Please see our latest announcements.

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. 

Safety Support Resources Update

As part of our continued commitment to care for the University community, the Howard University Department of Public Safety wants to remind our students, faculty, and staff that we are in this together.

Operations Update - Feb. 4 Mental Health Day

In keeping with Howard University's commitment to the wellness of students and employees, the institution will observe a mental health respite on Friday, February 4, 2022. All classes will be suspended for the day, but select, campus-based, auxiliary services will remain open and available on regular weekday scheduling.

Update from the Board of Trustees

We are deeply disturbed by recent bomb threats made against Howard University and other historically Black colleges and universities.

A Message from Chief Lyles on Bomb Threat Safety

In recent weeks, several historically Black colleges and universities nationwide have been subjected to anonymous bomb threats, with the most recent being this morning.

Vaccine Booster Event This Saturday January 29

All faculty, students and staff are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by January 31, 2022 (or within 30 days of becoming eligible for the booster).

PFM Notice: Ruptured City Water Line

DC Water has informed the University of its intentions to repair the damaged line beginning today.

Letter of Thanks to the Howard Community

We are proud to report that students and employees are responding to new municipal and University safety requirements with overwhelming participation.

PFM Update: Steam Plant Maintenance Completed

The maintenance work at the steam plant has been completed and all steam delivery on campus should now be fully operational.

Bison S.A.F.E. Protocol Updates

Many of these updates are mandated practices for the District of Columbia and Howard University campus access and are part of an overall strategy to ensure the health and safety of all District of Columbia residents and visitors.