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Home for the Holidays

Home for the HolidaysThe temperature is dropping, the stress is increasing, and winter break is just around the corner. Most everyone is looking forward to heading home for the holidays, and if that sounds like you, it sure makes sense. Home-cooked meals, old friends, and zero responsibility sounds like a complete blast and a half.

But what if you’re not exactly ecstatic about leaving?

For many of us, coming home means work. It means struggling to get acclimated once again to living at home. We love our … Continue Reading

What I Wish I Knew…

i wish i knewIf I could go back and tell myself anything on the first day of college it would be “be open”. It sounds like a simple phrase, but it is very important. It’s important right off the bat to be open in all senses. Be open with yourself, when finding friends, when choosing clubs to be in, etc. Don’t think just because you have never tried a certain hobby that it is too late to start. We are all thrown into college at the age of 18, made to … Continue Reading

Your First Semester: Expecting the Worst and Receiving the Best

Colleen blogThe summer before coming to Bowling Green State University was nerve-wracking.Three whole months full of questions, doubts, and anxiety. Way too many “what ifs” flooded my brain and I didn’t exactly know what to do about all of them. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited for my next four years here, but at the time the uncertainty outweighed the anticipation. Perhaps you feel the same way. If that’s the case, I’m here to help!

One of my biggest worries about coming to college was living in the residence halls. I … Continue Reading

Returning Home

home-is-not-a-place-its-a-feeling-quote-1For so many years, students around the globe have experienced the dreaded it’s-Sunday-night-and-I-have-school-tomorrow feeling right before returning after a long-awaited break. A lot of times, this very feeling has prevented countless students from making the most out of the few hours of freedom that remain. Students spend their last stress-free evening moping around their house and trying not to think about the difficult semester just around the corner. For the past twelve years, I could identify with these sulking students. That is, until I made BGSU my home.

Coming back to college … Continue Reading

If you’re an LGBT student worried about being accepted, stop worrying NOW

When I sat down to write this post, I struggled to find an exciting story or inspiring anecdote that exemplified three years as a gay student at BGSU.

I was scanning my brain for something remarkable.

Where were the dramatic stories of explaining my sexuality to my roommate? What about inspiring chats at the LGBT Resource Center? Didn’t I find refuge by writing for OUTspoken Magazine?

None of those things happened to me. In terms of being gay, my life was boring. Typical. Unremarkable.

My BGSU life was just like anyone else’s BGSU life: freshman-year homesickness, roommate ups and downs, sleeping through my … Continue Reading

Tutorial: Demystifying Your Bill

This guide will help you work with your eBill. Your bill is not available in print. It is only available on MyBGSU.

For additional help, check out this link: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/bursar/page112665.html.

When making payments, consider using eCheck payments from a checking or savings account. If you use a credit or debit card, you will be charged a convenience fee.

Payment options:

You can also contact these numbers:
Office of the Bursar: (419) 372-2815.
Student Financial Aid: (419) 372-2651.

Tutorial: Health Services Checklist

This tutorial will help you through your health services requirements. Remember to finish these items before the Fall 2013 semester. Also, be sure you take the forms to your SOAR date. If you forget, you can mail them to the Health Center.

Here’s the link to the checklist:

Tutorial: Accessing Your Newly-Updated Email

Here’s a guide to access your email post-FalconMail.

Why Did You Come To BGSU?

What To Bring To BGSU

Check out this guide for what students should bring when living on campus. Check out this link for more: http://www.bgsu.edu/residence-life/future-residents/packing-suggestions.html

Questions? text FALCON to 877877

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