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Virtual Resources

Find links to resources and activities that you and your family can do virtually.  (e.g. virtual museum tours, tutorials for parents, guardians, and caregivers of school age children, etc.) 

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Mecca Moments

Find monumental Howard University memories, both historic and recent.  It will also feature what our young alums are doing, and pop-up moments. 

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Howard Inspires

Get your dose of inspiration and motivation. This space is where encouragement extends beyond the Bison family, sets the tone, and serves as an example that we will get through this together. 

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Bison Knowledge

Find lectures, webinars and presentations from our professors / alums.

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Questions & Answers

Is Howard University closed?

Beginning Monday, March 23, Howard University will transition to online courses for the remainder of the semester. Employees will participate in an Emergency COVID-19 telework policy.

Is it okay to travel within the U.S. (domestic travel)?

We are discouraging non-essential domestic travel.

Are University sponsored and personal International travel restricted at this time?

We have placed restrictions on University-sponsored international and domestic travel for students, faculty and staff. We also discourage personal international travel currently.

Is Howard having commencement exercises?

As of March 16, Commencement and All-Class Reunions are canceled. Howard University will plan alternative graduation options for HU20.

How will this affect Commencement and other large events?

As of March 16, Commencement and All-Class Reunions are canceled. Howard University will plan alternative graduation options for HU20. On March 15, the CDC issued recommendations that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or post-pone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Although the CDC states that this does not apply to the day to day operations of institutions of higher education, we do not consider commencement a day to day operation. Given that Howard’s Commencement activities garner crowds of thousands, and the numerous elders and children regularly in attendance, we will cancel the event to avoid the potential for additional virus spread which would be problematic.

Will Howard still host Chapel services in Cramton Auditorium?

Yes. Beginning on March 29, the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel Sunday Speaker Series will be held on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on the Rankin Chapel YouTube channel.

What is the plan for Commencement and the All-Class Reunions?

As of March 16, Commencement and All-Class Reunions are canceled. Howard University will plan alternative graduation options for HU20. Please continue to monitor all communication from Howard University for updates regarding graduation.

What is the plan for Accepted Student Day? Will the event be held on campus?

This year, we are excited to welcome the Class of 2024 to our vibrant campus community through our virtual Accepted Student Day event. An on-campus event will not be held. We are confident that our program will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about our student support resources, interact with faculty, ask questions, and get a taste of Howard's culture before joining us in the fall.
Further details on our virtual Accepted Student Day event will be available by the end of this month. In the meantime, we invite you to log into your Accepted Student website to view all pertinent enrollment information. Through this site, you will be able to view your sample class schedules, explore potential career pathways, and utilize a helpful checklist tool to keep track of your next steps in the enrollment process. We also invite you to share what you would like to see during our virtual ASD event by utilizing the hashtags #HUASD #HU24.

I am a student in HU-24, how will I get answers to the questions I have?

The Office of Admissions can be contacted at 800-822-6363 or

Are visitors allowed on campus?

At this time, all non-essential campus visits are being disallowed until further notice. 

Will my group’s campus tour still take place?

Howard University tours have been canceled for the rest of the semester. We will update you when tours are reinstated. 

Who can I speak to concerning a question I have?

Howard University’s customer service can be reached at (855) 490-2875, Monday through Friday from 8:30AM – 5:00PM. 

Where do I find more information on all the campus updates the University has provided?

I have not gotten any University updates via email. How can I join the list serv?

Please check all of your electronic mailboxes. That means junk mail, focused, spam and other mailboxes as well. Also, check messages from the Office of University Communications, etc.

Alumni: What can we do to help our students?

The most important thing we can do to help our students — and our entire Howard family — is to follow the lead of medical professionals. Our first, and most important, commitment is to keep our students, staff and faculty safe. 

Parents: Where can I see regular updates from the campus?

There are many ways for our parents to receive campus updates. They can join the Parent’s Advisory Councilon Twitter or via their list serv. 
The Office of Student Affairs sends all campus updates to parents via email. 
Lastly, all campus announcements are housed on a special COVID-19 site located at: