Bowie State University just cut the ribbon on a multi-million dollar complex that is supporting student entrepreneurship in a very unique way! So many HBCU students are pursuing their own business endeavors, and BSU is providing a state-of-the-art place for them to catapult their careers. Learn more about the new Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community in the Patch article from Jacob Baumgart below.

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Bowie State University cut the ribbon for its new Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community on Wednesday. The $42 million building will house at least 450 students. The complex features modern amenities that intertwine residential luxury and academic resources.

“Today we celebrated the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community’s grand opening marking a historic day for the future of #BowieBOLD student innovation,” the university tweeted. “We’re spreading the entrepreneurial mindset across campus!”

The co-ed dorm touts one- and two-bedroom furnished suites with common living areas. Every floor has a kitchenette and laundry room. A game room, fitness center and conference area are also on site. Multiple TV lounges, a grab-and-go eatery and a makertspace round out the offerings.

Construction was scheduled to begin in February 2020 and finish last month. The development will be home to the university’s Entrepreneurship Academy and Bowie Business Innovation Center.

The facility will help the growing college combat a shortage of on-campus housing. Enrollment jumped by 23 percent from 2017 to 2019. This location will expand available beds by at least 32 percent.

“We are seeing increases in demand not only for housing, but also for specialized living-learning environments to engage students inside and outside the classroom,” Vice President for Administration and Finance Anthony Savia stated in a 2019 press release. “We’re fortunate to partner with Balfour Beatty, a leader in creating unique housing experiences for campuses across the county.”

Click here to watch the opening ceremony. To see more photos and apply to live in the space, head to this link.