Welcome Students!

Joe Oravecz

Hello Fellow Bears!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Academic Year and the continuation of your academic life at Bridgewater State University! I sincerely hope your experience is both engaging and beyond your expectations!

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created many challenges and opportunities for you to be a successful BSU student. Returning to campus this fall is a great privilege for all of us. At this time, many undergraduate and graduate students across the globe are not able to be in community on their respective campuses. Accepting the invitation to return comes with serious responsibility. Every one of us will need to do our part in keeping each other and our campus safe and as COVID free as possible during the pandemic. The BSU community stands ready to support your success in this “next normal”. 

The Student Handbook includes many of the policies and procedures that guide student life. As a BSU student and member of this community, it is important that you have a thorough understanding of your rights and responsibilities. Please familiarize yourself with the handbook, the resources available to you, as well as the student conduct processes. You play a vital role in creating a positive and safe environment in which to live and learn.

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is here to support your achievement of academic and personal goals. Please let us know how we may assist you.

I wish you the very best on your journey to a degree!

Best Regards,

Joseph A. Oravecz, Ph.D.
Vice President, Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

  • Bridgewater State University reserves the right to amend, change or update any information, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and the Code of Conduct. If changes are made to the Student Handbook during the academic year, attempts to notify students will be made via “Student Announcements”. New or revised policies and procedures can easily be referred to within the Addenda of the Student Handbook. A copy of this handbook is available in the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management office. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please call 508- 531-1276 or stop by the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management central office, located in Boyden Hall, Room 106.