Future Students Housing Selection Guide

There's No Place Like Home

Over 6,000 students live in 10 on-campus residence communities
and call BGSU home.

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You may be new to this process but we have been doing this for years. Let us guide you through the Housing Selection Process so all you have to worry about, is how you are going to accessorize your new space and all the new friends you are going to make next year. Did you know? Students who live on campus generally have a higher GPA and graduate within four years?

You are going to love your home away from home. When you are living on campus, everything is just steps away from your front door – which is part of the reason why students who live on campus tend to be more successful during their college career.

We look forward to having you join our community. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions about the Housing Selection Process. Our staff is happy to assist you any way they can.

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Important Dates

May 8, 2018 | The online housing system closed. New and transfer students now need to call 419-372-2011 to select their housing and meal plan.

May 21, 2018 | The Room Change Request Form opened. Students who have selected housing, but wish to make a hall change not on a waitlist or room change, can fill out this form.

June 4, 2018 | Students who have selected housing but would like to be placed on a Hall Waitlist for Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights or Founders Hall can be placed on the waitlist starting at 9 a.m.

June 1, 2018 | Last day to receive a refund of the $200 Initial Housing Payment.

Housing Schedule & Resources

May 18 - July 31, 2018

STUDENTS WITHOUT A HOUSING SELECTION AFTER MAY 18

If a student hasn't selected a room for the 2018-19 academic school year, they should read the following carefully. After a student has selected a room, they can use the second tab on this page to access additional resources.

Starting on May 18, 2018 after 9 a.m.

Online Housing Applications shuts off. After 9 a.m., Students will have to contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 or reslife@bgsu.edu to be assigned to housing and select their meal plan. Students will be assigned on a rolling basis and will be notified via their BGSU email when their assignment is ready.

Review the following carefully if you have NOT received a housing assignment:

Before starting the Housing Selection Process, students will need to:

  1. Be admitted into BGSU
  2. Activate their BGSU email here which will also create their MyBGSU account

Students need to log in to MyBGSU to access their "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. Pay your $200 Initial Housing Payment as soon as possible. -or- has the appropriate exemptions.
  3. Submit your Health and Emergency Contact Information.
  4. Complete the Lifestyle Questionnaire – This will allow us to suggest some potentially good roommate matches for you.
  5. They have registered for Student Orientation (SOAR)

Our office cannot process a students room assignment after May 18, without the above completed.

Students have completed the above steps then need to contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011. 

  1. Our staff will go over any necessary information when a student calls
  2. At this time, the student will need to select their meal plan

Students may not be assigned a room on the day they call. Students will be assigned on a rolling basis and will be notified via their BGSU email when their assignment is ready.


May 31, 2018
Specialized Housing Accommodations Form is due.
The Office Accessibility Services and the Office of Residence Life work together to coordinate housing accommodations for students with disabilities and chronic health conditions. If you would like to request a housing accommodation, you first must be registered with Accessibility Services and then fill out the Specialized Housing Accommodations Form and return it one of three ways:

Mail | Accessibility Services; 28 College Park; Bowling Green, OH 43403
Email | access@bgsu.edu
Fax | 419-372-8496

Accessibility Services Information


June 1, 2018
Last day to receive your $200 refund. This is the last day Students can cancel their Housing Contract and receive a full refund of the $200 Initial Housing Payment. Students who cancel after this date are subject to the Forfeiture Schedule. This also applies to anyone receiving a deferral.


July 31, 2018
2018-19 Housing Selection Ends. This is the last day New, Returning and Transfer Students can make their $200 Initial Housing Payment online for the 2018-19 Academic Year and complete their Housing Application. Students can still apply for housing after this date, but must be cleared by the Office of the Bursar.


Aug. 1, 2018
Students who did not complete the Housing Selection Process before this date must contact the Office of the Bursar first to get cleared prior to contacting the Office of Residence Life to applying for housing.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE A ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Students who have received a housing assignment for the 2018-19 academic school year can utilize the following schedule throughout the summer. If a student does NOT have a housing assignment yet, they should follow the steps on the other tab first.


May 21, 2018 at 9 a.m.
The Room Change Request Form opens. The Room Change Request form can be used to make a room change within your hallbuilding change request, roommate request or to swap rooms with someone else.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROOM CHANGE REQUESTS


May 21, 2018 at 9 a.m.
The Room Change Request Form opens. The Room Change Request form can be used to make a room change within your hallbuilding change request, roommate request or to swap rooms with someone else.

Learn more about Room Change Requests


May 31, 2018
Specialized Housing Accommodations Form is due.
The Office Accessibility Services and the Office of Residence Life work together to coordinate housing accommodations for students with disabilities and chronic health conditions. If you would like to request a housing accommodation, you first must be registered with Accessibility Services and then fill out the Specialized Housing Accommodations Form and return it one of three ways:

Mail | Accessibility Services; 28 College Park; Bowling Green, OH 43403
Email | access@bgsu.edu
Fax | 419-372-8496

Accessibility Services Information


June 1, 2018
Last day to receive your $200 refund. This is the last day Students can cancel their Housing Contract and receive a full refund of the $200 Initial Housing Payment. Students who cancel after this date are subject to the Forfeiture Schedule. This also applies to anyone receiving a deferral.


June 4, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Waitlist for Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights and Founders Hall opens. Students who already have a fall room assignment and wish to be re-assigned to a room in one of these halls, can fill out the online waitlist.

Learn more about the Waitlist


Linens

Linens and Bedding

Bowling Green State University has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 1993. Students at BGSU require specially-sized sheets, mattress pads and comforters to fit campus mattresses. These beds, which are longer than 76 inches, are intended to maximize student comfort.

When you reserve your college bedding through the Residence Hall Linens Program at Our Campus Market (OCM), you ensure the right size linens for move-in. The selection is larger than you will find anywhere else, at prices that are budget-friendly. Best of all, every Residence Hall Linens product available through OCM is guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to last from move-in all the way to graduation. Plus, a percentage of every purchase goes back to student programs for on-campus residents at BGSU.

Purchase here

Helpful tip: We recommend that parents and students respond early, in order to have the widest selection of college bedding to choose from. Doing so will guarantee your first choice color or pattern and help you make great progress on your college shopping checklist.