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. 
Remember to bring the following items:
  • Photo ID
  • XL Twin Sheets 
  • Wash Cloths & Towels
  • Pillows
  • Mattress Cover
  • Comforter
  • Rain Gear 
  • Clothes & Hangers (Don’t forget winter clothing)
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Shoes, Slippers & Shower Shoes
  • Toothbrush and Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Grooming Aids
  • Soap/Soap Dish
  • Laundry Bag, Laundry Supplies and Quarters
  • UL Approved Extension Cord/Surge Protector
  • Power Cord
  • Small Lamp
  • Small Trash Can
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Flashlight
  • Snacks
  • Small Refrigerators (no larger than 4 cubic feet)
  • Stereos/Radio Computers TV’s/DVD Player
  • Medication
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Medical Insurance Card and any health documentation records
  • Emergency numbers and contact information
  • Things to make your room feel like home (stuffed animal, pictures, games, plants, etc.)

The following are not allowed in residence halls:

  • Live Pets
  • Halogen lamps Candles/Incense- anything with an open flame
  • Air Conditioners/Space Heaters
  • Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
  • Large Appliances, Toasters, Hot Plates, Toaster Ovens, Crock Pots, George Foreman Grills, Coffee Makers, Blenders, Microwaves, etc.

Mircofridge 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