Founders Hall houses nearly 600 residents and offers air-conditioned Single Rooms with a shared In-room Bathroom and six-person Suite-style Rooms. Gender Neutral housing is also available on a limited basis and home to the Honors Learning Community. The hall features an Outtakes Quick Cuisine location and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and the heart of campus.
Students | First-year, Transfer and Returning
Students can select to live in this hall.
Bedroom | Students living in Founders Hall will be
living in a Single or Double Room. For all available options, see
Double Room Suite - Typically a six-person suite.
Three Double Rooms, with two people to a room, grouped together and
all of the suitemates share a common area, one shower and two
- Single Room with Bathroom* - Single Rooms are available at a higher price point. Two private rooms are grouped together and share one bathroom.
*See room layout for further explination.
Bathroom | Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain, toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.
Community | Halls that don't have a community bathroom tend to be more private than Traditional Rooms and tend to be a quieter community. Lounges are available for students to socialize outside of their rooms.
Neutral | Gender Neutral Housing at BGSU is a housing
option created to foster an inclusive, safe and respectful community
where students can live together with any other student, regardless of
sex, gender, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation. Learn
more about Gender Neutral Housing.
Checkout the Housing Selection Guide. Housing Applications for New Students are available starting in October through Mid-May. Before starting the Housing Selection Process, you will need to:
- Be admitted into BGSU
- Activate your BGSU email here which will also create your MyBGSU account
Helpful tip: Pay your $200 Initial Housing Payment as soon as possible. It is completely refundable until June 1 and secures your place in the room selection process.
Campus Dining oversees meal plans. All First-year Students must enroll in a Custom Dining Plan. The plans include a combination of Meal Swipes and Falcon Dollars, giving you the flexibility to use at all on-campus locations. You can choose which Custom Dining Plan that best fits your needs.
Living on campus is an important part of your overall success as a BGSU student. It has been proven that students who live on campus have a higher GPA – and persistence towards graduation – faster than their peers who live off campus. Because of this, Bowling Green State University’s Board of Trustees has set a Residency Requirement that states a student must live on campus their first two years. The Residency Requirement is enforced unless one or more of the exemption criteria are met -or- the student has an approved housing appeal.
Every Residence Hall at BGSU is Co-ed, meaning both males and females live in each building. The way the males and females are separated is based on what type of rooms are offered in the building.
Co-ed by Wing or Floor | Traditional Room layouts are Co-ed by wing meaning that males are located down one section of the floor and females are located down the other section of the floor. The same buildings may also have male and female rooms separated by floor.
Co-ed Throughout the Building | Suite Style and In-room Bathroom Rooms are Co-ed on each floor and wing. A mix of male and female rooms are spread-out throughout the entire building.
There are advantages of each type of room layout. You have to find what works best for you. Some students assume they would prefer a Suite-Style room and end up preferring a Traditional Room. It just depends on your personality and what type of college experience you want to have.
Traditional | When someone says the college experience they are typically talking about a Traditional Room set up. Hall-style, standard rooms that are typically shared with one roommate. Students share the community bathroom that is equipped with multiple showers, sinks and toilets to choose from and the University cleans/maintains them on a regular basis.
In-room Bathroom | The easiest way to explain this option is to compare it to a hotel room. Standard rooms that are typically shared with one roommate and the bathroom is located inside the room. Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain, toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.
Suite-style | Double Rooms or Single Rooms that are grouped together by a common area. The suitemates share the common area which is typically described as a small "living room" and one or two bathroom(s). Students are responsible for supplying their own cleaning products, shower curtain, toilet paper and cleaning the bathroom.
Double Room Suite
Three Double Rooms with a shared space one private shower and two
Single Rooms with In-Room Bathroom
Two Single Bedrooms grouped together and share a bathroom.