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Traditional Residence Halls

*Building configurations are subject to change.

 Harriet Tubman Hall

Building Type: Tubman Hall is a traditional three-story residence hall with double rooms and community bathrooms and showers
Occupancy: 159 residents 
Gender: Female 
Classification: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors
Staffing: One full-time resident director and five resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility in the basement, air conditioning units in student rooms, and a lounge for studying, programs, and socializing. The lounge, located off the lobby, also includes vending machines and cable TV.

Harriet Tubman Hall opened in 1921 and is the oldest building on the campus of Bowie State University. Named after the leader of the Underground Railroad and heroine to the African American race, this residence hall is known for having a strong sense of community. It currently houses approximately 159 female students. Tubman is very cozy and personal and it cultivates an environment that fosters the development of healthy, well-rounded young women.

 Towers Hall

Building Type: Six-story high rise with double rooms and community bathrooms
Occupancy: 194 residents
Gender: Female
Classification: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors
Staffing: One full-time resident director and five resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include laundry facilities and kitchenettes on alternating floors and a lounge for studying, programs, and socializing. The lounge, located off the lobby, also includes vending machines and cable TV.

Towers Hall has been a part of the Bowie State University campus for 31 years. This building was the home for the main administrative offices of University housing. The First Year Freshman Experience begins in Towers Hall as the residence hall housing the largest number of first-time freshmen female residents. The staff members in Towers Hall work to provide an environment that fosters a smooth transition for students attending college for the first time.

 Dwight Oliver Holmes Hall

Building Type: Traditional three-story residence hall with double rooms and community bathrooms and showers
Occupancy: 124 residents
Gender: Male
Classification: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors
Staffing: One full-time resident director and three resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility on the first floor, air conditioning units in student rooms, and a lounge for studying, programs, and socializing. The kitchen is located on the third floor and includes a small lounge area. The lobby has cableTV and vending machines.

Dwight Holmes Hall was built in 1951 and is the second oldest residence hall on the campus of Bowie State University. Holmes Hall has been an administrative office building and a female residence hall and is now the male residence hall housing many of our male first-year students. The staff of Holmes Hall understands the plight of the African American male and is committed to the academic and personal development of this special population.

 Alex Haley Residential Complex

Building Type: Six-story suite style
Occupancy: 300 residents
Gender: Male and female
Classification: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors
Staffing: One full-time resident director and six resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility, floor lounges and kitchenettes on each floor, and a lounge. The lounge, located off the lobby, is utilized for studying, programs, classes, and also has cable TV. Other amenities include a conference room, computer lab, and the C-Store, Bowie State University's own convenience store.

Alex Haley Residential Complex, constructed in 1994, is a co-ed residence hall. Haley houses primarily first-year students with some floors for upper class students. This facility also houses the Office of Residence Life. The staff of Alex Haley Hall supports and promotes an atmosphere conducive to high academic standards. This environment strives to strongly connect residents and the University departments in order to create and maintain constructive academic relationships.

 Lucretia Kennard Hall

Building Type: Traditional three-story residence hall with double rooms and community bathrooms, and showers
Occupancy: 81 residents
Gender: Male
Classification: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors
Staffing: One full-time resident director and three resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility and vending machines in the basement and the lounge. The lounge is located off the lobby and is utilized for studying, programs, classes, and also has cable TV.

Kennard Hall operated as an administrative facility for Bowie State University. Within the past decade, the building was converted into a residence hall to meet both the growing demand for additional on-campus housing and to replace the loss of other residence halls during the construction of the Center for Learning and Technology. Kennard Hall has housed both male and female residents, but now it specifically houses male students. It is the mission of the Kennard staff to develop goal-oriented, scholarly gentlemen.

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