Army ROTC Learning Community

As a member of the Army ROTC program, you will find joining this learning community is an ideal opportunity to make friends quickly and form strong bonds with other cadets. The Army ROTC learning community provides a family atmosphere and strong support network encouraging you to persevere through the rigors of the college experience and demanding nature of the ROTC program. This program also offers you the opportunity to live in a block of rooms with other cadets who are in the same program.

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Important Information

CPT Mark Halle
Learning Community Director

What is Army ROTC? | Army ROTC is an elective students can take along with their required college classes that teaches the skills needed for a successful career. Learn more about ROTC

ARMY ROTC Community

McDonald Hall

Residential Requirements

Fee $0 + Residential Fees
Must live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

Residential Requirements |  Students who are members of the Army ROTC Learning Community are not required to live within the community but it is an added benefit to the program. If you choose to live in the community, you can choose to room with someone who is a member of the program -or- you can choose a roommate who is not a member.

About the Community | Army ROTC Learning Community students have the opportunity to live in a diverse population in McDonald Hall along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other Learning Communities. Students work, live and hangout together to ease the transition to college life, while supporting each other throughout the ROTC program.

McDonald Hall | Centrally located and steps away from the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the Jerome Library, McDonald Hall is a traditional residence hall and houses classrooms and faculty/staff offices. Amenities include an art studio, music room, study area, computer lab, laundry on each floor and a full community kitchen. 

How to Apply

Each community has a set of residence hall rooms specifically designated for them. To sign up for one of these rooms, you must apply, and be accepted into the community, prior to April 25, 2018. To ensure your chance to live in the community, please complete the following steps:

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
Please Note Students can apply only for two communities on their own. If you want to apply to more than two communities, please contact the additional communities you are interested in so they can apply for you. If you have applied for two and change your mind, go into the system and withdraw yourself from the one(s) you are no longer interested in. This will open up a space for you again.

After you have submitted your request to join a community, you will receive an email from the community director approving your request. When it’s time for you to select your room in the next phase, you will be able to view and select rooms within the designated community space in the community’s residence hall. For example, if you choose to join the Chapman Learning Community, you will select a room in Kohl Hall.

Having Trouble Applying?

If you are experiencing any issues when you are trying to apply for this community or any others, please contact Lenee Hammersmith at 419-372-9979 in our Learning Community Office so she can assist you. We are here to help.


Join one of our Learning or Theme Communities and take advantage of unique opportunities designed to help you succeed in your personal, professional and academic lives. These communities are comprised of students who share a major or common interest.

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Updated: 08/22/2023 11:01AM