With a MARC train stop right by campus and plenty of parking, we’re easy to visit. Plan for your trip with the campus map.
Come Visit Bowie State
Established in 1865 as Maryland’s first HBCU, we’re the premier hub for higher education in STEM, business, the arts, and more. Find more fun facts about Bowie State by experiencing campus firsthand on a tour. Plan your trip on this page with the campus map and tour scheduler, or explore online in our virtual tour. You may find that our authentic campus life is your perfect college match.
Request a Small Group Tour (1 to 15 people)
Explore Our Virtual Tour
Whether you’re scrolling nearby or internationally, our virtual tour is a quick and convenient way to get to know our campus. If this is your first time previewing the Bowie State campus, check out the Torch monument. It’s a symbol of our optimistic outlook and unwavering commitment to higher education for all students. Take a bold step toward your own bright future and explore the virtual tour today.
Why Students Love Our Location
I immediately felt at home coming into BSU. Everyone I met had a lasting impression on me, and that’s why I do what I do on campus now!
- Tierra Parker
Perfectly Located Between Baltimore and D.C.
Live among a rich cultural community here at BSU. With traditions in Greek Life, such as the Divine Nine, and career-ready campus organizations, such as the Pre-Law Society and Women in Computer Science club, our campus is buzzing with activity and excitement. Discover the ways students get involved.
Our residence halls provide comfort while you navigate young adulthood. Live among friends in a classic double or level up in the new suites at the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community. You can also let your inner foodie shine at a number of great campus dining spots.
The student services page is our one-stop shop for info about the campus bookstore, disability support services, and more. Some highlights include both the Henry Wise Wellness Center and the LGBTQIA+ Resource Center, the first of its kind ever on an HBCU campus.
Enjoy easy access to the nation's most exciting metropolitan areas. Located in Bowie, Maryland, BSU is conveniently located just east of Washington, D.C., and south of Baltimore.
Travel by Rail
The campus has a train stop on the Maryland Commuter Rail (MARC) Penn Line that runs between Baltimore's Penn Station and Washington's Union Station.
Travel by Bus
Bowie State also is a stop on three Metrobus lines operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: B21, B22, and B27. These bus lines connect the University with the New Carrollton station of the Washington, D.C., Metro subway system.
Travel by Air
The closest airport is the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.