July 15, 2021
Bowie State University came back to life this week with the scheduled return of some 400 staff persons to offices across the campus. Your presence is the first step to end low-density operations and return the university to normal operations for the fall semester. We look forward to the return of faculty and students in August.
Report Vaccination to Win Free Parking
Upload you vaccination record NOW to be entered into a weekly drawing for free parking for the academic year. Drawings will be held each Monday through Aug. 2. Students, faculty and staff are eligible. Proof of completed vaccination should be uploaded to the Wellness Patient Portal
Vaccination Compliance Dates
Aug. 1 - Deadline to submit a request for vaccination exemption
Aug. 9 - Last date to get second vaccine shot or one-dose shot to be eligible for housing move-in beginning Aug. 20 and faculty return the week of Aug. 23. Vaccination if complete two weeks after last dose.
Aug. 30 - First day of class. All students, faculty and staff coming to campus during the fall semester must be fully vaccinated or have been granted an exemption
Current COVID-19 Safety Protocols
While many in the campus community are vaccinated, COVID-19 has not been defeated. The following safety protocols remain in place to provide an added layer of protection.
- Masks are required inside of all BSU buildings (Recommended by CDC for higher education institutions with a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals)
- Masks may be removed outside
- Green badge required for entry to campus, classrooms, residence halls, the Student Center, McKeldin Gym and upon request
Have Questions about the Green Badge process?
Get details on everything you need to know about getting and keeping your clearance badge green. Visit the Green Badge Frequently Asked Questions page in the COVID-19 Health and Safety web section. It provides a description of the badge, all the requirements, and tips for use.
Don’t Miss the Bulldog Family Reunion
The Return of the Bulldogs Staff Reunion on Thursday, July 15, 3-5 p.m. is designed to reignite the energetic interactions that define the BSU campus. Don’t miss the opportunity to join in the food, fun and games with your BSU family on Holmes Quad from 3 – 5 p.m. See you there!If you have questions about the return-to-campus transition, please email email@example.com and monitor the COVID-19 Updates web section for the latest information.