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A=Events that alumni are encouraged to attend

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Legacy Leadership Reception

2 – 4 p.m. | Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing, Beacon Room
University officials will honor alumni who are former student leaders during this special reception and program. Invitation only. Learn more

The V.A.B.E Piano Quartet in Concert

4 p.m. | Fine and Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
The V.A.B.E. Piano Quartet, featuring: Alma Sanford, Everett Williams, and Kevin Allen will perform classical music composed and arranged for two pianos, eight hands. Learn more

OTC Homecoming Pep Rally

8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Arts Center, Auditorium
Let's kick off OTC 2018 at the official Pep Rally. Learn more

Monday, October 8, 2018

DJ Battle 

8 p.m. | Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex
DJs will compete for the chance to DJ for the OTC18 week's events.  Learn more

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bulldog Golf Classic

10 a.m. | The Country Club at Woodmore
Bowie State University presents the 7th Annual Bulldog Golf Classic to raise funds and awareness for the BSU Department of Athletics. Join us at this 18-hole outing on one of the premier courses in the Washington, D.C. region. Learn more

Bowie's Got Talent

7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Arts Center, Auditorium
Students will showcase their talent for a chance to be the opening act at the OTC Concert. Learn more


Wednesday, October 10, 2018


7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Arts Center, Auditorium
Celebrate the official coronation of our Mister and Miss Bowie State, the Royal Court and the campus kings and queens. Reception immediately following. Learn more



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Diversity Fest A

6:30 – 10 p.m. |  Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex
Celebrate the diversity of our campus by learning about other cultures and their traditions through music and dance. Learn more


Friday, October 12, 2018

OTC Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Student Center, Cafeteria

Enjoy your favorite old school music and discounted lunch pricing in appreciation of BSU faculty and staff.

BSU National Alumni Association 30th Annual Scholarship Gala A

7 p.m. | The Westin Annapolis

Join the BSUNAA for a semi-formal gala to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of some of our university's most honorable graduates, featuring live entertainment by the Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band. Learn more


OTC Concert

8 p.m. | Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex

Don't miss this year's concert line-up: Gunna, Money Bagg Yo, G Herbo and Lil Baby! Learn more

Black and Gold Reunion Dance A

9 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Student Center, Wiseman Ballroom

It’s a black and gold celebration. Dress to impress and wear your best “king and queen” attire to this royal affair. Learn more


Saturday, October 13, 2018

OTC Parade A

9 – 11 a.m. | Ruby Tuesday to Bowie Town Center (Macy's)
Help put our Bulldog pride on display through the streets of Bowie. Learn more

Sports Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony Reception

11:00 a.m. | Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing, Beacon Room

The BSU Sports Hall of Fame Alumni Chapter will celebrate the 2018 Sports Hall of Fame Class.  All Hall of Famers and their families are invited to witness the pinning of the newest honorees as they receive their rings. Refreshments will be served. Invitation only. 

Greek BBQ Cook-off

11:30 a.m. | Greek Plots

Come witness the inaugural Greek Life BBQ showdown! Check out Bowie State University’s current Fraternities and Sororities as they showcase their grilling skills for the judges and look to win bragging rights for the year. Hang out with the judges as they journey from plot to plot while sampling and scoring the best BBQ around. Judging starts at 12:30 pm on the Greek Plots. The winner will be announced during the Step Show.

Homecoming Game vs. Virginia State University A

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1 p.m. | Bulldog Stadium
Celebrate Homecoming and cheer on your BSU Bulldogs as they face off against the Virginia State Trojans.  Learn more

Post-Game Alumni Reception A

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing, Beacon Room
Come out to fellowship and connect with your fellow Bulldogs after the Homecoming game. The event is hosted by the BSU National Alumni Association.

Bulldog Nation 5th Quarter A

5 – 11 p.m. | Student Center, Wiseman Ballroom
After the Homecoming game, it’s the after party! Enjoy the rest of the evening with friends from back in the day and build your network for the future. Food and cocktails will be available. (21 and older) Learn more

Step Show

7 – 9:30 p.m. | Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex
Don't miss out on great performances from various fraternities or sororities during this epic Homecoming step show. Learn more

OTC After Party

11 p.m. – 3 a.m. | Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex
After the Step Show, stay for the party! Learn more

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Campus Clean-up & Ice Cream Social

1 p.m. | Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex
Students are invited to join the Climate Commitment Coordinating Committee (C4) and the Office of Greek Life for a campus clean-up and ice cream social to close out Homecoming 2018. Learn more