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Commencement Information

 

Here is some important information to know before your graduation:

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Commencement Date and Time

Monday, May 19, 2014, 10 a.m.

Location

Comcast Center on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus. Comcast Center is located on Terrapin Trail, College Park, MD 20742

Attire for Graduation

Black shoes (men and women)

MEN

White shirts and dark ties

WOMEN

Dark dresses or skirt and blouse. No pants.

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BEFORE GRADUATION DAY

Student Clearance Process

There will not be a final clearance letter sent to your BSU email. Instead you will check your status by going to GRADUATION STATUS in Bulldog connection. Once you see that your status has changed to APPROVED, proceed to the Bookstore for regalia and Auxiliary Services for your tickets. Students must be ACADEMICALLY and FINANCIALLY cleared to participate in the ceremony.

Tickets

15

Rehearsal (Mandatory)

MLK Myers Auditorium Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Bring your cap and hood

(For graduates who absolutely cannot attend on Sunday, a small rehearsal will be held Friday, May 16, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in MLK Myers Auditorium)

President's Graduation Reception (Immediately Following Rehearsal)

Student Center, Wiseman Room Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. For graduates and their families.

Campus tours for families 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

RSVP: alumni@bowiestate.edu

 

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ON GRADUATION DAY

Assembly Area for ALL STUDENTS

Comcast Center No family Members in Staging Areas

Assembly Time

8:30am

Honor Cords Latin Honors Academic Recognition

Distributed at check-in Eligible first-time undergraduates only 3.50 GPA - 4.00 GPA 60 credits or more at BSU 30-59 credits at BSU with GPA 3.50 or higher

Official Name Cards

Distributed at check-in at the assembly area

Processional 9:40am.
Program Booklets In the Seats
Photographs - Professional Photographer DO NOT STEP ON THE STAGE TO POSE FOR PICTURES
Diplomas

At the completion of the ceremony diplomas will be distributed at the Comcast Center

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