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Learning Community Housing Guide

If you are a returning student who is a member of learning community or interested in joining a learning community (LC) next year and you would like to live in a room designated to your learning community you will need to follow the returning student timeline below.  

Returning students with a Housing Status of Not Guranteed, even if you are enrolled and plan to live in a Learning Community you will still be required to fill out the Request To Live On Campus Form.

Oct. 2 – Nov. 15 | Request To Live On-Campus

We find most students want to live off campus after they meet their Residency Requirement, but there are a handful who like to live on-campus for more than two years. If you would like to live on campus again next year, you must submit a request to have your status changed from Not Guaranteed to Guaranteed. You will not be able to select on-campus housing if you do not fill the request form out.

If you are a Greek or Learning Community member, there are separate processes you need to follow. If you do not fall under these two categories, you will need to fill out the form below.

Request To Live On-Campus

Deadline to complete your Request to Live On-Campus is Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Important | Request to Live On Campus approvals will be sent to students via email to their BGSU email acount, Nov. 16.
Filling out a Request to Live On Campus does not guarantee housing.
Students who are Not Guaranteed housing should consider this their status until they receive official confirmation from the Office of Student Housing.

You can find the full list of important dates at your BGSU Housing Portal  

Nov. 28 – Feb. 8 | Renew Your Membership & Complete Your Application

Renew Your Membership or Join A Community

  1. Renew your membership or join a community. 
  2. If you are unsure if your community of choice allows returning members, you can contact the Learning Community's Director before applying. You can find their contact information by going to and navigating to your community's website.

Renew/Join A Learning Community

Complete Your Housing & Meal Plan Application

Your Housing Application and $200 Initial Housing Payment must be completed by Feb. 8. All approved learning community members who fill out the Request to Live On Campus Form will be granted access to the Housing Application. You will need to log in to your Housing Portal, select "Apply For Housing" and complete the following REQUIRED steps before Feb. 8.

  1. Accept the terms of the On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement
  2. Make the $200 Initial Housing Payment
  3. Submit your Health and Emergency Contact Information
  4. Complete the Lifestyle Questionnaire
  5. Select a meal plan

Feb. 14 - 16 | Learning Community Room Selection

Once you have completed all necessary steps to live in a Learning Community as a returing student on time, you will recieve a Room Selection Time from our office to your BGSU email account and will be able to select a room durning Learning Community Selection.  

Have a friend you want to live with? FIRST, you should confirm your Learning Community allows you to pull-in roommates who are non-members. Once confirmed, complete the Room Selection Group information in the housing application and contact the Office of Student Housing during selection Feb. 14-16 and we will hand-assign your friend to your room. 

Please Note: Your roommate will still need to confirm their room assignment during Returning Student Room Selection (Feb. 27 – March 1) if they are not a member of the Learning Community.

Live and learn with students who share your passion!

When you join a Learning Community you move into an environment where friendships are natural and campus more quickly feels like home.

Find your fit today!


Updated: 10/30/2023 02:08PM