COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes are following a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction.

Bulldog Scholars Academy


 The 2020 Bulldog Scholars Academy has been canceled due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. We look forward to resuming operations in 2021.

Students who registered and paid for the 2020 academy will receive refund checks in the mail. Please direct questions to

Bulldog Scholars Academy (BSA) is a six-week, residential, pre-college experience for first-time freshmen. Designed to ignite love for learning and build strong academic foundations, Bulldog Scholars Academy provides students with the opportunity to earn six credits toward graduation. Here is a snapshot of the summer experience: 

Academics: Students enroll in a Studio, which consists of two college-level courses, paired to explore a particular topic or theme. BSA staff will help students select the best Studios for the majors.

Co-curricular Activities: To provide context for learning and offer students an opportunity to explore their roots, Bulldog Scholars Academy travels to historical landmarks, which may include Trail of Enslaved Africans, Virginia and Harriet Tubman National Monument, Maryland. 

Extracurricular Activities: The summer will be packed with fun and inspiring activities. Last year scholars participated in team building activities, intramural sports, outdoor adventures, fitness classes, and much more. 

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