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.
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.
You have to make it official!
Simply talking to someone and verbally telling each other you want to be roommates, does NOT form a RSG. There is no way our Housing Team can know you want to be roommates unless you tell us.
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 New Student Housing Page. In the application, make sure you have the "Include in Roommate Search" checked.
When can RSGs be formed?
New/Transfer Students | Jan. 3 – May 1
Step 2 | Find someone to form an RSG with
In the Housing & Meal Plan Application, you will fill out the Lifestyle Questionnaire section. This questionnaire asks about your study habits, sleeping habits and health habits, as well as visitor and other personal preferences. Based on your responses, our housing system can suggest potentially good matches. After you have completed this step, you can begin your search by logging back into your Housing & Meal Plan Application on MyBGSU and follow the onscreen instructions to the roommate step.
Where to Look:
Enter the BGSU ID number and/or the name of the roommate you want to request.Your group member must be admitted into BGSU and paid the $200 initial housing payment.
Check the boxes next to the lifestyle questions that are most important to you when thinking of your on-campus living experience.
For example, if you want to live with someone who does not smoke, check the box next to that question, and select ‘no’ as your preferred answer. You will only see other students who match your responce to your impotant questions.
Your answers to the Lifestyle Questionnaire are compared against others in the database and you will be shown other incoming students who have compatible answers. The higher the score the higher the compatibility.
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.
- You will log in to your MyBGSU Housing & Meal Plan Application and navigate to the Room Selection Group section
- You will be able to search for your friend using their BGSU ID #.*
- After you have located your friend, you will need to follow the prompts to send them a request to be in your group.
- 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: 11/07/2023 02:14PM