Aug. 15-17 | New & Transfer Student Move-in

Aug. 19-20 | Returning Student Move-in

Organizations & Learning Communities

Learn more about Group move-in

Early Move-in

Students who would like to move in earlier than their standard move-in date for personal reasons can submit a request and move-in early for a fee.

Coming Soon: Early Arrival Request Form


Move-in Time Sign-up

Once you have a room assignment for the fall semester, you will be able to sign up for a move-in time in May if you are moving in during standard move-in.

New & Transfer Student Move-in Sign-up

Starts:  May 8-11 | Closes: June 30

  • New and transfer students gain access to move-in sign-up starting the week of May 8 and are able to schedule their move-in times right after they pick their room. 
  • New and transfer students living in learning communities will be able to pick their move-in times during learning community selection on April 20 and 21.

Returning Student Move-in Sign-up

Opens: Week of March 27 | Closes: June 30
Returning students will be able to start scheduling their move-in time based on their assigned residence hall. 

Tuesdsay, March 28
   • 9 a.m.:  Kohl Hall
   • 1 p.m.:  Kreischer Compton & Darrow

Wednesday, March 29
   • 9 a.m.: Falcon Heights
   • 1 p.m.: Founders Hall
   • 3 p.m.: Greek Village

Thursday, March 30
   • 9 a.m.: McDonald Hall
   • 11 a.m.: Offenhauer East
   • 1 p.m.: Offenhauer West

Once the system opens for you...

In your "Housing & Meal Plan Application" either click "Book an Appointment" or "Sign Up for a Fall Move-In Time." New and transfer students who just finished picking their room will see a link to click to sign up for move-in times on the "Application Complete" page.

MyBGSU > Housing & Meal Plan Application > Book an Appointment > Sign Up for a Fall Move-In Time

Move-in Ticket & Packet

During standard move-in, Aug. 15-17 (new students) and 19-20 (returning students), you will need two things:

  1. Your move-in ticket
  2. Your move-in packet

Available Friday, Aug. 4, you can find both of these items in the same place where you sign up for a move-in time.Go to MyBGSU > Housing & Meal Plan Application > and click the button marked "Access Move-In Ticket and Packet" to pull up both items.

Before you arrive to campus, make sure you do the following:

  • Save your move-in ticket to your phone OR print a copy and bring it with you on your move-in day.
  • Review your move-in packet, which has detailed information on what you can expect for move-in, including how to navigate our campus on these days.

IMPORTANT: Your move-in ticket is how you will check in. Not bringing your move-in ticket will delay your move into your room.

Important Details

  • You will have until Friday, June 30 to sign up for a move-in time.
  • If you do not have a move-in appointment by the deadline, you are not cleared to move-in. Please call 419-372-2011 to schedule your appointment.
  • Make sure your bill is paid in full. You will not be able to check in until you have been cleared by the Office of the Bursar.
  • To provide a smooth and timely move-in for each student, we limit the number of individuals who will be moving in each hour. You are required to adhere to your move-in appointment.
  • If you do not remember your move-in appointment, you can review your appointment by clicking on "Book an Appointment" and navigate back to the page where you signed up for a move-in time. You will see the time displayed at the top of the page. If you still require assistance, please send an email to and we will send it to you.
  • It is VERY important you don't overpack. You can bring two vehicles with you, but don't bring more than what can fit into a compact car. 

Arrival Drive-thru Check-in Process

If you arrive to campus on Aug. 15-17 (new students) or Aug. 19-20 (returning students), DO NOT go straight to your residence hall. You MUST go through the drive-thru check-in process first.

  • Enter Bowling Green from I-75 and head West on Wooster Street toward campus and follow the signs to the drive-thru check-in parking lot at the Stroh Center.
  • When you arrive on campus, make sure your vehicle sign is filled out and placed on your windshield.
  • You will be expected at the Stroh within your Move-in time window. Example: If your move-in appointment is at noon, you should arrive between 12-1 p.m.
  • No one should get out of the vehicle during check-in. Check-in will be easier if the student is sitting in the driver seat or front passenger seat.
  • Have your BG1 Card, or photo ID if you don't have one, ready to show at check-in.
  • When you enter the parking lot, you will be directed to your residence hall check-in tent.
    • Vehicles that will be going through the check-in process must be no higher than 7 feet high.  Vehicles higher than this height will be directed to an adjacent lot until the student in the check-in vehicle has completed their check-in.   
  • Show either your digital or printout Move-in Ticket we will need the QR code.
  • At the tent, a Residence Life staff member will ask to see your BG1 card (or photo ID) and Move-In Ticket. REMEMBER: Do not get out of your car.
  • Once they have confirmed you have been cleared to move-in, they will check you in and give you the following:
    • Room Key(s)
    • Driving map and will go over unloading zone & long-term parking information
    • Welcome packet
  • After our staff has answered any questions you may have, we will connect with your residence hall to ensure the unloading zone is ready.
    • If the unloading zone is crowed, you will be asked to park in the waiting area and will be deployed once the traffic at your building has cleared.
Stroh Center light up at night

AUG. 15-17 and 19-20

Stroh Center Parking Lot
1535 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH 43403


Residence Hall Arrival

  • When you arrive at your residence hall, you will be asked for your vehicle sign and your arrival time will be written on it.
    • You will have 15 minutes to unload the vehicle and move it to long-term parking (Lots R, 5 & 12)
  • Once your vehicle has been checked in, you can grab a cart or use your own to unload your vehicle. Make sure one person stays with your vehicle at all times while unloading.
  • After 15 minutes, please move your vehicle to long-term parking. NOTE: If you are keeping a vehicle on campus, you will need to leave your car in Lot 12 after you move-in, which is the residential student parking lot. 
  • Once you are in your room, inspect your room and fill out the Room Condition Report in the Housing Portal on MyBGSU to receive your mailbox code.

Late & Early Arrivals

  • If you arrive late for your check-in time, don’t worry, when you arrive at the Stroh Center a staff member will be able to help you. There is NO NEED to call our office if you are late.
  • If you arrive before move-in begins for the day, we ask that you wait to pull into the Stroh Center parking lot until your time to check-in.
  • If you arrive after move-in has ended for the day, you will need to go to your residence hall and check-in at the front desk. 

Group Move-in

If you are a member of a group, organization or team that requires you to move-in earlier than your standard move-in dates, information will be sent to your BGSU email account with details about your groups early move-in process from either the leader of your group or the Office of Residence Life.

Students moving in with the groups below DO NOT need to sign up for a move-in time if their group's leader/director has confirmed with the student that their move-in arrangements have been taken care of.

Group Additional Details (If Applicable) Move-in Date
AIMS   Aug. 11
FalconQuest   Aug. 11
Thompson Scholars Link Leaders   Aug. 12
Thompson Scholars Participants   Aug. 13
FLY Program   Aug. 15
Generation Falcon   Aug. 13
Multicultural Summer Link   Aug. 11
Trio Program   TBD
Army ROTC Cadets   TBD

New and Transfer Students: If you are in one of the below groups you MUST select a move-in time during the date(s) required. If no times are available on the date(s) you are required to move in, call the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 and we will work with you to schedule a move-in time.

Returning Students: If you are in one of the below groups you MUST select a move-in time during the date(s) required. If no times are available on the date you are required to move in, call the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 and we will work with you to schedule a move-in time.

Group Additional Details (If Applicable) Move-in Date
Air Force ROTC Learning Community Move in by 3 p.m. on Aug. 15, New Cadet Orientation is Aug. 16 & 17 Aug. 15
Arts Village Learning Community Returning Student Leaders only Aug. 15
Arts Village Learning Community New Students Aug. 16
Business District Learning Community   Aug. 15
Chapman Learning Community Move in by 3 p.m. on Aug. 16 (Student Leaders ONLY) Aug. 15
Chapman Learning Community Move in by 3 p.m. on Aug. 15 (New Students ONLY) Aug. 16
Criminal Justice Learning Community Returning Student Leaders Only Aug. 15
Criminal Justice Learning Community Move in by 2 p.m. on Aug. 16 (New Students ONLY) Aug. 16
Honors College Move in by Noon on Aug. 15 (Student Leaders ONLY) Aug. 15
Honors Learning Community New Students Aug. 15
PSA/ALS Scholarship Students Move in by Noon on Aug. 15 Aug. 15
ECCO Returning Student Leaders Only Aug. 15
ECCO   Aug. 16

Updated: 05/25/2023 11:10AM