The 2020 census, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, is now underway. BGSU is working to ensure students, faculty and staff are counted. As a University, the census will have an impact on student loans, Pell grants and access to resources and campus infrastructure improvements along with health and social services available within the city of Bowling Green and surrounding areas.
With the novel coronavirus pandemic and the University's move to an online learning environment, counting students is more important than ever. The Census Bureau maintains that where a University student lives for the majority of the 2019-2020 academic year is where they should be counted. For students living off campus in rental apartments or houses, you should fill out the census form where you reside most of this year.
Please view the Census Bureau's latest video on counting college students.