The 2021-2022 application for the EDHD Learning Community is currently open.

EDHD Theme Community

The Education and Human Development (EDHD) Theme Community is open to all students in the College of Education and Human Development who are interested in living together. Are you unsure if your major falls in EDHD? Check out the find your major tab below.

The EDHD community is designed to provide students with opportunities to connect with peers, faculty and staff within the College of Education and Human Development. Living together will allow students to become part of a close-knit community and support one another throughout his/her time at Bowling Green State University.  

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Important Information

Claire Hoover
Learning Community Director

Community Highlights

  • Open to all undergraduate EDHD students who plan to live in the McDonald Residence Hall
  • An assigned upper-class mentor.
  • Build connections with other students in the college.
  • Participate in opening weekend activities to get to know one another.
  • Live in close proximity to the Student Union and Oaks Dining as well as the Education Building and Eppler Complex (the homes of the College of EDHD programs).

Living in the EDHD Community

McDonald Hall

Residential Requirements

Fee | $0 + Residential Fees
Must live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

Residential Requirement | Students who are members of the EDHD community are required to live within the community. As a member of the community, you can choose to room with someone who is in an EDHD major -or- you can choose a roommate who is not.

About the Community | EDHD community students 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 while working towards an EDHD major.

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

The 2021-2022 application for the EDHD Learning Community is currently open.

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 May 24, 2021. Room selection for LC students is May 24-28th, 2021. 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.

Find Your Major

Below is a list of the majors that the EDHD community accepts. Students who see their major listed below are encouraged to apply. You can check out all of the programs offered by the College of Education & Human Development here.

Teacher Education:

  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Middle Childhood Education 
  • Adolescence to Young Adult Education
  • Physical Education Health Education
  • Intervention Specialist (Special Education) 
  • Career Tech Education
  • World Language Education

Human Development:

  • Fashion Merchandising & Product Development
  • Exercise Science
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Sport Management
  • Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management


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: 08/23/2023 12:33PM