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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Bowie State University (BSU)! Your college career begins when you sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO), a three-part program designed to help you get started at BSU. During NSO, we work to help you get familiar with the campus; test your reading, writing and math skills and help you select your first classes.
 

In short, this three-part orientation program consists of:

  • University Testing Services, the first part of your orientation experience. Placement testing is mandatory for all new freshman and transfer students without college-level math and English. For more information, contact Ms. Nedra Mahone: 301-860-3295 or TestingServices@bowiestate.edu.
  • Academic Advising Center, the second part of your orientation. This office will direct you to advising and help register for classes. For more information, contact Dr. Yvette C. Galloway: 301-860-4072 or AdvisingBSU@bowiestate.edu.
  • Discover BSU, the third and final part of your orientation experience. Here you will receive a campus tour, eat lunch, receive your campus ID card and receive information on campus resources such as financial aid, student accounts, campus safety, clubs, organizations, etc. For more information, contact Ms. Tamisha Ponder at 301-860-4406 or DiscoverBSU@bowiestate.edu.

Freshman Student Orientation


  • Thursday, January 21  - 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    For Placement Testing, please go to the Center for Learning and Technology, room 104.  [#16 on map]
    Parking Lot C or D   [#16 on map]
  • Friday, January 22  - University will be closed due to weather conditions
  • Monday, January 25 – Thursday,  January 28 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For Placement Testing, please go to the Center for Learning and Technology, room 104.
    Parking Lot C or D   [#16 on map

Once you have taken your placement test, please report to the Advisement Center in the Thurgood Marshall Library, room 082.

For more information, contact 301-860-3271 or TestingServices@bowiestate.edu.

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Transfer Student Orientation


  • Thursday, January 21  - 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For Placement Testing, please go to the Center for Learning and Technology, room 104.
    Parking Lot C or D   [#16 on map]
    For advisement, please go to Advisement Center in the Thurgood Marshall Library, room 082.
  • Friday, January 22  - University will be closed due to weather conditions

  • Monday, January 25 – Thursday, January 28  8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For Placement Testing, please go to the Center for Learning and Technology, room 104.
    Parking Lot C or D   [#16 on map]
    For advisement, please go to Advisement Center in the Thurgood Marshall Library, room 082.

For more information, contact Dr. Yvette C. Galloway: 301-860-4072 or advisingbsu@bowiestate.edu.

Register