ARE YOU REQUIRED TO LIVE ON-CAMPUS NEXT YEAR?

In order to properly prepare your living arrangements for next academic school year, you first need to figure out if you are required to live on campus. BGSU has a two-year live-on requirement. Meaning, you must live on campus for two academic school years (four semesters) before you can live off campus.

Residency Requirement Information

Returning Student Housing Selection

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. If you are a returning student, you will be assigned a housing status for the following academic year. In early October, a housing status email will be sent to your BGSU email account. It is important you read through this email very carefully. In this email you will find out if your housing status is Guaranteed or Not Guaranteed.

At the end of the upcoming Spring Semester, will you have lived in on-campus housing for two academic years/four semesters?
Please note: Summer and Winter Sessions do not count toward the residency requirement.

No Yes

GUARANTEED HOUSING STATUS

At the end of the upcoming Spring Semester, if you have not lived on campus for two academic school years (four semesters), your housing status is Guaranteed and you are most likely required to live on campus.

RETURNING STUDENT HOUSING GUIDE If your housing status is Guaranteed, please follow the Returning Student Housing Selection Guide throughout the year so you are prepared to select your on-campus housing.

Most returning students are required to live on campus their second year at BGSU. You will be required to adhere to the residency requirement unless you meet one of the housing exemptions. If you meet one of the following by the date listed on the Residency Requirement page, you do not have to live on campus next year. 

  1. Completed four semesters of on-campus residency
  2. Have attained Junior level status (60 credit hours and above)
  3. Will turn 20 years of age by start of the academic term

There are six other housing exemptions that are less common and require the completion of a residential verification form. If you believe you are exempt, please review the Residency Requirement page closely and reach out to our office with any questions you have. 

Residency Requirement Information

Be Careful: We caution you against entering into an off-campus housing agreement until you are certain you meet the first three exceptions –or– have received an official notice that your appeal of the residency requirement has been approved. Signing a lease does not exempt you from paying for on-campus housing. 


NOT GUARANTEED HOUSING STATUS

At the end of the upcoming Spring Semester, if you will have lived on campus for two academic school years (four semesters), your housing status is Not Guaranteed and we encourage you to secure off-campus housing arrangements. 

NOT GUARANTEED HOUSING GUIDE If your housing status is Not Guaranteed, please follow the Not Guaranteed Housing Guide to find off-campus housing resources.

Most students want to live off campus after they meet their residency requirement but there are a handful who still like to live on-campus. If you would like to live on campus again next year, you can submit a request to have your status changed from Not Guaranteed to Guaranteed. You can find all this information and more in the Not Guaranteed Housing Guide

Please note: There is a deadline to complete the request form. You will need to fill this form out by the deadline in order to increase your chances of receiving on-campus housing next year.