UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
The setting of the University has much to do with its special atmosphere. The serenity of the campus offers students a chance to study in an environment free from distractions. A mixture of classic Georgian and contemporary architecture, the twenty-one (21) buildings on campus include facilities that house academic and instructional programs, residential and auxiliary support services, and administrative and support activities. Nine (9) buildings provide space for instructional activities and offices for professional staff.
The Center for Business and Graduate Studies is three story masonry, dedicated, undergraduate, and postgraduate teaching facility with high quality interaction space for hands-on learning and pedagogical research. It was completed in 2007 and is located on the left at the main entrance to the campus. The facility currently houses the College of Business and the Graduate School.
The Computer Science Building began its life in 2002 as a “state of the art” facility that houses instructional, laboratory, and research spaces for Computer Science. It also houses instructional space for the Department of Mathematics, the Bowie Satellite Operations and Control Center, and the PRISEM Center.
Fine and Performing Arts Center opened Spring 2012. The Fine and Performing Arts Center features extraordinary resources for students and faculty including specialized art studios for areas like dance, recording, and ceramics; a photography processing lab; an art gallery; and an outdoor sculpture workspace. The 123,000 square-foot building also includes a 400-seat main theatre, a 200-seat black box theatre and a 200-seat recital hall. Spacious classrooms, laboratories and office suites are strategically placed throughout the building to accommodate various faculty and programs.
The Center for Learning and Technology opened August 2000. It is a technology showcase designed to maximize interactions between faculty and students. The Center houses electronically equipped classrooms, interactive lecture halls, computer laboratories, a speech laboratory, and a three hundred-seat auditorium/conference center. The Schools of Education and Professional Studies share the Center for Learning and Technology. The Xseed supercomputer is also housed in the Center.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Communication Arts Center is the largest academic classroom and office facility on campus. First occupied in 1973, this building houses the Samuel L. Myers Auditorium, the Bowie State University Television and Radio stations, lecture halls, classrooms, and several specialized laboratories for programs in the arts, communications, English, foreign languages, music, television, radio, and theatre.
Student Center opened in 2013 and has since substantially enhanced the quality of the campus experience. The new center includes an expanded game room, a new bookstore and diverse eating options. Also included are the offices for student life, student government, and meeting rooms. In keeping with the university’s commitment to sustainability, the center has received the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for demonstrating environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The university is the first historically Black institution to receive LEED Gold recognition for student center..
Thurgood Marshall Library was occupied in 1977. The building was designed to house a collection of 270,000 bound volumes and to seat over 1,000 patrons. In addition to general reading and service areas, there are twenty-two (22) small private rooms for student research, studying, and other academic uses. Two large display areas, one on each side of the main entrance are home to special pieces of art work and historical artifacts for Bowie State University. The renovated basement of the Library provides additional computer laboratories, instructional laboratories, media capabilities, and classrooms for students and faculty. Thurgood Marshall Library houses the Division of Information Technology.
Leonidas James Physical Education Complex is designed to accommodate students enrolled in physical education courses, as well as indoor intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic activities of the University. First occupied in 1973, this facility features a triple-court gymnasium, an exercise room, eight handball courts, and an eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool. Spectator areas provide seating for 1,831 in the gymnasium and 196 in the pool area.
Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing building provides state-of-the-art laboratories and support areas for the departments of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing. Additionally, the facility houses classroom/lecture space. The Facility was constructed in 2017.
Charlotte B. Robinson Hall was originally constructed in 1960 as a laboratory elementary school. The building is currently being used to house a small number of classrooms, the newly created Office of Faculty Research, and several administrative offices.
The residence halls are Lucretia Kennard, Dwight Holmes, Towers, Harriet Tubman, Goodloe Apartments, Alex Hayley, and Christa McAuliffe Residential Complex. Students must meet special residency requirements to reside in Goodloe Apartments, Alex Hayley, and Christa McAuliffe. Alex Hayley houses the University’s resident honors students.
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