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Due to expected hazardous travel conditions associated with the forecasted winter weather event, Howard University will open at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022. 

Operating Status 

Howard University’s Main, West and Beltsville campuses will be OPEN, with remote operations and virtual instruction during the delay. On-site operations will commence for all campuses at 11:00 a.m. 

Instructional Status 

  • Classes with an online modality will meet virtually at their regularly scheduled times.  

  • Face-to-face and hybrid/hyflex classes that are held between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. will all meet virtually. 

  • Face-to-face and hybrid/hyflex classes that meet at 11:00 a.m. and beyond will meet as normal.  

Employee Status 

All essential personnel are expected to report at their regularly scheduled time unless otherwise arranged with their supervisor.  All remote employees will continue their regular schedules, and employees who are working remotely and unable to maintain their usual work schedules must check in with their supervisors and use accrued, paid leave, as circumstances require.  

For your awareness, the following operations and auxiliary services will observe an amended schedule for January 20, 2022. If hours of operation must be adjusted, we will alert the campus community accordingly: 

  • The COVID-19 testing centers will open at 9:00 a.m. at the Louis Stokes Library and Armour J. Blackburn Center.  

  • The Faculty Practice Plan will open as regularly scheduled.

  • The Blackburn Center Cafe and Bethune Annex Cafe will open for service at 9:00 a.m.  

  • The mailroom will maintain normal hours of operation. 

  • The bookstore will maintain normal hours of operation.  

  • WHUR and WHUT will continue their usual hours of operation.  

  • Researchers are asked to confer with their supervisors for reporting instructions.  

  • All members of the campus community who present to campus must complete their COVID-19 attestation in the Bison Safe app. 

The safety and well-being of the Howard University community are always at the forefront of the University’s decision-making. As the University resumes operations, everyone is urged to use good judgment and exercise caution while traversing the campus and city streets. Those who must drive to campus are asked to be aware of possible slippery road conditions and to travel safely.  

If the university’s operational status needs to be updated, we will inform the campus community via an HU communication and our website, www.howard.edu

Excellence in Truth and Service,

Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer