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New Student Orientation

All new students are expected to complete and/or attend our New Student Orientation programs.

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During our orientation programs, students will receive information about Placement Testing and Advanced Placement (AP) scoring. 

Specific program details will be sent to new students after their admissionTa-Nehisi Coates to the university. 

Pre-Orientation

All incoming students are required to complete Virtual Howard prior to starting classes on campus.

Your Orientation Packet

Virtual Howard is our online, self-guided tutorial about Howard University and the services available to you and your family. Subjects include Howard’s history; math placement exams; tuition payments; campus technology; and life outside of the Howard University classroom.

All Howard University students are required to be medically cleared. Find required HU Medical Forms, here!

To receive credit for completing the tutorial, you must complete a series of quizzes after registering with your name and Howard ID number.

  • The first 100 students to complete the tutorial and get a 100% on the mastery test will receive a special gift from the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Parents also have access to the modules and you should invite them to visit the site if they’d like to review the tutorial.

 

Orientation Resources

Bison One Card

The Bison One Card provides you with convenience while on or off campus.

Get Your Card

Hotel Options

Access discounts--and support Howard University--every time you reserve a room.

Browse Hotel Options

Math Placement

The math placement examination is administered through McGraw-Hill’s Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) program.

Learn About the Exam

Virtual Howard

The online tutorial covers all of the important information about critical student services that are available to you and your family.

Take the Tour

New Student Orientation Information

All new students are expected to complete and/or attend our New Student Orientation programs. Virtual Howard (orientation.howard.edu), BisonPRep (link) and Bison Week (link). During our orientation programs, students will receive information about Placement Testing (link) and Advanced Placement (AP) scoring (link). Specific program details will be sent to new students after their admission to the university. Please email questions about orientation to: orientation@howard.edu

Orientation Leader Application

Orientation Leader Application

If you are interested in being an Office of Undergraduate Studies Orientation Leader, please download, print, fill-out and submit an OL Application, with all required supporing documents and media to: brandon.brown2@howard.edu.

 

ORIENTATION LEADER APPLICATION