Returning Student Housing Selection for 2019-20

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.

Residency Requirement Information

Are you guaranteed on-campus housing next academic school year?

On Oct. 31, 2018, every student currently living on campus received an email about their Housing Status for next academic school year. A student's status will either be Guaranteed -or- Not Guaranteed.

Students who have not met the residency requirement, meaning they have not lived in on-campus housing for their first two years, will receive this housing status.

If you receive Guaranteed Housing status, please use the Returning Student Housing Selection Guide.

Returning Student Housing Selection Guide

Students who have met the residency requirement, meaning they have lived in on-campus housing for two years, will receive this status. These students can request to have their status changed if they want to live on campus.

If you received this status, please use the Not Guaranteed Housing Guide to find off-campus resources and learn how to change your status.

Not Guaranteed Housing Guide

Important Dates

Dec. 3 – Feb. 13, 2019 | Housing Applications open at 9 a.m. and remain open through Feb. 13.

Feb. 20, 2019 | Housing Selection Times will be sent to BGSU emails after 3 p.m.

Feb. 25 – 28, 2019 | Students who paid the $200 housing payment select their room.*

May 1, 2019 | Last day to receive a refund of the $200 initial housing payment.

*The $200 Initial Housing Payment does not determine the assigned Housing Selection Time for returning sudents. Selection times are randomized by a computer and not based on completed credit hours or payment date. Please note: there will be a different housing selection time for students in All Gender Housing.

Overview of How Returning Student Housing Selection Works

The system used to select housing works the exact same way as the previous year. You will receive a housing selection date and time and when it's your turn to select your housing, returning students will login and choose an open space. The differences for returning students are:

  1. Housing selection times are randomly assigned and are not based on the $200 initial housing payment date. Selection dates will be emailed after 3 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2019.
  2. Returning students select housing earlier than new students. Returning student housing selection will take place between Feb. 25 - 28, 2019.
  3. Room selection groups can be formed. Returning students can increase their chances to live with their preferred roommate(s) by joining a room selection group with up to six of their friends. Students in a group will receive the same selection time, making it easier to find a room together, or close together. Selection groups can be formed between Dec. 3, 2018 - Feb. 13, 2019.

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Requesting to Live On Campus 

As part of our dedication to the on-campus living experience, Bowling Green State University is committed to providing on-campus housing to first- and second-year students per the On Campus Residency Requirement. In order to meet this commitment, returning students who would like to live on-campus, but already fulfilled the two-year requirement, may request to live in on-campus.

If a student would like to live on campus but their housing status is not guaranteed, they can request to have their housing status changed to guaranteed so they can start the on-campus housing application in December. 

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