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Orientation, Transfer & Transition Programs

Welcome to the Office of Orientation, Transfer and Transition Programs!

In the Office of Orientation, Transfer & Transition Programs (OTTP), we are committed to the success of all Howard undergraduate students by introducing you to Howard University’s culture of “excellence in truth and service,” academic rigor, civic respect and responsibility; and by providing the support and assistance to navigate, become involved, and actively participate in the Bison community. 

From acceptance to Howard University to the day you graduate, OTTP will be your transition support partners as you embrace the new Bison experience, immerse  yourself in the Bison culture and rich traditions, and excel in your academic and career pursuits. 

OTTP hosts an array of first-year programs and initiatives including virtual orientation, Bison Prep in the summer, and Bison Week at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters for all new students (first time in college and transfers). The new Transfer 2HU initiative will facilitate transfer advising days, informational sessions, and other activities designed to promote prospective transfer students' successful transition to Howard University.