Specific parking lots to close and normal traffic patterns modified beginning Aug. 16

Students will begin moving into residence halls at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Move-in hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16-21.

During this time, it will also be necessary to close specific parking lots and modify normal traffic patterns. We encourage all faculty and staff to avoid scheduling deliveries and to make visitors aware of potential delays due to traffic and limited parking availability.

Please note that overflow parking will be available to you during move-in in Lots E, N, R and 4.

North College Drive (from Ridge Street to East Merry Avenue) and Ridge Street (from Thurstin Avenue to North College Drive) will be one-way traffic only, with traffic flowing south on North College Drive and west on Ridge Street during move-in hours.

Merry Avenue from Thurstin to North College Drive will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please use the following lot closure details as a resource. Thank you for your cooperation to make our students' move-in a smooth and successful process.

Monday, Aug. 15 (after 6 p.m.)
Lots A, D, G, H, J, K, 2, 11, 24, 31, 32 and 33

Tuesday, Aug. 16
Lots A, D, G, H, J, K, 2, 11, 24, 31, 32 and 33

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Lots A, D, G, H, J, K, 2, 11, 24, 31, 32 and 33

Thursday, Aug. 18 (until 6 p.m.)
Lots A, D, G, H, J, K, 2, 24, 31, 32 and 33

Friday, Aug. 19 (after 6 p.m.)
Lots D, H, J, K, 2, 8, 11, 24, 31, 32 and 33

Saturday, Aug. 20
Lots D, H, J, K, 2, 8, 11, 24, 31, 32 and 33

Sunday, Aug. 21
Lots D, H, 2, 8, 11 and 24

2022-2023 parking permits purchase dates

  • Resident Student permits sales begin June 9th.
  • Commuter Student permit sales begin August 2nd.
  • Faculty/Staff permit sales begin August 9th.

Parking Services

We are here to manage and coordinate all of BGSU's employee, student, and guest parking needs. We strive to reduce parking congestion and improve pedestrian safety through the sale of permits, fair and consistent application of the parking regulations, and the promotion of our transportation system/shuttle services.

  • NEW THIS YEAR! The PayByPhone mobile app is now available as a contact-free payment option for visitors for short term parking on the main campus. For more information, go to  Permits and click on the Visitors tab.
  • Vehicles must be parked so that the state-issued license plate is unobstructed and clearly visible to the drive aisles in parking lots. Backing in or pulling through a parking space is prohibited if the vehicle does not have a front state-issued license plate.
  • Vehicles must be parked in marked spaces.
  • After Hours / Weekends - a permit registration is not required to park on campus unless otherwise specified.
  • Enforcement still remains for reserved spaces, service spaces, fire lanes, disability spaces, restricted areas, and loading/unloading zones.
  • Bowling Green State University Police Department / Parking Services enforces parking regulations.

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Updated: 08/15/2022 11:45AM