Students and families play cornhole on campus

Parents & Families

Connecting your child to a bigger world

At Bridgewater, it’s our responsibility and our joy to create new ways for your child to learn from and with others. We love seeing our students grow on campus and beyond, in transformational and unexpected ways. You’ve done so much to prepare for this moment. Get ready for an incredible journey.

#1 
Safest city
in Virginia
SafeWise, 2019
 13:1 
Student-faculty ratio
 99%
Of students receive
financial assistance
 19 
Average class size

You’re always welcome here

Spend a few minutes on campus, and you’ll see the Bridgewater family in action. Everyone—from first-year students to tenured faculty members—comes together to support one another. And as a Bridgewater parent, you can get involved, too.


Family Weekend

Highlights of this fall festival include a chili cook-off, a football game and a 5K fundraiser. 


She found her dream job

At her internship with Big Brothers Big Sisters, psychology major Deja Gentry helped match mentors with children who needed positive role models. 

She learned valuable career skills, such as teamwork and how to bring out the best in others. It led her to a full time job as a children’s mental health case manager at Valley Community Services Board in Staunton, Va.

Gentry is just one example of how we help prepare our students for life after college. And it’s not just our Office of Career Services—it’s everyone. From professors to coaches to advisors, we all have our eyes open for your child’s next great opportunity.