BOWIE, Md. (WJZ) — Bowie State University honored its graduates in the school’s first-ever hybrid commencement ceremony on Friday.

Bowie State had nearly 700-degree recipients attend the ceremony. Stacey Abrams was the graduation speaker.

The hybrid ceremony only allowed graduates to enter the Bulldog stadium. A limited number of family members were able to watch from designated areas on the campus lots.

This is the first in-person ceremony the university has held since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBS Baltimore Staff