THINGS TO KNOW IN ADVANCE TO HELP YOU PACK AND PLAN
Where Should I Go When I First Arrive on Campus?
When you arrive on campus, you should check in at the Dunn Conference Rooms in Crimson Hall. To familiarize yourself with the campus, please view the campus map. Please note that all of our conference activities will take place in the (1) Dunn Conference Rooms in Crimson Hall, and (2) East Campus Commons. Further directions are providing on the Traveling to NRCCFPP page.
Where Should I Park?
When you arrive on campus, you will need to park your car in the Lower Great Hill parking lot located on East Campus Road, across from Dunn Conference Suite/Crimson Hall. This is the closest parking lot to the buildings and rooms utilized during the conference. Conference attendees bringing a car to campus will need a parking pass, which are available at the registration desk in the Dunn Conference Center lobby. Please indicate whether you need a temporary day pass or an overnight pass, as the codes on each are different.
How Should I Dress?
All conferences that are held in the summer seem to be either too hot or too cold. Ours is no exception! We recommend that you dress in layers. In some rooms last year we had individuals wearing wool shawls - in July. In others, when the late-day sun hit, we were increasing the AC.
The temperature in the residence hall can be very chilly. Please bring night clothes that are well-suited for chilly temperatures.
Can I Use the Internet While on Campus?
Bridgewater State University allows guests to log on to their wireless Internet service as a guest. To learn more about this, please visit this link. Guests will also be able to utilize the Moakley Computer Lab on campus. Guest IDs and directions will be included in the conference packet.
Can I Make Photocopies on Campus?
We are unable to accommodate any requests to make photocopies while on campus.
Where Can I Exercise While on Campus?
Bridgewater has an outstanding fitness center and clean, spacious locker rooms. Conference attendees can use the facility for $5 a day. You can click here to view the facilities. The Bridgewater State campus and the town of Bridgewater are also wonderful and safe places to walk and run/jog during daylight hours.
What if I am Staying on Campus?
Individuals who select to stay on campus will be provided with sheets, 1 blanket, and 1 towel. Individuals will need to bring all other conveniences and supplies with them. It is highly recommended that at a minimum, individuals bring their own toiletries, an extra towel (or 2), and an extra blanket; (the rooms can be cold, even in summer).
Where Do I Eat in Bridgewater?
The town of Bridgewater has a few restaurant
options within walking distance from the University. There are more within
driving distance. A list of restaurants will be placed in all
conference folders; also, follow this link for more information on dining in
the Bridgewater area. We have tried to minimize the need for eating out.
The general conference fee includes dinner on July 19, breakfast and lunch
on July 20, and breakfast and lunch on July 21.
What if I am Going to the Dinner at East Bay Grille in Plymouth, MA?
In 2012, conference attendees can dine together at East Bay Grille on the waterfront in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. A school bus will transport conference attendees from Bridgewater State University to Plymouth. We will have a couple of hours for dining, followed by 30-45 minutes for exploration in Plymouth. In previous years, conference attendees have visited Pilgrim Memorial State Park, which is home to Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims landed in 1620 and an outdoor replica of the Mayflower- the ship on which the Pilgrims traveled. Others visited shops or indulged in some ice cream. We hope that you will join us for this evening's event. Please visit the Conference Fees page to view the cost.