Discover BSU

JUST ADDED: Information for Parents and Guardians

Experience Campus Life

Discover BSU is the first part of our three-part orientation program where we give you a taste of what life is like on the Bowie State University campus! During Discover BSU, you spend two nights on campus, meet new friends and student leaders, and visit various departments – plus you get free BSU swag.

  • Freshmen will stay overnight on campus for a total of three days and two nights.
    • The orientation fee covers your meals and lodging. You will be billed the orientation fee, along with your tuition. Even if you choose not to attend orientation, the fee will still be assessed.
  • Transfer students will get a one-day orientation, but will not stay overnight.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to find out:

  • What you should bring
  • Other NSO information

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New Student Orientation for Parents & Guardians Only

We have created a special information panel/discussion session just for parents and guardians during New Student Orientation. There will be speakers and representatives from multiple departments at Bowie State University. We hope to answer any questions you may have regarding admissions, financial aid, housing, or any other matter related to your student making a smooth transition to college.

This session will take place immediately after the opening ceremony. It will be held in the Student Center in the Wiseman Ballroom from 4-5:30 p.m.