OSST: Photo Challenge

Office: 2nd Floor, Carnegie Building (202) 806-4029

The OUS Photo Challenge is a visual document of the first-year and transfer-year experiences of students at Howard University. Students will capture their experiences throughout the year by taking photos and explaining transitions that new students may face.

General Information

The First-Year Photo Challenge will visually document a limited number of students’ first year at Howard University. If selected for the challenge an OSST staff member will contact you via email.

Criteria for participation

  • Complete registration form (below)
  • Classify as a current First-Year or Transfer student

Once all pictures have been submitted at the end of the semester, we will create a visual slideshow of your experience at Howard University. Your presentation will be displayed by the Office of Undergraduate Studies - Howard University.

The First-Year Photo Challenge

The following themes will be followed for the project during the duration of the photo challenge:

Who Am I: My Identity

  • What describes you best? (People, locations, things, etc.)
  • What defines the person you are?
  • If someone can view you only through photos, what would we see?

My First Few Days as a Bison

  • Events you are attending such as Move-In Day, Welcome Week, etc.
  • Networks and relationships I have developed. New people you connect with.

Certainty and Doubt

  • Your biggest challenges during your first-year
  • Your biggest triumphs during your first-year

The Bison Journey: My Road Map

  • Who have you become or are becoming since you began your studies at HU?
  • During your first-year at HU how did you spend the majority of your time?

Staying On-Course: Student Development

  • How do you see your personal development?
  • Closing out your first-year
  • What self-discoveries have you gained since your first day at HU?

The Transfer-Year Photo Challenge

The following themes will be followed for the project during the duration of the photo challenge:

Who Am I: My Identity

  • What describes you best? (People, locations, things, etc.)
  • What defines the person you are?
  • If someone can view you only through photos, what would we see?

My First Few Days as a Bison!

  • Events you are attending such as Move-In Day, New Student Orientation, etc.
  • Networks and relationships I have developed. New people you connect with.

Certainty and Doubt

  • Your biggest challenges during your transfer-year
  • Your biggest triumphs during your transfer-year

The Bison Journey: An Alternate Route

  • Who have you become or are becoming since you began your studies at HU?
  • During your first-year at HU how did you spend the majority of your time?

Staying On-Course: Student Development

  • How do you see your personal development?
  • Closing out your first-year.
  • What self-discoveries have you gained since your first day at HU?
Photo Challenge Registration



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