Countdown to Start of the New Academic Year
Welcome From Vice President Griffin
WELCOME TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY!
Congratulations on your decision to attend Howard University—an institution renowned for its academic excellence and vibrant student development programs. Howard University is the place where students come who are committed to making a real difference in the world as thinkers, activists, and leaders. Our graduates not only leave their imprints within the local, national, and international arenas; they have, oftentimes, changed the course of history through their advocacy and participation in the critical intellectual debates of our times.
Class of 2017, in approximately 4 years, it is you who will be traveling to various parts of the world as graduates of Howard University. That is why it is important for you to spend the next few days, weeks, and months learning about the heart and soul of this great institution—its values, legacy, and traditions—so that you can better understand both the expectations and responsibilities that lie before you.
We are the Division of Student Affairs—the “Oversoul” of Howard University—the web that supports and connects all other critical units on campus. We are your advocates whose mission it is to provide you with a safe, engaging, nurturing environment where you can be highly productive and creative throughout your matriculation. Although an important aspect of our mission is to create paths for you to be successful in your academic courses, we are also committed, through our own programs and initiatives, to bring you opportunities to stimulate your imagination, sharpen your critical perspective, and broaden your range of experiences.
Student Affairs—Residence Life, Student Life and Activities, University Counseling, Career Services, Special Student Services, and the Blackburn Center—is excited about welcoming you this August 2011 because we have so much planned this year to keep you motivated and connected. We encourage you to explore and participate in as many activities as possible so that you can begin the enviable process of becoming Howard University ambassadors and leaders.
Best wishes for a successful matriculation at Howard University! We look forward to seeing you at the New Student Orientation.
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