Welcome to Bridgewater State University!
We are extremely excited that you’ve decided to join us and welcome you to our extraordinary graduate community. The tabs below will take you through the various steps you will need to complete in order to begin your journey as a graduate student. Please pay close attention and be sure to complete the action items in each of the steps below. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, please feel free to contact us at GradAdmissions@bridgew.edu or 508.531.1300.
Office 365 provides students of Bridgewater State University with free hosted communications and collaboration services. Although Microsoft hosts the email, BSU maintains control. Your email account is automatically created for you and you may access it by logging into the Student Portal below.
Course registration happens through InfoBear. The sooner you register for classes, the more options you will have in selecting courses that meet your scheduling and academic wishes.
For guidance on course selection, please contact your advisor. Your advisor’s contact information will be sent to you via mail.
Tutorials on how to register can be viewed under Registration Tools section of the Registrar's website. You can also view the registration schedule (when registration is open for graduate students).
You must complete the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement in InfoBear before you can register for any courses
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Once you are ready to register, use the link below to access InfoBear:
Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available to matriculated students in Master’s Degree and CAGS programs. These programs offer remission for full tuition and academic fees for up to a total of 24 credit hours during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.
All graduate students registered for 9 or more credit hours in a given semester must have a Student Health and Counseling form on file with the Office of Health Services BEFORE attending classes.
The Connect Card is the official Bridgewater State University identification card that can be used for library privileges, building access, and as a debit card on-campus and with participating off-campus merchants. In addition, all vehicles parked in student parking lots will need a parking decal.
You are invited to join us for our annual Graduate Student Orientation Program held in August. This will be an opportunity to socialize with other graduate students, faculty, staff, and DGCE chairs. You will learn about Bridgewater State University, the College of Graduate Studies, and university resources that are vital to your continued success as a graduate student. More information on orientation will be sent to you directly closer to the date of the event.
Complete the SPARC Course
All new students are required to complete the SPARC Course. The Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course will be available on your Blackboard dashboard. Completion of this course is required. Instructions will be sent to your BSU email with information on how to access the course as well as deadlines to complete.
If you have any questions about this requirement, please email the Sexual Violence Advocacy & Support Center at SVASCenter@bridgew.edu