Visit Bridgewater State University

There is no better way to learn about Bridgewater and all that makes it the right choice for you than by visiting our main campus in Bridgewater, Mass. We encourage you to get to know the university by exploring our new online campus tour and by planning to attend a student-led tour and/or information session.

Fall Preview Days

Our fall open house series occurs at the end of October and the beginning of November. Open houses are an excellent opportunity to discover what it's like to be a Bridgewater State University Bear! You'll have the chance to meet our faculty, staff and students, tour the campus, learn about our wide offering of majors, the admission and financial aid process, study abroad program, honors program, residential life, student involvement and leadership and more!

Each open house highlights a specific college at the university. Please choose the open house that corresponds with your desired major.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
College of Education and Health Sciences
Saturday, November 16, 2019
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics and
Ricciardi College of Business

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Campus Tours and Information Sessions

Tours and information sessions, offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, are for prospective students in or entering high school or for students transferring from another institution who want a general overview of the admission process.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see our beautiful 270-acre campus including the interior of a residence hall, academic buildings, library, campus center, a dining hall and classroom.

Tours

Campus walking tours are led by a BSU student and give visitors an opportunity to see our entire campus and hear about Bridgewater from a student’s perspective. A tour takes approximately 90 minutes and will depart from the Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth Street. Visitor parking is located in the Welcome Center, West and Harrington parking lots.


When classes are in session 11 a.m. Monday - Thursday
 3 p.m. Monday - Friday


During summer months 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday - Thursday


During winter session 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday - Thursday


Tours will be offered on the following holidays:

Columbus Day, October 14, 2019
Veterans Day, November 11, 2019
President's Day, February 17, 2020
Patriot's Day, April 20, 2020

Information Sessions

Bridgewater also offers comprehensive information sessions, conducted by the Admissions staff. These information sessions are offered on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. as well as on other select dates and times. A campus tour follows at 10:30 a.m. The information session and tour combined take approximately 2 hours.

Please note: Not all tours include an information session.

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Saturday Tours

 (Not available between May - August)

Bridgewater offers tours on select Saturdays throughout the fall and spring. Tours are led by a BSU student and give visitors an opportunity to see our entire campus and hear about BSU from a student’s perspective. Your visit will last for approximately 90 minutes and will depart from the Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth Street. Visitor parking is located in the Welcome Center, West and Harrington parking lots.

Please note: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and all other administrative offices are closed on Saturdays, but our tour guides will be able to provide you contact information for our staff, should you have any questions. We will return your inquiry on the following business day.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Group Tours

Bridgewater offers schools, businesses and other organizations the opportunity to bring groups of interested students, in grades 8 and higher, to visit campus. We ask that you schedule appointments three weeks in advance for group tours, which are not offered during exceptionally busy times on the admissions calendar.

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Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tour packets are available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. An Admissions counselor is available to answer questions when the office is open. No reservations are required.

Campus Tour Reservations

If you need to cancel your reservation, please log into your account to do so. Once logged in, click on the “X” that appears to the right of the event for which you have registered.

Plan your visit to the Bridgewater area.

In the event of severe weather, BSU will heed the warnings of the National Weather Service and tours will be cancelled. On such occasion, please visit the Bridgewater State University homepage to see if the University has closed. In the event that BSU is closed and your tour is cancelled, we encourage you to log into your Admissions Account and register for another tour.

Late Arrivals: We recommend that you plan on arriving to campus at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour. Please allow time for parking and walking to your designated tour area. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will make every attempt to accommodate your needs, however a student-led tour will no longer be guaranteed.

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