Campus Tours
Howard University
Points of Interest
Burr Gymnasium
Burr Gymnasium is home of the Bison and commemorates John Harold Burr Jr., chairman of the physical education department, 1923-1958. Burr rose to prominence as a pioneer in Black participation in the sport of soccer and contributed to Howard's dominance in HBCU championships during the 1950s. The gym currently hosts all of the Bison basketball games, gym classes ranging from martial arts to swimming, and the "Pulse," a weight and cardiovascular room.