Not Guaranteed Housing Guide

The Housing Selection Process is different for returning students compared to the process for new students. There are over 19,000 students who are enrolled in BGSU and around 6,000 beds are available in on-campus residence halls. Because of this, the Office of Residence Life cannot guarantee on-campus housing to students who have met their Residency Requirement.

Returning students who have met the residency requirement, meaning they have lived in on-campus housing for two years, will receive the Not Guaranteed Housing status. These students are now eligible to live off-campus. If they wish to live in on-campus housing again next year, they can request to have their status changed to Guaranteed

Residency Requirement Information

Important Dates

Oct. 31 – Nov. 16, 2018 | On-campus Housing Request Form is open through 5 p.m.

Nov. 26, 2018 | Notification emails will be sent to students who submitted a request.

Nov. 26, 2018 | On-campus Housing Request Form re-opens as a waitlist.

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Off-Campus Housing searchhouse

Students are in good hands with BGSU Off-Campus Student Services. They teamed up with Falcon Media to provide the most updated information about rentals in the BG area. Here you can find information about available rentals, see videos from different properties, find roommates and connect to other important resources.

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Want to Live On-Campus?

If you want to request to have your status moved to Guaranteed, follow the instructions on the 'Standard Request to Live On-campus' tab on this page. If you would like to live in your learning community residence hall or you are a Greek member and you would like to live in the Greek Village, follow the instructions on the corresponding tabs. 

WANT TO LIVE ON-CAMPUS NEXT YEAR?

If you would like to live in on-campus housing next year, you can fill out the Request to Live On Campus Form by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2018.

We will do our best to approve all requests received but unfortunately, filling out the form cannot guarantee you on-campus housing. Availability is based on demand and first priority has to be given to the following groups:

  • First-year and new transfer students admitted to BGSU for the first time as of August 2019.
  • Second-year students who were first-year or new transfer students in August 2018 –or– January 2019 and returning to BGSU.
  • Returning students who will be living in their chapter house in the Greek Village during the 2019-20 academic school year.
  • Students employed by the Office of Residence Life who are required to live on campus as part of their job requirements.

Unless you fall under one of these categories, we strongly encourage you to secure off-campus housing for the 2019-20 academic school year. 

On-campus Housing Request Calendar

End of October

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. 31 – Nov. 16, 2018

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.

Request to Live On Campus Form

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.


Nov. 26, 2018 | On-campus Housing Request Form Notifications Sent.

Students who filled 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

Returning Student Housing Selection Process


Nov. 26, 2018 - Aug. 2019

On-campus Housing Request Form Re-opens as a waitlist. Returning students who are not guaranteed to live in on-campus housing and submits a form after Nov.16, 2018, will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified if space becomes available. 

Request to Live On Campus Form

If you filled out the Request to Live On Campus Form after Nov. 16, you will automatically be placed on the waitlist and will not receive an approval notice on Nov. 26. This does not guarantee you housing and students on the waitlist may not find out if they will be assigned housing until August 2018. Students who have not guaranteed status are strongly encouraged to secure off-campus housing.

Learning Community Housing Selection Calendar

If you are a member of a learning community that accepts returning members –and– you would like to live in your community residence hall, please follow this calendar. 

Now - Feb. 13, 2019

Learning community applications are open. Students interested in joining a LC or renewing their membership should contact the LCs program director for information regarding their eligibility. If approved to live in a LC room, students must enroll again into their community of choice in MyBGSU under My Learning Community by Feb. 13, 2019. bgsu.edu/communities


Oct. 31 – Nov. 16, 2018

Request forms to live on campus is open. After receiving permission to live in their learning community, returning students 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.

  • Select “I want to live in my learning community” as the reason for the request.

Request to Live On Campus Form

Please note: You will not receive access to live in any other room besides your community rooms.


Nov. 26, 2018 - Feb. 13, 2019 

All approved learning community members will be granted access to the Housing Application. Students will need to log into there MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account and complete the following REQUIRED steps before Feb. 13MyBGSU>Students Tab>New Students>My Room and Meals

  1. Accept the terms of the On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement.
  2. Make the $200 Initial Housing Payment.*
  3. Submit their Health and Emergency Contact Information.
  4. Complete the Lifestyle Questionnaire.

Feb. 18 - 22, 2019 | LEARNING COMMUNITY ROOM SELECTION

If all of the above steps are completed on time, the Office of Residence Life will hand-assign you to your room the week before returning student housing selection (Feb. 25 – 28) and you will not receive a housing selection time. 

Learning Community Roommates

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 Office of Residence Life between Dec. 3 - Feb. 13 and we will hand-assign your friend to your room at the same time you receive your assignment. 

IMPORTANT

  • Your roommate will still need to confirm their room assignment during returning student housing selection (Feb. 25 – 28) 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.

Greek Village Housing Selection Calendar

BGSU fraternity and sorority members only.

Dec. 3 - Feb. 12 | GREEK VILLAGE HOUSING SELECTION

  1. If you are a fraternity and sorority member, planning to live in your chapter’s house, you should work with your organization to get approval, regardless of your housing status.
  2. Once approved, 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 the Housing Team.

Starting Feb. 14

The Housing Application and $200 Initial Housing Payment is DUE. The Office of Residence Life send notificatoins that the housing application is now open. Greek members living in the Greek Village MUST complete this step prior to move-in. Students will need to log into there MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account and complete the following: MyBGSU>Students Tab>New Students>My Room and Meals

  1. Accept the terms of the On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement.
  2. Make the $200 Initial Housing Payment.*
  3. Submit their Health and Emergency Contact Information.
  4. Complete the Lifestyle Questionnaire.