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Student Technology

Technology to Support Higher Learning

With the shift to online learning, Bridgewater State University has the tools to support students—both on campus and off.

Resources and strategies for online courses »

Technology Support for Commuter Students

Call 508.531.2555 or email ITSupport@bridgew.edu.

After hours phone support is provided by our external vendor to supply 24/7/365 support.

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IT Knowledge Base »

Residential Network Services

BSU offers a high speed, secure wireless network with full campus coverage. We offer wireless WEPA printing and scanning services at various sites on campus.

For students living on campus, ResNet offers an enviable technology package including Xfinity on demand content, premium cable TV and wireless gaming.

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Frequently Used Links

Laptop Computer Recommendations

Minimum Recommended Specifications*

Chromebook
Processor: 1.4 GHz or greater
Memory: 2GB
Storage: Cloud-based
Operating System: Chrome OS
Software:

Microsoft Office 365 (O365) is available free to BSU students. O365 offers cloud-based email, One Drive and Office Online (cloud-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). The cost is included in the student technology fee. Learn more and/or install software.  

Windows Virtual Desktop with installed software is available for use by BSU students. Learn more and/or install Windows Virtual Desktop.  

Notes: Chromebooks may connect to the BSU network. As Chromebooks do not use installed desktop software, Chromebook users may wish to connect to Windows Virtual Desktop to access a virtual desktop with installed software.
Security: Chromebooks manage updates automatically so Chromebooks are always running the latest and most secure version. No encryption necessary. All files are stored on a secure One Drive. Protect all passwords and pin numbers.​
Mac Laptop
Processor: 2 GHz or greater
Memory: 4GB (in no event less than 2 GB)
Storage: 160GB (in no event less than 80GB)​ and cloud-based
Operating System: Mac to OS X Yosemite (10.10) or above with up-to-date patches
Software:

Microsoft Office 365 (O365) is available free to BSU students. O365 offers cloud-based email, One Drive and Office Online (cloud-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). The cost is included in the student technology fee. Learn more and/or install software.  

Windows Virtual Desktop with installed software is available for use by BSU students. Learn more and/or install Windows Virtual Desktop.  

Notes: Most Apple laptops connect to the BSU network but there are some limitations. Not all software used by professors is compatible with Apple products and printing in public computer labs is sometimes problematic. Students may download Mac Office for free.  
Security: ​In order to greatly reduce the risk of malware, your computer software should always be kept up-to-date including patches and service packs for your operating system, antivirus and antispyware definitions, and firewall software updates. Encrypting your laptop is a good way to ensure others do not have access to your personal files and information.  Protect all passwords and pin numbers.
Windows Laptop
Processor: 2 GHz or greater
Memory: 4GB (in no event less than 2GB)
Storage: 160GB (in no event less than 80GB)​ and cloud-based
Operating System: Windows 7 or above with up-to-date patches
Software:

Microsoft Office 365 (O365) is available free to BSU students. O365 offers cloud-based email, One Drive and Office Online (cloud-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). The cost is included in the student technology fee. Learn more and/or install software.  

Windows Virtual Desktop with installed software is available for use by BSU students. Learn more and/or install Windows Virtual Desktop.  

Notes: PC laptops may connect to the BSU network.
Security:

In order to greatly reduce the risk of malware, your computer software should always be kept up-to-date including patches and service packs for your operating system, antivirus and antispyware definitions, and firewall software updates Ensure the "Windows Update" is turned on. Encrypting your laptop is a good way to ensure others do not have access to your personal files and information.  Protect all passwords and pin numbers. 

Tablet
Processor: 1 GHz or greater
Memory: 4GB (in no event less than 2GB)
Storage: Cloud-based
Operating System: iOS, Android OS, and Windows. All with up-to-date patches
Software:

Microsoft Office 365 (O365) is available free to BSU students. O365 offers cloud-based email, One Drive and Office Online (cloud-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). The cost is included in the student technology fee. Learn more and/or install software.  

Windows Virtual Desktop with installed software is available for use by BSU students. Learn more and/or install Windows Virtual Desktop.  

Notes: Tablets may connect to the BSU network. As tablets do not use installed desktop software, tablet users may wish to connect to Cloud PC to access a virtual desktop with installed software. Not all services are available from tablets. Tablet users may wish to download mobile applications used at BSU.
Security: Your operating system should always be kept up-to-date.

​​​​​*Please note, technology-intensive programs of study may require a higher minimum standard​.​​

More Technology Resources

a student working in the BSU Art Center computer lab

Academic Technology

BSU has a comprehensive technology infrastructure as well as discipline-specific labs and tools such as Bloomberg terminals and flight simulators to support the mission of teaching and learning.

BSU provides three general open access computer labs and 12 major specific computer labs including five Mac labs on campus. All classrooms are equipped with wireless connection, teaching computer station, audio/visual equipment, laptop cable hookups, sound reinforcement, document camera and projection screen.

Chef Bristaco sautees some veggies

Skip the line and save some time!

Download the Grubhub app, and order your favorites and take your food to-go. Your meal plan is synced up to Grubhub, so you can use Dining Dollars for tasty tacos at Quixote's or your perfect Pink Drink from Starbucks. Grubhub pick-up is available at the following campus dining locations: The Bear's Den, East Campus Commons and Starbucks in Crimson. Enjoy!

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BSU Mobile App

By downloading the BSU Mobile App, new students are connected to resources and fellow classmates.

For commuters, our mobile app includes a smart parking feature to indicate parking lot availability and our bus tracker indicates the current position of shuttles.

Apple App Store »
Google Play »

A sample connect card

The Connect Card is a multi-purpose ID card that can be used for library privileges, building access, as a meal ticket and as a debit card.

As a debit card, funds may be used at all dining areas, vending machines, laundry machines, public copiers, the Bookstore, Dunkin’ and Starbucks (on campus), purchasing stamps at the university’s mailroom, purchasing a gym membership, and off-campus at a number of participating merchants.

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BSU Makerspace

The BSU makerspace is an interdisciplinary initiative offering access to and training on specialized equipment. It is the central part of the Think Tank in the Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center.

In partnership with the Bizarbot's Robotics team, the BSU makerspace is manufacturing PPE like face shields, ear protectors and no-touch door openers .

OBS podcasting setup

One Button Studio

The One Button Studio in Maxwell Library 113 is a simple method for recording video and audio without requiring any tech experience, video production experience, or training and support.

To use the One Button Studio for video or podcast recordings, reserve the room today.

Contact Us

24/7/365 Technology Support

IT Service Center

Maxwell Library, Ground floor
10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States