We look forward to your arrival at BGSU!

If you are going to be moving to BGSU for the first time in January, WELCOME! And if you are returning, look forward to enjoying your winter break! This page will highlight housing and move-in details for new and returning students.

Jan. 6-8

Spring move-in takes place. Sign-up required for all on-campus students.

Jan. 9

First day of spring classes.

Spring Housing & Move-In

The spring semester will be here before you know it. Take a look at the following sections below to get ready for the upcoming semester:

Don't have a housing assignment yet? Apply for Spring Housing.

1. Complete Your Housing Application

If you are a student who is new to BGSU this spring or you did not live on campus in the fall, the first step to living on campus is filling out your Housing and Meal Plan Application. Students can apply for spring housing starting on 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24.

To get started, log in to MyBGSU, go to the Housing & Residence Life section, and click "Housing and Meal Plan Application."  Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the application.

During this process, you'll provide your housing preferences that our team will use to assign you as best as possible based on our housing availability.  You will also select your meal plan during this application.

2. Check Your BGSU Email for Your Housing Assignment

Our Housing team will work to assign you to a space starting in December once all of our available bed spaces are confirmed.  An email will be sent to your BGSU email account to notify you when your housing assignment is ready to view.

Please note: The Office of Residence Life will be closed from Dec. 26, 2022 through Jan. 2, 2023 and will reopen on Jan. 3, 2023. Any housing applications submitted during this time will be processed immediately as soon as our office reopens on Jan. 3.

3. Prepare for Move-In!

Once you have confirmed your room assignment, you can get ready for move-in!  Continue scrolling below to see a full overview of what to do to get ready for spring move-in.

Spring Move-In Process

1. Sign Up for a Move-In Time

To ensure physical distancing during move-in, we have designed a process that will limit the number of individuals who will be in the residence halls each hour. To do this, you are required to sign up for a move-in appointment, even if you already moved into your room in the fall semester

Spring move-in will occur from Friday, Jan. 6 through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023.  The Office of Residence Life will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Students will sign up for their move-in time starting on Wednesday, November 30 and details regarding the sign-up process and dates will be emailed to students' BGSU email accounts the week prior.

2. Your Arrival

Spring Move-in Day has less students moving in compared to the beginning of the academic school year. Because of this, students don't have to worry about driving special routes to their building and road closures.

MOVING RESOURCES | The Office of Residence Life will have boxes with wheels available for students to use to help move their belongings.

WEATHER | Students should come prepared for the cold weather. 

STUDENT ID | If a student is new to campus this spring and moving in for the first time, they will need to show a photo ID. This can be their BGSU ID. Please note: If a student doesn't have a BGSU ID, they can go to the Student Union after they are moved in to have one created.

3. Did you pack what you need?

The BGSU Packing List is available to assist students with their packing. But before students go out and buy all new items, they should connect with their roommate to make sure they don't pack duplicates. Sharing items like a fridge or microwave can help save space and is easier on the wallet.

If a student will be living in Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights or Founders Hall, there are few extra items they should pack:

  • Shower Curtain
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bathroom Cleaning Supplies

Helpful tip: If a student's roommate has already been living on campus during the Fall Semester, they may have a lot of items already. It's a good idea to check with them ahead of time to avoid over packing.

4. Are you attending January Orientation?

Students attending in-person January Orientation on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 should sign up for a move-in time on the same day.

Learn More About January Orientation 

What is January Orientation? This informative, one-day program (created for first-year/freshman students and their transitional needs) serves as your personal introduction and transition to BGSU. The goal is to provide students, their family, and their guests with an overview of university expectations and resources.

5. Confirm your Housing Assignment

You should reconfirm you housing assignment on your MyBGSU Account before you come to campus. Some assignments may have changed. To view your assignment online:

  • Login to your MyBGSU Account
  • Click on “Housing and Meal Plan Application”
  • Your assignment will be displayed on the front page of the application.


BGTV is not your parent's cable provider. BGSU is now streaming BGTV to your room and your mobile device so you can watch your favorite shows ANYTIME, ANYWHERE on campus. Learn more about this new service here and how you can enhance your viewing experience.

7. Download the App


Access dining menus, real time shuttle tracking and residence hall laundry availability anytime on any mobile device. The BGSU App provides campus information such as the latest news, an events calendar, the availability of the Student Recreation Center and much more.

Download the BGSU App

8. Parent and Family Resources

For family members who have questions or are looking for assistance, Bowling Green State University created the Office of Parent, Family and New Student Connections to connect, educate and advocate for the entire Falcon Family.

You can view more information about this office and its services here.

9. Care Packages and Linens

Attention Parents and Family! The Office of Residence Life knows that going to college is a transition for your student and for you. Because of this, we provide two helpful resources for you to utilize; the Care Package Program and Linen and Bedding Program.

Learn more and purchase

Updated: 12/22/2022 02:41PM