Not to be Ministered unto but to Minister

Bridgewater State University turns 175!

Many of you may not realize that the school you will be attending in the Fall was founded 175 years ago. Bridgewater Normal School was founded in 1840 and consisted of one room in the Town Hall basement; it is now housed in over 38 buildings across 278 acres. Our name has changed over six times, and in 2010 we became Bridgewater State University.  Bridgewater has added several different buildings throughout their time, the newest being George A. Weygand Hall.

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Photo by Karen Callan; University Advancement

This residence hall holds 500 students and offers residential housing communities for students. The newest residence hall features state of the art environmental and technological amenities, helping the campus in its energy efficient efforts. The residence hall is named after one of Bridgewater’s very own alumni George A. Weygand.

Currently, there are close to 11,500 students who call themselves Bears, whether they are undergraduate or graduate students. Including Mr. Weygand, Bridgewater’s alumni live in all fifty states and some that are scattered throughout the continents.

For more information about the 175th anniversary, check out the 175th celebration page!

What residence hall would you like to see highlighted next week?

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