024 dates (September - December) will be available here in late July.
    The  Transfer Student Info Session & Campus Tour is an expanded visit for students interested in transferring to BGSU.

    This type of visit includes a 30-minute info session hosted by the BGSU Transfer Team. 

    Immediately following the presentation, you and your guests will enjoy a 90-minute campus tour, led by a current BGSU student.

    After your tour, connect with a Transfer Specialist in-person. They're ready to answer questions and, if you haven't already, they can help you apply to BGSU. 
    Know Before You Go: BGSU Visit TipsMay - 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 transfer specialist at least 2 weeks in advance.
    • Personalized meetings and tours cannot be accommodated on Saturdays, holidays or during large visit days (like Presidents Day).
    • 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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