Off-Campus Student Services
If you are looking for an off-campus apartment, house, condo, etc ... you have come to the right place. Our department is focused on providing students with resources to help them navigate the off-campus housing process and supply resources to ensure they are prepared and protected. We also supply information about off-campus housing that will be beneficial for BGSU employees looking to relocate to the area.
We hope you find the information on this page helpful, but if you have questions or need something you can't find on our website, please do not hesitate to reach out.
BGSU Residential Requirement
Before you sign a lease, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you understand the University's two-year live-on policy known as the Residency Requirement. Bowling Green State University’s Board of Trustees has set a Residency Requirement that states a student must live on campus their first two years (four semesters). This requirement is enforced unless one or more of the exemption criteria are met -or- the student has an approved housing appeal.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, some exemptions to this policy may have been implemented for the the 2021 spring semester and the 2021-22 academic year.
FIND OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING
Off-Campus Student Services has teamed up with Falcon Media to provide you with the most updated information about rentals in the BG area. Here you can find information about available rentals, see videos from different properties, find roommates and connect to other important resources.
Landlords and Rental Agencies in Bowling Green, Ohio:
Below is a full directory of the City of Bowling Green's landlords and rental agencies. For a more robust search of off-campus housing options, please use our BG Rental Guide.
To help you get ready for your BGSU journey, you will be paired with one of these Orientation Leaders. Keep an eye on your email for opportunities to connect with your Orientation Leader via virtual "hangouts."
For many students, the cost of rent and utilities may be overwhelming and it may be tempting to add an extra roommate or two to help carry the expense. However, the Bowling Green City Occupancy Ordinance sets strict limits on how many unrelated persons can legally occupy a residence.
Your landlord may have additional restrictions for long-term guests (roommates or guests not listed on the lease). You need to know the occupancy limits on your apartment or house. If you are over the limit, you risk having your lease terminated. As you consider a place to live off-campus, please keep this in mind and remember to ask your potential property manager about this ordinance. For more information, contact the Planning Division of the City of Bowling Green.
City of Bowling Green Resources: