Economy Triples

Economy Triples are the most economical housing option offered, saving First-year Students at least $950 per semester.* When living in an Economy Triple, students can expect a slightly larger room to accommodate two roommates instead of one and access all the same amenities and services.               

2018-19 Application is now CLOSED

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2018-19 Residence Hall Rates    


Economy Triple


Standard Double


Savings Per Semester

Centennial Hall  $2,340 $3,365 $1,025
Falcon Heights 
$2,340 $3,365 $1,025
Offenhauer Towers  $2,210 $3,160 $950

*Price savings is compared to a double room in the same residence hall.

Room Sizes

Room sizes vary from room to room, hall to hall. The average size of a double room is 180 square feet and the average size of an Economy Triple is 239 square feet.

What is an Economy Triple?

Standard Double Room


Economy Triple Room



  • A room originally designed for two individuals to share and converted to accommodate three people.
  • A cheaper option because of the smaller space
  • Students in this type of room will have two roommates
  • Students have to fill out a special form in order to receive an Economy Triple room.
  • Only offered to first-year students in the following halls:
    • Centennial Hall
    • Falcon Heights
    • Offenhauer Towers


  • The most affordable housing on campus
  • Microfridge (mini-fridge and microwave combined)
  • Lofted Bed
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Wardrobe


  • The average size of a double room is 180 square feet (90 sqft per person) and the average size of an Economy Triple is 239 square feet (76 sqft per person).*
  • As a triple, students will share a room with two other people which means they will have less space, but pay a lower rate.
  • Students will not be able to bring a refrigerator, microwave or futon as the room is not large enough. Please note: One microwave/refrigerator combo unit will be provided by the University for each room for roommates to share.
  • All beds are lofted and will need to stay lofted in the economy triple so all furnishings fit within the room
  • Students will not receive a self-selection time issued in May because room assignments will be done by Residence Life staff.

*Please note, the sizes listed are averages and some rooms are smaller than 239 sq ft.

Economy Triple Application

Application Opens: March 5, 2018
Closes: May 4, 2018
Priority deadline to complete your Economy Triple application and your Housing Application (including your $200 initial payment is May 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Economy Triple rooms will not be an available option during the main housing selection process. Students who are interested in living in an Economy Triple must fill out this application prior to May 4. Our housing staff will do their best to accommodate all requests but there is no guarantee that everyone who fills out the application will receive an Economy Triple room. All applicants will be told if they received an Economy Triple prior to the New Student Housing Selection Week. If a student receives an Economy Triple, they will be manually assigned a room by our housing staff and will not participate in the New Student Housing Selection Week.

First-year Students are eligible to live in Economy Triple rooms. Students who are interested in living in an Economy Triple will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the housing application form through your MyBGSU account.
  2. Fill out the Economy Triple Application.


Location is determined by the the demand for space. Currently they are slated to be located in Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights and Offenhauer Towers.

Economy Triple rooms were once large two-person rooms. This translates to enough space for each resident to receive a full set of furniture but less space per person. To maximize the space, all beds will need to remain lofted with the desk and dresser under it.

Helpful tip: As you consider a triple room, ensure that you are comfortable sleeping in a bed that is lofted from the ground.

Living in an Economy Triple can save you over $900 per semester, compared to a two-person room. Rates for Economy Triples can be found on the Room and Meal Plan Rates page.

Because of the increase in demand and enrollment, Economy Triples have been added to our room inventory for the 2017-18 Academic Year. Students that select an Economy Triple room will be assigned there for the entire Academic Year.

  • MicroFridge (mini-fridge and microwave combined)
  • Three Lofted Beds
  • Three Wardrobes
  • Three Dressers
  • Three Desks and Chairs

Need help with your move? Check out our Packing List.

  • Futons
  • Multiple TVs
  • Other mini-fridges or microwaves

If you opted into an Economy Triple you are not provided a self-section time as you have already been assigned a room. 

Placement is based upon your listed preferences, housing initial payment date and space availability. 

No. On the request form you can request a roommate if you know someone -or- you can leave it blank and the Office of Residence Life will assign you a roommate(s).

If you requested an economy triple by May 4, 2017 you will be notified on May 5, 2017 through your BGSU email.

No. If you are assigned to an Economy Triple, you will not receive a room selection time because you have been placed in a room.