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Bowie State Homecoming Welcomes Alumni, Community

October 3, 2012

(Bowie, Md.) – Bowie State University welcomes alumni and the community to the 2012 Homecoming game when the Bulldogs face off against Virginia State University at Bulldog Stadium Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. Alumni and friends can reconnect during the entire week of Homecoming from Oct. 7-14, celebrating the Bulldog Nation Experience.

Saturday’s festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with a community parade that features area high school bands and BSU student groups, starting at Ruby Tuesday’s in Bowie and ending at Bowie Town Center. Tailgating set-up starts at 9 a.m. at Bulldog Stadium. Premium tailgating plots can be reserved in advance for $15 each. 

The Homecoming concert features hip-hop artists 2 Chainz and French Montana, along with Washington, D.C.-based go-go band Rare Essence, Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6-10:30 p.m. at Bowie BaySox Stadium. Tickets are $25 for BSU students and $35 for the general public. 

Grammy-nominated R&B artist Eric Roberson will headline the free Yard Fest, hosted by radio station and sponsor, WKYS, Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5-9 p.m. at BSU’s Holmes Quad.

Other Homecoming events include:

  • Alumni Dinner Cruise, Aboard the Spirit of Washington with R&B Recording Artist Jon Bibbs
    Thursday, Oct. 11, 7-10 p.m.
    Pier 4 at the intersection of 6th and Water Streets, SW, Washington, D.C.
    Cost: $65 for BSU National Alumni Association members, $75 general

  • BSU National Alumni Association Scholarship Gala
    Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Md.
    Cost: $75

  • Student Fashion Show, Hosted by Actress Lynn Whitfield
    Friday, Oct. 12, 7-10 p.m.
    BSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center, Myers Auditorium 
    Cost: $15 for BSU students, $20 general
  • “Bowie’s Got Talent” Competition, with Celebrity Judge, Grammy-Nominated R&B Artist Ledisi 
    Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8:30-11 p.m.
    BSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center, Myers Auditorium 
    Cost: Free with ticket

 A full Homecoming schedule is listed   


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