Like most colleges and universities, parking can be a challenging task at BSC. In order to reduce your stress, give yourself ample time to find a space, and time to make your way to your first class. It is often a good idea to familiarize yourself with the campus and the location of your classes, so you are able to identify which parking lot will be most accessible to you.
Please refer to your BSC Parking Guide and read it thoroughly. Be sure you have your BSC commuter decal placed on the rear most driver’s side window. Here's more information about parking on campus.
Commuter Parking Lot Map (PDF)
Your personal safety is always a priority. The Bridgewater State College Police Department is committed to the safety and well being to every member of this community. The BSCPD offers specific services designed to further ensure your safety.
The Safety Escort program operates from 7pm-3am nightly during the academic year as an alternative to walking alone at night. This service is available to all members of the BSC community. Vans can be requested in the following ways: via phone at extension 1745 (off campus phones dial 508-531-1745), or if an escort van is in the vicinity of your current location simply flag them down and they will pick you up. If you are not in the vicinity of a van and do not have a phone with you, find the nearest Blue Light phone and enter the four digit extension.
Blue Light phones can also be used to dispatch the Bridgewater State College Police if you are in need of assistance, or make quick on campus calls.
Your safety is important to us and we encourage you to take the appropriate steps to ensure that you remain that way.
We’ve got buses! Our Transit Office on campus provides the BSC population with a series of shuttle buses that navigate throughout campus daily well into the evening at no cost to passengers. Additionally, bus service extends to the Shaw’s Plaza in Brockton via route 28 three times daily, Monday-Friday during the academic year. Additionally there is a connecting service available for the greater Brockton area. For more information call BAT at 508-580-1170. Be sure to visit the transit web page or call 508-531-1319 for more information on our buses.
Students with Children
For those of you with little ones to care for, Bridgewater State College offers you a place for your child care needs to be fulfilled. The Children's Center is located in the Burnell School and is available to serve children of students, faculty and staff.
Carpooling is a great way to save money, make friends and take part in good parking. The college has made a section of the Chapel Lot available for students who are participating in the carpooling program. In order to be eligible to participate in this service, two or more students who commute together can park free of charge by filling out an application. Applications are available in the Parking Services and Connect Card Office and in the Commuter Services Center. Rules and regulations outlined on the carpooling application must be followed.
Carpooling is available Monday-Friday 7am-4pm in the Fall and Spring semesters only and is not available to evening or resident students.
If you would like to participate in this service but are unable to find a carpooler to tag along with you, help is on the way! MASSRides is a service provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provides carpool ride matching. Check their website or call 1-888-4COMMUTE for more information.
There are a number of dining options available to students who wish to eat on campus or you can bring your own meal. The Commuter Cafeteria in the Rondileau Campus Center is a great place to heat up your lunch, or purchase one. Traditionally, many commuters can be found eating here because of the convenience of services offered. However, there are three other options on campus to enjoy a good meal and hang out with friends.
The Commuter Café is an a la carte style dining facility open to all students that includes a Dunkin Donuts and a panini grill.
The Flynn Dining Commons located in Tillinghast Hall offers a more traditional “resident style” buffet. All students are welcome to come in and enjoy a meal here using either their meal plan, or cash.
On the East side of campus, the East Campus Commons is our newest dining facility and is open to all students. Students may use their meal plans, points or cash to purchase food at this dining hall.
The Bridgewater Dining Room is a nice alternative to dining. Located on the second floor of the Rondileau Campus Center it is the great place for a quiet meal in an intimate setting.
For more information on how to add points or flex dollars to your BSC Connect Card click here
Working on Campus
Need a job? Working on campus is a great way to make connections, meet new people, save time commuting to work and become more familiar with campus. To learn more about on campus employment and search the job database on the Student Employment website.
It’s important to make sure you don’t become overwhelmed and over stressed. A great way to curb your stress and unwind is by enjoying a nice workout at our new Adrian Tinsley Fitness Center. Walk the indoor track, lift some weights, play some basketball or enjoy some cardio. Whatever it is you need to do to relax and stay in shape, staff at the Adrian Tinsley Center can assist you!
Spend time on campus
As you walk around and become more familiar with campus, you will find that Bridgewater State College has many places to sit back and relax or prepare for a class or exam. Take some time to find a hang out spot that fits your needs. Take advantage of our wireless campus, sit back and get connected!
The Academic Achievement Center located in the Maxwell Library is a great place to visit to learn more about academic services, programs and tutors available to all BSC students. The AAC will help make your academic career a success so be sure to stop by and find out more information.
The transition into your new role as a college student can be a tough adjustment for more than just you. You may find that you and your family are having some questions or doubts or aren’t seeing eye to eye. The Bridgewater State College Counseling Center offers services to students to help ease this transition to help you achieve academic and personal success.
Don’t want to leave your books in your car between classes? Rent a locker! Lockers are available for rental in the Rondileau Campus Center. To rent a locker visit the Campus Center Room 111 to sign up. The Rental fee is $1.00 for the academic year.