Bridgewater State University facilities include 272 acres of land, which includes athletic and recreational playing fields, 4,739 parking spaces, and 38 buildings, totaling 1.5 million gross square-feet.
The Facilities Management and Planning Department (http://www.bridgew.edu/FMP/) is responsible for the management, maintenance and capital adaptation, and renewal of the entire campus. The Facilities Management and Planning Department is located in the Operations Center, 200 Great Hill Drive. Due to its 24/7 occupancy, the supervision for residence halls maintenance is the responsibility of the Office of Residence Life and Housing (http://www.bridgew.edu/RLH/), located in the ground floor of DiNardo Hall.
The management of campus facilities involves considerable human and financial
resources to provide appropriate spaces for the University's mission. The
users of campus facilities, including: faculty, students, staff, and guests also
have a responsibility to care for the University's property. User responsibilities include
appropriate use of each type of space, reporting broken and damaged conditions,
using energy conservatively, and practicing appropriate safety measures as
outlined in the BSU Environmental Health and Safety Manual (http://www.bridgew.edu/FMP/enviro/).
Generally, the University is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Buildings are secured nightly at various times depending upon the schedule of use. Evening classes generally run until 10:10 PM; thus, those buildings accommodating the classes are typically locked at 10:30 PM. Building hours change by semester. For current building hours, please reference the Facilities Management and Planning website or click on the following link (Building_Hours_2012-2013.pdf).
A critical responsibility for all facility users is reporting damage to campus buildings and grounds, which includes non-working building components, excessive wear and tear, and accidental damage. Work orders involving grounds and all campus buildings, except residence halls, are to be requested through our New Work Request System - School Dude on the following link: www.myschoolbuilding.com. NOTE: FOR EMERGENCIES, please call Facilities Management and Planning - Customer Service at (508) 531-1296. For information on how to enter work requests on-line through School Dude, please click on the following link: My SchoolBuilding Training.
Work orders or Maintenance Work requests involving residence halls are to be submitted on-line through http://www.bridgew.edu/RLH/Intranet/WorkOrder/workorder.cfm.
In 2007, the University completed an extensive energy and water conservation project. The initial capital investment resulted in a 25% reduction in oil, electricity, gas, and water consumption. The University is committed to furthering our energy conservation efforts.
To this end, most campus buildings are monitored and controlled by our Building Management System. Interior temperatures are set to a reasonable range in the heating and cooling seasons. Users of facilities are expected to be responsible users of our energy resources.
The transition from heating to cooling in campus buildings begins on May 1st, and the transition from cooling to heating begins on October 15th. The transition for all buildings can take up to three weeks.
The central steam plant for the west campus shuts down annually the week immediately following commencement for maintenance. Due to this, required maintenance air conditioning is not available for the week in west campus buildings.
Toilets have been outfitted in many buildings with dual lever flush devices. User responsibility includes familiarizing oneself with these units and operating appropriately.
Most buildings are fully equipped with motion sensor light switches. These devices will automatically shut off the lights in a room if no motion is sensed in a 20 to 30 minute time frame.
The Bridgewater State University Police Department provides protection to the BSU community around the clock, year-round. Police Department staff work with the university community to prevent crime, solve problems, and take proactive steps to make BSU as safe as possible. Users are encouraged to report any suspicion activity on campus directly to the University Police at (508) 531-1212.
Items found on campus should be turned in to the Bridgewater State University Police Department located in the Operations Center, 200 Great Hill Drive.
Health Services and the Counseling Center are located on the ground floor of Tillinghast Hall. The staff provide assistance with minor injuries, medical problems, and preventive mental health outreach programs. They can be reached at (508) 531-1252.
The University operates four dining halls: Crimson Dining Hall, East Campus Commons, Rondileau Campus Center Cafeteria, and the Flynn Dining Commons in Tillinghast Hall. Each dining hall provides different options for purchasing food, and all are open to all campus users. In addition, the Bridgewater Dining Room, located on the first floor of the Rondileau Campus Center, offers a full luncheon menu and provides table service. Campus dining facilities are operated by an independent contractor.
The library is located on the first, second, and third floors of the Clement C. Maxwell Library Building located between Park Avenue and Shaw Road. The main entrance is on Shaw Road. If entry is made from the ground floor on Park Avenue, users must take the elevator or central building stairway to the library floors. Building hours align with semester activities and can be found on the library website (http://www.bridgew.edu/library/index.cfm). Library resources may be borrowed by faculty, students, staff with their University CONNECT cards. In addition, BSU Alumni, town residents, and various student and faculty groups from southeastern Massachusetts have access to the Library resources.
The bookstore is located in the East Campus Commons. In addition to providing textbooks and instructional tools, the bookstore offers BSU clothing and mementos and a small convenience store. Employees receive a 10% discount on textbooks and all other purchases. The bookstore is operated by an independent contractor.
Rondileau Campus Center
The Rondileau Campus Center is home to most student activities, including the Student Involvement and Leadership Office, the Student Government Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, the GLBTA Pride Center, Commuter Service Center, the student-run radio station WBIM 91.5 FM, and the student-run newspaper The Comment.
The BSU Children's Center is located in Burnell Hall. The Center provides services for children of students, faculty, and staff between the ages of two years nine months through six years. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM, and offers nine different enrollment plans. For further information please call (508) 531-1244.
Instructional spaces are classified as either general-purpose classrooms or specialized instruction space. A general-purpose classroom is a space dedicated to academic activities that are not subject specific nor discipline specific and do not contain specialized equipment nor specialized room configuration. All general-purpose classrooms typically contains Tier III teaching technology, tablet arm chairs, or tables and chairs. The capacity for a general-purpose classroom is 50 or fewer students with an optimal occupancy of 20-25 square feet per student.
Specialized instructional spaces are either academic discipline specific or equipped with computing equipment at each student seat.
Instructional space is scheduled by the Registrar's Office but maintained by the Facilities Management and Planning Department. All work orders concerning the room, its finishes, the utilities, or furniture are to be directed to Facilities Management and Planning. Each instructional space is provided with written directions to report information technology/computing problems directly to the University's Information Technology staff.
Adrian Tinsley Center
Home to the Athletics and Recreation Department and the Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies Department. This facility opened in 2002 and offers a NCAA basketball court, synthetic surface multi-purpose courts, a suspended walking track, a 9,000 square foot fitness center, specialized instruction labs for the academic department, and general-purpose classrooms.
Meeting and Conference Rooms
University facilities may be used for business, cultural athletic, or social events. Meeting and conference rooms are available throughout the campus. Requests for use of campus facilities including fields is made through the Conference and Event Services Office via the website (http://www.bridgew.edu/Conferences/) or at (508) 531-6139.
The Mailroom is located on the ground floor of Tillinghast Hall. Campus mail is picked up and delivered daily to administrative and academic departments. Resident student mail is delivered daily to the individual residence hall.
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Last Modified: October 15, 2012