Residence Hall Comparison
Living on campus is an exciting part of the college experience and gives students the opportunity to build life-long friendships and also supports academic success. It has been proven that students who live on campus have a higher GPA – and persistence towards graduation – faster than their peers who live off campus. Because of this, Bowling Green State University’s Board of Trustees has set a Residency Requirement that states a student must live on campus their first two years.
Students often ask "which hall is the best hall?" and to be honest, we can't answer that. Each hall is unique in its own way just like the students who live in them. We encourage you to look over all the options to figure out what feels most comfortable to you. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions or schedule a campus tour through the Office of Admission.
Just steps away from your door:
- Faculty and Academic Advisors
- Computer Labs
- Dining Venues
- Student Rec Center
- Campus Activities
- Athletic Events
Compare Residence Halls
Every residence hall has the following amenities:
- Adjustable Bed, Wardrobe/Closet and Dresser
- Community Kitchen*
- Community Lounges*
- Computer Lab*
- 24-hour Desk Service*
- In-room cable, mobile streaming, HBO GO and MAX GO
- Laundry Rooms
- Secure Access
- Study Space*
McDonald Hall will be closed for renovations during the 2023-24 academic year. When the building re-opens, all bedrooms will be equipped with air conditioning.
Select your preferred options to determine the housing fit that is right for you!
Building Highlight: Newer Construction
Centrally located on campus, Centennial Hall shares a courtyard with Kohl Hall and is steps away from the full-service dining facility, Carillon Place.Centennial Hall Information
- New Students Only
Building Highlight: Recently Renovated
Located across the street from the Fine Arts Center, the Jerome Library and shares a backyard with the Greek Village. Conklin Hall is also between two full-service dining facilities.Conklin Hall Information
- New Students Only
Building Highlight:Newer Construction
The Mathematical Sciences Building is nearby and it is a short walk to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the full-service dining facility, The Social House.Falcon Heights Information
- Returning Students
Building Highlight: Primarily Honors Learning Community and upperclassman rooms
The layouts in Founders Hall are a mix of suites and in-room bathrooms. This dorm features a Market Convenience Store and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and students can request to live in All Gender Housing in this hall.Founders Hall Information
New Honors Learning Community members may also live in this hall.
- All Students
Building Highlight: Close-knit Community
Centrally located on campus, Kohl Hall shares a courtyard with Centennial Hall and is steps away from the full-service dining facility, Carillon Place. Half of the rooms have built-in furniture.Kohl Hall Information
Returning learning community members may also live in this hall.
- All Students
Building Highlight: Only Hall with on-site dining
Kreischer is comprised of four residential wings, Ashley, Batchelder, Compton and Darrow and is the only residence hall with a full-service dining facility. Residents have access to a large courtyard with basketball courts and close to the Rec Center, intramural fields and student parking. Students can also request to live in All Gender Housing in this hall.Kreischer Quadrangle Information
- All Students
Building Highlight: Largest Double Rooms
The towers are the two tallest buildings on campus at 10 and 11 stories and located near the math and science buildings, Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the full-service dining facility, The Social House.Offenhauer Towers Information
- All Students
Building Highlight: Opened in 2016
The Greek Village is considered on-campus housing and is home to 33 chapters in three different townhouse layouts to accommodate the varying chapter membership sizes. The Greek Village sits between Conklin Hall and Centennial Hall and is across the street from the Library and Fine Arts Center.Greek Village Information
- Returning Students Only
Singles and Doubles
18 % of the rooms on campus
- Most expensive room option
- Room designed for only one individual to occupy.
- Students in this type of room will not have a roommate but could have suitemates if they live in a suite-style room.
- Centennial Hall (very limited)
- Falcon Heights
- Founders Hall
- Offenhauer Towers
82 % of the rooms on campus
- The Primary room option available
- A room designed for two individuals to share.
- Students in this type of room will have a roommate and could have suitemates if they live in a suite-style room.
On-Campus Room Layouts
TRADITIONAL ROOM LAYOUT
63% of the rooms on campus
When someone says the college experience they are typically talking about a traditional room setup. These are hall-style, standard rooms that are typically shared with one roommate. Students share the community bathroom that is equipped with multiple showers, sinks and toilets, which the University cleans/maintains on a regular basis.
IN-ROOM BATHROOM LAYOUT
13% of the rooms on campus
The easiest way to explain this option is to compare it to a hotel room. Standard rooms that are typically shared with one roommate, with a bathroom located inside the room. Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain and toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.
24% of the rooms on campus
Double rooms or single rooms that are grouped together by a common area. The suitemates share the common area, which is typically described as a small living room, and one or two bathrooms. Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain and toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.
How much are you willing to spend?
There are three tiers of pricing in on-campus housing - $$$, $$, $. Some amenities cost more than others so figuring out your budget and priority list can help you with your selection. Housing rates are approved every year by the BGSU Board of Trustees in February. You can view the most up-to-date housing rates here and learn a little bit more about our Falcon Tuition Guarantee which includes room and board!
Market Convenience Stores
There are six Market Convenience Store locations on campus. Three are located inside residence halls. Students can find grab-and-go options like salads, sandwiches and sushi and items they can keep on hand in their rooms like cereal, milk, soup, toiletries and more.
Full Service Dining
There are four full service dining facilities on campus. One is located in Kreischer Late Night, called the Sundial. The Kreischer Late Night food court options feature build your own pasta, salad and fresh wraps, Burger Bar 325 and Wild Pie Pizza.
Every residence hall has A/C in the common areas, but not every bedroom. For the majority of the year, A/C is not necessary in Bowling Green, Ohio (average temp: 60°F/39°F) but if A/C is important to you, consider choosing a hall with rooms equipped with A/C.
All new students should consider joining a learning community. Members of these communities have the unique opportunity to live in an assigned block of rooms in the same residence hall where they are surrounded by others who share their same interests. Being a member will enhance your college and living experience and make it easier for you to meet friends when you move-in.
Updated: 12/23/2022 11:57AM