Commuter students are the heart of the BSU campus
Together, commuters comprise more than 70% of all BSU students. The Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services Office (OCCSS) provides the resources commuters need to become successful and engaged members of our campus community.
Looking to get involved as a commuter student? Stop by OCCSS, located in East Campus Commons (ECC), room 107. We are committed to providing engagement opportunities, events, and services for our commuter population. Here at Bridgewater State University, there are more than 90 student clubs and organizations for you to explore — and that is just the beginning!
Bridgewater State University has partnered with Places4Students.com to provide students with off-campus housing listings. On the site, you can browse rental properties, search for roommates, post or search for a sublet (current students only), and more.
Places4Students Customer Service
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bridgewater State University Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services Office offers this service as a convenience to the University community. The University does not manage or own any of the properties listed here. The University has made no independent investigation of, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, the suitability, fitness, condition or safety of the properties listed on this site or the accuracy or completeness of the information provided.
The University does not recommend or endorse any of the properties listed on this site. It is the sole responsibility of the students or other users of this site to check out the properties and/or landlords listed. The University is not responsible for any liability or damage arising from the use of information on this site.
Opportunities for commuters to engage on campus beyond the classroom also include campus employment. The majority of our student population at Bridgewater works and as a commuter student we encourage you to look for opportunities to work on campus, which is a great way to connect and learn about campus all while making money.
The Old Colony Middleboro/Lakeville commuter rail stops right on campus. For up to date schedule information please visit the MBTA website.
There are 4 commuter parking areas on campus; Spring Street, Hooper Street, Swenson Field and the Parking Garage. View more information about parking, including the parking guide (PDF).
BAT Buses are available on campus to assist students in getting around. In addition to the on campus shuttle service, buses travel to Brockton three times per day. View more details at BSU Transit.
Commuter Rail Pass
Bridgewater State University is pleased to offer its students the opportunity to purchase MBTA passes for the semester at a discount. This is a great deal for students traveling on the commuter rail or bus to BSU on a regular basis. For more information please see the MBTA website.
Please note that the MBTA does not allow cancellations, changes or refunds on passes.
BSU is happy to make available the Smart Parking App that can assist you with finding a parking spot when you arrive on campus. Your parking decal not only identifies you as a BSU bear but it will also help us count how many cars are entering and exiting both the Spring Street Lot, Swenson Lot and the Parking Garage. The Smart Parking App will display a heat map identifying the percentage of available parking remaining. We have rolled out this program in three of the four commuter lots for now but the hope is to have all lots included in the very near future. The Smart Parking map is available via the "Commuter Resources" Tile on the BSU Mobile App.
Your safety is BSU’s top priority, please do not use your cell phone while driving.
Lockers are provided on the ground floor of the Rondileau Student Union for commuter students and are a great service to assist you in your day-to-day routine while keeping your belongings safe.
The Bridgewater State University Police Department is a full functioning 24/7 operation open 365 days per year. The BSUPD enforces state laws as well as university rules and regulations. All BSU police officers attend municipal police academy training and have full police authority on campus and throughout the town of Bridgewater. Learn More About Campus Safety
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