COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations. Students, faculty & staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption to return to campus in the fall.

Important Dates


Hybrid Spring Commencement:
Friday, May 21, 2021, 10 a.m.

Here are some important dates for graduates and their families as they make plans to attend commencement.

Feb. 19, 2021

Deadline to apply for graduation

For both undergraduate and graduate students 

March 10-13, 2021

Senior Portrait Sessions

Visit to schedule an appointment. 

April 5, 2021

Cap and Gown Discount Prices End

Visit the Herff Jones  website to order BSU regalia and other graduation products. Discount prices end April 5.

May 4-11, 2021

Send Messages to Friends, Family & Faculty

Check your BSU email account for instructions from Stage Clip.

May 19, 2021

Mandatory Graduate Registration Deadline

Each graduate can be accompanied by their family members in one car. (One vehicle per family). Graduates must register, even if they plan on attending without guests. Tickets will be sent to the graduates’ Bowie State email accounts and will be scanned upon arrival.

Graduate Registration

May 19-20, 2021

Free COVID Rapid Testing

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. |  Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Nursing

May 21, 2021

Commencement Ceremony

10 a.m.  |  Hybrid Event

May 24-28, 2021

Graduation Clearance

  • 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.  

Please note that all information found on this site regarding the Commencement ceremony is tentative and may be subject to change.