New Student Orientation will prepare and inform students about finding and using Howard University resources and navigating Howard University’s campus (history, housing, transportation, financial aid) through Virtual Howard, Becoming a Bison, and a university-wide week of activities during the week prior to the fall semester called “Bison Week.”
There is a mandatory orientation payment of $150.00 that is charged to all students.
For questions about other payments (including the mandatory Enrollment Fee), please contact the Office of Admissions, (202) 806-2763, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL incoming students are required to complete Virtual Howard prior to starting classes on campus.
Virtual Howard is our online, self-guided tutorial about Howard University and the services available to you and your family. Through Virtual Howard, you will receive valuable information about the University and become more familiar with academic resources and campus life. Subjects covered include:
To receive credit for completing the tutorial, you must complete a series of quizzes after registering with your name and Howard ID number. The first 100 students to complete the tutorial and get a 100% on the mastery test will receive a special gift from the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
Parents also have access to the modules and you should invite them to visit the site if they'd like to review the tutorial.
Several optional webinars are also available, including:
Click on the session title for a mini description of the session.
Click on the session date to watch a video of a previous session.
After Virtual Howard, you have the opportunity to come to a one-day, on-campus summer orientation or attend our summer webinars. (You are welcome to do both if you are able!)
The currently scheduled dates are:
For questions or concerns, contact Mr. Charles Prince, email@example.com.
All new Howard University students are required to attend Bison Week before the start of classes.
During Bison Week, students will engage their individual schools and colleges for academic advisement and a chance to meet their academic dean or department chair. In addition, new students attend informative sessions and have opportunities to participate with peers in forums related to their overall transition into the University.
Bison Week will be Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 23, 2015; formal classes begin on Monday, August 24, 2015.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr