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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Bowie State University (BSU)! Your college career begins when you sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO), a three-part program designed to help you get started at BSU. During NSO, we work to help you get familiar with the campus; test your reading, writing and math skills and help you select your first classes.

In short, this three-part orientation program consists of:

  • University Testing Services, the first part of your orientation experience. Placement testing is mandatory for all new freshman and transfer students without college-level math and English. For additional information on the placement exam, please see the University Testing Services website.

  • Academic Advising Center, the second part of your orientation. This office will direct you to advising and help register for classes. For more information, contact Dr. Yvette C. Galloway: 301-860-4072 or
  • Discover BSU, the third and final part of your orientation is designed to assist you with a smooth transition to college. Freshman students will attend either a one-day orientation session or overnight orientation session, while transfer students attend a one-day session. For more information, contact the office at 301-860-4406 or visit the Discover BSU page.

Freshman Student Orientation

To RSVP for Freshman Orientation please contact:

Mr. Lawrence Webb

Transfer Student Orientation

To RSVP for Transfer Orientation please contact:

Ms Yetanda Massey