Welcome to Your Home Away From Home

The Office of Residence Life promotes an engaging, safe and inclusive environment for academic success and personal growth through student-centered programs, innovative services and cost-effective facilities. Whether you are a future student exploring our on-campus housing options, a student who is currently living on campus or a family member looking for on-campus resources, we welcome you. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, please contact our office. We would love to hear from you.


Living on campus is an exciting part of the college experience and gives you the opportunity to build life-long friendships and it also supports academic success. BGSU has a two-year live-on requirement. Explore all of our housing options and find important resources in our on-campus housing portal.


Students involved with organizations develop leadership skills and self-discipline, self-awareness and confidence, and learn time management while building relationships. These opportunities exist right in your residence hall! Learn how you can get involved from the comfort of your home on campus.


Student employment with the Office of Residence Life is a great way to gain work and leadership experience while still balancing your academic commitments. Interested in applying for a student-staff position with the Office of Residents Life? Check out the positions we are currently hiring for.

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The 2021-22 housing application is now open to returning and future BGSU students. 

When you can select your room is determined based on if you are a returning student or current student and selection times are 100% RANDOMIZED.

Learn More & Apply for Housing


You can learn a lot about life on campus when you follow us on social media. On our Facebook page, you will get important housing updates throughout the year about the housing selection process and important information you will need when you live on campus. Students and families also find our private Facebook groups to be very valuable. We only have a handful of University administrators in these groups to help answer questions – but for the most part, these groups are ran by their members. 

We also invite you to follow us on Instagram where you can find room photos and more!

Groups require administrator approval. Individuals will only be accepted into the group they affiliate with.

student engagement during covid

Spring 2021 COVID-19 Housing Information
While COVID-19 is still a threat, it is important for all students and families to know the expectations of living on campus.

The 2021 Spring Semester looks and feels differently, and we want everyone to have a realistic expectation. Please review our COVID-19 Housing Information to find our housing policies and answers to questions.

COVID-19 Housing Information

BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline | 419-372-3000

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline is now open, with staff available to answer questions regarding COVID-19 and related topics. Students, faculty and staff should also use the hotline if they have a pending COVID-19 test, or to report a positive result to begin contact tracing. To call the hotline, reach out at 419-372-3000 or you can email the COVID-19 Response Team at health@bgsu.edu.


Curious about when breaks are or when finals week is? You can find out by reviewing the University's academic calendars. 

BGSU Academic Calendars

Contact Us

470 Math Science Building
Bowling Green, OH 43403
419-372-2011 | reslife@bgsu.edu

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