Economy Triples

Economy Triples are the most economical housing option offered, saving students between $1,000 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.               

Opens at 9 a.m. on Dec. 2 and closes at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31.

New Student Application

Opens at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14 and closes at 4:30 p.m. on Apr. 30.


The majority of the economy triples available are in Offenhauer Towers. We do have a few in Centennial Hall and Falcon Heights but receiving an Economy Triple room in one of these halls is very competitive. 

2019-2020 Residence Hall Rates    

Economy Triple

Standard Double

Savings Per Semester

Centennial Hall (New Students Only) $2,525 $3,525 $1,000
Falcon Heights (Returing Students Only)
$2,525 $3,525 $1,000
Offenhauer Towers  $2,325 $3,325 $1,000

*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

Photo linking to the 360 virtual housing experience. The photo shows three students hanging out in their economy triple bedroom in Falcon Heights. Two students are playing video games while the other reads on a bed.

Want to see what the layouts look like? 

Check out our 360 Virtual Housing Experience and navigate to Falcon Heights, Founders Hall and Offenhauer Towers. 



  • 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 students in the following halls:
    • Centennial Hall (New Students only)
    • Falcon Heights (Returning Students only)
    • 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 (79 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

STEP 1 | Complete Your Housing Application

New Students: Nov. 15 - April 30, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.
Returning Students: Dec. 2, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020@ 4:30 p.m.

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 deadline posted here is for Economy Triple application purposes. 

STEP 2 | Fill Out The Economy Triple Form

New Students: Jan. 14 - April 30, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.
Returning Students: 
Dec. 2, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020@ 4:30 p.m.

  1. After you complete step 1, you should fill out the Economy Triple (ET) form once it is open. Applications for ETs will not be considered if your $200 initial housing payment and this application is not submitted by the deadline. After this time, please email us for special consideration.
  2. In the form, it will ask you preference the economy triple options:
    • New Students: Centennial and Offenhauer rooms will be available
    • Returning Students: Falcon Heights and Offenhauer rooms will be available
  3. You don't have to preference all of the options. If you only want to live in a ET in Offenhauer, you can just select that choice
  4. If you are next on the list to receive a ET and there are only rooms available in a hall you didn't select in the application, you will automatically not receive an ET. 
  5. In the form, you will be able to identify other students you want to live with in the room.
    • Priority will be given to applicants who have identified two other students they want to live with and those students also followed these steps
    • Each person who wants to live in the same room needs to complete step 1, fill out the Economy Triple Form and identify each other as preferred roommates
  6. In the form, you will also be required to make your meal plan preference. You can look them over here.

STEP 3 | Receiving Your Room Assignment

  1. We will review all of the applications on a first come, first served basis
  2. Applicants who filled out the form with two other students who completed all the proper steps will be considered first
  3. Applicants who did not prefence two other individuals they want to live with will be hand-assigned a room with other students who also didn't preference anyone
  4. All applicants will be told if they received an Economy Triple prior to the Student Standard Room Selection
  5. If your application is granted, we will hand-assign your room and you will not receive room selection time for Standard Room Selection


The $200 initial housing payment is not an additional payment. It's a portion of your total housing bill and it will be deducted from your bill in the fall. If you need financial assistance, please contact the following offices to discuss housing deferral options.

  • New Students: Office of Admissions | 419-372-2478
  • Returning Students: Office of Financial Aid | 419-372-0655


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.

Yes. This upcoming year, returners will be able to apply to live in an Economy Triple in Falcon Heights and Offenhauer.  

Living in an Economy Triple can save you between $990 - $1,055 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 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).

We will let you know if you received an ET assignment or not prior to standard room selection. 

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.  

Through the Economy Triple Application you selected a meal plan. If you need to make changes to your meal plan option, you can make the change online or by calling the Campus Dining Accounting Office at 419-372-7933