Start to use your BSU email today! It was sent from BSU Accounts (BSUAccounts@bridgew.edu) to the personal email address provided in your application.
To access your email, use the link provided in the communication sent from IT. You can also access your email on the student portal by clicking on email from the left navigation bar.
IMPORTANT: Login to your BSU email with the default password. You will be prompted to set up MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) before resetting your password. View how to configure MFA.
All information is sent to your BSU email. Don’t miss important information: Be sure to check daily!
If you have not received your BSU email account information from BSU Accounts:
First, check your junk or spam folder.
Contact IT support at 508.531.2555 or ITSupport@bridgew.edu and provide them with the following information.
Bear ID (formerly Banner ID)
Date of Birth
Complete Placement Testing TODAY!
Completing all placement testing by December 14, 2022 will ensure you are able to register at the earliest possible time. Students must complete their Bridgewater Elementary Algebra Readiness (BEAR) Exam as well as submit their English essay to choose spring classes and meet with an advisor in the Academic Achievement Center. View information on Math and English placement testing. Any questions regarding testing, please contact us at (508) 531-1780 or email us at email@example.com.
If you have a documented disability and need to request testing accommodations, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 508.531.2194 or SAS@bridgew.edu.
Complete Advising & Registration
Advising & Registration is a combination of individual preparation and one-on-one advising appointments with your Academic Advisor from the Academic Achievement Center to discuss your goals, answer questions, and finalize your first semester schedule!
Be on the lookout for an Advising Welcome email from the Academic Achievement Center (firstname.lastname@example.org). This email will contain important information including your placement information, recommended courses to register for, resources so you can begin to register on your own, and a link to schedule your required one-on-one virtual advising appointment with an academic advisor as soon as possible. Please note: Students must complete all placement testing before the Advising Welcome email can be sent. Advising Welcome emails will begin being sent to students’ BSU email accounts mid-December, 2022.
Follow the instructions in your Advising Welcome email to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor and register for classes. If you have questions about which courses to register for, that is ok! Do your best and write down questions you would like to ask your advisor when you meet. Your advisor will review the classes you registered for and help make any changes or add additional classes if necessary. Please try registering on your own but know that your advisor will help!
Attend your virtual advising appointment. During this one-on-one appointment your advisor will review your schedule, help you to make any necessary adjustments, and answer questions for you.
Take Part in your Bear Launch
Are you ready to jump onto your Bear Launch Call?
Bear Launch is a one-on-one phone call with an Orientation Leader (OL) who will walk you through the important steps on your checklist, review the orientation process and offer an opportunity for you to ask questions.
Watch for an email with your Bear Launch assigned date and time. This email from email@example.com will be sent to the email address on your admission application.
An Orientation Leader (OL) will call at your assigned time. Be sure to mark this 30 minute phone call on your calendar!
Your Bear Huddle
A half day on-campus session from 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Download the BSU Mobile App and Join the New Bears Wall
The BSU Mobile App allows you to connect with your peers through the Mobile App wall and includes access to other campus resources.
Complete the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)
This survey will provide BSU with information on how to best support your success!
Instructions and login information will be sent to your BSU email account.
Complete this survey after you receive the link and you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one of many prizes!
Submit Final High School Transcript and AP Scores
Have your final high school transcript sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the Office of Admission Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325 no later than Jan. 25, 2023.
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 Feb. 17, 2023.
Instructions will be sent to your BSU email with information on how to access the course.
You will receive a billing notification mid-December, 2022 from Student Accounts with more information pertaining to the waiver/enrollment process and deadlines.
Complete Your Student Health Form
You are required to submit a Student Health & Wellness Form to The Wellness Center electronically via the portal link bridgew.medicatconnect.com. (Credentials are your single sign on username and password.)
Students will not be able to complete the online forms until after you register for class. Immunizations are due within 30 days of registering for classes.
Complete Your Covid Compliance Forms
Bridgewater State University requires all students who are attending in-person classes, living in residence halls, conducting research on campus and participating in any on-campus activities to become fully inoculated with a World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to your arrival on campus.
BSU's comprehensive array of programs assists students in reaching their intellectual pursuits in a warm and friendly environment. Our campus provides a safe, supportive culture for all students and offers a wide range of services to help with housing, academic support, internships and career planning.