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New Students

Incoming Undergraduate Student

Mission and Services:

The IT Center is here to help! We can help with replacing lost or broken ID cards, changing/resetting passwords, virus scans on computers, facilitating computer repairs, navigating Canvas and/or Google Apps, answering Box questions, getting on the WiFi, and helping install Office 365. But we can also help with the creation and design of digital projects such as WordPress sites, videos, timelines, concept maps, graphs in Excel, and many more.

We are here to ASK, LEARN, DESIGN, AND CREATE!

Here are a few items to help you get started as an incoming undergraduate student at Bridgewater College:

MyBC:

MyBC is the "hub" of information for students. You can check your email from MyBC, look at your class schedule, get access to Student Planning, and read about upcoming events on campus, as well as many more things (Note: the link to MyBC can also be found at the top right corner of nearly college owned web pages).

https://mybc.bridgewater.edu/

To change and/or reset your password:

To change or reset your Bridgewater password, please go to https://mypassword.bridgewater.edu/

New passwords cannot contain your name or parts of your previous password. Passwords need to be 8-15 characters long with a special character, number, and/or upper case letter.

Student Device Requirement: BYOD Policy:

Bridgewater College has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for students. The College provides Microsoft Office for both PC and Macs free of charge. Virtual computer labs have been created for students to access the campus core software, such as Mathmatica and SPSS. Here is more information regarding the BYOD policy and purchasing guide:

https://bridgewater.box.com/s/9kyn57p3i3rgwjrutgbvswpe7x6j2ojx

Wired and Wireless:

Wireless is provided to all students, faculty, and staff on campus. BCSecureWiFi is our secure network for your personal laptop, tablet, and/or smartphone. BCWifi is our network for gaming devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, and guests.

https://bridgewater.box.com/s/iv7d5ass1dztmr12p61cip9isxq3zfil

(Note: Students without a laptop or wireless device can purchase a network cable from the IT Center to connect to the wired network jack in each room. If there is the need for two computers to be connected to the wired network jack in the room, please contact the IT Center to be issued a network splitter.)

Akademos:

Akademos is the online textbook store where you will find out what textbooks have been adopted for courses.

https://bridgewater.textbookx.com/institutional/index.php

Smart TVs will need to be connected to BCWiFi by registering your device. You will need to provide the MAC address (or WiFi address) for your smart TV when you register.

https://bridgewater.box.com/s/iv7d5ass1dztmr12p61cip9isxq3zfil

Gaming Systems:

Gaming systems will need to be registered through BCWiFi network by going to ClearPass Device Registration. You will need to provide the MAC address (or WiFi address) of your system when you register.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kotqEUN5Uk

WEPA Printing:

On campus, there are printing kiosks called WEPA, Wireless Everywhere Print Anywhere. With WEPA, you have the ability to print to any of these kiosks for a fee from any device with the appropriate app or driver installed. There are 14 different stations throughout campus in several different buildings. Funds for printing can be added to your WEPA account through the website or at any of the kiosks.

Additional information on WEPA can be found here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWklGQ7sSV8&t=1s
https://bridgewater.box.com/s/1kmovbo4vnhuvn4v4eljlj7tt23h6f7b
https://bridgewater.box.com/s/4pmcz7qny4de4hhi53f4s18k76zyqfuc

I.D. Cards:

Lost or broken ID cards can be replaced at the IT Center in Bowman Hall 200 between the hours of 8:00-4:30, Monday through Friday.

https://bridgewater.box.com/s/ou63h0qm31nwqt0dnb0tgjvet90l7kcl

Free Office 365:

Microsoft Office 365 is available for free installation on up to 5 devices for Bridgewater College students, staff, and faculty for PCs and Macs.

https://bridgewater.box.com/s/hzwxrb6t3xe4yhozdpcj4l1419eyc3zy

BOX:

Box gives you unlimited cloud storage and the ability to access your files from any device with Wifi connection and the Box app install on smart phones and tablets. Collaboration is easily done through file and folder sharing and the integration with Office Online. Box is another great option for backing up files.

https://wp.bridgewater.edu/instructionaltechnology/box/

https://bridgewater.box.com

Google Drive:

Google Drive is one of the cloud storage options available to students. Individual files or folders can be shared through Google Drive. Google Drive is also a good option for backing up files.

Additional Questions?

Please contact us. We are here to HELP!
IT Center
200 Bowman Hall
Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30
540-828-5380
help@bridgewater.edu
828-HELP (4357)