Experience the Mecca

Visiting Howard University provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Howard Experience and to interact with our students, faculty and staff. Our campus visit program is designed to provide our guests with information about our wide range of academic programs, the admission process, financial aid, and student life on campus. Our information sessions and campus tours last approximately two hours.

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Information Session & Campus Tour for Families/Individuals

Guided campus tours are available Monday through Friday at select times throughout the day. Guests must register for a guided campus tour, as capacity is limited. Click the registration button below to sign up.

NOTE: You may also explore our campus on your own with our Self-Guided Tour Brochure. Howard University is an open campus, so please feel free to access our self-guided resources if a tour date is not available.


Group Tours

Howard University welcomes high schools, community colleges, and other special groups with a minimum of 10 students and no more than 50 students to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus. Unfortunately, due to capacity constraints and to ensure we can provide a memorable experience we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 50 students. We require groups to provide one (1) chaperone per ten (10) students to ensure effective management of the group. Groups smaller than 10 may schedule a visit using the individual and family registration form. 

We offer group visits during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters at the following times: 

Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Groups may request the following: 

  • Information session by an admissions officer; 

  • Campus tour by a student ambassador; or 

  • Information session and campus tour 

During the visit, confirmed groups will be led on a walking tour around campus by one of our Student Ambassadors. While on tour, each group will be provided with information on Howard’s legacy and tradition, academics, housing, and extra-curricular activities. To submit a request for a group visit, please follow the link below, and we will do our best to honor your requested visit date and time. Our team will reach out to you approximately prior to the requested visit date with a confirmation or denial of your group visit. 

While we value the opportunity to engage and connect with as many groups as possible, we acknowledge that timing and circumstances do not always allow us the capacity to do so. Groups who desire more advance notice than 3 weeks prior to the requested visit date or those we are unable to accommodate are invited to explore our campus on their own using our informative self-guided tour.  

Bison Scavenger Hunt

Explore Howard with our interactive self-guided scavenger hunt! Our scavenger hunt takes you around our beautiful campus to find places and things on campus in any order you want. Feel free to pull out those smart phone when things become tricky!

*Feel free to pre-print our scavenger hunt doc. To request a copy, email

Please note that groups are encouraged to divide into teams (no more than 15 per team) in order to complete the scavenger hunt. At the end, our Welcome Center will supply the winning team (no more than 15 per team) with a prize. Prizes are available for the winning team to pick up (no more than 15 per team) Monday-Friday 11am-3pm. Please note that we are closed on weekends, federal holidays, and for university closings.

Click this link to view our campus map:

Scavenger Hunt Booklet
Scavenger Hunt Key

Schedule Notice

Campus tours and information sessions are suspended on the weekends, federal holidays, and for university closings. In addition, sessions for the fall semester are scheduled beginning the week after Labor Day (September through November). In the spring semester, tours are scheduled mid-January through April. Summer tours are offered early June through late July. 

Take a Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour