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Family Orientation

Welcome to the BSU family!

As the University navigates the evolving boundaries in place for COVID-19, the Orientation Office wants to assure family members that we are taking important measures to create a safe orientation process that prepares new students for a successful beginning at Bridgewater State University.

We understand the importance of providing a family orientation experience that offers parents and supporters the opportunity to learn more about the student experience. The family orientation experience will take place on a variety of virtual platforms.

This website will be updated with more information as new details are made available. Please keep checking back! Information will also be sent to the parent email address shared on the admission application. Students can update this information by contacting the Admission Office at

Immediate questions about orientation can be sent to

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Crimson & White Beginnings for Family


Crimson & White Beginnings for Family is a virtual online orientation experience for parents and supporters of new first year and transfer students. It is an opportunity for you to explore BSU and the wide array of resources available to support your student.

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Family Corner: Chat With an OL


As part of the Family Corner series, this provides an opportunity to ask questions and get answers through a student’s lens. Our talented orientation team offer this chat in the following languages: English, Cape Verdean Creole, Portugues and Spanish. More information available soon.

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Family Corner with Ben and Bailey

July and August

As part of the Family Corner series, student orientation coordinators for the family orientation program, Ben and Bailey, host pre-recorded interviews with staff from key BSU service departments to inform you about important resources for your student. A new interview will roll out weekly beginning in July.

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BSU Family Hub


The BSU Family Hub provides a one stop for resources and information. This online platform will make it easier for families to stay informed and connect with other BSU family members.  Family members will receive an email to join.  

Campus Resources and Offices

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.