Founders Hall

Returning  Students and New Students in the Honors Learning Community
$$ | In-Room Bathroom and Suite-Style Rooms | A/C

Founders Hall houses nearly 600 residents and offers air-conditioned Single Rooms with a shared In-room Bathroom and six-person Suite-style Rooms. All Gender Housing for returning students 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.

Exterior Image of Founders Hall on a sunny day.


In-Room Bathrooms & Suite-Style Rooms

Founders Hall has two room setups, In-room Bathrooms and Suite-style Rooms. Students in Single Rooms are grouped together by a small common area and share one bathroom located inside the room.

The Suite-style Rooms consist of three Double Rooms grouped together and the six suitemates share a common area which is typically described as a small "living room", one shower and two toilets.

Building Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • BGTV & Streaming
  • Computer Lab*
  • Coin-free Laundry*
  • Co-ed throughout
  • Kitchen*
  • Secured Access
  • Study Space*
  • 24-hour Desk Service
  • 100% Wireless

* Located on the first floor and shared by the entire building.


Students | Returning students and only available to new students if they are accepted into the Honors Learning Community.

Bedroom | Students living in Founders Hall will be living in a Single or Double Room. For all available options, see below:

  • 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 toilets.
  • 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 explanation.

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.  

All Gender Housing | All Gender 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. Only Returning Students are eligible to live in the All Gender Housing space in Founders.  Learn more about All Gender Housing.

Bedroom Environment

  • Bed - Extra-long twin, Adjustable Loft
  • Desk and Chair
  • Dresser
  • Moveable Furniture
  • Wardrobe Closet  

One per student.

Suite-Style Shared Space

  • Arm Chair
  • Chairs
  • Couch
  • End Table
  • Round Table

Only in the six-person suites.

Learning Communities

When you join a Learning Community you move into an environment where friendships are natural and campus more quickly feels like home. The following Learning Community is housed here:

Learn more about Learning Communities

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:

  1. Be admitted into BGSU
  2. 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.

Housing Application Guide

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.

Dining Options

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.

Housing Policies

Yes, although it is not a necessity, all students can choose to bring a car to BGSU. If you want to bring your vehicle, you will need to purchase a permit through Parking Services and will only be allowed to park in specific lots.

Parking Services

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. Traditional 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.

On Move-In Day, you will find a space waiting for your personal touch! For your convenience, we have put together the following packing suggestions for you.

Packing List

Double Room Suite

  • Three Double Rooms with a shared space, one private shower and two toilets. 
  • Bedroom Size | 11' 8" x 15'
Double Room Suite

Single Rooms with In-Room Bathroom

  • Two Single Bedrooms grouped together and share a bathroom. 
  • Bedroom Size | 8' 7" x 10' 7"
Single Room with In-Room Bathroom

Please note: Bedroom sizes vary room to room. The sizes listed are an average and only include the bedroom space. It does not include the dimensions of the bathroom or living room space.


Student Name
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707 E Wooster St.
Bowling Green, OH 43403-4100

Front Desk | 419-372-2510

Updated: 04/01/2024 10:54AM