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 and includes one guest accompanying the student to orientation. There is a $25.00 charge for each additional guest.
For questions about other payments (including the mandatory Enrollment Fee), please contact the Office of Admissions, (202) 806-2763, email@example.com.
All new Howard University students begin the orientation program through specialized virtual modules over the summer. Not only will you will receive valuable information about Howard University and become more familiar with the academic resources available to you, you will feel more knowledgeable about important information such as:
After you complete virtual orientation, you should feel more knowledgeable about your transition to Howard University.
Login information for Virtual Howard will be posted here in July 2015.
Several optional webinars will also be available, including:
(Click on the session title for a mini description of the session.)
Unless otherwise noted, all webinars will begin at 7:00pm ET on the date listed. Login information for the webinars will be available here 24 hours before the start of the webinar.
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:
Now that you have received some information about Howard University, come see us in DC! All new Howard University students are required to complete the process 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 will attend informative sessions and have opportunities to participate with peers in forums related to their overall transition into the university.
Orientation is an important and exciting beginning to your academic career at Howard University! Although Howard University’s academic expectation is high for students, we also want to create well-rounded global and community leaders.
John Dewey describes education as a fostering, nurturing, and cultivating process; our orientation is designed to educate and acclimate you to the university in the same way.
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