OSST: Second-Year Experience (SYE)

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

Welcome to your second-year journey at Howard University! Second-Year Experience (SYE) aims to provide opportunities to strengthen academic and pre-professional success, faculty engagement, leadership, and an overall sense of belonging to the institution.

OSST Programs

Upcoming OUS Events

Jul 01 Due Date: Pre-Application UK Fellowships (Rhodes/ Marshall) Campus-wide
Aug 07 Due Date: Pre-Application Non-UK Fellowships (Schwarzman/ Knight-Hennessy) Campus-wide
Aug 07 Due Date: Pre-Application UK Fellowships (Fulbright) Campus-wide
Sept 01 Due Date: Howard Deadline for UK Fellowships (Rhodes/ Marshall) Campus-wide
Sept 08 Due Date: Howard Deadline for UK Fellowships (Schwarzman/ Knight-Hennessy) Campus-wide
Sept 15 Due Date: Howard Deadline for Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus-wide

Greetings Bison!

Most second-year students begin to make decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. Sophomores may struggle with declaring a major, career options, social engagement, deciding on study abroad activities, campus involvement and academic success.

SYE will function as a GPS in efforts to engage second-year students throughout this process. All participants of SYE become distinguished members of “The H Club.”

Second-Year Experience Programs

  • On Course Series
  • Majors Discussion Panel

Second-Year Experience Goals

  • Establish skills to identify their career field as it connects to their unique interest and values
  • Provide students with direct resources and support that will enhance their academic and social success
  • Sustain positive relationships with peers, administrators, and faculty to achieve academic and career goals
  • Identify and understand career goals and determine how these goals connect to their academic major
  • Engage in co-curricular and academic learning experiences outside the classroom that will enhance the knowledge and skill attainment to achieve academic and student success

6 Awesome Things About Your Sophomore Year

  • No Longer a NEW STUDENT
  • Apply for Study Abroad
  • Access to new student organizations on campus
  • Declare Your Major (FINALLY)
  • Become a Howard Student Leader
  • Develop Your COURSE toward SUCCESS

The struggle to get an education was the best part of my education. Gordon Blaine Hancock, 1959