Residence Life | College Catalog

Bridgewater College is a community where you will meet people who will impact your life in tremendous ways. It is where you will have the opportunity to express your opinions, share your ideas and make a difference in the campus community. You will learn accountability and responsibility through activities and programs supported by dedicated, compassionate staff members and will begin a lifetime of development that truly embodies the Bridgewater spirit.

Bridgewater College residential housing features a combination of traditional residence halls, apartment living, and honors houses. Washers and dryers are provided in the residential areas for student convenience at no additional cost during the academic year.

All students are encouraged to take full advantage of opportunities for personal, social and academic growth and development. Residence Life staff offers programs and activities in campus housing throughout the academic year. Also see Student Activities on pages 49–52 for more information about all the exciting ways you can get involved on campus.

Bridgewater College has five (5) official breaks during the academic year—fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring and Easter—during which students are required to vacate student residences. Students may request permission to remain on campus during fall, Thanksgiving, spring and Easter breaks if they meet specific criteria. All students are required to vacate the campus during Christmas break. Dining services are closed during all five breaks and will resume the evening prior to the start of classes.

Students are responsible for the proper care of their rooms and furniture. Damage to rooms and furniture, or to other College property, will be charged to those responsible.

All full time students are required to live in College housing except: (1) students living at home with their parents or legal guardians if the parents’/guardians’ principal residence is in one of the following counties: Augusta, Highland, Page, Rockingham or Shenandoah; (2) transfer students who have earned a minimum of 12 college credits at the time of matriculation; (3) students who are married or are custodial parents; (4) students 23 years of age or older; (5) current or former members of the armed forces; (6) part-time students (taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester); (7) students who have begun a ninth undergraduate semester or who are classified as a graduate student; and (8) students who have a physical or mental health need that cannot reasonably be addressed through resources and special arrangements available on campus. Students are not required to live on campus during the summer sessions.