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Admitted Student Information Sessions for First-Year Students

These information sessions are for our admitted first-year students and their families. We will address those questions that you may have before making your final decision whether to attend Bridgewater State University and submit your tuition deposit by the National Notification Date (May 1). Financial Aid, on-campus housing and what to expect next should you deposit will all be covered. The session will conclude with a student-guided campus tour.

Due to the overwhelming interest of our prospective students, our Admitted Student Information Sessions have been booked to capacity. If you have been admitted to BSU and have not yet visited campus, or would like to take another look at the campus and speak with our students and staff members, please CLICK HERE to make a reservation for a personal visit.

Application Deferment Option:

If you would like to defer your application at Bridgewater State University for up to one year, please click on the link below to log back into your Admissions Account and submit the deferral application. This application will then be considered for admission during the admission cycle for that term.

Click here to access the deferral application.

Admitted Student Checklist

This checklist for admitted students will help you keep track of what to expect and the things you’ll need to do prior to beginning your studies at Bridgewater.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) begins January 1 for 2015-2016


  • FAFSA deadline March 1 for 2015-2016


  • Notification of admission decision by April 15
  • Claim BSU User Account with information found on your acceptance letter


  • Deposits for accepted first-year students must be made by May 1
  • Information regarding how to contract for housing is mailed to students accepted with housing who met the May 1 deposit date


  • Orientation sessions for first-year students
  • After orientation, students accepted with housing need to complete their Residence Hall Agreement, Roommate Questionnaire and select a meal plan
  • Full-time students submit immunizations and Health & Counseling form
  • New residential students must submit meningitis status (vaccination or waiver) before moving in
  • High school must submit final transcript to the Office of Admission as soon as it becomes available (including date of graduation); this must be received before the start of classes in September


  • Students without on-campus housing who wish to live on campus can add their name to the Housing Waiting List by July 1
  • Fall semester billing via BSU Student Account Suite
  • Room assignment, roommate information available mid-July, emailed to student BSU email accounts
  • Wait List numbers posted in mid-July


  • Complete placement testing in English and mathematics prior to orientation
  • Orientation sessions for first-year students
  • Orientation sessions for transfer students


  • Welcome Week events
  • First-year resident students move in the weekend before the first day of classes
  • Full- and three-quarter-time students must submit proof of health insurance (online waiver) by September 15
  • Full- and three-quarter-time students without insurance may enroll online in the BSU-sponsored student health plan by September 15