The Howard University is pleased to present "The Community Connection," a quarterly newsletter for news and information of interest to the neighbors of Howard University. This newsletter is intended to keep you informed of major events of the academic year, available public services from Howard University and Howard University Hospital, and latest news surrounding our University, students, and initiatives.
We hope you enjoy this premier edition and welcome your input and recommendations. As we embark on this new academic year, let's stay connected and build an even stronger community.
In Truth and Service,
Valarie Turner, Ph.D. Director, Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement
Maybelle Taylor Bennett Director, Howard University Community Association
Freshman Move-In and Road Closures Aug. 13-15, 2015 This week, we will welcome the Class of 2019 to the Capstone! More than 1700 first-time college students (FTIC) will join the Bison family and continue the legacy of academic excellence and Bison Pride. On Aug. 15, we will mark their arrival with our traditional Freshman Orientation and Welcome Week, which will include the time-honored Freshman Pinning Ceremony, class picture, Howard University Student Association Inauguration and Welcome Spirit Rally. For more information on Freshman Move-In, please visitwww.howard.edu/residencelife/. Road Closures – Thursday and Friday, Aug. 13-14, 2015 Street parking will not be available on the listed streets during the Thursday and Friday move-in event. Individuals who have assigned parking will be directed to utilize additional lots. No parking will be permitted along these routes. 300-500 blocks College Street NW 2200-2400 blocks 4th Street NW (eastside) 400-500 blocks Bryant Street NW 200-300 blocks Elm Street NW Road Closures – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 Street parking will not be available on the listed streets within the confines of Howard University during the Saturday move-in event. Individuals who have assigned parking will be directed to utilize additional lots. The Johnson lot has been reserved for administrative staff. 2200-2400 block 6th Street NW 2300-2200 block 6th Street NW 400-600 blocks Howard Place NW 600 block Fairmont Street NW 600 block Girard Street NW 300-500 blocks College Street NW 600 block Bryant Street (between 6th Street & Georgia Ave) NW 500 block Gresham Place NW
HU Traffic Update The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) Georgia Avenue NW Dedicated Bus Lane and Streetscape Project is Underway. The construction for the Georgia Avenue NW dedicated bus lane and streetscape project began this summer as part of a plan to upgrade the storm water system along Georgia Avenue from Barry Place to Florida Avenue. This work is part of the DC Department of Transportation Georgia Avenue Dedicated Bus Lanes Project which will install dedicated lanes for buses, bicycles and taxis as well as improve the overall streetscape of Georgia Avenue with new sidewalks, curbs and gutters, lighting and ADA compliant sidewalk ramps. Construction activities will impact an alternating lane of traffic on Georgia Avenue as well as access to sidewalks on a block-by-block basis. Construction is expected to be completed in early May 2016. For more information and construction updates, please visitwww.georgiaavenuebuslanes.com.
Back to School Physicals at Howard University Hospital
The Howard University Faculty Practice Plan will host its Parents’ Preparatory Program, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., every Saturday in August. The program helps parents and guardians prepare their children to go back to school.
Parents and guardians are advised to bring their children to update their immunization records and have their annual school and sports physicals. No appointments are necessary.
Location: Howard University Hospital Towers Building 3rd Floor Ste. 3200 (Family Medicine) and 3300 (Pediatrics) 2041 Georgia Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20060
Don’t forget to bring school forms and immunization records.
Aug. 1 -- School Physicals Aug. 8 -- School Physicals Aug. 15 -- School and Sports Physicals ($30 for Sports Physicals) Aug. 22 -- School and Sports Physicals Aug. 29 -- School and Sports Physicals
*Insurance is not accepted for sports physicals. Payment is due at the time of visit. Additional lab charges may apply.
Fall Phlebotomy Certificate Training Program Begins Aug. 29
The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences will conduct interviews and an English test for the Phlebotomy Certificate Training Program on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10 a.m.
The first day of class is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015, and will run for 12 consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Interested applicants can pick up a brochure outside of Room 307 in the Allied Health Science Building and should bring completed applications on the 29th.
Traditionally, Howard's commencement convocation is held on the main yard of the campus. Within the yard lies a pathway known as "The Long Walk." Originally, the pathway connected Greene Stadium and Founders Library. At Howard, "The Long Walk" represents the pathway to academic excellence and the struggle to achieve against all odds. It also represents the transformation of students into civic leaders and global citizens while taking "the walk," characteristic of a Howard graduate. For that reason, Howard Bison regard the main yard as sacred. Students often avoid walking on the grass, based on the superstition that walking on the grass will prevent you from graduating.
Howard University Department of Public Safety: (202) 806-1100
Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement: (202) 806-9216
To report incidents or concerns, complete the Community Concern form online or leave a message on the Community Concern line at (202) 806-9213.
Howard University Community Association: (202) 806-4771
Howard University Hospital Department of Community Relations: (202) 865-7775