Move-In Tips


Moving can be one of the most exciting and nerve-racking experiences someone goes through. We know there is a lot on your mind and it may seem like more information is thrown your way every day. We hope this list can help you drown out the noise so you can focus on getting everything squared away before your big move.

If you have any questions before you move-in please contact the Office of Residents Life.

Move-in Tips

1. Find your Arrival Time and Route

You can now download your Move-in Packet here. Choose the packet that best describes you and your arrival time and driving route will be listed.

Bonus tip: You can also access the move-in routes online here or through the BGSU App. Download it today.

2. Did you Pack what you need?

Check out our Packing List to make sure you have everything that you need. If you will be living in Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights, Founders Hall or the University Apartments, there are few extra items you should pack:

  • Shower Curtain
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
  • Kitchen Cleaning Supplies (Apartments only)
  • Trash Can for the Kitchen (Apartments only)

3. Be Patient clock

Don't forget to pack your patience. Our Move-In Process has been strategically planned out but there will be times you will be waiting and walking long distances. Do your part to make sure everything runs smoothly by following your route at all times when you are on campus.


4. Confirm your Housing Assignment

You should reconfirm you housing assignment on your MyBGSU Account before you come to campus. Some assignments may have changed. To view your assignment online:

  • Login to your MyBGSU Account
  • Hover over the 'Students' tab
  • Select 'Housing and Residence Life' tab and and the top of the screen, you will see your assignment.

5. Have your BGSU ID Ready

After you unload your car, you will need to go to the front desk to check-in. There you will receive your room key and everything you need. Make sure your BGSU ID is ready to give to the front desk so they can check you in.

  • Greek Village | Check-in at Conklin Hall
  • University Apartments | Check-in at the tent in the parking lot during your move-in time. After-hours, check-in at the Falcon Heights Front desk.


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7. Download the Guide App clouddownload

Guide is brand new to campus. This nifty app transforms your phone into your tour guide throughout your BGSU Career. Among many awesome features, Guide can help you get to your classes the first week of school. Download Guide today and set out on your journey.

8. Parent Welcome

Inside each residents hall, there will be a Parent Welcome session hosted on Thursday evening. The welcome is perfect for parents of first-year and transfer students. Information about the Parent Welcome is available where you download your move-in packet. 

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Opening Weekend is a required event for first-year and transfer students and serves as a comprehensive introduction to the academic and social environment at the University. Check out everything that is planned for you!


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Saturday, August 25 | 9 - 11 p.m. – After the sun goes down, chill out at the MAC Beach with free frozen treats, music and yard games. Learn more here.