Students on Firelands campus

Welcome to BGSU Firelands

Welcome from the Dean

On behalf of my colleagues on the faculty, the staff and your fellow students, welcome to the BGSU Firelands campus community! We are here to support you as you begin this next step in your academic career. Please use the resources below to support your transition into your new community and let us know how we can help.

Andy Kurtz, Ph.D.
Dean, BGSU Firelands

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Next Steps
 

1. Get Your BG1 Card

Your BG1 card is the official identification card for BGSU students, faculty and staff. Students at BGSU Firelands can make an appointment to get their card by calling the Office of Technology Support Services at 419-372-0743.

2. Send Your Final Transcript

It is important for BGSU to have a full record of your previous educational experience. Be sure to send your final transcript directly to BGSU Firelands at the conclusion of the academic year at your current institution.

3. Secure Textbooks and Other Required Course Materials

BGSU uses an online textbook platform to streamline the process for reviewing and purchasing required course materials.

4. Meet With Your Advisor to Register for Classes

Your advisor will help you build your class schedule as part of your Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) appointment. You can register for this one-on-one meeting by calling the Office of Academic and Career Counseling at 419-372-0886 or request an appointment online.

5. Finalize your plan to fund your education

Be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all financial aid opportunities for which you are eligible. BGSU and BGSU Firelands have the same Federal School Code: 003018. Additionally, our team is available for appointments to review your aid offer and help create your affordability plan.

6. Activate Your BGSU account

You need to activate your BGSU account right away and check your BGSU email regularly and often. With your BGSU email and MyBGSU web portal access, you will be able to register for classes, view billing information, see your financial aid information and view your grades.

Activate your BGSU account

COVID-19 Resources

Visit BGSU's COVID-19 response page for information about COVID-19 testing, vaccine clinics and FAQs.

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Designing Your BGSU Experience

Tell us more about you in this short questionnaire so we can support you as a student.

Stay Connected

BGSU’s Office of Parent, Family and New Student Connections serves as your hub for keeping you updated on a student’s BGSU’s experience.

BGSU Gear at Falcon Outfitters

New BGSU Firelands students can get a discount on BGSU gear at Falcon Outfitters by using the code FIRELANDS at checkout.

Contact Us

Need to get in touch? Email firelands@bgsu.edu for more information.