ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

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 it's own way just like the students who live in them. We encourage students to look over all of the options to figure out what feels most confortable to them. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions or schedule a campus tour through the Office of Admission.

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On-Campus Convenience

Just steps away from your door:

  • Faculty and Academic Advisors
  • Library
  • Computer Labs
  • Dining Venues
  • Student Rec Center
  • Campus Activities
  • Athletic Events

First-Year and new transfer Students Only map

Centennial Hall

$$$ | In-Room Bathroom | A/C

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Centrally located on campus, Centennial Hall has the capacity to house over 650 students in air-conditioned double rooms with private bathrooms. This hall is co-ed throughout the building and is for First-year and New transfer students only. Centennial shares a courtyard with Kohl Hall and is steps away from Carillon Place dining center, which hosts all-you-care-to-eat meal plans.

Conklin Hall

$$ | Traditional Room | A/C | Recently Renovated

Conklin Hall

Conklin is home to nearly 250 students. This hall is co-ed throughout the building and is for First-year and New Transfer Students only. Conklin is near the middle of campus, has air conditioning and is in close proximity to Kreischer Quadrangles, the Sundial Dining Center and Jerome Library.

All Students

Falcon Heights

$$$ | Suite-Style | A/C

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Falcon Heights has the capacity to house nearly 650 Returning, Transfer and a limited number of First-year Students. The building features air-conditioned, double- and single-room suites with private bathrooms. This building is located near the math and science buildings and is a short walk to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Many residents dine at The Oaks dining center, which hosts all-you-care-to-eat meal plans.

Founders Hall

$$ | In-Room Bathroom and Suite-Style Rooms | A/C | LCs

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Founders Hall houses nearly 600 residents and offers air-conditioned Single Rooms with a shared In-room Bathroom and six-person Suite-style Rooms. All Gender housing is also available on a limited basis and home to the Honors Learning Community. The hall features an Outtakes Quick Cuisine location and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and the heart of campus.

Kreischer Quadrangle

$ | Traditional Rooms | On-site Dining | Learning Communities

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Kreischer Quadrangle consists of four residence wings: Ashley, Batchelder, Compton and Darrow. Kreischer is the only hall that has on-site, full service dining.

The hall features the Sundial Food Court is along with the Alumni Mall, a large courtyard area accompanied by outdoor basketball courts. The Rec Center, intramural fields and athletic complexes are nearby.

The Arts Village Learning Community is housed in Compton, the Music Community is located in Batchelder and the Health, Wellness & You community is located in Darrow.

Kohl Hall

$ | Traditional Rooms | Learning Communities

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Kohl Hall houses over 300 students in Traditional, Double Rooms. This hall is centrally located, shares a courtyard with Centennial Hall and is steps away from Carillon Place dining center.

Kohl Hall hosts several Learning Communities and residents are encouraged to participate in one. Communities include: the Business District, Chapman Learning Community, Global Village, La Comunidad, and La Maison Française.

McDonald Hall

$ | Traditional Rooms | Recently Renovated | LCs

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Recently renovated, McDonald Hall is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and has its own courtyard. The courtyard, known as the MAC Beach, features The Oaks dining center which host all-you-care-to-eat style of dining.

McDonald Hall hosts several Learning Communities including: Air Force ROTCArmy ROTC, AviationConstruction Management, Education and Human Development Community (EDHD) Educators in Context and Community (ECCO) and the SEARCH Community.

Offenhauer Towers

$$ | Traditional Rooms | A/C | Largest Rooms | LCs

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The Offenhauer Towers house over 800 students in Double and Single Traditional Rooms with air conditioning. The rooms are some of the largest on campus and the hall features Outtakes Quick Cuisine in the lobby. The Offenhauer Towers are the two tallest buildings on campus at 10 and 11 stories. Priority is given to returning students but First-year Students are welcome.

Offenhauer Towers hosts several Learning Communities including: Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS), ACTION, Forensic Science and Natural and Health Science Residential Community (NHSRC).

 

 

Returning Students Only repeat

Greek Village

$$$ | Suite-Style | A/C

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The newly built Greek Village opened its doors before the 2016 Fall Semester. The Greek Village is home to 33 chapters with 426 students living in three different houses layouts to accommodate the varying chapter membership sizes. All four of the Greek Councils at BGSU are represented within the Village. Both members of the chapter living in the house, and living off-campus, have access to their designated houses creating a hub for chapter operations and a community for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

University Apartments

$$$ | Apartment Style | A/C | Private Kitchen

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In 2018-19, two buildings will make up the University Apartments and combine the convenience of the residence halls and the independent lifestyle of apartment living. Located one block from campus, the University Apartments house over 80 students in single rooms in three person apartments. Each air conditioned apartment features a furnished living room, kitchen and shared private bathroom.

Hall Comparison

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Room & Layout Comparisons


SINGLES, DOUBLES AND ECONOMY TRIPLES

SINGLE ROOM

Single-Room

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

DOUBLE ROOM

Double-Room

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.
  • All halls have doubles

ECONOMY TRIPLE

Economy-Triple

    Based on demand.    

  • The cheapest room option
  • A slightly larger room originally designed for two individuals to share and converted to accommodate three people.
  • A cheaper option because of the smaller space
  • Students in this type of room will have two roommates
  • Students have to fill out a special form and is the only option that allows students to choose more than one roommate.

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  • Centennial Hall
  • Falcon Heights
  • Offenhauer Towers

Options based off of 2018-19 housing. These are subject to change.


On-Campus Room Layouts

TRADITIONAL ROOM LAYOUT

Traditional Room Layout
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 muliple showers, sinks and toilets, which the University cleans/maintains on a regular basis.

  • Conklin Hall
  • Kohl Hall
  • Kreischer Quadrangle
  • McDonald Hall
  • Offenhauer Towers

IN-ROOM BATHROOM LAYOUT

In-room Bathroom Layout
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.

  • Centennial Hall
  • Founders Hall

SUITE-STYLE LAYOUT

Suite-style Layout
Suite-style Layout

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 on or two bathrooms. Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain and toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.

  • Falcon Heights
  • Founders Hall

Percentage of On-campus Residents Per Hall

13%

CENTENNIAL HALL

Centennial Hall
In-room Bathroom Layout. Single, Double & Economy Triple rooms available.

5%

CONKLIN HALL

Conklin Hall
Traditional Layout. Double rooms available.

11%

FALCON HEIGHTS

Falcon Heights
Suite-style Layout. Single, Double & Economy Triple rooms available.

11%

FOUNDERS HALL

Founders Hall
Suite-style & In-room Bathroom Layouts. Single & Double rooms.

5%

KOHL HALL

Kohl Hall
Traditional Layout. Double rooms available.

21%

KREISCHER QUAD

Kreischer Hall
Traditional Layout. Double rooms available.

12%

McDONALD HALL

McDonald Hall
Traditional Layout. Double & Single rooms available.

14%

OFFENHAUER TOWERS

Offenhauer Towers
Traditional Layout. Single, Double & Economy Triple rooms available.

7%

GREEK VILLAGE

Greek Village
Suite-style Layout. Single & Double rooms available.

2%

UNIVERSITY APTS.

University Apartments
Suite-style Layout. Single & Double rooms available.