OSST: Bison Week Orientation Schedule

Contact: Mr. Charles Prince, OSST Phone: (202) 806-4029 orientation@howard.edu

After moving in, students are expected to participate in a range of programs and sessions to learn the campus environment, the policies governing their attendance, and the campus resources available to ensure their successful matriculation.

Bison Week schedule (tentative)

Incoming students are assigned a specific date to move into their assigned residence hall based on the school/college in which they are enrolled. To find your assigned move-in date and time, visit the Office of Residence Life website.

Families are encouraged to review the orientation checklist before packing for campus move-in.

The schedule below is an abbreviated outline of selected orientation events. Students are encouraged to read correspondence from their school/college for additional orientation sessions and expectations. A full schedule will be provided when the student checks in for orientation.

The last of the parent sessions will be on Sunday, August 16, 2015.

** Note that these schedules are tentative and subject to change.

ALL students are required to check in to orientation. At orientation check-in, students will receive orientation materials, schedules, and a new Howard University backpack.

Thursday, August 13 & Friday, August 14, 2015

  • 10am - 6pm
  • Orientation check-in (in Carnegie)
  • 12pm - 5pm
  • Math placement exams (in the iLab)
  • 6:30pm
  • Bison Week information session for parents and students(in Blackburn)
  • Throughout
    the day
  • Academic advising, financial aid services, TRIO program assistance, and services for veterans and students with disabilities

Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • 8am - 4pm
  • Residence hall move-in
  • 9am - 6pm
  • Math placement exams (in the iLab)
  • 12pm
  • Residence hall BBQ
  • 1pm - 6pm
  • Orientation check-in (in Carnegie)
  • 2pm
  • FOR PARENTS: The University will host a parents-only session on “How to be Supportive and Let Go.&rdquo (in the Blackburn Center ballroom)
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • School of Business: Parent/Student orientation session, parent reception, and student meet and greet (in the School of Business auditorium)
  • 5pm - 6:30pm
  • Howard University Pinning Ceremony (in Cramton Auditorium)
  • 6:30pm
  • Spirit rally and class photo (in Greene Stadium)
  •  
  • New students will join University faculty, staff, administration, and current students in the Howard University pinning ceremony, officially becoming a member of the Howard community. Following the ceremony, incoming students will participate a in spirit rally and an official class photo for the class of 2019.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

  • 11am - 1pm
  • Call to Chapel (in Cramton Auditorium)
  • 2pm
  • PARENT SESSION (in the Just Hall auditorium)
  • 2pm
  • School of Communications opening ceremony (in the College of Medicine, room 3019)
  • 5pm
  • School of Communications, meeting for Annenberg Scholars (in the College of Medicine, room 3019)
  • 8pm
  • HUSA presents the "202 to my city" party (on the main yard of the campus)

Monday, August 17, 2015

  • 9am - 5pm
  • Math placement exam (in the iLab technology center)
  • 9:30am
  • School of Business new student check-in (in the School of Business, 1st floor lobby)
  • 10am - 6pm
  • Orientation check-in (in the Carnegie Building)
  • 10am
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences new student orientation (in Annex I, room 124)
  • 10am
  • College of Arts and Sciences general session (in Cramton Auditorium)
  • 12pm
  • College of Arts and Sciences department orientations (in Locke Hall)
  • 12pm
  • College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences meet and greet (on the patio of the Mackey Building)
  • 12pm
  • Music Theory placement exam (in Childers Hall, room 3011)
  • 2pm
  • Piano placement exam (in Childers Hall, room 3025)
  • 3pm
  • Discussion on student activism, hosted by the chapel assistants (in the Blackburn game room)
  • 4pm - 10pm
  • Bowling and game night social (in Blackburn)
  • 5pm - 7pm
  • Transfer Student Association meet and greet (in Blackburn, Gallery Lounge)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • 9am - 5pm
  • Math placement exam (in the iLab technology center)
  • 9am
  • School of Business, new student check-in (in the School of Business, 1st floor lobby)
  • 10am - 6pm
  • Orientation check-in (in the Carnegie Building)
  • 12pm - 4pm
  • Bison urban treasure hunt: #BisonUrbanTreasure — IG: Howard_OSA (on Instagram)
  • 12pm
  • SESSION: Study skills (in Locke Hall, room 118)
  • 12pm
  • SESSION: Stress management (in Douglass Hall, room 116)
  • 12pm
  • Invitation Only: Honors orientation (in Founders Library, Browsing Room)
  • 1pm
  • SESSION: “Right on or Write On? How to Succeed in Freshman English” (in Locke Hall, room 244)
  • 2pm
  • College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences orientation program (in the LKD auditorium)
  • 2pm
  • Center for Preprofessional Education: pre-med, pre-dent, pre-vet, and pre-health students (in the Just Hall auditorium)
  • 2pm
  • SESSION: Time management (in the School of Business auditorium)
  • 2pm
  • SESSION: Study Skills (in Locke Hall, room 208)
  • 2pm
  • Foriegn language study skills (in Locke Hall, room 300)
  • 3pm
  • College of Arts and Sciences: English majors only (Locke Hall, room 244)
  • 3:30pm
  • Pre-Law mandatory session (in the Just Hall auditorium)
  • 4pm
  • SESSION: “Right on or Write On? How to Succeed in Freshman English” (in Locke Hall, room 244)
  • 6:30pm
  • College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences game night (in the LKD reading room)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • 9am - 12pm
  • MANDATORY orientation session for ALL students (in Cramton Auditorium)
  •  
  • This mandatory session will cover several important subjects, including: student health services, title IX, interpersonal violence prevention, campus safety, University Counseling Services, and the university CIRP survey.
  • 12pm - 5pm
  • Orientation check-in (in Cramton Auditorium)
  • 12pm - 5pm
  • Math placement exam (in the iLab technology center)
  • 12pm
  • SESSION: Study skills (in Locke Hall, room 105)
  • 12pm
  • SESSION: “Freshman 15: Staying Healthy in College” (in Burr Gymnasium, room 2013)
  • 1:30pm
  • School of Business department workshops: supply chain management and information systems (in the School of Business auditorium)
  • 3pm
  • SESSION: Scholarship workshop (Locke Hall, room 105)
  • 5pm
  • International student welcome social, hosted by the International Pals and the Caribbean Students Association (at the Caribbean tree on the main yard)
  • 6:30pm
  • Wednesday Night Live (in Ranklin Chapel, main campus)
  • 8pm
  • The Evasons Mentalist Duo (in Cramton Auditorium)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • 9am
  • MANDATORY SESSION: Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University, speaks to ALL new, transfer, and international students (in Cramton Auditorium)
  • 10am - 5pm
  • Math placement exam (in the iLab technology center)
  • 10am
  • SESSION: “Mathematics Success & You” (in the Just Hall auditorium)
  • 10am
  • Transfer Student Association peer counseling (in Blackburn, room 115)
  • 12pm
  • SESSION: City life (Locke Hall, room 105)
  • 12pm
  • SESSION: Advanced study skills (Locke Hall, room 105)
  • 12pm
  • School of Business open house—academic departments (in the School of Business)
  • 12pm - 6pm
  • Howard University student organization and resource fair (in Blackburn)
  • 1pm
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Theatre Arts orientation (in Childers Hall, theater)
  • 2pm
  • SESSION: Study skills for honors students (in Locke Hall, room 300)
  • 3pm
  • SESSION: Study abroad (Locke Hall, room 105)
  • 5:30pm
  • The College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences presents: “CEACS Apollo” (in the LKD building)

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • 9am - 12pm
  • International students orientation session
  • 9am - 4pm
  • Community service day (in Cramton Auditorium)
  • 1pm
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Theatre Arts welcome back workshops (in Childers Hall theater)
  • 2pm
  • Math placement exam (in the iLab)
  • 2pm
  • College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences annual barbeque (LKD)
  • 2:30pm
  • School of Education: orientation session (in Miner, room 117)
  • 7pm
  • “Taste of Howard” (in Cramton Auditorium)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • 8am
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Theatre Arts master classes (in Childers Hall, theater)
  • 1pm
  • The Transfer Student Association presents: Battle of the Sexes (in Blackburn, recreation room)
  • Afternoon
  • Explore DC: City tours

Sunday, August 23, 2015

  • 8pm - 12am
  • UGSA white party

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