Commuter Affairs and Special Programs

Contact Info

For more information, contact Commuter Affairs and Special Programs at 301-860-3809 or Ms. Sharon Glaster B.A.,

Commuter Affairs

Located in the Student Center, the Office of Commuter Affairs and Special Programs supports and advocates for Bowie State University's diverse commuter student population.  The office serves as a resource center for students interested in commuter student involvement on campus, off campus housing information, leadership opportunities, roommate information, transportation and parking information and updates and much more. We also offer opportunities to engage commuter students in co-curricular activities to enhance the overall college experience and connect commuters to campus. 

We realize that commuter students often have varying needs and face unique challenges.  Our vision is to create a voice, representation and presence for commuter students by informing and educating the campus community on these needs and challenges.  Our mission is to increase commuter student involvement, address commuter issues and concerns and bridge the communication gap between on and off campus students. 

Commuter students are encouraged to visit our office in Student Center, Room 3008H to learn more about getting involved on campus and the additional services that we offer.   

Special Programming

Special Programming provides programs and events for all Bowie State University students that are educational, social, emotional, spiritual, culturally diverse, and intellectual in nature.  Some recent events include:

  • Hispanic Heritage Cultural Event
  • HIV AIDS Awareness Events
  • Harvest Festival
  • Casino Day Party
  • Winter Festival
  • Speakers:  Angela Davis, Malik Shabazz, Professor Griff
  • Lecture Series
  • Workshops
  • Student Appreciation Events
  • Leadership Programs

Commuter Student Association

The Commuter Student Association represents the commuter student body at Bowie State University.  The association hosts programs for commuter students and the student body as a whole; such as commuter appreciation events, commuter forums, cultural events, commuter student week, commuter study sessions and commuter workshops.  All commuter students are welcome and encouraged to join CSA!  For membership information please call or visit our office. 

Off Campus Housing

The Office of Commuter Affairs and Special Programs provides an Off Campus Housing Listing for students looking for housing off campus.  If you are currently a Bowie State University student and are looking for off campus housing please contact the Office of Commuter Affairs and Special Programs at 301-860-3809.  You may also contact us by email at  

In addition we also provide the opportunity for individuals to list available housing/properties on our current database. If you are interested in listing your property please contact the Office of Commuter Affairs and Special Programs at 301-860-3809 or email  

Other housing sources: Apartment Guide, Apartment Showcase, Trulia, Christa McAuliffe Residential Community, The EnclaveFox Fire ApartmentsFranklin Park Apartments, Maryland Housing SearchSouthern Management ApartmentsVillages at Montpelier, Villages at Metro, Zumper.

Commuter Services

Below is a brief list of some of the services offered in the Office of Commuter Affairs and Special Programs:

  • Provide commuter student programs and activities
  • Provide roommate information
  • Provide membership information on the Commuter Student Association
  • Serve as commuter student advocates
  • Provide leadership opportunities for commuter students
  • Encourage commuter student involvement
  • Provide parking information and updates
  • Provide room rental information 
  • Provide upcoming campus event information
  • Provide information on clubs and organizations
  • Provide apartment locator information
  • Provide Metro/MARC schedule information Metro bus schedule. MARC train schedule. Metro Pocket Guide. Prince George's County Metro Map.
  • Provide maps of the University.  Campus Map
  • Answer inquiries relating to commuter meal plan