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Welcome to the Bridgewater State University residential community!

The staff in the Office of Residence Life and Housing is eagerly awaiting your arrival on campus. 

Be sur​​e to check back here regularly for updates!

 
 

New Students should plan to move in on Sunday, September 1st. Move-in times will be sent to you via your Bridgewater email address. They will also be posted here very soon. Our assignments staff has arranged it so all residents of a room will move-in at the same time.

Returning Students should plan to move in on Monday, September 2nd. The move-in time will be e-mailed to each student with their housing assignment. You can also find your move-in time HERE​. All students should report directly to their residence hall at their assigned move-in time.

Move-in Parking information:

1.     Please review your move-in instructions based on your residence hall below.  You can view the campus map here.  

·         Woodward Hall residents should report at their assigned move-in time to the Harrington Parking Lot. The Harrington Parking Lot is letter "C" on the campus map. 

·         Shea and Durgin Hall residents should report at their assigned move-in time to the Great Hill Drive Lot.    The Great Hill Drive Lot is letter “P” on the campus map.  Staff and signage will be present to provide further direction. 

·         Pope Hall residents will be able to park along one side of Park Avenue in front of Pope Hall and the Dana Mohler-Faria Science Building.   Pope Hall is the number 11 on the campus map. 

·         Scott Hall residents will be able to park in the Woodward Lot or the Harrington Lot.  Students will enter Scott via the back door.  The Woodward Lot is letter “D” on the campus map.  The Harrington Lot is letter “C” on the campus map. 

·         Students moving into the Great Hill Student Apartments will be able to park in the Apartments Lot as space allows.  If lot is full, park in the Moakley Lot. The Apartments Lot is letter “N” on the campus map.  The Moakley Lot is letter “U” on the campus map. 

·         Students moving into Crimson Hall will be able to pull up on the University Park Walkway.  The University Park Walkway can be found across from the Moakley Center Lot.  The Moakley Center Lot is letter “U” on the campus map. 

·         Students moving into DiNardo Hall will be able to pull up on University Walkway.  The University Park Walkway can be found across from the Moakley Center Lot.  The Moakley Center Lot is letter “U” on the campus map. 

·         Students moving into Miles Hall will be able to park in the Moakley Parking Lot.  Students will enter Miles via the back door (i.e. Burrill Avenue side). The Moakley Center Lot is letter “U” on the campus map. 

·         Students moving into Stonehouse Hall will be able to park on Burrill Avenue by the East Campus Commons (ECC) or in the Moakley Lot.  The Moakley Center Lot is letter “U” on the campus map

·         Students moving into Weygand Hall will be able to unload in the Weygand Parking Lot next to the parking garage as space allows. Weygand Hall is number 35 on the campus map. 

2.     Once your car is unloaded:

    • Students living in Pope Hall, Woodward Hall and Scott Hall must move their vehicles to the West Campus Lot (letter “G” on the campus map) or to the Spring Street Lot (letter “H” on the campus map).  Failure to do so may result in a parking ticket or your vehicle being towed. 
    • Students living in Miles/DiNardo, Weygand Hall, Crimson Hall, Stonehouse Hall, or Great Hill Student Apartments must move their vehicles to the Shea/Durgin Lot (letter “O” on the campus map), the Tower Lot (letter “R” on the campus map) or the Parking Garage (letter “S” on the campus map).  Failure to do so may result in a parking ticket or your vehicle being towed. 
    • Students living in Shea/Durgin will be directed to the front of the building to unload the car.  We will ask one person to remain with the vehicle while it is being emptied.  Once all belongings are removed from the car residents must move their vehicles to the Shea/Durgin Lot (letter “O” on the campus map), the Tower Lot (letter “R” on the campus map) or the Parking Garage (letter “S” on the campus map).  Failure to do so may result in a parking ticket or your vehicle being towed. 
Traffic and Parking Information: 

All vehicles must be moved to the Shea/Durgin lot, the Tower lot, the Parking Garage, or Spring Street lot after emptied.  Failure to do so may result in a parking ticket or your vehicle being towed.

Please note the ​MBTA ​lot is not University owned property.  Please do not park in this lot. If you do, you may be subject to ticketing by the MBTA police.

Check your email in the coming days for specific traffic and parking information for your residence hall.

 

Alternate Move-in Days for Students 

Check-in stations will continue to be open on Tuesday, September 3rd from 10:00AM - 5:00PM and 7:00PM - 11:00PM.  Students should report directly to their assigned residence hall to check-in. On Sunday the 1st  and Monday the 2nd, check-in stations will also be available from 7:00PM-11:00PM.

 

Directions to Local Businesses and Restaurants

 
 

Early Arrivals

Students who are interested in returning early may register as an early arrival for a $35 per night fee. The fee applies if you are physically moving in or just moving in your belongings. For more information about Early Arrivals, check out this page!

 

Meningococcal Vaccination Requirement

Massachusetts requires all newly enrolled full-time residential students to have either received a meningitis vaccination (within 5 years ideally after age 16)​ or sign a waiver before moving into the residence halls. Students who are not in compliance will not be able to move into the residence halls until they either receive the vaccination or sign a waiver.  If you have any questions about your compliance status, please contact Health Services at 508.531.1252.  More information is available on the Health Services website​

 

What to Bring

If you have questions about what to bring, see our packing list. Once you have arrived if you find that you have forgotten something or have some last minute purchases to make after seeing your room, there are many local stores in the area to accommodate your needs. We will have a list of the closest available at check-in. There are also many restaurant options for meals that are close to campus. A list of the closest will be available at check-in.  If you have any questions regarding move-in or the opening of the residence halls, please feel free to call us at 508.531.1277 or e-mail us at reslife@bridgew.edu.

 

Bunking/Debunking Beds

Students who would like their beds bunked, debunked, raised, or lowered  should submit a work order.  We will have staff from Facilities Management available during move-in to assist with this process as needed.  Do not attempt to do this yourself.  Click here for the work order form.
Instructions for submitting a work order can be found here.
 

Getting Connected

The ResNet program provides on-campus residents with internet, telephone and cable TV services.  The ResNet staff will be available on Sunday, September 1st  to provide support in setting up and connecting student's devices.  For more information visit the ResNet website.
 

Opening Activities for Residents

There are a multitude of programs and events happening during move-in weekend. Keep checking back here for updates!

Date/Location/Time Event Name
Friday, August 30th, Tinsley Soccer Field Men's Soccer vs. Johnson and Wales
Saturday, August 31st, Residence Halls, 1 pm-5 pm Living Learning Community move In
Sunday, September 1st, Residence Halls  New student move-in
Sunday, September 1st, Dunn Conference Suite, 9 am-4 pm Information Central
Sunday, September 1st, University Park, 12 pm-4 pm Welcome to Campus Block Party
Monday, September 2nd, Residence Halls Returning student move-in
Monday, September 2nd, Bridgewater center Bridgewalk
Tuesday, September 3rd, Location TBD, 9 am-11 am New student class photo
Tuesday, September 3rd, University Park Tent, 11 am New student convocation
Tuesday, September 3rd, University Park Tent, 4 pm Welcome BBQ
Wednesday, September 4th FIRST DAY OF CLASSES! Wear the Bear!
Wednesday, September 4th, Various Locations, 8 am-4 pm Got Questions? 

BSU Office Hours during Opening Week

Our campus community wants to make sure you have everything you need prior to the start of classes. Click ​Fall 2019 Opening Week Office Hours.pdfFall 2019 Opening Week Office Hours.pdf  to see the Opening Week office hours schedule!

 

Student Personal Property Insurance

The university does not provide personal property insurance for students. If it is not included in the homeowner's policy of a student's parents, the student is advised to purchase personal property insurance. For more information, you may refer to the Student Personal Property Insurance page on our website.