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Student Orientation

Your Crimson & White Experience

Welcome to Bridgewater State 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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Crimson & White Beginnings

This virtual online orientation experience is an opportunity for new students to explore BSU and the wide array of resources available to support their success.
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PAW Pitstop

PAW—or the pre-advising workshop—is made available to new bears as a part of the orientation program. During this workshop, students learn the ins and outs of BSU technologies, class registration and advising. PAW Pitstop is an opportunity presented to our first-year students who may need some extra help navigating the registration process. This gives you the chance to join a one-on-one Zoom meeting with an orientation leader to help traverse what you learned during your PAW sessions.
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New Bear Hangouts

New Bear Hangouts are virtual hangout sessions hosted by our orientation leaders. 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.

PAW Video Library

First-year students are encouraged to watch these recorded advising and registration sessions. This is a great resource to get familiar with the platforms used to register for classes and create a class schedule for the fall semester.

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PAW 1 - Welcome
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PAW 2 - BSU technology
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PAW 4 - Advising & AAC
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PAW 5 - Next Steps
Three members of the 2019 OTEAM

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.

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