Campus Resource Fair

Today on Boyden Quad students have the opportunity to meet with different BSU departments and other campus resources. This is a great way for students to receive information about how each office can enhance their academic year.  In the video below, we have highlighted one department in particular, the Pride Center. They are located in the RCC Room 109.

Weeks of Welcome is Here!

Attention First Year Students! This post contains information about the mandatory events on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Monday: This is a required day for all first year students. Attendance will be taken at each session.  If you have changed your major since you applied be sure to attend the session pertaining to your major.  To  help you navigate what College Panel to Attend it is color coded.

Academic Day1

Syllabus Speak Classroom Locations:

Academic Day2

Tuesday: Is a required event. You are to check-in at 11:30 in the DMF Science and Math Lower Foyer for the New Student Convocation. After Convocation you will walk to University Park for the Class Picture, a BSU tradition and then enjoy the President’s BBQ.

If you are a commuter student, you are invited to an Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Office of New Student & Family Programs with guest speaker President Fred Clark. Come claim your sweet treat and spin the wheel to win some amazing free prizes. Campus tours will also be given on the BSU shuttles starting at 3PM and Fred Clark will speak to commuters at 4PM.

New Student Move In

On Saturday, August 29, 2015 new students will move into the Residence Halls at BSU.

Residence Life and Housing staff, Orientation Leaders, student athletes, University staff and other administrators will be available to help students move their items into the residence halls, take of care of any pending college business and purchase any last minute items..

Stop by the Welcome to Campus Block Party at University Park to make an airbrush laundry bag or photo tile. Global Prints and The Home Depot will be on site to sell items. You may pre-order from The Home Depot by calling 774-281-619 by August 25th.

Families will have a chance to meet BSU President Fed Clark from 11am-12pm and 2-3pm at the Family Association welcome tent on University Park.

HD BSU Opening

BSU Welcomes You

BSU Life Video Team created an interesting video that captures all of our mixed emotions about moving onto campus! No matter what the problem is there are resources available on campus that can help you find a solution!

What are some of your concerns about coming to campus?

Meet the Orientation Leaders (Part 3 of 3)

Our final installment of “Meet the Orientation Leaders” will be concluded with our final 9 Orientation Leaders and 1 Student Orientation Coordination.


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Maria Stadniuk

I am a sophmore from Mansfield, MA. I am majoring in Health Studies with a concentration in Community Health and a minor in Health Resources Management/Management. Outside of school I work as a Swim Instructor and Head Lifeguard at a YMCA.This is my first year as an Orientation Leader and I am so excited to see all the incoming freshman!

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hannahHannah Cohen

Hi I’m Hannah! I’m a Senior majoring in English and a Communications minor. I’m involved in WBIM and PRSSA. I am traveling to the University of Limerick, Ireland next semester as a Study Abroad student. 

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Nicholas Merriam (Nick)

Class of 2018. Chemistry major with concentration in Biochemistry. ​Adventurer, volleyball player, actively involved, and an avid consumer of food. I like short walks on the beach, bears doing silly things, and Chipotle.

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Tameka Braund

I am going into my senior year of college! My major is Elementary Education, double major in math and minor and special education! I like to think of myself as a pretty involved person including being a mentor and in Greek life! If I could say one thing to ease your worries about orientation I would say be your self!

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munahMunah Wisner

I’m a rising Junior in the studies of Criminal Justice and I’m from Worcester MA. On campus in the past years I have been involved in extracurricular activities such as a member of the Dance Team, an executive board member of the African Student Association, and a student employee in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership as a student program advisor.

My piece of advise to the incoming students is to take advantage of every opportunity the university has to offer so that you can grow spiritually, mentally, and physically.

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Celia Pugsley 
I am a sophomore here at BSU. I will be a Resident Assistant in Shea Hall. I joined the swim team at BSU in my first semester on campus and it made me want to evolve as a leader on campus. I became a Orientation Leader because I wanted to make a difference for the incoming students by making them feel comfortable and connected with campus!

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Justyn Walker
History Major

First orientation here as your leader.

If y’all the birds, I can be the feeder.
I can be your guide, inspiration, or your greeter.

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I’m a criminal justice major going into my senior year! Transferred in from community college last semester and looking forward to finish my bachelor degree. Involved in greeklife and looking forward to starting my work study. OL2K15!

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Nick LaFlamme

I’m going to be a Senior here at Bridgewater State. 3 years ago, I started as that stereotypical reluctant orientation student that did not want to be here because it brought be out of my comfort zone, but I’m glad it had because it made me into who I am today. Throughout my time so far at this school I have worked 2 on campus jobs, performed in 3 musicals, and joined Greek life. Currently I am a Vice President of IFC and President of a Fraternity, and my involvements are only growing. I love BSU and all it has done for me.

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EmmaEmma Manning- Student Orientation Coordinator

I’m a senior studying Elementary Education and history. I’m very excited to be spending another summer here at BSU with the Orientation program, as I did last year as an OL and now as one of the Student Orientation Coordinators or SOC. Bridgewater is truly my home and I can’t think of a better job than welcoming new students into our community! I’m actively involved in BSU Greek Life and the Panhellenic Association. Some of my favorite things are bagels, hula hooping and my dog Maizy.

INFORMATIONAL MAILING

Orientation 2015

Be Sure to Bring…
– Sneakers
– Water Bottle
– Twin XL sheets/ Sleeping Bag
– Pillow
– Pajamas
– Bathroom Necessities
(i.e shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.)
– Towel
– Shower Shoes (flip flops)
– Phone Charge
– Clothes for Day Two ( Be prepared for New England weather…rain or shine, hot or cold)

Check out this video for and idea of what to pack!

Look for the Red Polos!
Orientation Leaders (OL’s) are actively involved in assisting new students with the transitions to BSU and play an integral role in the success of the Orientation Program. They are recognized leaders on campus, serving as group facilitators, key contacts with campus resources, peer academic advisors, educators and positive role models.

Orientation Leaders participate in an extensive training program. They are trained and knowledgeable about the institution, course selection and academic advising process, group dynamics and issues students face in making transitions to college.

If you would like to learn more about students and administrators who wil be working to make your orientation experience a great one!

Experience On-Campus Living First Hand!
During Orientation you will be spending the evening in the Shea and Durgin Halls, giving you the chance to get to know your new classmates a bit more and to see what it would be like to live in a traditional first year residence hall at Bridgewater. All students will be staying with a same-gender roomate for the evening based on residential status (i.e residents will stay with residents, commuters will stay with commuters), and each room comes with a Twin XL bed, desk, and wardrobe for each student.

If you need special accommodations for your overnight stay, please fill out our Google form