2018-19 Move-in Guide

PREPARE FOR MOVE-IN

10 MOVE-IN TIPS chat

 

The countdown to 2018 Move-in Week has officially begun. We have combined the top 10 tips for you to focus on while you prepare.

10 MOVE-IN TIPS

MOVE-IN
DATES


SUNDAY, AUG. 19

GENERATION FALCON PARTICIPANTS

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

SELECT LEARNING COMMUNITIES & ORGS.

THURSDAY, AUG. 23

NEW & TRANSFER STUDENTS       

SATURDAY, AUG. 25

UNIVERSITY APARTMENT RESIDENTS

SUNDAY, AUG. 26

RETURNING STUDENTS                  

To ensure a successful Move-In Day and smooth check-in process, all students MUST follow their move-in packet information.

Move-In Packets Include:

  • Arrival Schedule
  • Route Color and Map 
  • Vehicle Window Sign for Move-In Day
  • Turn-by-Turn Driving Directions
  • Downloadable PDF – Print all of your documents and bring them with you on Move-In Day. 

Want to see bare bones photos of what your room will look like? Follow us on Instagram. We have photos of all the room layouts there! Please Note: some of the beds in the photos have the beds lowered. ALL Beds will be fully lofted and you can make a request to have yours lowered or bunked at the front desk during your move-in day. Check out our other social profiles too!

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We Want To Hear From You

We would love to hear feedback on your move to campus this year. Ten minutes of your time will help us improve next year. 

Move-in Survey

Sunday, Aug. 19

GENERATION FALCON PARTICIPANTS

Move-In Day: Sunday, Aug. 19
Arrival Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Program participants choose when they arrive during this time but need to be moved-in by 11:30 a.m. in order to be ready for the program to begin. Consult the Generation Falcon page for more information.

Additional Details:

  • Roads will not be blocked off on this move-in day. Disregard the color route on your move-in guide. 
  • Residence Life staff will be available to assist with move-in but it will be much lighter than any other day because this group is the first to move in. 
  • There will not be a trolley or extra transportation running from the parking lot back to the residence halls.
  • There will be a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for any weather. 

The Generation Falcon Program is a free program designed to make the transition into University life as smooth as possible for first-generation students and their family.

Learn more & Sign-up

Wednesday, Aug. 22

SELECT LEARNING COMMUNITIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Move-In Day: Wednesday, Aug. 22
Arrival Times:

  • Download the residence hall move-in packet below
  • Arrive at the time next to the room number in the move-in packet

Communities & Organizations Include:

  • ACTION*
  • Arts Village*
  • Business District
  • Chapman*
  • Education and Human Development Community (EDHD)*
  • Educators in Context and Community (ECCO)*
  • Falcon Learning Your-way (FLY) - First-year only
  • Greek Village Move-In Volunteers
  • Honors Learning Community*
  • First-year Honors College Students
  • La Maison Française 
  • Natural and Health Sciences Residential Community (NHSRC)
  • SEARCH

Don't see your Learning Community listed? This means your community is not scheduled to move-in early and you should follow the move-in date and time assigned based on being a New/Transferring Student -or- Returning Student .

* Returning students who serve as Leaders of this community move-in on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Important Information:

  • Because this is an early arrival day, Residence Life staff and a limited number of volunteers will be available to help with move-in.
  • Somone needs to be with your vehicle at ALL TIMES while unloading.
  • You will have 15-minutes to unload and then you must move your vehicle to the designated Move-in Long-term Parking Lot. 
  • There is no trolly or additional transportation running on Wednesday so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for any weather. 

PLEASE NOTE: Some organizations and sports teams organize early move-in apart from this schedule. Students who have been instructed to move in early for an on-campus job or an organization not listed on this page should follow their supervisors instructions.

Family Sessions

Let your student get setteled in while you join us at one of the family orientation sessions. The information will help parents prepare when they head back home.

10 a.m. & Noon | Hosted in Founders Hall, Kohl Hall, Kreischer CD, McDonald Hall and Offenhauer Towers

Residence Life Facebook Page

Can't make it? We will stream it live on our Facebook page on Thursday.

Thursday, Aug. 23

NEW & TRANSFER STUDENTS

Move-In Day: Thursday, Aug. 23
Arrival Times:

  • Download the residence hall move-in packet below
  • Arrive at the time next to the room number in the move-in packet

Important Information:

  • This is the BUSIEST move-in day. It is very important that all students and families follow the move-in paket to ensure the smoothest move-in day possible for EVERYONE.
  • We will have a large number of volunteers here to help you. Students should try to limit the number of individuals they bring with them to assist with move-in.
  • There will be a lot of walking and long lines. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for any weather. 
  • Somone needs to be with your vehicle at ALL TIMES while unloading.
  • You will have 15-minutes to unload and then you must move your vehicle to the designated Move-in Long-term Parking Lot. 
  • Trollies will be running on THURSDAY from the long-term parking lots to the residence halls. There will still be A LOT of walking so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for any weather. 
Family Sessions

Let your student get setteled in while you join us at one of the family orientation sessions. The information will help parents prepare for heading back home.

11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. | Hosted in Centennial Hall, Conklin Hall, Founders Hall, Falcon Heights, Kohl Hall, Kreischer CD, McDonald Hall and Offenhauer Towers

Residence Life Facebook Page

Can't make it? We will stream it live on our Facebook page.

Saturday, Aug. 25

UNIVERSITY APARTMENT RESIDENTS

Move-In Day: Saturday, Aug. 25
Arrival Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Apartment residents choose when they arrive during this time. Students should check-in at the registration tent in the parking lot upon arrival.

Additional Details:

  • Residence Life staff will be available to assist with move-in but help will be limited.
  • There will not be a trolley or extra transportation running from the parking lot back to the residence halls.
  • There will be a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for any weather. 

Sunday, Aug. 26

RETURNING STUDENTS

Move-In Day: Sunday, Aug. 26
Arrival Times:

  • Download the residence hall move-in packet below
  • Arrive at the time next to the room number in the move-in packet

Additional Details:

  • This move-in day will be a lot lighter than last year. 
  • Residence Life staff will be available to assist with move-in but it will be much lighter than any other move-in day.
  • There will not be a trolley or extra transportation running from the parking lot back to the residence halls.
  • There will be a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for any weather. 

FIND & DOWNLOAD YOUR PACKET


CENTENNIAL HALL

CONKLIN HALL

FALCON HEIGHTS

FOUNDERS HALL

GREEK VILLAGE

TOWNHOUSES 1-17

Check-in at Conklin Hall
New/Transfer students living in a Greek Village townhouse should follow the information on the RETURNING packet on Thursday, Aug. 23.

TOWNHOUSES 18-33

Check-in at Conklin Hall
New/Transfer students living in a Greek Village townhouse should follow the information on the RETURNING packet on Thursday, Aug. 23.


KREISCHER QUADRANGLE

KREISCHER ASHLEY

KREISCHER BATCHELDER

KREISCHER COMPTON

KREISCHER DARROW


KOHL HALL

MCDONALD HALL

OFFENHAUER TOWERS

OFFENHAUER TOWERS - EAST

OFFENHAUER TOWERS - WEST


UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS
Linens

Linens and Bedding

Bowling Green State University has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 1993. Students at BGSU require specially-sized sheets, mattress pads and comforters to fit campus mattresses. These beds, which are longer than 76 inches, are intended to maximize student comfort.

When you reserve your college bedding through the Residence Hall Linens Program at Our Campus Market (OCM), you ensure the right size linens for move-in. The selection is larger than you will find anywhere else, at prices that are budget-friendly. Best of all, every Residence Hall Linens product available through OCM is guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to last from move-in all the way to graduation. Plus, a percentage of every purchase goes back to student programs for on-campus residents at BGSU.

Purchase here