Commencement Information

Here is some important information to know before your graduation:

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER


Commencement Date and Time


Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 10 a.m.


Location


Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex
Bowie State University


Attire for Graduation


Black shoes (men and women)


MEN


White shirts and dark ties


WOMEN


Dark dresses or skirt and blouse. No pants.


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BEFORE GRADUATION DAY


Student Clearance Process


Print the Graduation Clearance Letter sent to your BSU Email Account (this is required to pick up your regalia from the bookstore). (NEW)

Students must be BOTH ACADEMICALLY and FINANCIALLY cleared to participate in the ceremony. (NEW)


Tickets


4 per graduate (NEW)


Rehearsal (Mandatory)


Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
4 p.m.
Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex

Bring your cap and hood


Distribution of Caps and Gowns

 


Caps and gowns will be distributed in the Bookstore in the Student Center on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NEW)

Students who did not pre-order their regalia will have an opportunity to purchase/pick up a set from the bookstore on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NEW)


Graduation Reception

(Immediately Following Rehearsal)


Student Center, Ballroom (NEW)
For graduates and their families
RSVP: alumni@bowiestate.edu

 
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ON GRADUATION DAY


Assembly Area for ALL STUDENTS

Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex for ALL degree candidates.


Assembly Time 8:30 a.m.


No family members in staging areas


Honor Cords
Latin Honors
Academic Recognition


Distributed at check-in
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


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

Bernadette Dare, Photographer
DAREDigitals, Inc.
301-996-1420


Diplomas


At the completion of the ceremony diplomas will be distributed at the McKeldin Gymnasium for approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the ceremony.


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