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Congratulations! Graduation from Bowie State University is a major milestone in your life that is shared by the university community that has been an integral part of your growth and achievement. The commencement ceremony is a celebration with family and friends of your hard work and perseverance that has prepared you for future endeavors.

Winter Commencement

Friday, December 16, 2016, 10 a.m.
Processional starts at 9:40 a.m.
A.C. Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex

Commencement Speaker

Carla Hayden - Librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden is the first woman and first African American to lead the Library of Congress. She was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016 after being nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Visit Link

Our Oldest Alumna

Nina Clarke is a retired educator, author and historian who was the first African-American supervisory resource teacher in the Montgomery County school system. Visit Link