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Homecoming Schedule


Complete Schedule of events

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Legacy Luncheon

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Honor past student leaders and professional staff who have impacted campus life at BSU at the invitation-only Legacy Luncheon awards ceremony.
Location: Ballroom, Student Center

5-7 p.m. (Doors open at 4:15 p.m.)

Celebrate BSU tradition at the official crowning Mr. and Miss Bowie State and the University Court.
Cost: Free with ticket
Location: Myers Auditorium, Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center

Coronation Reception
7 –9 p.m.
Enjoy music and dancing at the reception immediately following the Coronation (invitation only).
Location: Ballroom, Student Center



Monday, October 7, 2013

The Alumni Legacy Artist-in-Residence
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Open daily through Friday, Oct. 11)

Marvel at the phenomenal artwork of the Artist-in-Residence, featuring the premiere of the J. Sidney Sheppard Collection (Class of 1948). The exhibition includes artifacts, memorabilia and historic pieces.
Cost: Free
Location: Goodloe Alumni House

Alumni Volunteer Training and Reception
1-3 p.m.

Reconnect with your school and recruit future Bulldogs as an alumni volunteer with the Office of Admissions. Join the team and learn how to play a major role in attracting new students. All participants will receive comp admission to 5th Quarter.
Location: Center for Business and Graduate Studies, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Bowie’s Got Talent
8-11 p.m.

Watch BSU students showcase their talents and compete for prizes and bragging rights. The winner will perform at YardFest.
Cost: Free with ticket
Location: Myers Auditorium, Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Miss Bowie’s Tea
12-2 p.m.

Ladies, wear your classy attire and celebrate women’s empowerment with your BSU sisters, hosted by Miss Bowie (invitation only).
Location: Ballroom, Student Center

Organizational Fair/Community Day
12-4 p.m.

Get involved in campus life by learning more about BSU’s diverse student groups.
Location: Student Center

Mr. Bowie’s Reception
5-7 p.m.

Learn more about the new Mr. Bowie at this invitation-only reception.
Location: Ballroom, Student Center

Legacy Makers Reception
5-7 p.m.

Enjoy an exhibit featuring historical pieces from the Bowie State University archives.
Location: Special Collections, Thurgood Marshall Library

Bulldog Nation Affair Breast Cancer Awareness Show
8-10 p.m.

Groove to the tunes of local and celebrity artists while observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including R&B/Soul sensations Avery *Sunshine, Algebra Blessett, Q Parker of 112 and up-and-coming Maryland native, Michelyn Cierra. Briclyn Entertainment's First Annual Pink Alive Concert is an event to increase awareness of early prevention and educate men and women about their risk factors.
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Location: Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
9:45 p.m. – Bus 1
10:45 p.m. – Bus 2
1:15-2 a.m. – Return Time
Cost: Free with ticket
Location: Laurel Lanes, 15013 Baltimore Ave Laurel, MD 20707

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Staff-Faculty Casino Lunch
12–2 p.m.

Cost: $3.99 lunch
Location: Student Center

Yard Fest
3-6 p.m.

Enjoy performances by the band, Marlee in the Mixx, and other BSU student and alumni artists at an outdoor concert, sponsored by Verizon.
Cost: Free
Location: Promenade, Student Center

Student Fashion Show
7-10 p.m.

Check out the latest fashion trends and new looks for the millennium, featuring former BET Host, Free, as the MC.
Cost: $10 BSU Students, $15 General Admission
Buy your tickets.
Location: AC Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex

Alumni Dinner Cruise Aboard the National Elite Yacht
8-11 p.m. (Boarding at 7 p.m.)

Dance and mingle with your fellow alumni on a dinner cruise. Dinner, beer/wine and entertainment are included (21 and older).
Cost: $65 BSUNAA Members, Oct. 1, $75 General Admission
Location: National Harbor, 165 Waterfront Street, Fort Washington, Md. 20745


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Comedy Show
7-10 p.m.

Connect with your BSU family at the comedy show, featuring comedian Michael Blackson.
Cost: $15 BSU Students; $25 General Admission (For more information, call 301-860-3793)
Buy your ticket.
Location: AC Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex


Friday, October 11, 2013

Pep Rally
3-5 p.m.

Show your Bulldog pride and cheer on the football team with the Symphony of Soul band, Golden Girls cheerleaders, and a celebrity host.
Cost: Free
Location: Promenade, Student Center

Day Party
5-7 p.m.
Location: Tent at McKeldin Gym

Reunion and Day Party

5-11 p.m.
Cost: Free from 5-6 p.m. $5 before Monday, Sept. 30, $10 after (Purchase tickets online:
Location: The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14 Street, N.W., Washington, DC

BSU National Alumni Association 25th Scholarship Gala
7-11 p.m.

Pay tribute our exceptional alumni leaders, along with the BSU Pan-Hellenic Council and Independent Organizations. The theme is “A Tribute to the Legacy of Service.” Dinner, cash bar and dancing.
Cost: $85 (Reserve your ticket at 301-860-4327)
Location: The Villa, 4060 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, Md. 20705

70's/80's Alumni Party
7 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Reunite with your fellow BSU alumni with food and dancing. Proceeds will support BSU students.
Cost: $40 (21 and older)
Location: Ballroom, Student Center

BSU Concert
9 p.m. - 3 a.m. (Doors open at 8:15 p.m.)

Bowie State hosts a can’t-miss homecoming concert, featuring hip hop artist Meek Mill, along with Lee Mazin, Juicy J, Ace Hood, and K. Michelle.
Cost: $30 BSU Students, $35 General Admission (Call for more information: 301-860-3793)
Buy your tickets.
Location: AC Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bulldog Parade CANCELLED
Due to weather-related concerns, the Bowie State University homecoming parade is cancelled.
9 a.m.
Take pride in your school at the annual parade with the Symphony of Soul band and Golden Girls. Community groups and bands will also perform.
Location: Ruby Tuesday’s to Macy's at Bowie Town Center

Car Show
The car show is postponed until Saturday, Oct. 19.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Check out the hotrods and show cars before the Homecoming game.
Cost: $5 Entrance Fee, $20 Participant Registration
Location: Practice Field

March of the Bulldogs
11 a.m.
The high-stepping Symphony of Soul Band will lead the way through the center of campus to the Bulldog Stadium.
Location: Fine and Performing Arts Center to the Bulldog Stadium

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Set-up at 7 a.m.)
Cost: $15 for premium plots (Register for space)
Location: Bulldog Stadium

Alumni Reunion Tent
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Tent next McKeldin Gym

Homecoming Game

1 p.m.
Football Game vs. Chowan University
Cost: $20 General Admission
Location: Bulldog Stadium

Bulldog Nation 5th Quarter
4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Socialize with BSU alumni from all classes over food and music to celebrate your alma mater. There will be three DJs and cocktails available (21 and older).
Cost: $5 BSUNAA Members, $10 General Admission
Location: Ballroom, Student Center

Step Show and After-Party
7 p.m. - 3 a.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Represent your fraternity or sorority at the step show and after-party with live entertainment.
Cost: $25 BSU Students, $30 General Admission
Buy your tickets.
Location: AC Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Educational Complex



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Alumni Legacy Jazz Brunch, Hosted by the College of Professional Studies
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mellow out with the smooth sounds of jazz over brunch.
Cost: $25
Location: Goodloe Alumni House

Gospel Explosion

3-6 p.m. (Doors Open at 2 p.m.)
Soothe your spirit with gospel music to close out to another eventful Homecoming Week, featuring the BSU Gospel Choir and local artists.
Cost: $5 BSU Students, $10 General Admission
Buy your tickets.
Location: Myers Auditorium, Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center