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Bridgewater College - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 190 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
190-acre campus in Bridgewater (population: 3,900), 110 miles from Roanoke
and 130 miles from Washington, D.C. Small airport and train serve Staunton
(20 miles); bus serves Harrisonburg (5 miles); major airport serves
Washington, D.C. School operates transportation to Harrisonburg and
Staunton as needed.


Types of Housing

  • Women's Dorms are used by 55% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 45% of the on-campus students.
  • 91% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 83% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 17% of all students live off campus or commute.
  • On average, 50% of all students are on campus during the weekend.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All unmarried students under age 24 must live on campus unless living with family.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • 67% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus, even to those students of legal drinking age.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance mandatory
  • Honor Code
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • 30% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $600 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are good.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.