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Welcome from President Frederick

Welcome to Howard University and the next phase of your educational pursuits that will lead to the realization of your personal, professional and career goals. I thank you for selecting Howard as the University where you will continue your education. Generations of Howard University graduates have provided leadership and service to our nation and the world.  I am confident that you will do the same after you pass through the many diverse doors of opportunity at Howard University.

We have assembled a guide to facilitate your orientation to the university.  Please take a moment to look through this website.  It is a gateway and guide into your Howard experience focusing on:

  • new Student Orientation;
  • check list of things that should be completed prior to your arrival;
  • academic advising;
  • student activities, history of Howard and campus life; and
  • information about the Washington metropolitan area, including dining and accommodations.


You have joined a community that is defined by its commitment to high academic achievement, positive moral and cultural behavior, service to the community and leadership.  I encourage you, from the first day of your experience as a Howard student, to achieve academically at the highest level possible, maintain your high moral and cultural standards, and commit yourself to a life of servant leadership. 

You are now connected to a scholarly community that emerged on the shoulders of distinguished faculty members and former students. As Howard students, you will be exposed directly to the scholarship of a critical mass of scholars that is on the cutting edge of shaping our nation and the world in the areas of the health sciences, law, communications, business, the social sciences and the arts. I encourage you to take full advantage of the education and extra-curricular experiences that Howard will offer you as you prepare yourself to make your own unique contributions as emerging scholars and leaders.

Again, welcome to Howard University and the Capstone. Best wishes for a successful educational experience!


Wayne A.I. Frederick