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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

Family members joining an info session

Information Sessions for Students and Family

Wednesday, May 27 | 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

These information sessions are intended for newly deposited students and their family members who may have questions about the Crimson & White Experience. It is an opportunity to ask any questions about the first year checklist and the orientation process. These information sessions are hosted on Zoom.

Join at 12 p.m.

Join at 6 p.m.
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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. This program can be accessed from this website in July.
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Building Your Toolkit: Navigating Your Bear's College Journey

Join us for virtual hangouts for family members, hosted by orientation leaders, to learn more about the college transition and BSU services. BSU faculty and staff, along with current parents, will drop in to these sessions to provide their perspective on a variety of topics.