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.

Fall Open House 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Fall Open House is perfect for students who want to learn what it takes to become a part of the rich legacy and tradition of Howard University. At Open House, you and your family will have the opportunity to talk with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The program begins in Burr Gymnasium at 10AM followed by our “HU College Fair”  where our undergraduate departments and special programs are invited to participate. Our admission staff will be on hand to answer your questions, guide you through the application process, and help you discover all that Howard has to offer. Additionally, our Student Ambassadors will lead tours of our beautiful hilltop campus. Following the event on campus, guests are invited to attend the second annual “Truth and Service Classic” football game at Audi Field where our Howard University Bison take on the Harvard Crimson. Open House guests will be provided with tickets to the game. 


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 Tour

For groups of 10 or more individuals, please see our Group Visit page for more detailed information (including appointment scheduling). Group tours are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11AM and 1PM.

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. 

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