Room Change Request

Current BGSU students who would like to request to change their room, will need to follow the process outlined under the schedule tab that correlates with the semester they would like to make the change for.

Roommate troubles? Before you move out, reach out to your RA, Graduate Hall Director or Hall Director to see if they can help you. Moving in the middle of the year can be stressful and sometimes a seemingly unmanagable situation can be handled easily with a little help. We are here for you.


2018-19 Academic School Year

Prior to 2018 Move-in

Opens | April 2 at 9 a.m. (Returning)/ May 21 (New)
Closes | Aug. 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

2018 Fall Semester

Opens | Sept. 11, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Closes | Nov. 16, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Prior to 2018-19 Winter Break

Opens | Nov. 26, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Closes | Dec. 7, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

2019 Spring Semester

Opens | Feb. 12, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Closes | April 26, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Choose the Correct process

2019 Spring Semester

Opens | Feb. 12, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Closes | April 26, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Step 1

Contact the front desk of your desired building to find out room availability.

  • Greek Village, contact the Conklin Hall front desk. 
  • University Apartments, contact the Falcon Heights front desk.
  • All other halls, contact the main front desk.

Step 2

Complete the Room Change Request Form in your MyBGSU account. Follow these steps:

  • Login to your MyBGSU account
  • Select Housing & Residence Life>My Room Change Current Students Only

Please note:

  • For weekend moves, the form has to be submitted by Thursday at 4:30 p.m. so the hall staff has time to process the necessary paperwork.
  • For room swaps, each student who is moving needs to fill out a room change request form. Requests will be denied if a request is not received by both students.

Step 3

The Residence Life Central Office reviews the room change request and you will be notified through your BGSU email. The email will state if your request is approved or denied. 

If your request is approved, each hall staff member (Hall Director, Graduate Hall Director and Student Desk Manager) will be notified of the room change. The new roommate (if applicable) will also be notified via email.

Please note: Requests submitted after 4:30 p.m. will not be processed until the next business day and not over the weekend, therefore, the move date will need to be at least 2 days out, but no more than 7 days.

Step 4

Once the move is approved, the move can begin at 10 a.m. on the requested day and must be completed by midnight. Students should print the approval email and bring it to the front desk of the hall they are moving in to.

Please note: For room swaps, each student who is moving needs to fill out a room change request form. Requests will be denied if a request is not received by both students.

Helpful Tips:

  • Verify that your financial aid will cover any additional charges for room changes into buildings that cost more.
  • You can request to move up to one week prior to the requested moving date.
  • If you are interested in moving out of Centennial Hall or Falcon Heights, you need to find a substitute from a different building to fill your space. You may not move into another residence hall until a substitute is established.

Questions? 
Contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 or reslife@bgsu.edu.

Prior to 2018-19 Winter Break

Opens | Nov. 26, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Closes | Dec. 7, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Step 1

Contact the front desk of your desired building to find out room availability.

  • Greek Village, contact the Conklin Hall front desk. 
  • University Apartments, contact the Falcon Heights front desk.
  • All other halls, contact the main front desk.
  • If you are interested in moving out of Centennial Hall or Falcon Heights, you need to find a substitute from a different building to fill your space. You may not move into another residence hall until a substitute is established.

Step 2

Students can complete the Room Change Request Form anytime starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. 

Room Change Request Form

Please note: For room swaps, each student who is moving needs to fill out a room change request form. Requests will be denied if a request is not received by both students.

Step 3

The Residence Life Central Office reviews the room change requests and students will be notified through their BGSU email by Dec. 7. The email will state if the request is approved or denied.

If the request is approved, each hall staff member (Hall Director, Graduate Hall Director and Student Desk Manager) will be notified of the room change. The new roommate, if applicable, will also be notified via email.

Step 4

Once the move is approved, the move MUST take place between Dec. 10 - 14 (Finals Week). Students should print the approval email and bring it to the front desk of the hall into which they are moving.

If the space the student is moving into is not currently vacant, they have the following options:

  1. Contact the current resident to see when they are checking out and check in after that date.
  2. Take your belongings home, check out of your current assignment and check in to your new assignment in January when you return to campus.
  3. Make alternative storage arrangements in another space (cannot be your current room) and move in to your new assignment when you return to campus in January.
  4. Make arrangements with the outgoing resident to leave your belongings in the room.

Be sure to properly check out of your current assignment with the front desk before you leave for break so you are not assessed any extra fees or charges. The halls re-open for spring semester at noon on Sunday, Jan. 27. Classes begin on Monday, Jan. 28. 

Helpful Tips:

  • Verify that your financial aid will cover any additional charges for room changes into buildings that cost more.
  • You can request to move up to one week prior to the requested moving date.
  • If you are interested in moving out of Centennial Hall or Falcon Heights, you need to find a substitute from a different building to fill your space. You may not move into another residence hall until a substitute is established.

Questions? 
Contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 or reslife@bgsu.edu.

2018 Fall Semester

Opens | Sept. 11, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Closes | Nov. 16, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Step 1

Contact the front desk of your desired building to find out room availability.

  • Greek Village, contact the Conklin Hall front desk. 
  • University Apartments, contact the Falcon Heights front desk.
  • All other halls, contact the main front desk.
  • If you are interested in moving out of Centennial Hall or Falcon Heights, you need to find a substitute from a different building to fill your space. You may not move into another residence hall until a substitute is established.
    • If you live in one of these halls, let the front desk you are interested in moving out so when a student calls, they can connect you with someone wanting to move into your hall.

Step 2

Complete the Room Change Request Form in your MyBGSU account. Follow these steps:

  • Log in to your MyBGSU account
  • Select Housing & Residence Life>My Room Change Current Students Only

Please note: For weekend moves, the form has to be submitted by Thursday at 4:30 p.m. so the hall staff has time to process the necessary paperwork.

Step 3

The Residence Life Central Office reviews the room change request and you will be notified through your BGSU email. The email will state if your request is approved or denied. 

If your request is approved, each hall staff member (Hall Director, Graduate Hall Director and Student Desk Manager) will be notified of the room change. The new roommate (if applicable) will also be notified via email.

Please note: Requests submitted after 4:30 p.m. will not be processed until the next business day and not over the weekend, therefore, the move date will need to be at least 2 days out, but no more than 7 days.

Step 4

Once the move is approved, the move can begin at 10 a.m. on the requested day and must be completed by midnight. Students should print the approval email and bring it to the front desk of the hall they are moving in to.

Please note: For room swaps, each student who is moving needs to fill out a room change request form. Requests will be denied if a request is not received by both students.

Helpful Tips:

  • Verify that your financial aid will cover any additional charges for room changes into buildings that cost more.
  • You can request to move up to one week prior to the requested moving date.
  • If you are interested in moving out of Centennial Hall or Falcon Heights, you need to find a substitute from a different building to fill your space. You may not move into another residence hall until a substitute is established.

Questions? 
Contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 or reslife@bgsu.edu.

Prior to 2018 Move-in

Opens | April 2 at 9 a.m. (Returning Students) | May 21 at 9 a.m. (New & Transfer Students)
Closes | Aug. 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Use this process if you will be a student in the fall and want to request a room change PRIOR to move-in. 


Make sure you know what type of request you want to make.

There are four different types of request you can make when filling out this form. Read carefully so you know which one you want to request.

Request Type #1

ROOM CHANGE WITHIN YOUR HALL

This request is for INDIVIDUAL students only and should be used by students who would like to move to a specific room in the same building they are CURRENTLY assigned. The new room number needs to be included on the request. Please note: If you have a specific person you would like to live with, you should choose the roommate request option on this form instead.

Request Type #2

REQUEST A BUILDING CHANGE                 

This request is for INDIVIDUAL students only and should be used by students who would like to change buildings. Please note: If you have a specific person you would like to live with, you should choose the roommate request option on this form instead. If you are interested in moving out of Centennial Hall or Falcon Heights, you need to find a substitute from a different building to fill your space. You cannot not move into another residence hall until a substitute is established.

Request Type #3

SWAP ROOMS WITH SOMEONE         

This option should be used by TWO students who would like to trade rooms. BOTH students will need to submit a request before it can be processed.                             

Request Type #4

ROOMMATE REQUEST                                  

This option should be used by TWO students who would like to live together -or- move together into a different building. BOTH students will need to submit a request before it can be processed. Students can preference up to 3 buildings.

Step 1

Returning students who already have a fall room assignment can request room changes or roommates prior to the 2018 Fall Semester using this form. 

As of 9 a.m. on May 21, new and transfer students can also use this form to request a room change.

ROOM CHANGE REQUEST FORM

Please note: this form is NOT for room changes into Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights, Founders Hall or the University Apartments. Students interested in moving into one of these building must fill out the waitlist instead.

Step 2

The Office of Residence Life will process requests throughout the summer and students will be notified through their BGSU email if their request is approved. 

Please note: For room swaps, each student who is moving needs to fill out a room change request form. Requests will be denied if a request is not received by both students.

Helpful Tips:

  • Verify that your financial aid will cover any additional charges for room changes into buildings that cost more.
  • Make sure your voicemail is set up. When we have found a room for you, we will call you. If you don't answer, we will leave a voicemail and you will have 24-hours to contact us. If your voicemail isn't set up, or your voicemail is full, we will not be able to leave a message. If you don't contact us within 24-hours, we will move on to the next person on the list and you will be dropped from the list.

Questions? 
Contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 or reslife@bgsu.edu.