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Orientation is an important first step in becoming a BC Eagle! We’re excited for you to have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff and current students through a variety of sessions. Every college approaches orientation differently, but at Bridgewater, orientation happens in two parts: Summer Orientation and Fall Welcome Week.

BC Families, you are invited to join us to learn more about what it means to have a BC Eagle in your family. See information below about the Family Orientation virtual event.

First-Year Students Enrolling for Fall 2024

Step 1: First-Year Student Summer Soar Orientation

We highly encourage and invite you and your family to connect and engage in one of the following in-person, on-campus orientation days. This is a half-day visit to campus for students and their family members to connect and engage with campus resources, explore academic opportunities and connect with faculty members. Bonus: you’ll leave with lots of BC swag!

  • Friday, June 21
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Monday, June 24

Step 2: Welcome Week

For new, first-year students, Welcome Week is a mandatory part of your first-year experience. August 22 is the day that you’ll join our Bridgewater community. Welcome Week is designed for you to meet your FILA 150 classmates and a Soar Mentor, to learn expectations of living in the BC community and to provide resources to enhance your academic success. Welcome Week is your first step in discovering how you belong in the BC Community.

Transfer Students Enrolling for Fall 2024

Step 1: Transfer Student Summer Soar Orientation

We highly encourage and invite you and your family to connect and engage at this in-person, on-campus orientation day on Tuesday, June 25. This is a half-day visit to campus for students and their family members to connect and engage with campus resources, explore academic opportunities and connect with faculty members. Bonus: you’ll leave with lots of BC swag!

Step 2: Welcome Day

Transfer students, please mark your calendars for Monday, August 26. Your mandatory Welcome Day will help you become acclimated to BC, meet FILA 350 classmates and professors, and make sure you are ready for your first day of class.

This is your first step towards discovering how you belong in the BC community.

If you have any questions, email orientation@bridgewater.edu.

BC Family Orientation: From Your Nest to Ours

Welcome to the BC Family! Join us on Wednesday, July 31 for this virtual session. Get the scoop on what you need to know about moving your student to campus and their transition to becoming a BC student, as well as meet BC administrators and other families.

Families who attend virtual Family Orientation will:

  • Learn ways to support their student’s transition to BC in the first semester and beyond.
  • Hear from Campus Resources on how to challenge and support your students as they learn to advocate for themselves.
  • Feel prepared with expectations for Move-In Day and Welcome Week.

Registration coming soon.

Questions? Contact us!

Student Life
540-828-5380
orientation@bridgewater.edu