Calendar of Events


Thursday, March 15, 2012

College of Medicine

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Dinner, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Invitation Only)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

  • Senior Luncheon, the Carnegie Building, Presentation Room & Conference Room A, 2:00 p.m.

Division of Nursing

  • Senior Luncheon, Blackburn Center-Gallery Lounge, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Monday, May 7, 2012

School of Business

  • Distribution of Clearance Slips to Graduating Seniors; Office of Student Affairs, Room 222; beginning at 9:00 a.m.

School of Education

  • Rehearsal, Cramton Auditorium, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

All Graduates

  • Rehearsal of the Graduation Proceedings; Cramton Auditorium; 10:30 a.m. All degree candidates and all marshals of the divisions of the University must attend.

College of Dentistry

  • Rehearsal, Honors and Awards Program, Cramton Auditorium, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

College of Pharmacy

  • Class Picture, College of Pharmacy, Room 206, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate School

  • Walk-thru Rehearsal for the master's and Ph.D. candidates
    Cramton Auditorium, Main Lobby, and Lower Lobby, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

College of Dentistry

  • Dental Hygiene Pinning and Candle Lighting Ceremony, College of Dentistry, Room #504, 6:00 p.m.

College of Pharmacy

  • Class Picture, College of Pharmacy, Room -– 206 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

College of Medicine

  • Annual HUH Resident/Faculty Scientific Forum; College of Medicine, Numa P.G. Adams Building, Room 3019; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Magnificent Professors Breakfast; College of Medicine, Numa P.G. Adams Building, Room 3019; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Invitation Only)
  • Clinical Trials/Faculty Research Presentations; Howard University Hospital Tower Auditorium (1204B); 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Class of 1962 Lecture; College of Medicine, Numa P.G. Adams Building, Room 3019, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Annual Salute to Magnificent Professors Program and Reception; College of Medicine, Numa P.G. Adams Building, Room 3019; 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Program, 2:00 p.m.; Reception Howard University Hospital Cafeteria, 3:00 p.m.)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Breakfast, College of Medicine, SGM Bldg. College of Medicine, Numa P.G. Adams Building, Room 3019 (Invitation Only) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Lecture; HUH Tower Building Auditorium; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Induction Ceremony Banquet; Washington Navy Yard, 1454 Parsons Avenue, SE, Building 211, Washington, DC; 6:00 p.m

School of Social Work

  • Honors graduation ceremony, Cramton Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

President's Reception

  • Graduating Classes and their families; Armour J. Blackburn University Center Ballroom; 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

College of Dentistry

  • The Victor L. Hancock, DDS, Symposium, College of Dentistry, Smart Classroom, Room #502, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m.
  • Alumni Luncheon 12:00 noon Presentations
    “The Enigma of Orafacial Pain“ by Joseph L Konzelman Jr., DDS.
  • “The Astute Clinician: Strategies for Lifetime Leaning and Clinical Innovation“ by Sharon M. Gordon, DDS, MPH, PhD and Raymond Dionne, DDS, PhD.
  • College of Dentistry Alumni Social (Live Entertainment).

School of Business

  • Rehearsal for Recognition Ceremony (This is a Mandatory dress rehearsal); Main Campus; John H. Burr Gymnasium, 6th & Girard Streets, NW, Main Gymnasium (Section 1); 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The class picture will also be taken at this time.

School of Communication

  • Rehearsal for Recognition Ceremony; John H. Burr Gymnasium; 12:00 noon.
  • Graduation Reception; Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Bethune Annex: 7:00 p.m.

Graduate School

  • Hood Presentation Ceremony, Cramton Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Pre–Ceremony Line–Up locations for candidates and faculty:
    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Ira Aldridge Theatre (Master's candidates)
    • Cramton Auditorium, Lower Lobby (Ph.D. candidates)
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Childers Hall Fine Arts Gallery (Faculty)
    • Childers Hall Fine Arts Gallery Conference Room (refreshments for the Faculty and Guests)
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Carnegie, Conference Room B (Dean’s Platform Party)

College of Pharmacy

  • The Senior Banquet – Top of the Town, Alexandria, VA – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Oath and Awards Ceremony & Reception - Blackburn Ballroom - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

  • Honors and Awards Graduation Ceremony; Cramton Auditorium, Howard University, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Rehearsal for Recognition Ceremony (This is NOT a dress rehearsal); Main Campus–John H. Burr Gymnasium, 6th & Girard Streets, NW, Main Gymnasium; 2:30 p.m.

School of Education

  • Awards Ceremony, Cramton Auditorium,
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Reception, School of Education Courtyard,
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

College of Medicine

  • Howard University Medical Alumni Association (HUMAA) Annual Meeting; Seeley G. Mudd Building, Room B–14; 12:00 noon
  • Tour of Facilities for College of Medicine Alumni; Meet in Lobby, Seeley G. Mudd Building; 2:00 p.m.
  • HUMAA Reunion Dinner Dance, Washington Court Hotel, 625 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC – Reception 6:30 p.m.; Dinner, 7:30 p.m.

Department of Alumni Relations

  • Class of 1962 Meet and Greet Reception; Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW · Washington, District Of Columbia 20005; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Prayer Breakfast

  • All Degree Candidates and Their Families; Armour J. Blackburn University Center Ballroom, Main Campus, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Breakfast served from 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.)

College of Dentistry

  • Dental Alumni Business Meeting, Howard University College of Dentistry, Room #503, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Senior Dental, Dental Hygiene, and Postdoctoral Honors and Awards Ceremony, Alumni Award Recipient Tribute, Cramton Auditorium, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Senior Dental Pinning Ceremony, Cramton Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.

College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences

  • College Diploma and Awards Ceremony, 6:00 p.m., Cramton Auditorium.
  • Graduation Receptions, 7:30 p.m., Howard Mackey Building (Architecture), L. K. Downing Building (Engineering & Computer Sciences).

School of Communication

  • Senior Journalism Awards; Department of Journalism; 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. – Screening Room West, C.B. Powell Bldg. School of Communications.
  • Graduation Celebration; John H. Burr Gymnasium, 6th & Girard Streets, NW; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

College of Nursing and Allied Health

  • Pinning Ceremony, Rankin Chapel – 6:00 p.m.; Reception immediately following Ceremony, the Carnegie Building, Presentation Room & Conference Room A.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Recognition Ceremony for all degree candidates, John H. Burr Gymnasium; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Reception, the Roof Terrace of the Undergraduate Library or the Grounds of the Stokes Library (immediately following the Recognition Ceremony) –– All degree candidates, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to attend.
  • Department of Art, Bachelor and Master Degree Candidates Exhibition and Reception – Gallery of Art, Reception 4 p.m., Exhibition will remain open until Friday, May 17, 2012.
  • Department of Theatre Arts, Owen Dodson “Weenie“ Awards Ceremony; Childers Hall, Main Campus; 7:30 p.m.

School of Medicine

  • Honors and Oath Day Ceremony; Cramton Auditorium, Main Campus, 2455 – 6th Street, NW; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Reception immediately following ceremony, Tent at Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

School of Divinity

  • Rehearsal for Graduates and Reception; East Campus, Howard Thurman Chapel, Benjamin E. Mays Hall; 11:00 a.m.
  • Degree Awarding Ceremony and Reception; East Campus, Central Promenade, Benjamin E. Mays Hall;
    • Ceremony – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Reception – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.

School of Business

  • Recognition Ceremony for Students receiving their Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The procession will begin at 9:00 a.m.; John H. Burr Gymnasium; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; Reception immediately following the Recognition Ceremony; School of Business Lobby.

School of Law

  • School of Law Baccalaureate, Dunbarton Chapel, Houston Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Division of Fine Arts

  • Department of Theatre Arts, Owen Dodson, “Weenie” Award Ceremony, Childers Hall, 7:30pm
  • Department of Arts –
    Bachelor and Master Degree Candidate Exhibition Art Gallery Friday, May 11, 2012 – Friday, May 18, 2012

College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

  • Pinning Ceremony, Rankin Chapel – 6:00 p.m.; Reception immediately following Ceremony, the Carnegie Building, Presentation Room & Conference Room A.

Department of Alumni Relations

  • Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA) Annual Council Meeting; Armour J. Blackburn University Center Auditorium; Rooms 148 and 150 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; Auditorium, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA) Awards Ceremony, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Gallery Lounge; 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Class of 1962 – Welcome Back Reception; Armour J. Blackburn University Gallery Lounge; 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • All Classes Reunion Champagne Reception and Luncheon; Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Reception in the Hilltop Lounge, 12:00 noon; Luncheon, Armour J. Blackburn University Center Ballroom, 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday Evening Soiree, Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW · Washington, District Of Columbia 20005; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Commencement Convocation

  • 144th Howard University Commencement Exercises; Upper Quadrangle, Main Campus, 10:00 a.m.

College of Pharmacy

  • Diploma Distribution Ceremony Outside Plaza - (end nearest 4th street) above the Undergraduate Library.
  • Post-Graduate and Preceptor's Recognition Award Ceremonies Outside Plaza (nearest 4th Street, above undergraduate Library) - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

  • Reception immediately following Commencement Convocation, Annex 1 Tent, 516 Bryant Street, NW, Washington, DC.

School of Law

  • Hooding Ceremony, Burr Gymnasium, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Division of Fine Arts

  • Recognition of Graduates Program, immediately following Commencement – Cramton Auditorium

School of Medicine

  • Distribution of Diplomas; Lobby 1008, Numa P.G. Adams Building; immediately following Convocation.

Department of Alumni Relations

  • Class of 1962 - 50th Anniversary, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Gallery Lounge; 7:30 a.m.; Robe for Commencement Exercises; 8:30 a.m.
  • Commencement Luncheon - immediately following Commencement
  • Class of 1961 Golden Gala Dinner Dance, Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW · Washington, District Of Columbia 20005; 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight.

Friday, May 18, 2012

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, TBD.