The majority of Howard University housing is privatized and is managed by third-party vendors: Corvias and Campus Apartments. The University will work closely with our partners to ensure optimal service and seamless standards of health and safety protocols University-wide.

100 percent of students in residential housing have provided proof of vaccination. Students who have not yet provided evidence of vaccination have received direct communications indicating the consequences, including possible de-registration from classes and prohibition from campus if the evidence is not submitted immediately.

Occupancy

  • Students will primarily be assigned to a combination of single and double rooms. Smaller rooms that we typically use as doubles will serve as singles.
  • Students will sign up for a move-in registration time, with options spread out over several days to keep the population density low.
  • Further details concerning move-in will be provided to students by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Howard University prioritizes on-campus housing for freshmen and sophomores and has a limited number of beds for juniors and seniors. The vast majority of our juniors and seniors seek and secure off-campus housing.

Safety

We will increase the frequency of health and wellness inspections to ensure cleaning protocols are being followed, starting with weekly inspections.

Ample signage will be posted in prominent locations regarding social distancing and effective hygiene practices. We will use placement stickers to demonstrate six feet of spacing in strategic locations. We will put a reservation schedule in place to maintain appropriate social distancing occupancy levels in shared spaces such as laundry rooms, study rooms, lounges, and computer labs.

For the health and safety of our residents, visitors will not be permitted in residents’ living units during social distancing.

Staff and vendors will always be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and engage in proper handwashing. Added sanitation stations will be placed throughout all buildings to include lobbies, restrooms, entrances/exits of stairwells, elevators, trash rooms, and study areas. On-going staff training will be conducted. Other essential equipment may include thermometers, cameras, plexiglass shields, etc.

It is critical that families follow the instructions that will be provided to them ahead of time.

Domestic and International Travel

Domestic Travel (University Sponsored):

  • Effective August 3, 2021, the University will permit consideration of domestic travel for essential purposes. Travel will be considered and approved on a case-by-case basis. Travelers should adhere to CDC guidance for domestic travel.
  • Essential travel is defined as travel related to research, teaching or other activities consistent with the University’s mission. Specifically:
  • For faculty and staff, this includes travel that is related to Howard University employment, research or teaching responsibilities, recruitment, admissions testing, fundraising, or other purpose as identified by the unit director, dean or department chair, and which cannot be conducted virtually.
  • For students, this includes travel to engage in research that is related to the completion of one’s thesis or dissertation; to participate as a student (or instructor) in a Howard University class or coursework; to participate in approved study abroad or exchanges; to engage in educational or experiential activities at other institutions as invited or arranged; or to participate in other educational or experiential activity important for degree completion that cannot be conducted virtually.

International Travel (University Sponsored):

  • Effective August 3, 2021, the University will permit consideration of limited essential international travel necessary for the conduct of teaching, research, service, or other University-related activity. International travel will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will only be approved after consideration of various factors including critical nature of the travel, State Department or CDC travel advisory category, country specific COVID status and guidance, study abroad vendor status, as well as other factors that may impact the health and safety of University travelers. Howard University will allow only essential international travel, defined as international travel that is necessary and required for the conduct of University business, or educational purposes that cannot be conducted virtually.
  • We will continue to monitor conditions both regionally and internationally in consideration of modifications to travel guidelines.