COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

Virtual Commencement Celebration


How will you be recognized?

We will honor you as individuals and you’ll be part of a special communal experience online.  We are focused on celebrating you and recognizing the unique mark you made here at Bowie State.  Watch the demo!

It’s all about you!

This year we won’t be able to graduate in the normal way.  However, we want to make things as special as we possibly can for our graduates. While plans for an in-person ceremony this Fall are still under review, that won’t stop us from celebrating your accomplishments this Spring!

Next Steps for Graduates

  1. Caps & gowns are available to order online. Shipping takes 2-4 weeks, so place your order as soon as possible. Products will be available until June 30 for those who wish to have caps and gowns as souvenirs. (The stoles will be on the BSU Bookstore site soon.) 
     Shop online
  2. During the first week in June, graduates will receive a link via email where they can upload photo or short video to include in the ceremony.
  3. Check your email for a Watch Page to share with your family and friends. 
Graduate photo


Spring Commencement: COVID-19 Response
We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the May commencement ceremony as we focus on protecting the health and safety of our students and their families. We know how hard our students have worked to reach this milestone, so we plan celebrate our graduates with a virtual commencement in June. An in-person ceremony later this year is also being considered.