Batchelder Music Learning Community

Batchelder Music Community is a themed community in Batchelder Hall within the Kreischer Quadrangle. Located across the street from the Moore Musical Arts Center, students in this community are able to share day-to-day living experiences, hold study sessions, attend concerts together, and utilize the in-house practice rooms. Preference is given to students who are accepted into the College of Musical Arts but all students can apply.


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Important Information

Megan Rancier, Ph.D.
Learning Community Director

Community Highlights

  • Close to Moore Musical Arts Center
  • Live with other musicians
  • Practice Rooms located inside your residence hall

Batchelder Music Residential Community

Kreischer Quadrangle

Residential Requirements

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

Residential Requirement | First- through fourth-year students are required to live in the Learning Community and they must select a roommate who is also a member of the community.

About the Community | Batchelder Music students live in a diverse population in Kreischer Quadrangle  along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other learning communities. Students work, live and hang out together to ease the transition to college life.

Kreischer Quadrangle | The quadrangle consists of four residence halls: Ashley, Batchelder, Compton and Darrow and is the only hall that has on-site, full service dining. The hall features the Sundial Food Court is along with the Alumni Mall, a large courtyard area accompanied by outdoor basketball courts. The Rec Center, intramural fields and athletic complexes are nearby.

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.


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Updated: 09/08/2022 09:16AM