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Important Reminders for New Students

Download the BSU Mobile App and Join the New Bears Wall

  • The BSU Mobile App includes access to campus resources, your class schedule, campus map and more.
  • You can log in on the app as soon as you have your BSU User Account! Use your full email address and your newly created password to see all the features. 
  • Once you log in:
    • Navigate to Campus Services (the second tab).
    • Scroll to the “New Bears” section.
    • Select “New First Year” tile.  
    • Then “Join the New Student Wall” to connect to your fellow New Bears! 

Are you living on Campus? Reserve Your Room Today!

  • First, submit your $250 housing deposit
  • You will then receive instructions to complete your Residence Hall License Agreement via BSU email, where you will select your meal plan and complete your Roommate Matching Profile.  
  • Information to select your room online and prepare you for your move onto campus is sent via email.
  • All information will be sent to your BSU email (refer to step 1) from Residence Life and Housing.

Are you an off campus or Commuter student? 

  • If you are renting an apartment or house off campus and not living at your home address, remember to update your local address with the registrar’s office.  Complete this Change of Address Form.
  • Follow Off Campus and Commuter Student Services on Instagram at @offcampusstudentengagement or on Facebook at @OffCampusatBSU. 
  • Email OFFCAMPUS@bridgew.edu with any questions you have about commuting to BSU. 

Submit Your Connect Card Photo

  • The Connect Card is the official Bridgewater State University identification card. 
  • Submit your photo online today and we will process and mail the ID card to you.

Share Parent/Guardian Engagement Opportunities

  • Parents/Guardians are sent information about family programs and other ways to connect to BSU.
  • This information is sent to the email you provided for your parent/guardian on the admission application. 
  • If you or your parent/guardian would like more information, visit bridgew.edu/family-orientation.

Complete the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)

  • Complete this survey as soon as you are able and no later than February 3, 2021.
  • Instructions will be sent to your BSU email (refer to step 1).

Submit Final High School Transcript and AP Scores

  • Final high school transcript must be received as soon as possible and no later than January 20, 2021.
  • Have your transcript sent to admission@bridgew.edu or by mail to the Office of Admission Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325.
  • Do you have AP scores? Depending on the score, you can earn college credit! Request College Board to send your scores directly using code #3517 for BSU.

Complete the SPARC Course

  • Complete SPARC: The Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course will be available on your Blackboard dashboard. Completion of this course is required for all incoming BSU students.
  • Deadline to complete the course is Friday, January 22, 2021.
  • Instructions will be sent to your BSU email (refer to step 1) with information on how to access the course.

Complete Your Student Health Forms

  • Full-time students must submit a Student Health & Wellness Form to The Wellness Center located in Weygand Hall within 30 days of registering for classes.
  • Deadline for opting out of the University Health Plan is February 17, 2021.
  • All students coming to campus (as residents and for sports or classes) must have proof of a flu vaccination from the current flu season (after August 2020) PRIOR to 12/31/20.