Countdown to Commencement

Bowie State University is proud of the tenacity our students have demonstrated to get to graduation. This milestone symbolizes not just their commitment, dedication, and grit, but the strength of their support system. This accomplishment results from their hard work and the trusted guidance of their community, and the ceremony commemorates their transition from student to alumni. Join us as we honor their dedication to success and witness the newest Bowie State graduates take tomorrow boldly!

  • Friday, May 24, 2024
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Bulldog Stadium


Can’t make it to campus? We’ll be live-streaming the entire event so you can show-out even if you can’t show up. The live stream is available May 24 at 8:30 am.


 Keynote Speaker

Wanda Durant, president of the Durant Family Charitable Foundation

Wanda Durant, affectionately known as “Mama Durant” and mother of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, will be the commencement speaker at Bowie State University’s spring commencement on May 24. 



Important Dates

Add these critical dates to your calendar. Success favors the bold. And the prepared.

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Frequent Questions

Questions about graduation day? Get details on applying, your cap and gown, buying tickets and more.

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Program Book

View this year's program book to preview the ceremony and commemorate the day.

View the Program Book (pdf)