Roommate Connection

Roommate Connection

At BGSU, we cannot guarantee you will live with a specific person, but we try to increase your chances by allowing you to form a Room Selection Group (RSG). Forming an RSG is not required. In fact, around 49% of all students choose to leave it up to fate and don't form a RSG. The choice is up to you.

Finding A Roommate

To increase your chance of living with a specific person, you can take the optional step of forming a Room Selection Group or RSG. RSGs can be formed by two students and when formed both you and your friend will receive the same selection time, making it easier to find a room together, or near each other.

You have to make it official!

Simply talking to someone and verbally telling each other you want to be roommates, does NOT mean you will be roommates. There is no way our Housing Team can know you want to be roommates unless you tell us. So you need to form an RSG to make it official.

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If you do not form a RSG before the deadline it is very likely that you and your friend will have different selection times. That will make it difficult for you to find a room together during Room Selection Week. You will likely have to pick a room apart from each other and possibly in different residence halls.

Forming a Room Selection Group

Step 1 | Complete the Housing Application

First you must complete your Housing Application and make your $200 initial housing payment. You can find the application timeline and more details about the entire housing selection process on the Returning Student Housing Page. In the application, make sure you have the "Include in Roommate Search" checked.

When can RSGs be formed?

Returning Students | Nov. 28 – Feb. 20

Step 2 | Find someone to form an RSG with

As a returning student, finding someone you want to be in a RSG with is easier because you have been attending classes, living on campus and involved with organizations. We encourage you to talk to your friends to find out who will be living on campus next year.  

Step 3 | Form your group so it's official

After you have identified someone, you will need to make it official by forming your RSG. First, you need to identify who will be forming the group, once that person is decided they will follow these steps.

  1. You will log in to your MyBGSU Housing & Meal Plan Application and navigate to the Room Selection Group section
  2. You will be able to search for your friend using their BGSU ID #.* 
  3. After you have located your friend, you will need to follow the prompts to send them a request to be in your group.
  4. The request will remain pending until your friend logs in to the system and confirms your request.

Helpful Tip: If you are having trouble finding your friend, confirm they have made their $200 initial housing payment, have "Include in Roommate Search" checked in their housing application and have filled out the housing application for the same academic year as you.

Updated: 12/14/2023 02:59PM