Housing Sign-Up FAQs

Status

Students should receive an email from the Office of Residence Life to their BGSU email account in October.

Students who fall under the Required Housing Status, have not fulfilled their University residency requirement. Students may appeal to live off campus through the housing appeal process found here, but appeals are rarely granted. The Office of Residence Life encourages you to not sign a lease or enter into any agreement until you have been officially released. Signing a lease is not grounds for release for the residency requirement.

Student who are not eligible to live on campus, can submit the Request to Live On Campus Form. This form is due Nov. 17, 2017 and students will be notified shortly after about their Housing Status for the next school year.

Please note: If students miss the deadline, there will be a waitlist to live on campus, however these requests will not be reviewed until late August. There is no guarantee a student will be granted space on campus through this request, as it is based on space availability. 

General Information

They are randomly assigned by our computer software. Any student who is able to live on campus, completed their housing application, and made their $200 Initial Housing Payment will receive a selection time.

If you did not receive a selection time there could be two reasons:

  1. The $200 Initial Housing Payment and a completed Housing Application was not received by the due date. If the student made their payment after the selection times were sent, the system will open back up on Feb. 20, 2018.
  2. You are not guaranteed on-campus housing and your status did not change through the Request to Live On Campus form. If this is the case, you should have received an email from the Office of Residence Life notifying you of your status. Learn more about this status here.

Starting on Feb. 20, 2018, students will be notified about their selection day and time when the system will open to select their housing.

Students can put their name on the waitlist, which will open on April 2, 2018 for Falcon Heights, Founders Hall and the University Apartments.

Students interested in moving in other buildings can fill out the Room Change Request Prior to Fall Form which opens on April 2, 2018.

Please note: Submissions will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please be patient, the requests are reviewed over the course of the summer.

Roommate Groups

No. Students do not have to be a member of a Roommate Group.

Since the room selection times are random, creating a Roommate Group will tell the system to assign all members of the group on the same selection date and time. During this time, the group leader or the individual student(s) are able to select housing.

Yes. Students need to log in to their MyBGSU Housing Application and confirm their assignment and select a meal plan.

No, once the group leader has assigned members of the group, the chain connecting the roommates is broken. Group leaders cannot cancel or move students in the selection process.

No, only the group leader (the student who created the group) can assign the members of the group.

No. During the student's selection time, they can sign up for any room that is available. If a Group Leader assigns a student to a room that they no longer wish to be in, they can cancel their room and select a different room until the system closes on April 2.

No. Selection times are assigned randomly, so if there is an open suite during the group’s selection time, the group leader can assign members of the group to the open suites. If not, the group might need to split up into separate rooms near each other and work through the room change process.

No. Selection times are assigned randomly, so if there is an open suite during the group’s selection time, the group leader can assign members of the group to the open suites. If not, the group might need to split up into separate rooms near each other and work through the room change process.

Only the group leader or person who created the group can assign everyone in the group to a room.

The Roommate Group step will be shut off on Feb. 1, 2018 After this time, students will no longer be able to create or join groups.

No. The system has already assigned times, so students cannot add someone to the group. This does not mean students cannot choose their roommates. If a space is open when they sign up, they can sign up together.

GREEK VILLAGE

Greek Housing is not shown in the housing system. Fraternity and sorority members, planning to live in their chapter's house, should work with their organization to get approval. Once approved, students will need to complete their housing application and work with their chapter leadership to select their room in the Greek Village. If Greek members are not planning to live in their house, they will go through the same selection process as described in this letter to select their room.

The chapter occupancy has been established and cannot be changed.  The chapter will decide who gets the singles.  It is not up to the Office of Residence Life who receives the single rooms.

No matter the status letter the student receives, if they are Greek affiliated and planning to live in their chapter house for the next academic year, they will need to complete the housing application and submit $200 Initial Housing Payment by Feb. 1, 2018. The chapter will submit a roster to The Office of Residence Life and they will hand assign chapter members.

If a Greek member is planning to live outside of their Greek house, they would adhere to process assigned to the status letter they received from the Office of Residence Life.

Please note: Students living in their Greek house, will only be assigned AFTER their housing application has been completed and they have made their $200 Initial Housing Payment. 

Waitlist and Room Changes

The waitlist will open on April 2 for Falcon Heights and Founders Hall. The waitlist can be found in the student's MyBGSU Housing System.

The waitlist will open on April 2 for the University Apartments. The waitlist link will be made available here starting on April 2.

Students interested in moving into a different building, other than Falcon Heights, Founders Hall or the University Apartments, can fill out the Room Change Request Prior to Fall Form which opens on April 2.

If a room becomes available in the building a student has requested, the following process will take place:

  1. Students are called in the order they signed up on the waitlist. Students can see their place in the que by logging in to their Waitlist Application through their MyBGSU account.
  2. If a space becomes available in the building, students will receive a call to the number provided in their application. 
  3. If the student misses the call, a voicemail will be left. The student will have 24 hours to return the call and accept the offer. If the student does not accept -or- the student does not return the call within the 24 hour time period, they will be removed from that building's waitlist and the next student on the list would receive the offer.

All Gender Housing

All Gender Housing is a housing option created to foster an inclusive, safe and respectful community where students can live together with any student regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation. Students can learn more on the All Gender Housing page.

All Gender Housing

Any students who is eligible to live on campus, and interested in living in AGH, has the option to live here. AGH is never forced upon any student. The community is completely voluntary, with students opting in.

Please note: The Office of Residence Life discourages individuals in romantic relationships from living together, as that is not the purpose of AGH.

The Office of Residence Life does not pair roommates in AGH. Students requesting to live in a double room will need to request a specific roommate. If a students does not specify their roommate in the application, they will be assigned to a single room.

The Office of Residence Life will match suitemates with other students if space in a suite is available. If a six person suite cannot be filled based on requests, Residence Life reserves the right to assign students to single rooms vs. double rooms.

Once room assignments are completed, if a space becomes vacant in the suite or room due to cancellation or room change, the remaining student(s) will be allowed a specified time to find a roommate of their choice. If a roommate cannot be found, the Office of Residence Life reserves the right to consolidate All Gender Housing suites. Consolidation will occur during the normally scheduled times. No student will be forced into a All Gender Housing room/suite. A student will only be assigned to GNH after filling out the application and applying, even under consolidation processes.

There are no additional costs to live in AGH. The cost of AGH will be the same cost of a room in Founders Hall and varies depending on whether a single or double room is assigned. If a student wants to remove themself from AGH, they will need to complete the standard room change procedures.

The process outlined above is intended for returning students at Bowling Green State University. If a new student is seeking AGH, the student should contact the Office of Residence Life by June 1, 2017 to place the request.

No. Space is limited so it is very important that students who wish to live in AGH follow the steps on this page to increase their chance to be place in AGH.

Yes. Students need to log in to their MyBGSU Housing System and confirm their room and select a meal plan.

During the selection time, students can cancel their room selection and pick another room outside of All Gender Housing.

If a student missed the deadline and still interested in All Gender Housing, they should contact Dr. Josh Lawrie in the Office of Residence Life at jlawrie@bgsu.edu.

Please note: Students who missed the deadline, are not guarenteed placement in All Gender Housing. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and as space allows