IT Information for New Undergraduate Students

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


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 on nearly all college-owned web pages).

To change and/or reset your password:

To change or reset your Bridgewater password, please go to

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:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 smartphones 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.

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.

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