On-Campus Housing

Living on campus is an exciting part of the college experience and gives students the opportunity to build life-long friendships and also supports academic success. It has been proven that students who live on campus have a higher GPA – and persistence towards graduation – faster than their peers who live off campus. Because of this, 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.

Students often ask "which hall is the best hall?" and to be honest, we can't answer that. Each hall is unique in it's own way just like the students who live in them. We encourage students to look over all of the options to figure out what feels most confortable to them. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions or schedule a campus tour through the Office of Admission.

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On-Campus Convenience

Just steps away from your door:

  • Faculty and Academic Advisors
  • Library
  • Computer Labs
  • Dining Venues
  • Student Rec Center
  • Campus Activities
  • Athletic Events

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Amenities

Every residence hall has the following amenities:

  • Adjustable Bed, Wardrobe/Closet and Dresser
  • Community Kitchen*
  • Community Lounges*
  • Computer Lab*
  • 24-hour Desk Service*
  • In-room cable, mobile streaming, HBO GO and MAX GO
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Secure Access
  • Study Space*
  • Wi-Fi

*The University Apartments (available to returning students) have private kitchens and have accesses to these hall amenities in Falcon Heights.

Select your preferred options to determine the housing fit that is right for you!

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Centennial Hall$$$
Building Highlight: Newer Construction
Occupancy: 600+

Centrally located on campus, Centennial Hall shares a courtyard with Kohl Hall and is steps away from the full-service dining facility, Carillon Place.

Centennial Hall Information
  • New Students Only
  • Single Bedroom Double Bedroom Economy Triple Bedroom In-room Bathroom Air Conditioning
Conklin Hall$$
Building Highlight: Recently Renovated
Occupancy: 250+

Located across the street from the Fine Arts Center, the Jerome Library and shares a backyard with the Greek Village. Conklin Hall is also between two full-service dining facilities, the Carillon Place and Sundial.

Conklin Hall Information
  • New Students Only
  • Double Bedroom Traditional Layout Air Conditioning
Falcon Heights$$$
Building Highlight: Newer Construction
Occupancy: 600+

The Mathematical Sciences Building is nearby and it is a short walk to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the full-service dining facility, The Oaks.

Falon Heights Information
  • All Students
  • Single Bedroom Double Bedroom Economy Triple Bedroom Suite Air Conditioning
Founders Hall$$
Building Highlight: Primarily Honors Learning Community and upperclassman rooms
Occupancy: 600+

The layouts in Founders Hall are a mix of suites and in-room bathrooms. This dorm features a Market Convenience Store and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and students can request to live in All Gender Housing in this hall.

Founders Hall Information
  • All Students
  • Single Bedroom Double Bedroom Suite In-room Bathroom Air Conditioning Market Convenience Store Learning Community
Kohl Hall$
Building Highlight: Close-knit Community
Occupancy: 300+

Centrally located on campus, Kohl Hall shares a courtyard with Centennial Hall and is steps away from the full-service dining facility, Carillon Place. Half of the rooms have built-in furniture.

Kohl Hall Information
  • All Students
  • Double Bedroom Traditional Layout Learning Community
Kreischer Quadrangle $
Building Highlight: Only Hall with on-site dining
Occupancy: 1,200+

Kreischer is comprised of four residential wings, Ashley, Batchelder, Compton and Darrow and is the only residence hall with a full-service dining facility on-site, called the Sundial. Residents have access to a large courtyard with basketball courts and close to the Rec Center, intramural fields and student parking.

Kreischer Quadrangle Information
  • All Students
  • Double Bedroom Traditional Layout Full Service Dining Hall Market Convenience Store Learning Community
McDonald Hall $
Building Highlight: Recently Renovated
Occupancy: 650+

Located across from the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, the Mathematical Sciences Building and has its own courtyard, the MAC Beach, which features the full-service dining facility, The Oaks.

McDonald Hall Information
  • All Students
  • Single Bedroom Double Bedroom Traditional Layout Learning Community
Offenhauer Towers $$
Building Highlight: Largest Double Rooms
Occupancy: 800+

The towers are the two tallest buildings on campus at 10 and 11 stories and located near the math and science buildings, Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the full-service dining facility, The Oaks.

Offenhauer Towers Information
  • All Students
  • Single Bedroom Double Bedroom Economy Triple Bedroom Traditional Layout Air Conditioning Market Convenience Store Learning Community
Greek Village $$$
Building Highlight: Opened in 2016
Occupancy: 400+

The Greek Village is considered on-campus housing and is home to 33 chapters in three different townhouse layouts to accommodate the varying chapter membership sizes. The Greek Village sits between Conklin Hall and Centennial Hall and is across the street from the Library and Fine Arts Center.

Greek Village Information
  • Returning Students Only
  • Single Bedroom Double Bedroom Suite Layout Air Conditioning
University Apartments $$$
Building Highlight: Private Kitchen
Occupancy: 40+

The University Apartments combine the convenience of the residence halls and the independent lifestyle of apartment living. Located one block from campus, features single rooms in three-person apartments. Each air conditioned apartment features a furnished living room, kitchen and shared private bathroom.

University Apartments Information
  • Returning Students Only
  • Single Bedroom Suite Layout Air Conditioning

Room & Layout Comparisons


Singles, Doubles and Economy Triples

singleSINGLE ROOM

18 % of the rooms on campus

  • Most expensive room option
  • Room designed for only one individual to occupy.
  • Students in this type of room will not have a roommate but could have suitemates if they live in a suite-style room.
  • Centennial Hall (very limited)
  • Falcon Heights
  • Founders Hall
  • McDonald Hall
  • Offenhauer Towers

doubleDOUBLE ROOM

82 % of the rooms on campus

  • The Primary room option available
  • A room designed for two individuals to share.
  • Students in this type of room will have a roommate and could have suitemates if they live in a suite-style room.
  • All halls have doubles

tripleECONOMY TRIPLE

Based on demand.

  • The cheapest room option
  • A slightly larger room originally designed for two individuals to share and converted to accommodate three people.
  • A cheaper option because of the smaller space
  • Students in this type of room will have two roommates
  • Students have to fill out a special form and is the only option that allows students to choose more than one roommate.

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  • Centennial Hall
  • Falcon Heights
  • Offenhauer Towers

Options based off of 2018-19 housing. These are subject to change.


 

On-Campus Room Layouts

TRADITIONAL ROOM LAYOUT

Traditional Room Layout
Traditional Room Layout

63% of the rooms on campus

When someone says the college experience they are typically talking about a traditional room setup. These are hall-style, standard rooms that are typically shared with one roommate. Students share the community bathroom that is equipped with muliple showers, sinks and toilets, which the University cleans/maintains on a regular basis.

  • Conklin Hall
  • Kohl Hall
  • Kreischer Quadrangle
  • McDonald Hall
  • Offenhauer Towers

IN-ROOM BATHROOM LAYOUT

In-room Bathroom Layout
In-room Bathroom Layout

13% of the rooms on campus

The easiest way to explain this option is to compare it to a hotel room. Standard rooms that are typically shared with one roommate, with a bathroom located inside the room. Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain and toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.

  • Centennial Hall
  • Founders Hall

SUITE-STYLE LAYOUT

Suite-style Layout
Suite-style Layout

24% of the rooms on campus

Double rooms or single rooms that are grouped together by a common area. The suitemates share the common area, which is typically described as a small living room, and one or two bathrooms. Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain and toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.

  • Falcon Heights
  • Founders Hall

 

Price

How much are you willing to spend?

There are three teirs of pricing in on-campus housing - $$$, $$, $. Some amenities cost more than others so figuring out your budget and priority list can help you with your selection. Housing rates are approved every year by the BGSU Board of Trustees in February. You can view the most up-to-date housing rates here and learn a little bit more about our Falcon Tuition Guarantee which includes room and board!


 

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Market Convenience Stores

There are six Market Convenience Store locations on campus. Three are located inside residence halls. Students can find grab-and-go options like salads, sandwiches and sushi and items they can keep on hand in their rooms like cereal, milk, soup, toiletries and more.
 

Full Service Dining

There are four full service dining facilities on campus. One is located in Kreischer Quadrangle, called the Sundial. The Sundial has a food court of options featuring build your own pasta, salad and fresh wraps, Burger Bar 325 and Marco’s Pizza.


 

Additional Amenities

Air Conditioning

Every residence hall has A/C in the common areas, but not every bedroom. For the majority of the year, A/C is not necessary in Bowling Green, Ohio (average temp: 60°F/39°F) but if A/C is important to you, consider choosing a hall with rooms equipped with A/C.
 

Learning Communities

All new students should consider joining a learning community. Members of these communities have the unique opportunity to live in an assigned block of rooms in the same residence hall where they are surrounded by others who share their same interests. Being a member will enhance your college and living experience and make it easier for you to meet friends when you move-in.