I. Fall Preview Days for 2012
The Admissions office at Bridgewater State University holds several open houses during the fall to provide prospective students and their families with information on the admissions process, financial aid, academic and student life. Our Disability Resources Office staff will be in attendance at these open houses to talk with prospective students and their families about the services of the office as well as provide helpful handouts and descriptions of programs.
Fall Preview Days:
October 27, November 3 and November 17
Use the link to learn
more about Fall Preview Days.
II. Prospective Students Open House for 2013
During the April school vacation week the Disability Resources Office hosts a special program designed to help students with disabilities, who have self-identified during the process of admission, make a decision about whether Bridgewater is a good fit. Disability Resources staff members discuss the variety of programs and services available and current students share their experiences. Tours of the campus include stops at the learning laboratories, adaptive computing labs, library and other areas of particular interest.
Open House date is April 17, 2013 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Please contact our office to register for the event.
III. Pre-College Workshop for Students with Disabilities for 2013
What is PCW?
Pre-College Workshop is a two-day program for new students with disabilities. These two days consist of five workshops, informational tours, family workshop, welcome lunch, and other exciting activities for new students to become familiar with Bridgewater State University prior to the arrival of the University community. PCW gives new students with disabilities an opportunity to talk about what BSU offers with upper-class students with disabilities. Students will work in small groups and will have a lot of time to ask questions, to discuss concerns about policies and procedures, to learn how to negotiate classroom accommodations.
· become familiar with Bridgewater State University, services and staff
· learn to understand your learning style
· meet and work with upper-class students with disabilities
· meet other new students with disabilities
· if you are a resident student, an opportunity to move into your residence
Pre-College Workshop 2013
The Pre-College Workshop date for 2013 is TBD. Please contact Disability Resources for more information.
Workshop Session I Getting to Know Each
New students meet with upper-class students to discuss overall goals, individual expectations, and concerns.
Workshop Session II Where Does All Your
A discussion of how to prioritize time for study, recreation, and work.
Workshop Session III Recognizing Strengths
What are your particular learning needs? Can you describe them to another person? Discussion of learning styles and tips on developing and using strategies for academic success.
Workshop Session IV Strategies for
Effective Note Taking
Take notes in an Actual Lecture.
Workshop Session V Making the Most of Your
A discussion of curriculum requirements, course selections, support services, and how to negotiate your classroom accommodations.
Students in small groups will visit key sites on campus where they will meet and talk with staff members. These sites include the Academic Achievement Center, Adaptive Computer Lab, Career Services, Counseling Center, Health Services, and Library.
IV. Leadership and Peer Educator Training
Leadership and Peer Educator Training
15 hour training - once a semester.
Students must attend all session.
Food is provided.
Tuition is free.
Check your mail for more information. Next Leadership and Peer Educator Training to take place in Spring 2012.
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RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
HIGH SCHOOL MENTORING
IMPROVING ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Certificate of Completion
(great for your Career Planbook and Portfolio!)
Opportunities to speak with:
Community Groups, high school students, Parent Advisory Councils, Educators, and Universities
V. Challenger Newsletter
This newsletter is published once per semester for students with disabilities regarding activities and current events for individuals with disabilities. Although it is directed to our students, it also brings awareness to the University community at large. Students, alumni and staff often contribute to this publication. Click here for The Challenger Newsletter
Last Modified: February 21, 2013