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COVID-19: Alumni Update - March 20, 2020

Subject: Alumni Update


Dear Fellow Bear:

These are challenging times. Taking our cue from President Fred Clark, ’83, the Bridgewater State University Alumni & Development Office has made the difficult decision to postpone, cancel or convert-to-virtual, all alumni and donor events until June 1, 2020. This includes activities to be held on BSU’s campus, as well as events scheduled at locations outside of BSU.

The Bridgewater way is to always join together; to remember that kindness and patience are the best approaches to weathering a crisis; and to stay connected to each other. As the current students shift to remote learning, we want to shift alumni engagement online as well.

Sure, it’s not as fun as seeing one another face-to-face, but thanks to social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we can stay in touch and be ready to attend an event when the all clear is called.

As Fred would say, “We’ve got this!”

If you have any questions, please email us at


The Alumni & Development Team



As of today, cancellations and postponements include:

CANCELED: Wednesday, March 25, 2020: Bus Trip to Boston
CANCELED: Saturday, March 28, 2020: Afro-American Alumni Association 30th Anniversary Celebration
CANCELED: Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Shark Tank
POSTPONED: Thursday, April 9, 2020: Employee Alumni Reception @ 99 Restaurant
CANCELED: Tuesday, April 14, 2020: One Book, One Community Reading & Reception
POSTPONED: Tuesday, April 21, 2020: Kappa Delta Phi 120th Anniversary Celebration
CANCELED: Monday, April 27, 2020: LGBTQ+ BBQ
CANCELED: Friday, May 1, 2020: Football Alumni Dinner
POSTPONED: Wednesday, May 21, 2020: Leadership Celebration
CANCELED: May 23-May 30, 2020: Italy Trip

Particularly disappointing is the cancellation of the Afro-American Alumni Association 30th Anniversary Celebration. You should have received a more detailed email highlighting this year’s honorees under separate cover.

On behalf of the Bridgewater State Alumni & Development Office, thank you for working with us and being committed to maintaining the well-being of our BSU family and community.

For more information on BSU’s COVID-19 policy, please visit: