Alumni Services & Benefits

The Bridgewater Alumni Association (BAA) welcomes all graduates and former students of the university as members. If you count yourself among our more than 75,000 alumni, you'll find that membership has its privileges, including:

Membership as a BSU alumnus/a is automatic and free, upon graduation from Bridgewater.

The Bridgewater Alumni Association is its own nonprofit organization that is structurally separate from Bridgewater State University and exists solely for the benefit of BSU. A small group of alumni form the association's leadership board. The BAA board meets regularly to produce programming that:

  • Provides news about the university and its graduates
  • Organizes and encourages reunions
  • Awards scholarships to students and supports faculty teaching and research
  • Honors the accomplishments of its members and the university faculty
  • Offer philanthropic support to the University

Annually, the BAA holds a public meeting as well as hosting the Alumni Awards Dinner.

The Career Services Office continues to be a resource for alumni beyond graduation. If you would like a resume review, mock interview, or need general career advice, they can help!

In addition, you can help both students and alumni as an Alumni Mentor by volunteering to share your experiences. Contact the Career Services Office (508) 531-1328

Career Services also provides the content and job data for our online Career Opportunities

“Get on the Money” with SALT

Having trouble keeping track of all your student loans?
Want to learn the best way to decrease those payments?
Wish you had an expert to talk with about these decisions?

As a BSU alum, you have access to expert student loan counselors to help answer these questions. And here’s the best part: These services will never cost you anything.

SALT can provide you with advice and guidance on:

  • Locating your student loan information.
  • Understanding your loan payment options.
  • What to do if you’re struggling to make payments.
  • Using deferment or forbearance to postpone repayment.
  • Whether loan consolidation is right for your situation.

What Is SALT?

SALT was created by American Student Assistance® (ASA), a nonprofit organization, to financially empower college students and alumni. Get in touch with a loan counselor if you need help managing your student loans—and be on the lookout for more information about SALT!

Contact a SALT Loan Counselor

When you have questions, SALT can answer them—with a real, live person. You can reach a SALT loan counselor at 877.523.9473 (toll-free) or loanhelp@saltmoney.org.

SALT also offers other resources, such as managing your finances and finding a job. Get started at www.saltmoney.org/bridgew.

All alumni receive discounted tickets to shows at the award-winning Family Performing Arts Center! Previous shows have included Seussical the Musical, Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast.

Details and Tickets

The BSU bookstore sells a variety of university-branded merchandise. Alumni receive a discount during major university events such as Homecoming and Commencement. Visit the bookstore on campus inside the East Campus Commons or online.

Need a transcript? It's easy! Create an account and you'll get your transcripts digitally within hours for just $7.50!

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All degree-holding alumni from Bridgewater are eligible to purchase a membership to the state-of-the-art, Thornburg Fitness Center. Please visit the fitness center to verify alumni status and obtain authorization for usage. Once you receive authorization, the next step is to obtain a BSU Connect Card from the connect card office located on the ground floor of the Hunt Building. The final step is to fill out a membership application and a physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q).

Payment for membership fees can be made with personal check, Discover, Visa, or Master Card.

    • Annual Fee - $275.00 and is valid from September through August
    • Semester Fee - $125.00 and is valid from January through May
    • Summer Session - $50.00 per summer session, full summer - $100.00

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Alumni who have obtained a Connect Card are also able to use the swimming pool.

Liberty Mutual has partnered with Bridgewater State University to offer alumni special savings on quality auto and home insurance*. And with benefits such as Multi-Policy Discount, Personal Property Replacement**, and 24-Hour Claims Assistance, you’ll worry less and save more. Call 1-888-657-2145 or visit Liberty Mutual to learn more or get a free quote. 

*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.**Optional coverage.

Getting married? Request a free pennant or banner (based on availability) to use in a photo with your fellow Bears!

Did you know the Executive Director of South Shore Young Professionals is a BSU alum? Kaitlyn Litchfield '06 would like to encourage you to expand your professional horizons, learn the important skill of networking, and create valuable resources/relationships all while having fun!

South Shore Young Professionals has existed since 2008, serving young professionals who wish to build successful careers and well-balanced lives in Southeastern Massachusetts.

In Kaitlyn's words, "I wish something like this had existed while I was in school. It's an incredible opportunity for students and alumni. Networking is such an important skill and tool for success, and that's what we focus on." Kaitlyn has also attended Career Services functions on campus that focus on building networking skills, such as the annual Mocktail Party.

For just $50, BSU alumni can become members of SSYP, which includes free admission to most events, access to an online member/business directory, a free subscription to Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, and affiliation with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. Get further information on membership and what it includes, or register here.

SSYP membership also makes a fantastic gift for a new graduate!

Bridgewater Magazine is published twice a year by the university and is mailed to all alumni free of charge.You can also read past editions online.

Have news or successes to share? Submit a note for the magazine.

American Insurance Administrators offers a variety of term life and health insurance plans for Bridgewater alumni. To learn more visit the BSU Alumni Insurance Program website or call 800-922-1245. Proceeds from this program go toward the Alumni Association's Margin for Excellence Fund.

USI Affinity offers discounted life insurance through The Alumni Insurance Program®. Assess your coverage needs with their free life insurance check-up and get an instant online quote to learn how economical it may be to protect the ones you care about most.

Alumni have the opportunity travel with Bridgewater students and professors. To find out more about the International and Travel Abroad programs please visit http://www.bridgew.edu/study-abroad/.

For questions regarding any of the trips, please call 508.531.6183, email studyabroad@bridgew.edu or visit the Office of Study Abroad in the Minnock Center for International Engagement, at the Davis House, 25 Park Terrace.

Alumni may use the Clement C. Maxwell Library at BSU by presenting their Alumni Association card. You may use books, periodicals and reference materials in the library. Limited borrowing privileges are also available.

Fretting about your finances? Student loans? Job prospects?

You will be pleased to know that BSU has arranged an exciting new benefit for you to enjoy as a member of the alumni community.

We are offering you this benefit through a partnership with SALT, a program created by American Student Assistance – a highly respected, nonprofit source of financial education. It is part of our ongoing commitment to helping you achieve and enjoy financial wellbeing. SALT will help you manage your student loans, find your dream job, and even start saving. It helps you get money smart—and will always be free for our alums. Always.

Activating your SALT membership allows you to take advantage of many member-only features, including:

  • Interactive money management tools that show you how to take control of your finances.
  • My Money 101—a self-paced, online resource that teaches you practical money management strategies for budgeting, credit cards, banking and more.
  • A loan repayment tool that helps you to navigate and better understand your federal student loan repayment options.
  • Loan advice from SALT’s expert counselors.

We hope you take advantage of this free resource. Activate your account now by visiting www.saltmoney.org/bridgew.