How to apply

Applying as a new, first-year student

To apply to be a member of the HLC you will need to access the MyBGSU web portal. It is necessary for HLC members to live in Founders Hall and to be a member of the Honors College. Because of this, you must enroll in the HLC, sign up for campus housing, and apply to the Honors College in separate steps.

Not all who apply to the HLC will be admitted. Space is limited and fills quickly. 

Step 1- Complete your housing application

Step 2 - Apply here and login with your BGSU username and password

Step 3 - Click on "Add a New Community Enrollment Request" and choose your desired community and academic year/term

Step 4 - Once you have requested enrollment, please ensure that you have taken the proper steps to preference (New Students) or sign up for housing (Returning students wishing to live on campus).

Step 5 - If you haven't already done so, please also submit your Honors College Application here.

Additional Information:

As an incoming first year student, if you are in the process of applying to the Honors College, please do not wait for acceptance into the College to sign up for the Honors Learning Community. Those accepted into the Honors College will be given priority in the HLC. Those who are not admitted to the Honors College will be admitted to the HLC as long as space is available. Space typically fills fast and we typically move to a wait list in early December. 


Returning students are not required to live in Founders Hall in order to participate in the HLC. Membership during one year, does not guarantee membership in a future year. Returning students in the HLC will be provided information annually regarding housing and enrollment in the HLC.

Returning Students can choose their preferred room during the Returning Student Housing Process during the Spring Semester.

Updated: 07/09/2023 08:42PM