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Bridgewater College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Special Collections: Church of the Brethren Collection, Genealogy, Virginiana

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 140,366 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 650 current serial subscriptions.
  • 412,055 microforms.
  • 9,194 Audio/Visual items.
  • 13,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Fred O. and Virginia C. Funkhouser Center for Health and Wellness The Carter Center for Worship and Music

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 176 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 200 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 80% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 60% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 13% of housing units are Triples.
  • 17% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 5% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 21 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 19% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Appearance by Aaron Ruell, "Kip" from Napoleon Dynamite; Debates on Human Cloning and Assisted Suicide; Vienna Boys Choir performance; lecture by Dana Scott, sister of a Columbine victim; lecture by Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU; Cafe Oasis (international food, native dress, and music); Soul Cafe (poetry jam, Valentine's Day auction, musical performances, etc. sponsored by the Black Student Association); Off the Hook (religious groups gather for an evening of worship); Midnight Mardi Gras, BC Idol, Swing and Barn Dance, Homecoming Dance, Homecoming Bonfire; Theater performance of Ibsen's "A Doll's House"
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 75 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi Omega (Eta Upsilon Cast), Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Lambda Pi Eta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Who's Who Nominating Committe, Philomathes Society,
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Athletes in Action, Baptist Student Union, Brethren Student Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Deputation Teams, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interdistrict Youth Cabinet, Student Ministry Council, Student Peer Ministers
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Congress, International Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Choir/Band: Chamber Music Ensembles (Brass, Trombone Quartet, Jazz Combo, Saxophone Quartet, Handbells), Chorale, Concert Choir, Handbell Choir, Jazz Band, Oratorio Choir, Pep Band, Symphonic Band. Community Service: , Alpha Phi Omega, Amnesty International, Council for Exceptional Children, Habitat for Humanity, Student Ambassador Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Service Board, TABOO-The Awareness Building Outreach Organization. Drama: Pinion Players. Government: Honor Council, Student Government. Professional/Academic Organizations: American Chemical Society, Association for Computing Machinery, Family and Consumer Science Club, Forensics Union, French Club, Mass Communications Organization, Mathematics Club, Music Educators National Conference, Physics Club, Pre-Law Society, Pre-Med Society, Psychology Club, Spanish Club, Student Art Association, Student Virginia Education Association. Program: Eagle Productions. Publications: Philomathean (academic journal), Ripples (Yearbook). Radio: WGMB. Special Interest: Day Student Organization, Bridgewater College Poetry Club, Bridgewater Women United, Cheerleading (Athletics Dept. Program), College Republicans, Common Ground (Diversity Awareness), Dance Team (Athletics Dept. Program), Equitation Club, In Step Dance Club (Ballroom Dancing), Orientation Leaders, Outdoorsmen Club, Random Acts of Americana, Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Swim Club, Young Democrats
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Veritas (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Washington, D.C. (125), Staunton (Weyers Cave) (12)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Staunton (20)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Harrisonburg (9)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 77% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 9% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 796
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, honor code






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