Commencement Information

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Bowie State University welcomes you to our May, 2014 Commencement website, where graduates, family members and the university community may find information about the ceremonies.

These events are not only a celebration of the graduating students' accomplishments at Bowie State University, but also an occasion to acknowledge our joint enthusiasm for their future endeavors. The university recognizes that commencement is a milestone in our graduates' lives and, as such, we strive to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience. The campus-wide ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014. Transcripts with Degree Confer dates will begin going out the week of June 2, 2014.

To apply for May Graduation, students must log in to Bulldog Connection. The extended deadline for May 2014 is Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Important Links

BEFORE GRADUATION DAY

Commencement Date and Time:

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Location

Comcast Center on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus. Comcast Center is located on Terrapin Trail, College Park, MD 20742
http://www.umterps.com/travel/comcast-directions.html

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. Student must be ACADEMICALLY and FINANCIALLY cleared to participate in the ceremony.

Tickets

15

Rehearsal (Mandatory)

MLK Myers Auditorium 
Date: Sunday, May 18. 2014 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Bring your cap and hood
*Bookstore will suspend regalia distribution during rehearsal.

Graduate Reception

Student Center, Ballroom
Immediately following rehearsal
For graduates and their families
RSVP: alumni@bowiestate.edu

ON GRADUATION DAY

Assembly Area for ALL STUDENTS

Assembly time 8:30 a.m.

Comcast Center

No Family Members in Staging Areas

Honor Cords

Latin Honors

Academic Recognition

Distributed at check- in at the assembly area

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

Line-up

1. Graduate Studies
2. Arts and Science
3. Business
4. Education
5. Professional Studies

Processional

9:40 a.m.

Program Booklets

On the seats

Photographs - Professional Photographer

DO NOT STOP ON THE STAGE TO POSE FOR PICTURES

Diplomas

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