Life at Bridgewater
Every time the victory bell rings at Memorial Hall—whether it signals the first day of classes, an athletic win or graduation day—you’ll share in the celebration. You’re part of Bridgewater’s close-knit community.
Here, you’ll have professors who really want to get to know you. You’ll meet staff who are dedicated to making you feel comfortable and welcome. And you’ll make new friends who are eager to learn with you. Grow with you.
Explore All Bridgewater Has to Offer
The beauty of the Shenandoah Valley is stunning. You’ll find lots to do here. Take a hike in a nearby national forest. Canoe on the Shenandoah River. Ski at Massanutten Resort. Revisit early American history at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton or one of the many Civil War battlefields in the Valley. Visit an art gallery. Take in a concert or theatrical production.
Take the time to discover something new. You’ll fall in love with this place.
Living on campus is an important part of your academic experience at Bridgewater. You’ll become a more responsible person and develop the skills to get along with others. With our wide selection of living options—from residence halls to apartments, coed, single-gender or honors housing—you’ll find a place that suits your personality.
Eating well is an important part of maintaining a healthy body and sharp mind. Even though you’ll be busy with studies and extra-curricular activities, there’s no reason to skip a meal. Bridgewater’s dining services provides a wide selection of tasty, fresh and nutritious foods, offered in two convenient locations. You can take time for a relaxing dinner with friends or go grab a snack between classes.
You’ll work hard in class. But it’s also important to open your mind to new experiences. Get involved in a club that matches your interests. Run for a Student Senate office. Lead a campus tour for prospective students. Start a new organization. Read books to children at a local elementary school.
As you participate in student clubs and organizations, you’ll apply lessons you’ve learned in the classroom to the real world. You’ll develop new skills. Become a strong leader. Prepare for life beyond college.
We want you to succeed in every way. You’ll take on new academic challenges, but you’ll also grow personally. Learn more about the services we offer to help you get the most out of your education at Bridgewater.