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Arrival Information for Family Orientation

Parking Information and Shuttle Bus Service

Parking for families is in the BSU Parking Garage. For GPS – the address is 451 Great Hill Drive, Bridgewater, MA 02325. The Parking Garage is letter “S” on the Campus Map. There will be shuttle service to take you to the Rondileau Student Union for check-in – number “9” on the Campus Map.

The Shuttle Stop will be located outside of the back entrance of the garage by the elevator. If the shuttle is not there when you arrive, please be patient while it makes its way back from the other side of campus – there potentially can be a 10-15 minute wait. For those who prefer to walk, you should exit the garage at the same back entrance by the elevator and from there follow the walking signs to the check-in location in the Rondileau Student Union. Weather permitting it is a wonderful way to experience the beautiful BSU campus.

Arrival via MBTA (Middleborough/Lakeville Line)

If you are traveling to BSU by the MBTA commuter rail, you will have a short walk from the Bridgewater station to the Rondileau Student Union on Park Avenue. You will exit the train station and turn left. Remain on the walkway through the underpass to West Campus. Follow the walking signs to the Rondileau Student Union.

Student Drop Off

If your student is attending the same session as you and you plan to travel together, you should first drop your student off at Shea-Durgin Hall which is number "32" on the Campus Map. It is important to keep in mind your student is required to stay overnight. For GPS – the address of Shea-Durgin Hall is 160 Burrill Avenue, Bridgewater, MA  02325.  Once you drop off your student, you should proceed to the BSU Parking Garage.

Please note:  Your student will receive a separate confirmation regarding the Student Orientation program; it will include information on arrival and parking if they are bringing their own vehicle.


Family Orientation check in will take place on the Boyden Quad at the red Information Tent on School Street. Shuttles from the parking garage will drop at the check in location. Check in begins at 10 a.m. The Family Orientation program begins at 10 a.m. and concludes by 4 p.m.  Check your email for a confirmation with more arrival and schedule information. We encourage you to stay for the entire program, as each session provides important information.

Special Accommodations

If you have any special needs that were not indicated on your registration, please let us know prior to your arrival so we can do our best to accommodate you. Call us at 508.531.1840 or send an email to


Dress for the program is casual dress and comfy shoes. BSU is a large campus, there will be some walking from building to building for sessions, and a walking campus tour (optional). We encourage you to plan for the ever changing weather in New England. Be prepared as the air conditioning varies from building to building, so consider bringing a sweater just in case you get cool.


If you have not yet paid the Orientation fee you can either log in HERE to make your payment via credit card or you can bring a check made out to Bridgewater State University.