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COVID-19 Information and Resources for BGSU Firelands
BGSU Firelands faculty and staff have spent the summer preparing a campus environment that prioritizes your safety while ensuring a dynamic classroom experience both online and in person.
Our administrative offices are returning to campus-based operations for the fall semester. While this will allow for limited in-person services for most offices, review the information below and call ahead prior to visiting to ensure an appointment is available.
To learn more about the University’s plans, including steps being taken on both campuses to ensure the community’s safety, visit the BGSU Return to Campus page.
ACADEMIC AND CAREER COUNSELING
Students wishing to speak with their advisor should contact 419-372-0886 to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be available via phone and web platforms, with limited in-person availability during the academic year for students enrolled in hybrid courses meeting on the Firelands campus.
ENROLLMENT: Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, College Credit Plus
Visitors wishing to tour campus or students with questions on their student account are asked to call 419-372-0607 to reserve an in-person appointment.
Budget and Operations
The Budget and Operations office is open for the fall 2020 semester. Students with questions on parking, inquiries for lost and found or those wishing to speak with the Erie County Sheriff deputy on duty should call 419-372-0685 during business hours. (Emergencies should dial 911.)
Friends of BGSU Firelands hoping to visit campus or connect with Stacey Hartley, senior director of development, should call 419-372-0719 to arrange an appointment.
The BGSU Firelands Library is open to students, faculty and staff for the fall 2020 semester. Please contact 419-372-0739 to confirm hours of availability for in-person appointments and to review resources available to support your research.
Teaching & Learning Center
Support services offered by the TLC will be available online for the fall 2020 semester. Appointments are available between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday through Navigate in a student’s MyBGSU portal.
Technology Support Services
Students wishing to utilize technology services or require the laptop loan program should contact 419-372-0743 to review the hours, device and facility availability. Technology support is available via live chat or by calling 419-372-0999.
Office of the Dean
The Office of the Dean is open for the fall 2020 semester. Contact 419-372-0623 to begin your inquiry and coordinate your visit.
Q&A on Textbooks
A: You can automatically find the required textbooks for your courses by going to the MyBGSU Textbooks page. Click on "View Booklist" and then select a semester.
The textbook website lets you compare prices on books to get the best deal. As we get closer to the beginning of classes, options become more limited and prices can increase. Instructors are adding course materials all of the time so check back if it says your course is awaiting information from the instructor.
A: BGSU does not have a physical bookstore on or off campus. All purchases/book rentals are done online. The textbook website gathers pricing from many retailers to help you search for the best price. The final transaction for the items you add to your cart takes place on the retailer’s website(s). All refunds, returns and questions about your purchase are subject to the seller’s terms and conditions, so you should go through them.
A: We suggest that students buy textbooks with enough time for the book to arrive before classes start. Many students choose to wait until they see the syllabus or wait until the first class meeting before buying books. That method is less effective this year because students could use reserves from the library while waiting for the item to arrive, and that is not as solid of an option this year.
A: The library will not have physical reserves this year. However, BG has taken some steps to help students. The library has purchased several ebooks for popular BGSU courses. Professors were notified about the purchase and will share that knowledge with their students soon. BGSU is also in the process of scanning high-use reserve items to provide for students. The loan will be limited, like checking out a physical reserve, and uses an electronic delivery method. BGSU will reach out to professors to let them know that their book is available before classes start. BGSU has also moved a limited number of library-owned reserve materials to the stacks in the Jerome Library for a shorter loan. Check what’s in the stacks here. If the book isn’t available in one of these methods, students can also use OhioLINK to request books from other Ohio libraries . They should start looking now, as many students use this service and books can go fast.