Application Support

Application Description


Banner is a web-based, administrative software application used by institutions of higher education. It provides data that allows student, faculty and staff to efficiently perform various integrated functions. Some of the services it supports include admissions and recruitment, financial aid, class registration, residence life, meal plans, academic records, student accounts, and cashiering.

Users: Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff: For access, documentation, and technical assistance, you can login to the Banner Homepage. This is a secure site which requires your network login credentials.

Bison Connect: AlertHU and HU Guardian

Bison Connect consists of two applications: AlertHU and HU Guardian. AlertHU is a notification program which allows the University to send time-sensitive notifications via e-mail and text messaging. HU Guardian is a personal safety program that allows members of the Howard University Community to connect with and be monitored for safety by University police (HUPD).

Users: Students, Faculty & Staff

For additional information and to register, click here


BisonWeb provides access to course registration, student accounts, financial aid, grades and transcript information.

Users: Students & Faculty

For additional information, visit the Bison Web Home Page

Log in to Bison Web

  • Username: 9 digit Howard University ID including ‘@‘, (Example: @12345678)
    Password: 6 digit PIN which is usually your birth date without dashes, unless you changed it already


Blackboard Icon
Blackboard helps engage students and faculty in a digital classroom experience. It encourages correspondence between students and other students, as well as with faculty.

Users: Students & Faculty

Log in to Blackboard

Blackboard Resources for Faculty

Blackboard Resources for Students

  • Username: 8-digit Banner/BisonWeb ID without ‘@‘ sign
    Password: Bison Web pin or 6-digit DOB in mmddyy format


Kronos is an automated Time Tracking and Attendance Application linked for time sharing to the PeopleSoft and Lawson ERP applications.

Users: Faculty, Staff, & Union Employees

Log in to Kronos


PeopleSoft is used to support the Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, Finance and Procurement processes within the University.

Users: Students, Faculty & Staff

Log in to PeopleSoft