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Orientation Information

Welcome to the BC Community! We are excited you’ve decided to attend Bridgewater and are looking forward to seeing you and your family at Summer Orientation.  Prior to registering for your orientation you need to pay you $300 reservation deposit.

New Students Enrolling in the Fall 2020 Semester

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, on 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 sessions which runs concurrent with the student program. The sessions provide an opportunity to meet and hear from campus administrators, faculty, staff and current BC students.

First-Year Students

The First-year Student Summer Orientations are an all day event scheduled for June 18 and 22, 2020.  Register for Summer Orientation.

Transfer Students

The Transfer Student Summer Orientation will last the majority of the day on July 9, 2020.  Register for Summer Orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee for Summer Orientation?

Yes. Food and materials are provided for incoming Bridgewater students and family members

Orientation fees:

  • Incoming BC student: no charge
  • Adults: $25 each
  • 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.