BGSU offers lifelong learning through Summer College

Bowling Green State University’s Alumni Summer College is not just for alumni – this special programming is open to anyone who wants to stretch their mind.

“BGSU provides experiences that enhance lives,” said Becky Kocher, assistant vice president for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. “Through Summer College we can provide lifelong learning opportunities to a wide range of people interested in stimulating classes and discussions.”

This series of educational, and fun, classes will promote lively, thought-provoking discussions and include a variety of excursions. Class will be taught by BGSU’s nationally recognized faculty and attendees will be able to choose nine of 22 possible courses, including:

  • The Art Car in Popular Culture
  • The History of Rock and Roll (with a visit to BGSU’s Sound Recordings Archives)
  • The Heavy Metal T-shirt in Popular Culture
  • U.S. Elections in Comparative Perspective
  • Brainstorming the Novel
  • Social Media is Changing how Business is Conducted Today
  • What is the Value of a College Education
  • Female Hard-Boiled Detective Tradition
  • Technology “Sandbox”

Alumni Summer College runs from June 29 to July 1 and costs $190 per person. This includes classes, some meals, special guests and tours. A one-day only session is $100. Some excursions may have an additional cost.

Attendees may stay on campus, in one of BGSU’s newest and most comfortable residence halls, Centennial Hall, for $79 per night. Off-campus lodging is at attendees’ expense; most local hotels offer a special “BGSU rate.”

To our guests with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Disability Services,, 419-3728495. Please notify us prior to the event.