Off-Campus Student Services


Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provides resources to all off-campus students, including students living in Bowling Green and those commuting from a great distance. OCSS is a program within the Office of the Dean of Students.


The BGSU Renter's Guide is a collaboration between the Undergraduate Student Government, the Graduate Student Senate, and Off Campus Student Services. Our vision was to provide a resource for current and incoming students so they may make informed decisions about housing in Bowling Green. The information in this guide is pulled from direct responses from surveyed students regarding their satisfaction of different rental agencies in local BG. In addition to the guide, there are addition resources located in the "Living Off-Campus" tab above.


See it Before you Sign it

Make smart choices about where you live. Make sure there are working smoke detectors and at least two exits out of your living unit. Off-Campus fires can be fatal. Make sure you are picking a fire-safe place to live.  

From the USFA report on off-campus fatal fires

  • 100% = How many fatal college-related fatal fires have been off-campus, instead of in residence halls or Greek housing, since 2005.
  • 75% = The percentage where alcohol has been a factor in fatal fires
  • 58%= The percentage where there were either no working smoke alarms or they had been tampered with
  • 29% = The percentage where smoking has been the cause (and it is the leading cause)
  • 20 and 21 = the age of most students killed in fires