Residence Halls

*Building configurations are subject to change.

Building Type: Tubman Hall is a traditional three-story residence hall with double rooms andcommunity bathrooms and showers
Occupancy: 162 residents 
Gender: Female 
Classification: Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students 
Staffing: One full-time resident director and five resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility in the basement, air conditioning units in student rooms, and a lounge for studying, programs, and socializing. The lounge, located off the lobby, also includes vending machines and Direct TV.

Harriet Tubman Hall opened in 1921 and is the oldest building on the campus of Bowie State University. Named after the leader of the Underground Railroad and heroine to the African American race, this residence hall is known for having a strong sense of community. It currently houses approximately 162 female students. Tubman is very cozy and personal and it cultivates an environment that fosters the development of healthy, well-rounded young women.

Towers Hall

 

TowersBuilding Type: Six-story high rise with double rooms and community bathrooms
Occupancy: 192 residents
Gender: Female
Classification: Freshman
Staffing: One full-time resident director and five resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include laundry facilities and kitchenettes on alternating floors and a lounge for studying, programs, and socializing. The lounge, located off the lobby, also includes vending machines and Direct TV.

Towers Hall has been a part of the Bowie State University campus for 31 years. This building was the home for the main administrative offices of University housing. Currently, it temporarily houses first-time female students. The First Year Freshman Experience begins in Towers Hall as the residence hall housing the largest number of female freshmen. The staff members in Towers Hall work to provide an environment that fosters a smooth transition for students attending college for the first time.

Dwight Oliver Holmes Hall

 

HolmesBuilding Type: Traditional three-story residence hall with double rooms and community bathrooms and showers
Occupancy: 125 residents
Gender: Male
Classification: Freshman
Staffing: One full-time resident director and three resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility on the first floor, air conditioning units in student rooms, and a lounge for studying, programs, and socializing. The kitchen is located on the third floor and includes a small lounge area. The lobby has Direct TV and vending machines.

Dwight Holmes Hall was built in 1951 and is the second oldest residence hall on the campus of Bowie State University. Holmes Hall has been an administrative office building and a female residence hall and is now the male residence hall housing first-year students. The staff of Holmes Hall understands the plight of the African American male and is committed to the academic and personal development of this special population.

Alex Haley Residential Complex

 

alex haleyBuilding Type: Six-story suite style
Occupancy: 318 residents
Gender: Male and female
Classification: Sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students
Staffing: One full-time area coordinator, one graduate assistant, and six resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility, floor lounges and kitchenettes on each floor, and a lounge. The lounge, located off the lobby, is utilized for studying, programs, classes, and also has Direct TV. Other amenities include a conference room, computer lab, and the C-Store, Bowie State University's own convenience store.

Alex Haley Residential Complex, constructed in 1994, is a co-ed residence hall. Haley houses primarily first-year students with some floors for upper class students. This facility also houses the Office of Residence Life. The staff of Alex Haley Hall supports and promotes an atmosphere conducive to high academic standards. This environment strives to strongly connect residents and the University departments in order to create and maintain constructive academic relationships.

Lucretica Kennard Hall

 

kennardBuilding Type: Traditional three-story residence hall with double rooms and community bathrooms, and showers
Occupancy: 78 residents
Gender: Male
Classification: Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students
Staffing: One full-time resident director and three resident assistants
Building Amenities: Hall amenities include a laundry facility and vending machines in the basement and the lounge. The lounge is located off the lobby and is utilized for studying, programs, classes, and also has Direct TV.

Kennard Hall operated as an administrative facility for Bowie State University. Within the past decade, the building was converted into a residence hall to meet both the growing demand for additional on-campus housing and to replace the loss of other residence halls during the construction of the Center for Learning and Technology. Kennard Hall has housed both male and female residents, but now it specifically houses male students. It is the mission of the Kennard staff to develop goal-oriented, scholarly gentlemen.

Christa McAuliffe Residential Community (CMRC)

 

christa mcaulifeBuilding Type: Two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments
Occupancy: 459 residents
Gender: Female and male
Classification: Full-time BSU students who have successfully completed 24 hours of coursework

The Christa McAuliffe Residential Community is more than just a place to live—it's a complete college experience. Activities are frequently planned by the Residence Life staff to make living here the most enjoyable experience ever. Individually leased by the bedroom and designed with you in mind, CMRC offers two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments that are fully furnished and conveniently equipped with full kitchens. Rental fees include furniture, electricity, water/sewer, cable, and Internet. Students interested in obtaining on-campus accommodations in CMRC may visit www.bsu-cmrc.com for more information.

CMRC was named in memory of one of Bowie State University's most famous graduates. In 1986, she stepped from the classroom into history as part of a radical new approach by NASA. Christa McAuliffe was to be the first civilian in space. While her mission on the shuttle ended tragically, her mission as a teacher continues.