Virtual Tour Part Two

Welcome to part two of our virtual tour! This includes pictures of East Campus which houses Athletics, Administration Buildings and Residence Halls.

BearsEdward C. Swenson Athletic Complex

East Residence Hall

ECCEast Campus Commons

Crimson DiningCrimson Dining Hall

CrimsonCrimson Residence Hall

WEygandWeygand Residence Hall

ApartmentsGreat Hill Apartments

Apartments2Great Hill Apartments

MILESMiles and DiNardo Residence Halls

MilesMiles Residence Hall

SHEADurginShea Durgin Residence Hall

Viewfrom sdShea Durgin Hill

popUniversity Police and Facilities Management Buildings

TINSLEYAdrian Tinsley Center

Next weeks blog will be an introduction of the Orientation Leaders! Let us know what you’d like to see us cover by tweeting @off2bsu!

Virtual Tour Part One!

This week we wanted to treat our readers to a couple of pictures from around our campus. Below are pictures of only some of the buildings found on campus. If there are any specific building you would like a closer look at, let us know and we will do a post specifically on that building!


Rondileau Campus Center- Academic and Student Services

RCC2Rondileau Campus Center- Academic and Student Services 

POPE1Pope- Residence Hall

POPE2Pope- Residence Hall

wood1Woodward- Residence Hall

harrington1Harrington Hall- Academic Building

Boyden1Boyden Hall- Administration Building

Boyden2Boyden Hall- Administration Building

ArtcenterArt Center- Academic Building

Tune in on Thursday for Part Two of the Virtual Tour!

Not to be Ministered unto but to Minister

Bridgewater State University turns 175!

Many of you may not realize that the school you will be attending in the Fall was founded 175 years ago. Bridgewater Normal School was founded in 1840 and consisted of one room in the Town Hall basement; it is now housed in over 38 buildings across 278 acres. Our name has changed over six times, and in 2010 we became Bridgewater State University.  Bridgewater has added several different buildings throughout their time, the newest being George A. Weygand Hall.

Photo by Karen Callan; University Advancement

This residence hall holds 500 students and offers residential housing communities for students. The newest residence hall features state of the art environmental and technological amenities, helping the campus in its energy efficient efforts. The residence hall is named after one of Bridgewater’s very own alumni George A. Weygand.

Currently, there are close to 11,500 students who call themselves Bears, whether they are undergraduate or graduate students. Including Mr. Weygand, Bridgewater’s alumni live in all fifty states and some that are scattered throughout the continents.

For more information about the 175th anniversary, check out the 175th celebration page!

What residence hall would you like to see highlighted next week?

Congratulations Class of 2019!

WELCOME BEARS! Congratulations to the incoming class of 2019!

We are excited to welcome you into our community at Bridgewater State University. With a little more than a month to go, we are feverishly updating our orientation schedule adding engaging, informational and thoughtful topics.

We would love for you to connect with us on all of our social media platforms.. Follow our Twitter account for more information about the school and updates of what’s going on. Our Instagram page is filled with students spreading their love for their “home away from home.”

If you are ever representing Bridgewater State University or think of us, tag the photo with @off2bsu or #off2bsu. Our blog, is where you will be supplied with different information pertaining to Orientation and FAQ’s that you may have. Every week we will be covering different topics to get you ready for First Year Orientation!

We are so excited to be with you for the next chapter of your life! Welcome and remember, everyday is a great day to be a bear!

2015 First Year and Family Orientation Dates!

With the spring semester underway we are excited to announce the dates for both our New Student Orientation programs and our Family Orientation Programs!

First Year Orientation Dates (This is an overnight program)

  • Session 1: June 8-9 (Monday – Tuesday)
  • Session 2: June 11-12 (Thursday – Friday)
  • Session 3: June 15-16 (Monday – Tuesday)
  • Session 4: June 18-19 (Thursday – Friday)
  • Session 5: June 22-23 (Monday – Tuesday)
  • Session 6: June 25-26 (Thursday – Friday)

Family Orientation Dates

  • Monday, June 8th
  • Thursday, June 11th
  • Monday, June 15th
  • Thursday, June 18th
  • Monday, June 22nd
  • Thursday, June 25th

For questions about the First Year Orientation Program please email

For questions about the Family Orientation Program please email