Campus Tours
Howard University
Points of Interest
Main Quad
The expansive main quad, also called "The Yard," is the University’s symbolic heart and center of campus life. The design is by landscape architect David A. Willinston. It is the place of choice for many outdoor activities--the Commencement Exercises, Homecoming's Family Reunion/Yardfest, concerts, job fairs, student performances, ROTC drills, and special events at the flagpole. Students can be found studying or socializing in the shadows of its trees.