Roommates and Learning Communities
During this second phase of the Future Student Housing Selection Process, students will be able to begin personalizing their on-campus experience. During this phase we encourage students to take a look at all of the residence halls on campus, review our unique Learning and Theme Communities and consider whether they want to live with someone they already know or would like to meet someone new.
Available Jan. 16 - May 8, 2018 | During this time, students can choose to live with someone they already know, someone they get to know prior to selecting their room or they can be randomly assigned. There is no right or wrong way to select a roommate. It's up to the student on which they prefer.
What is a Learning Community? Many of our residence halls house Learning Ccommunities. When a student chooses to join one of these communities, they live with other students who have similar majors or extracurricular interests. They also have easy access to faculty offices, classrooms and additional activities right in their residence hall. These communities help create a small college feel within the larger University.
BGSU has 20 communities to choose from and each community has a unique focus – explore all of our communities to find the one for you.
Please note: Additional fees may apply.
The system only allows students to self select one roommate.
The system only allows students to self select one roommate. If a room is available that has an option for more than one roommate, we recommend that the student who has the earliest housing selection time, self select the roommate who has the latest housing selection time. Then the third student will need to know what room to select during their housing selection time.
It is important to note that this will not guarantee that all three students will get the same room assignment. The third space in the room will be available to all students to select until it is filled. So there is a possibility that the last bed could be selected by a student prior to the third student's housing selection time.
Please note: There are only 15 three-person rooms in Centennial Hall and limited first-year rooms in Falcon Heights. It is important to have a backup plan if your first choice is not available during your housing selection time. There are Economy Triple options available in Centennial Hall which are different than the three-person rooms. Learn more about the Economy Triple option here.
Starting in January, we invite all students who have made their initial $200 initial housing payment to start the process of using a roommate search tool in the housing system. This tool allows students to search for a roommate of their choice.
This is not a required step, but based on the Lifestyle Questionnaire –and additional information the student chooses to provide– they will be able to search for possible roommate matches.
If a student doesn’t want to choose their own roommate, they will easily be able to select a room during the housing selection timeline (beginning in May) with another student who also did not want to select a roommate.
On May 18 the new student self-selection shuts down. If a student wants to request a roommate after this date, they will need to call to request a roommate change. Students must complete the change request process found here.submit the roommate request form.
We encourage all students to make their $200 initial housing payment as soon as they are admitted to BGSU. Students who are members of a Learning Community usually means they know which residence hall they will live in. However, when it comes to roommate selection and the type of room (single vs. double) the student wants, it will be important that they have started the housing process early. The earlier the student pays, the more likely they will get the room preferences they want inside the Learning Community.
As more FAQs come in, we will add them here.