Howard University’s dining, retail, and transportation partners are committed to finding innovative ways to provide safe services to the Bison community. 

HU Dining Services 

Howard University partners with Sodexo food services group to deliver dining services to our students. This is an exceptional time for food delivery services, but our hospitality partner is committing to finding innovative ways to provide healthy food choices to our students and ensuring meal delivery is conducted in the safest manner possible, in accordance with mandates from the local health department.  

We strongly encourage the following measures of students to increase public health safety: 

  • Before, and after eating, you should wash your hands thoroughly to reduce the potential transmission of the virus. 

  • Wear a mask or face covering until you are ready to eat and then replace it after eating. 

  • Implementation of physical distancing guidelines in all lines and spaces, where possible. 

In addition, Sodexo has implemented the following practices to help combat the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Installation of hand-sanitizer dispensers throughout all dining facilities at register stands and entry points. 

  • Regular cleaning of high-touch areas, including tables and chairs after each seating, will be conducted. 

  • Deep cleaning of dining areas on a routine basis. 

  • Enhanced take-away service, and delivery options. 

  • Installation of clear plexiglass dividers to separate customers and staff. 

  • Mandatory use of masks or face coverings and gloves for all staff, with handwashing every 30 minutes. 

Bison One Card Office 

The Bison One Card office is open for students, faculty, staff, contractors, and summer program participants to visit for the management of their Howard University identification.  The office is following the below public safety protocols: 

  • Accepts Bison One Card ID requests and photos online to minimize time spent in the Bison One Card Office.  

  • Remote locations will be established to distribute IDs to reduce the amount of people in the office. 


The Office of Parking and Transportation Services offers services to safely transport students, staff, and faculty on and off campus.   

  • All shuttle riders are required to wear masks 

  • The capacity of shuttles is limited to foster social distancing. 

  • If you must take public transportation or use Howard University’s shuttle buses, wear a mask before entering the bus and avoid touching surfaces with your hands. Upon disembarking, riders are asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizers as part of the University-wide prevention regimen. 

  • Bicycles and cycle stands are available campus-wide. Students are required to provide their own locks and are free to use their own bicycles.