Natural and Health Science Residential Community

The Natural and Health Science Residential Community (NHSRC) includes students who are majoring in a variety of science, health and pre-professional programs. Students who live in the NHSRC say the academic support they receive is a significant advantage when it comes to gaining admission to science-related and health-related programs with highly competitive entrance requirements. NHSRC is a place where students share information and ideas with others who have the same interests and goals, including dedicated faculty who help you both in and out of class.

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Important Information

Erika Scheufler

Community Highlights

  • Experience a wide variety of academic programming and social events hosted within the community.
  • Connect and network with students with similar science and health science majors.
  • Enjoy a supportive environment for academic growth within your major.
  • Scholarships available to cover the Learning Community Fee.

NHSRC Residential Community

Offenhauer Towers

Residential Requirements

Fee* + Residential Fees

  • First Two Years | $200
  • Last Two Years | $75

Must live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes
*Fees are per semester.

Residential Requirement | Students who are members of the NHSRC 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 an NHSRC member -or- you can choose a roommate who is not.

About the Community | NHSRC students live in a diverse population in Offenhauer Towers along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other learning communities. Students work, live and play together to ease the transition to college life.

Offenhauer Towers | This hall houses over 800 students in Double and Single Traditional Rooms with air conditioning. The rooms are some of the largest on campus and the hall features Outtakes Quick Cuisine in the lobby. Fun fact: The Offenhauer Towers are the two tallest buildings on campus at 10 and 11 stories.

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: 08/22/2023 11:52AM