Newly Enrolled Students

Congratulations on enrolling at the GSSWSR!

Congratulations on your admission to the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research! We are thrilled to welcome you to our community of scholars and advocates. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section below for details on your next steps.

Moodle  BIONIC  Field Education

Frequently Asked Questions


Sign-ups for Q&As and info sessions will be sent via email.

Bryn Mawr College's COVID-19 News and Updates page includes the latest mitigation strategies and links to resources.

Access your Health Center Patient Portal to complete the Graduate/Postbac Student Health Form and view a list of Health and Wellness Center services.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all BMC students, faculty, and staff for 2022-2023. The current requirement includes one booster for all who are eligible. Details are available on the Vaccination Guidelines page.

You will receive instructions to access your Bryn Mawr account via your personal email. Follow the instructions to set up your Bryn Mawr account and email. For help setting up your account, please contact the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu.

Students will be given instructions for registering via email over the summer. Registration information is also shared in Moodle in the GSSWSR Administrative Information For Students shell. You can access Moodle after you have set up your Bryn Mawr account. Course registration will take place in BIONIC once you have received your registration email. 

Orientation Information for Fall 2022 - Stay tuned for details!

General GSSWSR Orientation for Advanced Standing Students
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Schedule TBA

General GSSWSR Orientation
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Prep for Practice for Students Entering Field Education
Thursday, August 25 | Schedule TBA

Student services cover a wide range of topics including career services, writing support, technical support, student groups, student government, and more. For more information, visit the Student Services webpage or the GSSWSR Current Students Information and Resources shell in Moodle.

GPS is an optional preparatory program on transitioning to graduate school that runs in the summer before the fall semester begins. More information about GPS and how to sign up will be made available via email. 

Prep 4 Tech and Prep for Research are both optional short preparatory programs.

  • Prep 4 Tech, available asynchronously to enrolled students via Moodle, offers an overview of technology used and what technical support is available at the GSSWSR.
  • Prep for Research, offered in-person/synchronously during orientation week, is for students entering their first Research course. Sign-ups will be made available by email for students interested in participating.

You will first meet your advisor during Orientation, after which you will be able to schedule individual meetings with them. 

For students entering field: 

Please note that students entering field will receive an email from the Field Education Office shortly after becoming an enrolled student. This email may arrive before your Bryn Mawr account is set up, in which case it will be sent to your personal email address. The steps outlined in the email should be completed as soon as possible.