Campus Life

Explore Life as a Bowie Bulldog

As a future-focused HBCU, our community is unmatched. You can find your passion and take meaningful steps toward achieving your dreams. We encourage you to explore our community threads and experience what it is like to be surrounded by students who just get it. 

On top of extraordinary academics, Bulldogs transform their passion projects to resume-building stepping stones through clubs and creative outlets, including the Pre-Law Society, the Honors Program, Bowie Couture, and New Blerd Order. With the tools to succeed in their hands, Bulldogs find a home away from home right here on campus.

What’s It Like Living at Bowie?

Planted between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., our campus is peacefully offset from the bustle of these great cities while still a quick transit ride away. Between classes, you can take mindful breaks at the Patuxent Research Refuge, go shopping nearby at Bowie Town Center, get delicious takeout, or stay in for a movie night. 

 Housing and Dining

As a Bulldog, you’ll have a variety of residence hall options to choose from, including traditional rooms and our new suites in the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community. 

Surrounded by friends and amazing food, it’s no wonder that students can be found hanging out and studying up until the late hours any day of the week. Discover Bowie State dorms and dining for more details. 

What Students Love About Campus

I have made a lot of great friends and learned a lot of lessons. The family dynamic at Bowie State University is very comforting.

- Amya Foster

 Amya Foster

Find Out How to Get Involved at Bowie State

When it comes to student activities, Bulldogs have it all – Circle K volunteering, team sports like softball and basketball, historic Greek Life organizations, and more. Get to know our variety of student activities below to see where your bold ideas can take you.

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Health and Wellness

Helping you balance self-care, mental health, and physical wellness is a top priority at Bowie State. We know that college comes with many changes, so we help you make a smooth transition into young adulthood by providing plenty of support for your holistic health. Learn more about on-campus support here.

Signature Events

When you join us at Bowie State, you’re with friends you can call family. Among the great events we host each year, some of the most well-loved are Homecoming and the annual CIAA Tournament. Read on to discover our traditions and what it means to be a Bulldog.



    Come together with peers and alumni to celebrate Homecoming at Bowie State. Stay for the game, watch the crowning ceremony, and cheer on the Bowie State royal court.


    Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament

    Each year, we host a packed week full of events leading up to the Men’s and Women’s CIAA Basketball Tournament. Take a break from studying to enjoy family-fun competitions, mingle with alumni, and show some love to the Bulldogs.

Campus Safety

The BSU Campus Police work around the clock to keep students safe and secure. We keep students up to date on any campus happenings through instant text and email alerts. Learn more about our campus safety initiatives here.