This BSU Student Handbook is a guide to student's rights, responsibilities and resources.
Christina McCauley, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 103
Monday-Thursday 9 AM-7 PM, Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Getting Started: Orientation for New Students
Bridgewater State University's orientation program has been designed to introduce new students and their families to the campus community. Through collaborative efforts between the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, orientation provides programs that are conducive to the academic and developmental success of new students. The goals of orientation are to develop and coordinate programs that promote academic success, to enhance personal and social development, and to provide families and their students with information about services, support systems and issues facing university students.
Orientation is divided into two different programs. The initial program is provided to different audiences of new students. The program for first-time students takes place in June and is a comprehensive two-day, overnight introduction to the university with an emphasis on placement testing, academic advising and registration for fall classes. Students also have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff and learn about the resources available at the university. A one-day concurrent family program provides parents with information about services, support systems and resources for their students.
The program for transfer students is a comprehensive one-day introduction to the university with an emphasis on academic success, academic advising and registration for fall classes. Students also have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff and learn about the resources available at the university.
The second program is prior to the opening of classes in the fall when students are given the opportunity to meet new friends, learn the traditions of Bridgewater State University and receive assistance with transition to university life.
The Orientation program is your time to prepare for your academic life on campus as well as to connect with your classmates, learn about involvement opportunities on campus, and learn from the experience of students like our Orientation Leaders (OLs). If you are interested in learning more about becoming an OL or about the Orientation Program, please check the Web site for details.
Last Modified: March 5, 2012