COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations. Students, faculty & staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption to return to campus in the fall.

 Bulldog Scholars Academy

Frequently Asked Questions


What is covered in the free BSA '21 experience?

Bulldog Scholars Academy provides instruction, room, board, supplies, extracurricular activities, and events. 

Should I sign up for New Student Orientation and Academic Advising?

Yes, the University will send admitted students details about registering for New Student Orientation and Academic Advising. Select dates that do not conflict with your desired BSA session.

What COVID-19 restrictions apply to BSA?

Bulldog Scholars Academy will follow Bowie State University's COVID-19 guidelines, including testing schedules and health and safety protocols. BSA staff and participants will be tested weekly for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. For more information on University guidelines, please visit the University's Coronavirus updates page.

Is the COVID-19 vaccination required for BSA participants and staff?

No. A COVID-19 vaccine is not currently required for Bulldog Scholars Academy participants and staff; however, it is strongly encouraged. Please note that all Bowie State University faculty, staff, and students are required to be vaccinated before the start of the fall 2021 semester. Click here to learn about fall 2021 vaccine requirements. 

I am fully vaccinated. Am I still required to take weekly COVID-19 tests while in BSA?

Yes, regardless of vaccination status, all BSA participants and staff are required to adhere to Bowie State University COVID-19 health and safet protocols, including weekly testing. As we increase out return to in-person learning, it is critical that we maintain the highest standards possible and remain vigilant in reducing the spread of the Coronavirus and its variants. 

May I live off campus?

All participants are required to live on campus. The residential experience is an important aspect of the Academy. Living on campus gives you an opportunity to exercise independence, manage time, bond with classmates, and utilize campus resources.

Am I permitted to keep a car on campus?

Participants are not permitted to keep a car on campus. Violators risk being ticketed or towed.

Are visitors permitted on campus during Bulldog Scholars Academy?

We ask that you do not invite guests to campus. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are asking all students and residential staff to remain on campus for the duration of the session and restrict contact to program participants. 

May I leave campus while the Academy is in session?

Participants are required to remain on campus while Bulldog Scholars Academy is in session. We respectfully ask participants to schedule doctor's appointments and other activities on dates that do not conflic with the Academy.

I have a disability. Will the Academy provide accommodations?

We provide reasonable accommodations for students who have registered with the Office of Disability Support Services.