Please see our latest announcements.

D.C. Convoy Protests Advisory

Federal and local law enforcement agencies have issued a standing alert for the Washington metropolitan area in advance of expected protests in the region. Convoys of professional truck drivers and protestors are expected to arrive in the area in the coming days in advance of the State of the Union address, scheduled for Tuesday, March 1.  

Campus Community Wellness Resources

To honor you and your work, we know that it is important as an institution to provide support at every possible opportunity. As we navigate the typical elements that challenge us during an academic semester and continue to confront unforeseen anxiety-producing moments, we will continue to promote and facilitate good health practices, particularly in mental, emotional and financial wellness.

Active Shooter, Active Threats Training - Feb. 15

The Department of Public Safety will offer an active shooter and active threats training session on Tuesday, February 15 in the College Hall South Auditorium from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

COVID-19 Campus Community Update & Vaccine Booster Reminder

Thank you for your ongoing support and adherence to our health and safety protocols. Our COVID-19 mitigation measures continue to result in a significant decrease in COVID-19 positivity.

Reminder: Commencement Participation Policy

This is to serve as a reminder of the current University policy regarding participation in graduation exercises.

Small Electrical Fire - College Hall South

At approximately 4:30 a.m., D.C. Fire officials were notified of a fire alarm in College Hall South. An investigation reveals that a resident using a labeled out-of-order dryer caused a small electrical fire in a laundry room and a resulting evacuation of all students.

Announcing Campus Closure for Mental Health Day

Recent events, from the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic to the multiple bomb threats issued against our institution, have taken a toll on all members of our community. I am grateful for all the messages of support I know that we have received from friends, family and advocates of our University who live around the world during these difficult times. In recognition of the additional challenges that have been heaped upon our shoulders, Howard University will close on Friday, February 4 and will reopen for normal operations on Monday, February 7. 

January 2022 Bison Beat

Please find enclosed a link to the January edition of President Wayne A.I. Frederick's Bison Beat newsletter.

Town Hall Recording & COVID Update - 2.2.22

As a result of the recent bomb threats to the University and at least 19 other historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), we conducted a Howard University community town hall Tuesday evening on very short notice. Nearly 1,000 faculty, staff, students and parents joined to hear updates regarding the events that unfolded on campus (and around the nation), receive a status report from University officials, and understand what additional measures are being implemented to protect our community. An active investigation is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), supported by various local, regional and federal organizations. If you were unable to join, click here to watch the recorded town hall Zoom meeting.

Towers West - Activated Sprinkler System Update

At approximately 3:58 a.m., D.C. Fire officials were notified of an activated sprinkler system in Howard Plaza Towers West. Preliminary details from the active investigation reveal that a small fire was caused by an unauthorized cooking device turned on by residents while they were doing hair.