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Dear Howard University Community, 
The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority for Howard University. We continue to review, enhance, and implement additional security measures designed to ensure the safety of our entire campus community.

Earlier today, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made an important announcement regarding the implementation of a citywide curfew in the District of Columbia for individuals 17 and under. The curfew, which is slated to go into effect on Sept. 1, is in response to numerous incidents of violent behavior by young people in neighborhoods across the District, including those which occurred on and near our campus last weekend. You can view Mayor Bowser’s full Public Safety Situational Update here
During the hours of the curfew, no person 17 and under may walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or travel by car or any other mode of transportation upon any street, alley, park, or other public place within the District.

Today’s announcement of the District of Columbia’s Juvenile Curfew Enforcement Pilot impacts the following areas of the city: 

  • 1D — Chinatown and Navy Yard
  • 3D — U Street area 
  • 3D — Banneker / Howard University 
  • 4D —14th Street (between Otis and Spring Rd.)
  • 4D — 4000 Georgia Avenue NW
  • 6D — 4400-4600 Benning Road SE
  • 7D — 1300 Congress Street SE

Howard University students who are 17 and under are strongly encouraged to comply with this policy and all students should carry their Howard University photo ID with them at all times. Additionally, students are advised to follow other safety measures previously shared by the HU Department of Public Safety. By working together, we each make a difference in keeping ourselves and those around us safe. 
Excellence in Truth and Service, 
Department of Public Safety (DPS)