Important Update Concerning Spring 2018 Registration Process(posted 11/17/17)
First let me say how
deeply sorry I am for the issues that have impacted registration for spring
2018 classes. However, I can assure you that this problem will have no bearing
on your ability to register for your classes.
We have assembled a team
of experts from our two major software vendors who are working with our team
around the clock. We have now identified the source of the problem and are
making strong progress in developing the solution to the issue.
As soon as the problem is solved to our satisfaction, we will
contact you by both text and e-mail with a new registration schedule.
Again, for seniors who successfully registered, you do not need to
take any further actions. For seniors who were unable to successfully
register, you will still be able to register on a priority basis. I want to
assure seniors that you will be able to register for the classes you need in
order to graduate. That is my promise.
At Bridgewater State University, our
highest priority is the success and well-being of you, our students. No one is
more upset about this issue than me. I want to thank you for your continued
W. Clark Jr., Esq.,’83
Important Update Concerning Spring 2018 Registration Process(posted 11/14/17)
The university and the company that supports our online registration have been working diligently to solve the system issue that interfered with registration this morning. At this time, the university is not confident that the problem impacting registration has been resolved by our software vendor to our satisfaction.
As a result, we have made the decision to delay registration. We will release a new registration schedule as soon as the system is repaired to the university’s satisfaction. We are deeply sorry for the anxiety and inconvenience this has caused you, but we want to avoid another failure of the system such as you experienced this morning.
For seniors who believe they processed a registration this morning, please check your schedule to make sure your registration was successful. For seniors who were unable to successfully register, you will still be able to register on a priority basis. Please be assured that we will work with you to ensure you are able to register for the classes you need in order to graduate.
The university and its software vendor will be working day and night to fix the system problem over the next few days. We will communicate to you on Friday by 12:00 P.M. to provide an update on the situation.
FERPA Directory Information (Posted 11/1/17)
adherence to the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
(FERPA), Bridgewater State University is required to identify the contents of
students' records it defines as “directory information." This information
is included in the Student Handbook, which is updated annually and available to
students online. However, the university recently redefined directory
information to exclude the BSU email address. This change was made to more
fully protect students from unwanted and potentially harmful solicitation by
Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords to
students, who are currently or were previously enrolled at Bridgewater State
University as registered students, the right of access to their educational
records that contain information directly related to themselves. FERPA also
restricts the persons to whom the university can release a student's
educational records without the prior written consent.
FERPA allows the release without the student's consent those records specified
as "directory information". That list now includes:
• a student's name and hometown
• college or school and major field of study
• participation in officially recognized activities and sports
• weight, height, and age of members of athletic teams
• dates of enrollment
• class level (i.e., freshman, sophomore, or first-year, second-year, etc.)
• enrollment status (i.e., full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate)
• certificates, degrees and awards received, including dean's list and
more information about FERPA, access to students' records, and the options
students have for preventing disclosure, please see the Registrar's website and
the Student Handbook.
Attention December 2017 Degree
Candidates! (Posted 9/22/17)
If you will be completing your degree requirements by
this December, now is the time to apply for degree
requires all degree candidates to file a degree application with the
appropriate office. The formal degree review process begins with this step.
All students who intend to complete their degree requirements by December 2017 must apply for degree completion, as outlined below:
Undergraduate students: Must complete a degree application with
the Registrar's Office, Boyden Hall, Room 003. At the time you apply for degree
completion your Degree Works Worksheet(s) should show that all requirements are
“Complete” or In-progress.
Note: December 2017 degree application deadline was August 1, 2017.
If you have not yet applied, please do so as soon as possible.
check Graduation Central, http://services.bridgew.edu/GraduationCentral ,
in late Fall of 2017 for information regarding participation in the May 2018
Graduate students: You must submit an
approved degree application with the College of Graduate Studies, Maxwell
Library, Room 021. At the time you apply for degree completion your Degree
Works Worksheet(s) should show that all requirements are "Complete"
or “Complete except for classes in-progress.” Exit requirements, such as
successful completion of a comprehensive examination, however, may be “Not
Complete” at the time of application.
recommended deadline for December Master’s and CAGS degree completers is October 1 2017.
Please check Graduation Central, http://services.bridgew.edu/GraduationCentral ,
in late Fall of 2017 for information regarding the May 2018 Commencement ceremony.
Holds Do Not Prevent Degree Award
A hold on a student’s record does NOT prevent a degree award where it has been earned. Students should still apply for their degree. A hold may prevent release of the diploma and/or official transcripts and participation in the Commencement Ceremony until the hold is cleared. Contact the number listed with the hold for information about resolution.
The student should notify the Registrar's Office at Registration@bridgew.edu or 508-531-1231 when the hold is cleared in order to have their diploma mailed to the address of record.
August 2017 degree completers are now available!(Posted 9/15/17)