COVID-19 Update

Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes have shifted to a hybrid model, with in-person and online instruction.

What to Bring

Start Packing for BSU

Each room includes a bed, desk, chair, closet and dresser. We encourage you to coordinate with your roommate to decide who will bring which shared items like TVs or stereos. 


  • Pillows 
  • Comforter 
  • Extra Blankets
  • Mattress cover and topper
  • XL twin sheets 

Personal Care 

  • Medication 
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Wash cloths and towels 


  • Desk lamp 
  • Minifridge (no larger than 4 cubic feet)
  • Surge protector/power strip
  • 24’ TV, speaker, other electronics 

Cleaning supplies 

  • Broom and dustpan 
  • Disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, etc.
  • Small trash can and trash bags 


  • Attire for all seasons 
  • Hangers 
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry supplies, laundry bag 


  • Photo ID/State ID 
  • Insurance cards
  • Health records and other important identifying documents you may need in the case of an emergency 
  • List of emergency contacts
Microfridge Rental

While microwaves are not permitted, students may purchase an energy star approved microfridge or rent one from:
My Fridge Rental Company

Renters' Insurance
Bowie State University is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. Please review your parents or guardians’ homeowners’ policy. You can also purchase insurance from College Student Insurance Agency, Inc. or National Student Services, Inc.

College Student Insurance Agency, Inc.
316 Maxwell Rd., Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30009

National Student Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2137 Stillwater, OK 74076