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Commencement Information

Here is some important information to know before your graduation:

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER


Commencement Date and Time


Monday, May 19, 2014, 10 a.m.


Location


Comcast Center on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.
Comcast Center is located on Terrapin
Trail, College Park, MD 20742

http://www.umterps.com/travel/comcast-directions.html


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


There will not be a final clearance letter sent to your BSU email.
Instead you will check your status by going to GRADUATION STATUS in Bulldog connection. Once you see that your status has changed to APPROVED, proceed to the Bookstore for regalia and Auxiliary Services for your tickets. Students must be ACADEMICALLY and FINANCIALLY cleared to participate in the ceremony.


Tickets


15


Rehearsal (Mandatory)


MLK Myers Auditorium
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Bring your cap and hood

(For graduates who absolutely cannot attend on Sunday, a small rehearsal will be held Friday, May 16, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in MLK Myers Auditorium)


President's Graduation Reception

(Immediately Following Rehearsal)


Student Center, Wiseman Room
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
For graduates and their families.

Campus tours for families 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

RSVP: alumni@bowiestate.edu

 

 
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ON GRADUATION DAY


Assembly Area for ALL STUDENTS

Comcast Center
No family Members in Staging Areas

Assembly Time

8:30am


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 at the assembly area

Processional 9:40am.
Program Booklets In the Seats
Photographs - Professional Photographer DO NOT STEP ON THE STAGE TO POSE FOR PICTURES
Diplomas

At the completion of the ceremony diplomas will be distributed at the Comcast Center


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