Howard University special Homecoming edition: Community Connections newsletter, September 2019
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HOWARD HOMECOMING 2019
1, Issue 7
monthly newsletter brought to you by the Howard University
Community Association, highlighting the University's
contributions across the District of Columbia and beyond!
You Know? The Full Event Line Up for Homecoming
Homecoming is right around the corner! It is a reminder to Bison
from all over the world and the D.C. surrounding communities
about the strength of our legacy and the potential of our future.
As we welcome back alumni, we show pride in Howard's legacy and
share our love of alma mater with Howard friends and
family who will share that love right back.
is the lineup of this week's Homecoming events:
Office of Parking and Transportation Services will implement the
following parking lot closures during Howard University’s 2019
October 8 (7 a.m. - noon)
Parking Lots The
alternative parking lots for Oct. 8 and Oct. 11 are Banneker
South, East Towers, Drew Hall, and Georgia Avenue.
Service Modification On
Oct. 12, there will be no shuttle services provided to the West
Campus. The weekend shuttle will operate from 1 p.m.-midnight.
Please be aware that shuttle service may be impacted due to the
increased volume of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
questions regarding parking lot closures during Homecoming week,
please contact the Office of Parking and Transportation Services
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
year’s Homecoming theme, “Forward,” perfectly reflects what it
truly means to be a member of the Bison family. Our unity is
imperative as we continue to navigate challenges and move Howard
Forward upon a foundation of Excellence in Truth and
Service. With commitment, planning, and preparation, this
promises to be one of the most extraordinary Homecomings ever --
there’s something planned for everyone.
know you’ll enjoy the festive energy and the numerous events and
activities, but we want you to do so safely and responsibly.
Please review the following safety precautions:
is a priority during Homecoming, but safety should be number one.
a plan Designated
driver, location, and activities should all be planned before
leaving your house or residence hall.
go out without your friends, especially at night. Take care of
the people in your group, and aim to return with the people with
whom you leave.
aware of stranger danger Meeting
new people is important, but keep in mind, not everyone has good
intentions. A conscious person makes for a safe person.
the things you value Lock
your car and room, watch your valuables, and be aware of what’s
going on around you. Protect your belongings and pay close
attention to your surroundings.
careful with alcohol consumption Be
sure that you’re of age to partake in alcoholic drinks. If so,
avoid binge drinking.
you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Command Center at
Muriel Bowser Kicks Off Open Streets Initiative
Muriel Bowser’s Open Streets initiative will be held on Saturday,
Oct. 5, the first day of Howard University’s week of Homecoming
events. This event is expected to close Georgia Avenue from
Barry Place to Missouri Avenue and be free of vehicular traffic –
allowing residents to walk along the roadway and enjoy a wide range
of activities for all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Open Streets program is part of a larger international effort that
temporarily closes streets to automobile traffic. It will allow roadways
to be filled with alternative, health-promoting ways that support
wellness, physical activity while broadening the array of
transportation choices, and re-imagining the use of urban
streets. Nearly 70 cities in North America sponsor Open Streets
events. However, this event will be a first for Washington, D.C.
6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Georgia Avenue will be closed to vehicular
traffic, along with 46 streets that cross Georgia Avenue along this
3-mile stretch, one block to the east and west of the Avenue
itself. Metrobuses will be re-routed, and north-south
traveling automobile traffic will be re-routed along streets that
run parallel to Georgia Avenue, while east-west oriented traffic
will need to travel along Missouri Avenue to the north or Florida Avenue/U
Street to the south of the closed area. Parking restrictions will
begin to take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 4.
30,000 people are expected to take part in planned activities that
include: staged musical performances; Zumba and other aerobic
exercise classes; health screenings; and special bike and scooter
activities, and more.
Health, Human Performance and Leisure Studies faculty will lead
exercise classes in front of Banneker Recreation Center and Howard
University Hospital will conduct health screenings. Howard students
who participate in the Day of Service will also work with the
organizers of Open Streets as volunteers for the event.
University's Director of the Office of Off-Campus Housing and
Community Engagement, Valarie Turner, Ph.D., will receive a
donation of smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarms from the
Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project. BRK Brand,
Inc., sponsors of the project, solicited applications for these
donations among participants who attended the International Town
and Gown Association. Turner submitted an application on
behalf of Howard University and became one of 25 organizations in
the nation to receive the award.
project will take place under Turner’s direction following Howard’s
Homecoming celebration, and is intended to encourage greater
awareness of fire safety among students, promote a partnership
between the University and the Fire Department, and educate the
general public about fire safety. Students will have an
opportunity to serve the community by accompanying and assisting
Fire Department personnel as they install the detectors and educate
the residents in whose homes they are installed.
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private,
research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges.
Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to
undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University
operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and
has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two
Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70
Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also
produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any
other university in the United States. www.howard.edu
Howard University Community
Association ph: 202-806-2489 & 202-806-2661
Office of Off-Campus Housing
& Community Engagement ph: 202-806-9216
Howard University Hospital
Community Relations ph: 202-865-4238