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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.

Spring Commencement

Friday, May 17, 2019, 10 a.m.
Processional starts at 9:20 a.m.
Bulldog Stadium
[View Campus Map - location #10]
Please note that all information found on this site regarding the Commencement Ceremony is tentative and may be subject to change.

FREE MARC Train Service Friday

The Penn Line is FREE on Friday, 5/17/19 for riders with a BSU Graduation Ceremony ticket or BSU ID.

Post-ceremony Receptions

  • Holmes Quad
  • Student Center Lawn



Commencement Speaker

Roland S. Martin, Host & Managing Editor, #RolandMartinUnfiltered

Over the course of a journalistic career, Roland S. Martin has interviewed powerful influencers from multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood. Visit Link

Nursing Recognition Ceremony

May 15, 2019 - 6:00-8:00pm

Graduating seniors in the Department of Nursing participate in a special ceremony to recognize their achievements and celebrate their upcoming graduation. Visit Link

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join the Department of Military Science as we commission our latest class to become Officers in the United States Army. Visit Link