All Gender Housing

Created to foster an inclusive, safe and respectful community.

All Gender Housing is offered in Founders Hall to new and returning students through a separate application process. This housing option was created to foster an inclusive, safe and respectful community where students can live together with any student regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation.

Have questions? Any questions about the All Gender Housing Community can be directed to the Office of Residence Life and to Rebecca Lyons.

All Gender Housing Selection Guide

Housing Arrangements

AGH is located in Founders Hall and will be open to any interested student who eligible to live on campus through an application process similar to those offered for other special interest housing options, such as Learning Communities. The placement in Founders Hall allows for single  and double bedroom options. The single rooms share a bathroom with one other person and double rooms are located in six-person suites. 

Residence Hall  | Founders Hall

Layout | In-room Bathroom and Suite-style Rooms

Amenities | Air Conditioning, Marketplace and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and the heart of campus.

STEP 1 | Complete Your Housing Application

New Students: Nov. 15, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020
Returning Students: Dec. 2, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020

No matter if you are going to be new to BGSU next year or if you will be a returning student, you will need to complete the following items by logging into your MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account. MyBGSU>Students Tab>Housing & Residence Life>My Room and Meals

  1. Accept the terms of the On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement.
  2. Make the $200 Initial Housing Payment.
  3. Submit your Health and Emergency Contact Information.
  4. Complete the Lifestyle Questionnaire.

Housing applications will remain open for returning students through Feb. 12, 2020 and for new students through May 15, 2020. The Jan. 31, 2020 deadline is for the AGH timeline.  

STEP 2 | Fill Out The All Gender Housing Form

Dec. 2, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.

After you complete your housing application, you should fill out the All Gender Housing Form. Applications for AGH will not be considered if your $200 Initial Housing Payment and this application is not submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2020. After this time, please email us for special consideration.


We understand students may decide they want to live in All Gender Housing after this deadline. Although we cannot guarantee we can get you in an AGH, please contact us for special consideration and we will do our best to fulfill your request. 

STEP 3 | Receiving Your Housing Assignment

How you receive your AGH assignment is determined based off of being a new or returning student. Please review the different processes below:

New Student AGH Assignments

Rolling Basis | As applications are received, a staff member from our office will connect with each applicant on a rolling basis. During this phase:

  • Students will learn about the application process and have the opportunity to ask questions
  • Students will have the option to select their roommate/suitemate and we will hand-assign you to the room.

Returning Student AGH Assignments

Feb. 13, 2020 | If you completed all of the steps on time, you will receive your official room assignment through your BGSU email account. Please note:

  • All Gender Housing room assignments will be completed by the Office of Residence Life.
  • Any roommate and other special preference information will be collected in the application and will be utilized when you are assigned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any students who is eligible to live on campus, and interested in living in AGH, has the option to live here. AGH is never forced upon any student. The community is completely voluntary, with students opting in.

Please note: The Office of Residence Life discourages individuals in romantic relationships from living together, as that is not the purpose of AGH.

The Office of Residence Life does not pair roommates in AGH. Students requesting to live in a double room will need to request a specific roommate. If a students does not specify their roommate in the application, they will be assigned to a single room.

The Office of Residence Life will match suitemates with other students if space in a suite is available. If a six-person suite cannot be filled based on requests, Residence Life reserves the right to assign students to single rooms vs. double rooms.

Once room assignments are completed, if a space becomes vacant in the suite or room due to a cancellation or room change, the remaining student(s) will be allowed a specified time to find a roommate of their choice. If a roommate cannot be found, the Office of Residence Life reserves the right to consolidate All Gender Housing suites. Consolidation will occur during the normally scheduled times. No student will be forced into a All Gender Housing room/suite. A student will only be assigned to AGH after filling out the application and applying, even under consolidation processes.

There are no additional costs to live in AGH. The cost of AGH will be the same cost of a room in Founders Hall and varies depending on whether a single or double room is assigned.  

No. Space is limited so it is very important students who wish to live in AGH follow the steps on this page to increase their chance to be place in AGH.

Depending on whether a student will be new or transferring to BGSU next academic year -or- will be a returning student, will depend on which Housing Selection Guide they should follow. Students should visit the Apply for Housing Page and follow the prompts to find the appropriate housing guide.

Apply for Housing


Founders Hall houses nearly 600 residents and offers air-conditioned single rooms with a shared In-room Bathroom layouts and six-person Suite-style layouts. The hall features a Marketplace location and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and the heart of campus. Students can learn more on the Founders Hall page.

Yes. Students need to log in to their MyBGSU Room and Meals Account and confirm their room and select a meal plan.

New and Transfer Students | The student should notify the Office of Residence Life if they wish to select a room outside of All Gender Housing.

Returning Students | During the selection time, students can cancel their room selection and pick another room outside of All Gender Housing.

If a student missed the deadline and still interested in All Gender Housing, they should contact us

Please note: Students who missed the deadline, are not guaranteed placement in All Gender Housing. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and as space allows