New Student Orientation


2023 Fall New Student Orientation (NSO)

We are excited as we approach New Student Orientation! Please complete the following steps and make sure you save the date for your NSO.



Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - Friday, August 25, 2023 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., with optional night activities


Friday, August 25, 2023 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.


Friday, August 25, 2023 from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.





Step 1: Complete the BSU Pre-Orientation

Remember to complete your pre-orientation to learn everything about Bowie State University, including the university's history, academics, resources, culture, and more.

Bowie State Pre-Orientation

Step 2: Download "The Yard: Bowie State University" from your mobile phone's app store

Log in to the The Yard app using your Bulldog Connection username and password.

Step 3: Take Care of Your BSU Business

Visit our Next Steps webpage in order to see what you need to complete before attending NSO (FASFA, housing, payment plans, wellness forms, etc).


If you have any questions, please email for assistance.

Office of New Student Experiences Staff

Thomasina Boardley
Interim Director of New Student Experiences and Student Engagement

Diamond Lyles
Transition Specialist

Khadeja Kourouma
Program Management Specialist  

Roland Reynolds
Program Assistant

Brian Hill
Social Media Onboarding and Retention Specialist