Future Students Housing Selection Guide
Welcome Future Resident
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.
Oct. 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Phase 1 of the Housing Selection Process Starts.
Online Housing Applications open. Starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2, after a New Student is admitted into BGSU they can fill out the required online documents of Phase 1 through May 18, 2018 to apply for housing and start the Housing Selection Process.
Helpful tip: Pay your $200 Initial Housing Payment as soon as possible. It is completely refundable until June 1, 2018 and secures your place in the room selection process. The earlier you pay for housing, the earlier you can select your room.
Oct. 2, 2017 – May 1, 2018 Phase 2 of the Housing Selection Process starts.
Request to live in All Gender Housing. After a student completes all the required steps of Phase 1, students who wish to live in All Gender Housing need to fill out the All Gender Housing Request Form by 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018. After this time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for special consideration.
Jan. 16 – May 8, 2018 Part of Phase 2
Roommate Matching opens. After a student completes all the required steps of Phase 1, including the Lifestyle Questionnaire, they can utilize the Roommate Matching system online.
Jan. 16 – May 7, 2018 Part of Phase 2
Learning Community Applications Open. After a student completes all the required steps of Phase 1, Students who wish to enroll in a Learning Community can fill out the applications online.
Please note: Only Learning Community Rooms will be available to choose from. If you choose to live in a Learning Community Room, you will NOT receive a Housing Selection Time in Phase 3. This will complete your Housing Selection Process.
May 9, 2018 The Final Phase (Phase 3) of the Housing Section Process begins.
Housing Selection Times are emailed. New Students who have paid their $200 Initial Housing Payment will receive a Housing Selection Time sent to their BGSU email account after 3 p.m. The assigned Housing Selection Times will be based on the date the student paid their Initial Housing Payment.
Please note: This does not include students who are enrolled in a Learning Community. These students can select housing any time between March 5 – May 7, 2018.
May 14 – May 17, 2018 Part of Phase 3
New Students will select their actual room. Based on the Housing Selection Time assigned to the student, they will go into their MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account and select their actual room.
- Housing Selection Times will be assigned between 3 – 8 p.m. each day.
- The Office of Residence Life will remain open until 9 p.m. to help students with process on May 14 – May 17, 2018.
May 18, 2018 after 9 a.m. End of Phase 1
Online Housing Applications shuts off. After 9 a.m., Students will have to contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 or email@example.com to be assigned to housing. Assignments will be granted on the date they apply for housing if the following has been completed:
- The $200 Initial Housing Payment has been paid -or- has the appropriate exemptions
- They have registered for Student Orientation, SOAR
Students will be sent a confirmation email to their BGSU email once they have been assigned.
May 31, 2018 Part of Phase 3
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax | 419-372-8496
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 1, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Waitlist for Cetennial Hall opens. Students who already have a fall room assignment and wish to be re-assigned to a room in Centennial Hall, can fill out the online waitlist.
July 31, 2018 End of Phase 3
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.
Selecting your first room at college is A BIG DEAL! We know you have a lot of questions about how to choose your room in the spring, so we have broken it down for you here. If you still have questions, please contact our office. We are happy to help.
Helpful tip: Until you select your room in May, your housing application will say it is incomplete.
Prior to Room Selection
- First-year students who have made their initial housing payment by May 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. will receive an assigned Room Selection Time sent to their BGSU email address.
- Room Selection Times will be emailed after 3 p.m. on May 9, 2018.
- The Room Selection Time email will include the date and time the student can log in to select their Residence Hall and specific room. – Remember to check your email.
- The assigned Room Selection Times are based on the day (not time) the student made their $200 Initial Housing Payment.
During your Room Selection Time
- Students will need to log in to their MyBGSU account to access their "My Room and Meals" account according to their Room Selection Time that was emailed to them. MyBGSU>Students Tab>New Students>My Room and Meals
- This process will be on a first come, first serve basis.
- The room selection system will remain open until May 17, 2018 at 9 a.m. After this day, students wanting to make changes or select a different room will need to call the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011.