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Experience Life At BC Firsthand

Visit Bridgewater

A visit to campus is the first step in determining if Bridgewater is the right fit for you. That’s when you’ll see what life at BC is really like.

Choose from the options below and schedule your campus visit today.

Personalized Visit

Monday – Friday Visits:

Our admissions counselors are traveling to college fairs and visiting high schools in September, October and November. During these months, you can sign up for group information sessions followed by a campus tour led by a Student Ambassador. Students can also request the opportunity to attend a class, talk with a professor or athletic coach, tour our equestrian center and be our guest for a meal in the dining hall. If you would like to personalize your visit to campus, please give us notice at least one week ahead of time to make these arrangements.

Appointment Times: 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

Saturday Visits:

A Saturday visit includes a one-on-one information session with an Admissions Counselor and a campus tour led by a Student Ambassador. Our Saturday appointments often fill quickly, so call us as early as possible to get your first choice.

Appointment Times: 8:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

*Special Saturday Dates*

To schedule your personalized campus visit register here

Open House

Open Houses are designed for high school and transfer students to gain insight into what it is like to be a BC student. These are day-long events with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and lunch concluding around 1:30 p.m. The schedule includes informational sessions for both prospective students and families.

Open House Information Sessions:

  • Academic Overview
    The session highlights distinctive features within our four academic divisions and the Center for Engaged Learning.
  • Student panel
    Ask questions to a panel of current students regarding academics, student life, meals, sports and other questions regarding campus life.
  • Admissions and Financial Aid
    The session reviews criteria, dates and deadlines for the enrollment process.
  • Meeting with faculty, staff and coaches
    Visit with faculty from the four academic divisions, learn about additional student services, have your questions answered about admissions and financial aid, and meet athletic coaches.
  • Campus Tour and Lunch
    Tour campus with a Student Ambassador and be our guest for lunch. A tour of the equestrian center is available following lunch.

For answers to any other questions, contact the admissions office at 800-759-8328 or admissions@bridgewater.edu.

Spring Open House Dates:

  • March 16, 2019

Register for Open House

Admitted Students Day

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration period closes Friday, March 29, 2019

Admitted Students Day will include:

  • Current parents panel for parents
  • Student panel for prospective students
    Prospective students may ask a panel of current students questions regarding academics, student life, meals, sports and other questions they may have regarding campus life. You can meet with faculty and staff and visit our academic facilities.
  • Lunch and campus tour led by student ambassadors. The campus tour takes about an hour.
  • In the Funkhouser Center, prospective students may visit with staff from student support services and representatives from activities and clubs.

The event will be filled with fun activities such as a photo booth and Instagram photo scavenger hunt.

You may also pay your deposit.

If you have questions, contact the admissions office at 540-828-5375 or admissions@bridgewater.edu. You will receive an email confirmation when you register.

Register Online

Prospective Eagle Day

The Prospective Eagle day schedule begins with an information session led by the director of admissions, a student panel followed by a student-led campus tour and the opportunity to be our guest for dinner. Check-in begins at 2 p.m. and the campus tour will end around 4:30 p.m.

Prospective Eagle Day:

  • Saturday, February 16

Prospective Eagle Day Will Include:

  • Information Session
    Includes information about academic affairs, admissions, student life, financial aid and information technology.
  • Student panel for prospective students
    Ask a panel of current students’ questions regarding academics, student life, meals, sports and other questions they may have regarding campus life.
  • Dinner and Campus Tour
    Be our guest for dinner in our dining hall after a student-led tour. For answer to other question, you may contact the admissions office at 800-759-8328 or admissions@bridgewater.edu.

Register for Prospective Eagle Day

President’s Day Group Sessions

Why not use your President’s Day break to visit us here at Bridgewater College? We will be holding group sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Learn about academics, student life, athletics, financial aid and admissions followed by a student-led tour of campus.

Register for President’s Day

Can’t make it on President’s Day? Call the admissions office at 540-828-5375 to set up an individual visit for another day.

Sophomore and Junior Spring Visitation: April 15-18 and April 22-26

During this time of year when many high schools are having their spring breaks, we would like to invite you to spend some time with us! We will be holding group sessions for sophomores and juniors. Visit Bridgewater College and learn about academics, student life, athletics, financial aid, and admissions followed by a student-led tour of campus.

During the weeks of April 15 and April 22, there will be morning sessions starting at 10 a.m. and afternoon sessions starting at 2 p.m.

High school seniors and transfer students, please call the admissions office at 540-828-5375 to set up your individual visit. If you will graduate from high school in 2019 or after, please register below.

Register Online

2019 Gainesville Reception

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2-4 p.m.
Registration period closes Sunday, February 17, 2019

Reception at Uncle Julio’s, Gainesville, VA

Meet with a current student to get their input about campus life, talk with representatives from the Office of Admissions, speak with a professor to learn about academics, talk with an alum to hear their experiences about life after college and, most importantly, meet some of your future classmates!

This is a casual event that we are hoping you and your family will attend! There will be light refreshments provided. For answers to other questions you may have contact admissions at 540-828-5375 or admissions@bridgewater.edu.

Register for the Reception

2019 Virginia Beach Area Reception

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2-4 p.m.
Registration period closes Sunday, February 17, 2019

Reception at Chick’s Oyster Bar, Virginia Beach, VA

Meet with a current student to get their input about campus life, talk with representatives from the Office of Admissions, speak with a professor to learn about academics, talk with an alum to hear their experiences about life after college and, most importantly, meet some of your future classmates!

This is a casual event that we are hoping you and your family will attend! There will be light refreshments provided. For answers to other questions you may have contact admissions at 540-828-5375 or admissions@bridgewater.edu.

Register for the Reception

2019 Roanoke Area Reception

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2-4 p.m.
Registration period closes Sunday, February 17, 2019

Reception at Billy’s Restaurant, Roanoke, VA

Meet with a current student to get their input about campus life, talk with representatives from the Office of Admissions, speak with a professor to learn about academics, talk with an alum to hear their experiences about life after college and, most importantly, meet some of your future classmates!

This is a casual event that we are hoping you and your family will attend! There will be light refreshments provided. For answers to other questions you may have contact admissions at 540-828-5375 or admissions@bridgewater.edu.

Register for the Reception

2019 Richmond Area Reception

Sunday, March 17, 2019
2-4 p.m.
Registration period closes Sunday, February 17, 2019

Reception at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Richmond, VA

Meet with a current student to get their input about campus life, talk with representatives from the Office of Admissions, speak with a professor to learn about academics, talk with an alum to hear their experiences about life after college and, most importantly, meet some of your future classmates!

This is a casual event that we are hoping you and your family will attend! There will be light refreshments provided. For answers to other questions you may have contact admissions at 540-828-5375 or admissions@bridgewater.edu.

Register for the Reception

Summer Visit: May – August

Summer is a great time to get a “first glimpse” of Bridgewater College. Schedule a visit to meet with an admissions counselor where you will gain insight into the admissions process, academics, financial aid and student life. Bring your questions and we will have answers for you. A tour of campus is included and the entire visit takes about 90 minutes.

We encourage summer guests to come back for a second visit when school is in session to experience Bridgewater when it’s in full swing.

Appointment times:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. (The admissions office will close at noon on Fridays)

To schedule a summer visit, call the admissions office at 800-759-8328 or email us at admissions@bridgewater.edu.

Take a Virtual Tour

Can’t make it to campus? Or want to take a look around right now and see what it’s like before you visit? Check out our online virtual tour and see for yourself what BC has to offer. The tour is available in multiple languages – English, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.