Air Force ROTC Learning Community

Cadets in the Air Force ROTC program find that the Air Force ROTC Learning Community is an ideal opportunity to make friends quickly and form strong bonds with other cadets while still being part of the diverse community. Living with other ROTC cadets allows students to share common experiences in and out of the classroom.

Air Force ROTC

What is Air Force ROTC? | An in-college program dedicated to training future Air Force officers. Upon graduation, cadets are commissioned as active duty 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. Learn more...

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Residential Requirement | Students who are members of Air Force ROTC are not required to live within the community but it is an added benefit to the program. The 24 first-year students who choose to live within the community must select a roommate who is also a member of the Air Force ROTC Learning Community.

Air Force ROTC Learning Community students live in a diverse population in McDonald Hall along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other Learning Communities. Students work, live and hangout together to ease the transition to college life, while supporting each other throughout the ROTC program.

McDonald Hall is centrally located and steps away from the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the Jerome Library. McDonald Hall is a traditional residence hall and houses classrooms and faculty/staff offices. Amenities include an art studio, music room, study area, computer lab, laundry on each floor and a full community kitchen.

How to Apply

Each community has a set of residence hall rooms specifically designated for them. To sign up for one of these rooms, you must apply, and be accepted into the community, prior to April 25, 2018. To ensure your chance to live in the community, please complete the following steps:

Step 1
Complete your housing application
Step 2 Apply here and login with your BGSU username and password
Step 3 Click on Add a New Community Enrollment Request and choose your desired community and academic year/term

After you have submitted your request to join a community, you will receive an email from the community director approving your request. When it’s time for you to select your room in the next phase, you will be able to view and select rooms within the designated community space in the community’s residence hall. For example, if you choose to join the Chapman Learning Community, you will select a room in Kohl hall.


Join one of our Learning or Theme Communities and take advantage of unique opportunities designed to help you succeed in your personal, professional and academic lives. These communities are comprised of students who share a major or common interest.

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