Overflow Housing

We have a record-breaking number of students selecting on-campus housing this year! Because of this, we will be implementing our overflow housing process, which will ensure you are able to select a room in overflow housing in our system while our housing team works to place you in your final room assignment.

Process Overview

STEP 1 | Select a room in overflow housing.

You will need to select an overflow room before selection closes. This will tell us you are commited to living on campus next year, and the housing team will assign you to a room when space opens. Every year, we have students who forget to cancel their housing contract or decide to commute from home after they select a room – that's how we know space will open for you, it's just a matter of time.

Because BGSU has a two-year live-on requirement, students who select an overflow room are guaranteed a room assignment this summer and are given first priority placement when space opens.

Selecting an overflow room will also unlock:

  • Access to the room change and waitlist process that will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29.
  • The ability to schedule your move-in time.

STEP 2 | The housing team will assign you to a room.

After you select your overflow room, the housing team will start working on your official room assignment. Throughout the summer, the team will look at the room occupancy across campus and remove students that submit cancelations and pair students who are assigned to a double room without a roommate. Over time, the true amount of beds available will open up, and you will be notified as soon as your room assignment is secured.

Make sure you check your BGSU email often. We will send updates only to your BGSU account.

OPTIONAL STEP | Join a waitlist or request a room change.

At 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, May 29, the Room Change and Waitlist Request Process will open and be available for you to complete - but only if you have made your overflow room selection.

Room Change and Waitlist Process

Overflow Housing Q&A

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Since you have a room assignment in the system, you have access to the ability to request room changes or add yourself to the Falcon Heights Waitlist. Returning student Waitlists and Room Requests are currently open now through Friday, Aug. 2.

We have a space for you. Students who select an overflow room will receive their room assignment by Friday, Aug. 9.

You will select an overflow room the same way you would select a room in a residence hall.

  1. When you log in to your Housing Portal to select your room, and if you don't see any other option except for "Overflow Housing," that means you need to select an overflow room. 
  2. Select "Overflow Housing," and then select an open room.
  3. Finish the rest of the steps in the application to secure your overflow housing selection.

Statistically, you are more likely to be assigned to a room in Kreischer Quad than any other residence hall because it has the most bed space, but you could be assigned to a room in any building that has an opening over the summer.

New students will only be assigned to buildings and floors with new students, and returning students will only be assigned to returning student spaces. 

If you want a room assignment in a specific building, you will need to follow the room change and waitlist request process when it opens. You will have an equal opportunity to be assigned to a room through those processes, and assignments will be granted in the order they are received. 

If both members of your RSG have to select an overflow room, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, you will have access to our Room Change Process. At that time, both you and your rooommate will need to submit a Room Change Type 4 request. This will allow you to request a room in a building with that person as your roommate, when a room opens up.  

Updated: 04/08/2024 11:00AM