Mariah Belle Williams and Joshua John-Louis: Inaugural Senators for the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, 11th administration of the HUSA Senate. Established in 2011, HUSA Senate is the legislative branch for the Students. Comprised of students representing each college, HUSA Senate has the power to make changes to the student constitution to better serve the needs of students.
College of Fine Arts Student Organizations
College of Fine Arts Student Council
The Fine Arts Student Council continually seeks to raise the standard of education for Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts students at Howard University by facilitating student-faculty interaction, promoting academic excellence, encouraging collaboration between departments, and representing students in matters of college and university-wide concerns. They look forward to building and fostering relationships within the Fine Arts Community!
Divine, Intelligent, Versatile, Artists – The Society for Women in the Arts, Incorporated is dedicated to serving as a network of support for the creative development of women of color in the arts through philanthropy, scholarship, and education.
The Howard Players (founded in 1907) is a recognized student organization on the campus of Howard University. The Howard Players promotes the performing arts across campus and the DC Community. Our mission is to promote the highest standard of performance quality in order to dispel apathy and acquire discipline, confidence, and proficiency, and respect for ourselves, the stage, and our respective crafts.
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them.
Mu Phi Epsilon
Mu Phi Epsilon is a co-educational International Professional Music Fraternity. The fraternity is composed of collegiate chapters, alumni chapters and allied members.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music. Sinfonia was born on October 6, 1898, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, when a group of thirteen young men under the guidance of Ossian Everett Mills met “to consider the social life of the young men students of that institution [and] to devise ways and means by which it might be improved.”
Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity
The Mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music.
Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority
Tau Beta Sigma is a co-educational national honorary band sorority dedicated to serving college and band programs. The sorority operates primarily as a student service and leadership recognition society whose chief aim is to assist the Director of Bands in developing the leadership and enthusiasm that they require of their band. Our goals are not only to provide the band with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership, and social contacts.
The purpose of academic advising is to provide students with opportunities to meet individually with faculty and professional advising staff who support the development of their academic success. Through intentional encounters, valuable information is shared, and relationships are developed that ultimately help shape students’ career trajectories.
Students in the College are encouraged to schedule a minimum of two advising sessions each semester. Advising is offered through your academic department.
Department of Art
Dr. Raimi Gbadamosi, Chair – email@example.com
Prof. Ronald "Akili" Anderson – Painting (Undergraduate) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Mark Bartley, Asst. Chair; Graphic Design – email@example.com
Professor Jacqueline Carmichael, Interior Design – jacqueline.carmich@Howard.edu
Professor Larry Cook, Photography – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Melanee Harvey, Art History/Museum Studies – email@example.com
Professor Alexander McSwain – Electronic Studio – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor James Phillips, Painting (Graduate) – email@example.com
Professor Reginald Pointer, Ceramics – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Elka Stevens, Fashion Design – email@example.com
Department of Music
Dr. Chinyerem Ohia, Interim Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. William Kenlon, Theory and Composition – email@example.com
Dr. Matthew Franke, Music History – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Benita Gladney, Music Education – email@example.com
Professor Fred Irby, Instrumental Music – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Connaitre Miller, Vocal Jazz Studies – email@example.com
Dr. Chris Royal, Jazz Studies w/Music Technology Emphasis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Eric Poole, Classical Voice – email@example.com
Dr. Karen Walwyn, Keyboard Studies – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Charlie Young, Instrumental Jazz Studies – email@example.com
Department of Theatre Arts
Professor Nikkole Salter, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Kim Bey, Acting – email@example.com
Professor Dominique Douglas, Theatre Arts Administration – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Anthony Gomes, Theatre Technology – email@example.com
Professor Brittany Johnson, Musical Theatre – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Royce Zackery, Dance – email@example.com
Registration Dates and Deadlines
The Office of the Registrar is the official Howard University repository of academic records. Located in Room 105 in the Administration Building, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for recording and reporting grades, issuing transcripts, certifying enrollment, coordinating class scheduling, managing consortia and domestic exchange programs and maintaining official student academic records. Check registration dates and deadlines here by clicking here.
Student Financial Services
Students who plan to enroll for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, & Spring 2022 semesters need to ensure they are enrolled in the minimum credit hours to receive federal aid: UG must enroll in at least 6 credit hours; GR must enroll in at least 4 credit hours (including candidacy/dissertation students). Learn more at the Student Financial Services website.
Question(s) regarding financial aid, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions(s) about the cost of attendance, learn more here.
Students in the College of Fine Arts are encouraged to take pride in their artistic and intellectual growth. They are expected to commit to producing original work on papers, research, class projects, exams, and quizzes, without unauthorized assistance, and fully adhere to the University’s academic integrity policies.
Each student is individually accountable for learning and respecting the University’s rules and regulations stipulated in The Student Code of Conduct, published annually in the Student Handbook (The H-Book).
Bison One Card
Where to use your card.
The Bison One Card is the official Howard University ID card for active or registered students, faculty, staff, contractors, and summer program participants.
A valid ID card (US gov't issued ID or valid Passport) is required to receive an initial card.
There is no charge for an initial card for students, faculty, staff, and contractors.
Department of Public Safety
Excellence in truth and service through safety and awareness.
The Department of Public Safety works in partnership with the University community to enhance the safety and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and visitors through dynamic best practices of safety, preparedness, and prevention methods to protect and serve the University community. See Something, Say Something!
General: (202) 806-1100
Emergencies: (202) 806-7777
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
Student Health Center
Your health matters.
Student health is imperative for student success. Get to know the services that are available to help you live your healthiest life at Howard University.
All services at the Student Health Center and University Counseling Service are covered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR). All students are required to be covered by UHCSR, even if they have other health coverage. Please contact UHCSR to arrange dual coverage.
There are a variety of services to meet the myriad student needs at Howard University.
The University Counseling Service (UCS) is a (currently virtual) campus resource to support your mental health.
At UCS, we direct students to services depending upon their needs, availability and, local and state guidelines on teletherapy and the best standard of care. UCS services include one-on-one sessions with a counselor, group therapy sessions, and medication management. In some cases, UCS may refer students to providers and resources in the UCS referral network.
Appointments are scheduled by emailing HUCouseling@howard.edu, then replying to the request for scheduling email that is automatically sent from the UCS account.
To start services, you will meet with a staff member for an initial intake or consultation appointment. This initial interview appointment is used to discuss your needs so UCS can determine the most appropriate services for you. Please plan to spend approximately 45-60 minutes to complete the intake/consultation process at UCS. The appointment is conducted on MS Teams (or phone when required). Your intake interviewer will follow up with you within 1-3 business days after the Tuesday after your intake/ consultation appointment. This after-Tuesday time frame allows the UCS team to review the weekly new cases, and assign them to an appropriate provider.
Howard University is about much more than earning your degree.
At Howard, you'll create experiences that help to shape you into the person you want to be. So who will you become? The Howard University Division of Student Affairs is here to help you find out.
Dining facilities, Blackburn Cafe and Bethune Annex Cafe, are all you-care-to-eat. Both locations offer an array of options and will gladly work with students to find additional options that suit their individual needs.
Meal (dining) plans are designed specifically to meet the needs of our students and to be convenient, flexible, and loaded with options.
Students receive greater value per meal with a plan and there’s no need to carry cash or a credit card—it’s all on your Bison One Card. Meal plans are charged to student accounts.
If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – there is a plan to fit every appetite. Explore our meal plan options to choose the best plan for you.
iLab/Enterprise Technology Services
Help Desk Assistance at 202-806-2020 and the iLab.
Enterprise Technology Services is dedicated to helping, developing, implementing, and supporting technologies to enrich the teaching, learning, and working experience of the Howard community.
Basic IT troubleshooting, incident reporting, and service request submissions.
Moving to campus, especially for the first time, can be overwhelming.
The Office of Residence Life wants to ensure that you have the information necessary to make this transition smooth. Please view their list of items that you should bring with you to campus. Items you should not bring are listed after.
Howard University Libraries
The world is at your fingertips.
Access thousands of articles, books, magazines, research tools, and so much more through the Howard University Library System. Take a walk on over to the newly renovated Undergraduate Library (UGL) or historic Founders Library on the main campus of the University.
Parking & Transportation
The Office of Parking & Transportation Services (OPTS) primary mission is to give commuters options when making their daily decision on how they will travel around campus.
Howard University Parking and Transportation Office offers a limited amount of parking on campus for students, faculty/staff, and visitors. Our goal is to ensure all patrons receive a fair opportunity to utilize the parking facilities available on campus. Keep in mind that limited parking means limited availability.