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Student Orientation

Your Crimson & White Experience

Welcome to Bridgewater Statue University! At BSU, our highest priority is to ensure that all members of the campus community are safe and healthy. The orientation team (OTEAM) is committed to offering an engaging orientation experience for all new students that includes support and guidance from orientation leaders and staff, along with opportunity to make connections with new Bears and discover the wide array of BSU resources.

The goal of the orientation process is to provide students with the information and support they need for a smooth transition to BSU!

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Pre-advising Workshops

Students will complete virtual advising and registration sessions, guided by orientation leaders and supported by staff advisors from the Academic Achievement Center, to create a class schedule for the fall semester.

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Join us for virtual hangouts hosted by orientation leaders, beginning in May through the end of July.

These hangouts are meant to be a fun, casual way to meet other new first year students while learning more about college life and connecting on common interests.

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The Connect Card is the official Bridgewater State University identification card. Submit your photo online and we will have your BSU Connect Card (ID card) ready for when you arrive on campus.
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Download the Mobile App

By downloading the BSU Mobile App, new students are connected to resources and fellow classmates. You'll also get access to our New Bear Hangouts!


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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.

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Crimson & White Beginnings

Crimson & White Beginnings is a virtual online orientation experience that first year students complete in July. It is an opportunity for new students to explore BSU and the wide array of resources available to support their success. A link will be sent to your BSU email in July, to complete by Aug. 1.

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Crimson & White Days

Save the date for Crimson & White Days, a one-day program offered Aug. 10-14, that provides students the opportunity to discover resources and opportunities that interest them, as well as connect with fellow classmates, BSU student leaders, and the greater BSU community. First year students are assigned to a Crimson & White Day session. This information is sent to your BSU email in July.

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Meet the OTEAM

The BSU orientation staff—a.k.a. OTEAM—is beyond excited to meet you!

These student leaders will start connecting with new students from the time you deposit and will remain an important resource throughout their first semester. They will reach out over the summer by phone and on virtual platforms, and they cannot wait to meet all our new Bears in-person.