You Are Now Eligible To Live Off Campus
If you are a returning student who has met the residency requirement, meaning you will have lived in on-campus housing for two years/four semesters (following the upcoming Spring Semester,) you will receive the housing status, Not Guaranteed. We encourage you to secure off-campus housing arrangements. If you wish to live in on-campus housing again next year, you can request to have your status changed to Guaranteed. Below you will find resources to help you find off-campus housing and information on how to get your status changed to Guaranteed.
Off-Campus Housing Resources
We enjoyed having you call BGSU your home-away-from-home. If you will be living off campus next year, we will be signing off as your housing resource and passing the baton to Off-Campus Student Services.
You will be in good hands with Off-Campus Student Services. They teamed up with Falcon Media to provide the most updated information about rentals in the Bowlling Green area. Here you can find information about available rentals, see videos from different properties, find roommates and connect to other important resources. You can also find a lot of great resources like Leasing informations, move-in/move-out tips, how to find an off-campus roommate and more.
Request To Live On Campus
We find most students want to live off campus after they meet their residency requirement, but there are a handful who like to live on-campus for more than two years. If you would like to live on campus again next year, you must submit a request to have your status changed from Not Guaranteed to Guaranteed. You will not be able to select on-campus housing if you do not fill the request form out.
The deadline to fill out the housing request form IS 5 p.m. on Nov. 14.
Important Information About Your Request
We will do our best to approve all requests received by Nov. 14 but unfortunately, filling out the form does not guarantee you on-campus housing.
Request to Live On Campus Calendar
Oct. 3, 2022
Eligibility Letters are sent. A letter will be sent via email to each student currently living on-campus letting them know if they are eligible to sign up for on-campus housing for the next academic school year. The letter will also inform students about the next steps of the Housing Selection Process.
Oct. 3 – Nov. 14, 2022
Request forms to live on campus is open. Returning students who receive a letter informing them that they are Not Guaranteed to live on campus, but would like to be considered for on-campus housing, can fill out the Request to Live On Campus Form. Students who do not submit this form, will not be eligible to select housing and will need to secure off-campus housing.
Please note: Filling out the Request to Live On Campus Form does not guarantee housing. Students who are Not Guaranteed housing should consider this their status until they receive official confirmation from the Office of Residence Life.
December 2022 | On-campus Housing Request Form Notifications Sent.
Students who fill out the housing request form will be notified of their status through their BGSU email. If a request is accepted, their housing status will be changed to Guaranteed housing and they will need to follow the Returning Student Housing Selection Process.
Nov. 15, 2022
On-campus Housing Request Form Re-opens as a waitlist. Returning students who are not guaranteed to live in on-campus housing and missed the Nov. 14 deadline, will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified if space becomes available.
If you filled out the Request to Live On Campus Form after Nov. 14, you will automatically be placed on the waitlist and will not receive an approval notice in December 2022. This does not guarantee you housing and students on the waitlist may not find out if they will be assigned housing until August 2023. Students whose housing status is not guaranteed are strongly encouraged to secure off-campus housing.
Nov. 29, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2023
Housing Application and $200 Initial Housing Payment is DUE. All approved learning community members who fill out the Request to Live On Campus Form will be granted access to the Housing Application. You will need to log in to your MyBGSU 'Housing & Meal Plan Application' account and complete the following REQUIRED steps before Feb. 20: MyBGSU>Housing and Residence Life>Housing & Meal Plan Application.
- Accept the terms of the On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement.
- Make the $200 Initial Housing Payment.
- Submit your Health and Emergency Contact Information.
- Complete the Lifestyle Questionnaire.
- Select a meal plan
Greek Village Chapter Housing Guide
You do NOT need to fill out the Request To Live On Campus Form.
If you are a returning student who would like to live in the Greek Townhouse of your fraternity or sorority, you should follow the calendar details below.
You will be required to complete the following steps between Nov. 29, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2023 if you would like to live in the Greek Village.
Greek Village Chapter Housing Selection Calendar
Nov. 29, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2023
Please note: The Greek Village Townhouses are considered on-campus housing and available only to Greek members.
STEP 1 | Connect with your chapter. It is the responsibility of each fraternity and sorority to submit a roster to our office of the members who will be living in the townhouses. Housing selection does not take place through the housing selection system.
- Find out which member of your fraternity/sorority has been selected to be your chapter housing representative.
- Let your chapter representative know you would like to live in the townhouse. They are responsible for coordinating your chapters housing assignments. You are eligible for living in your chapter's townhouse regardless of your housing status but it is up to your chapter to set the approval guidelines.
- If you are approved by your chapter to live in the townhouse, you will need to complete your housing application and work with your chapter leadership to select your room in the Greek Village. You will be hand-assigned to your room by our Housing Team.
STEP 2 | The Housing Application and $200 Initial Housing Payment is DUE. All students who wish to live in on-campus housing are required to pay the initial housing payment every year. Our office will send an email to your student BGSU email address announcing the housing application is open. Greek members who wish to live in the Greek Village MUST complete this step prior to move-in. You will need to log into your MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account and complete the following: MyBGSU>Housing and Residence Life>Housing & Meal Plan Application.
Learning Community Housing Guide
If you are a returning student who is a member of learning community or interested in joining a learning community (LC) next year –and– you would like to live in a room designated to the learning community, please follow the calendar below.
You will still be required to fill out the Request To Live On Campus Form. Please follow the instructions below:
Learning Community Housing Selection Calendar
Now - Feb. 1, 2023
Renew Your Membership -or- Join A Community. Not all learning communities accept returning student membership. Students interested in joining a LC or renewing their membership, need to follow these steps during this time frame:
- Renew your membership or join a community.
- If you are unsure if your community of choice allows returning members, you can contact the LCs Program Director directly before applying. You can find their contact information by going to bgsu.edu/communities and navigating to your community's website.
Oct. 3, 2022 – Nov. 14, 2022
Request form to live on campus is open. After receiving permission to live in the learning community, you can fill out the Request to Live On Campus Form. If you fail to submit this form, you will not be eligible to select housing and will need to secure off-campus housing.
- When filling out the form, select 'I want to live in my learning community' as the reason for the request.
- You will not receive access to live in any other room except for the rooms designated to your community.
Nov. 29, 2022 - Feb. 1, 2023
Housing Application and $200 Initial Housing Payment is DUE. All approved learning community members who fill out the Request to Live On Campus Form will be granted access to the Housing Application. You will need to log in to your MyBGSU 'My Room and Meals' account and complete the following REQUIRED steps before Feb. 1: MyBGSU>Housing and Residence Life>Housing & Meal Plan Application.
Feb. 13 - 16, 2023 | LEARNING COMMUNITY ROOM SELECTION
If all of the above steps are completed on time, you will receive a room selection time to select your room during returning student learning community selection on February 13 to 16, 2023.
Have a friend you want to live with? FIRST, you should confirm your learning community allows you to pull-in roommates who are non-members. Once confirmed, complete the room selection group information in the housing application and contact the Office of Residence Life during selection Feb. 13-16 and we will hand-assign your friend to your room.
- Your roommate will still need to confirm their room assignment during returning student housing selection (Feb. 28 –March 2) if they are not a member of the learning community.
- If your friend is not a member, you will need to make sure your community accepts roommate pull-ins.
Updated: 12/23/2022 04:14PM