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Orientation Information

Welcome to the BC community! We look forward to seeing you and your family at summer orientation!

First-Year Students

First-year students can choose from two different dates for Orientation. Students only need to attend one of these two dates:

First-Year Student Summer Orientation – June 20: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Electronic registration for the June 20th orientation is now closed.  However, you may still attend orientation by registering in person at the help desk in the Kline Campus Center from 7:30-8:30 a.m.. Your $300 reservation deposit must be paid electronically before you arrive on campus.

There is no charge for students to attend orientation; the fee for guests is $25.  This fee will be collected when you register in person.  Checks and credit cards are accepted.

First-Year Student Summer Orientation – June 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register Online

Orientation schedules for students and guests:

Student Schedule

Guest Schedule

Transfer Students

Transfer students must attend the following Orientation session:

Transfer Student Summer Orientation – July 11: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Register Online

Why Attend Summer Orientation?

Summer Orientation is an important first step in becoming a BC Eagle. Every college approaches orientation differently, but at Bridgewater, orientation happens in two parts: Summer Orientation and Fall Welcome Week. At Summer Orientation, you’ll:

  • Learn about BC’s curriculum, campus housing and the resources available to BC students.
  • Meet your new classmates and make some new friends along the way.
  • Start the process to register for your fall courses!

Parents and family members, you are also invited to join us to learn more about what it means to parent a BC Eagle! You’ll attend a separate, formal Family Orientation program that runs concurrent with the student program. The sessions provide an opportunity to meet and hear from campus administrators, faculty, staff and current BC students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee for Summer Orientation?

Yes. Food and materials are provided for all guests.

  • Adults: $25 each (Does not include the BC student)
  • Children 5-12 years old: $10 each
  • Children under 5: Free

What if I am not able to attend any of the sessions?

If you are unable to attend a Summer Orientation session, email us at, and we will connect you with the next steps for your BC transition. Please make every effort to attend one of the orientation sessions.

Can I register for Summer Orientation by phone?

No, unfortunately we are unable to accept phone reservations. Registrations must be completed online.

Does it matter which session I attend?

No, it does not. Both first-year student orientation sessions are exactly the same.