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Howard University

Howard University has been around since 1867. It is a private research university with 13 schools and colleges.

Students study in more than 140 fields that lead to bachelor’s, master’s, and professional degrees. To date, Howard has given out more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, sciences, and humanities. It also has more African-American Ph.D. recipients on campus than any other U.S. university. The historic main campus is on a hilltop in Northwest Washington, just a few blocks from the famous U Street and Howard Theatre. We are two miles from the U.S. Capitol, where a lot of students do internships and where a lot of our alumni make decisions about national and international policy.

Howard is one of the best in the STEM fields. The National Science Foundation says that Howard has the most African-American undergraduates who go on to get doctoral degrees in science or engineering. The University also has programs in social work, business, and communications that are among the best in the country. So far, we have had one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows, and more than 165 Fulbright recipients.

The College of Medicine is known around the world for its long history of training students to become skilled, caring doctors who work in medically underserved areas at home and around the world. The College is one of the best places in the United States to train women to be surgeons and one of the best places in the country to study health disparities among people of color. The Howard University Hospital, the Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences are all part of the Howard University Health Sciences division.

The Howard University School of Law has been a supporter of social justice and a builder of social change for more than 150 years. It has turned out more than 4,000 social engineers, including the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, well-known lawmakers, civil rights lawyers, mayors, and public officials from all over the United States. According to a preLaw magazine, it is the best law school for African Americans.

Truth and Service, which is the motto of the University, is an important part of who we are. More than 10,000 undergrads and grads give hundreds of hours of service each year in LeDroit Park, across the country, and around the world. Over the 50-year history of the U.S. Peace Corps, more than 200 Howard graduates have worked as volunteers all over the world. This is the most of any historically-Black college.

The University still wants to improve its strategic positioning as one of the best research universities in the country. As we celebrate 154 years, we are in a great place to make the next 150 years just as great as the last 154.

Howard University Hospital

The Howard University Hospital is one of the best hospitals in the United States. Howard University Hospital (HUH) has a long history of good leadership and service that goes back to 1862. It was first called Freedmen’s Hospital and was in a building that used to be an army barracks. It was a safe place for former slaves to get the medical care they couldn’t get anywhere else.

At the end of the 1860s, Freedmen’s and the Howard University College of Medicine joined forces to train African-American doctors. Together, the medical school and the hospital have helped many of the best African-American doctors in the country get their start.

Over its 145-year history of providing the best primary, secondary, and tertiary health care services, Howard University Hospital has become one of the most complete health care facilities in the Washington, D.C. area and has been named a DC Level 1 Trauma Center.

HUH is the only teaching hospital in the country that is on the campus of a historically Black university. It is a private, non-profit institution. It gives medical students a great place to learn and a chance to watch or join professionals who are changing the way health care is done in groundbreaking clinical and research work. Magazines like Washingtonian and Black Enterprise have said that doctors who work at the hospital are leaders in a wide range of specialties.

Howard University Calendar

You can find university events, add them to your own calendar, or share them on Facebook and Twitter. You can also submit events to be listed (after being submitted, a calendar admin will review your event before publishing).

The Howard University Calendar is only for events organized, hosted, sponsored, or co-sponsored by HU schools, colleges, departments, centers, and officially recognized student groups. Events can be held on or off campus, and they can be open to the public or just for HU staff, students, and/or alumni.

HU won’t accept event submissions from people or groups that aren’t part of the university, except for conferences and other events held in Howard venues.

Form/Documents Last Updated
2022-2023 University Academic Calendar Thursday, June 9, 2022
2021-2022 University Academic Calendar Thursday, May 5, 2022
2020-2021 University Academic Calendar Thursday, February 11, 2021
2019-2020 University Academic Calendar Monday, April 27, 2020
2018-2019 University Academic Calendar Thursday, March 21, 2019
2017-2018 University Academic Calendar Monday, January 15, 2018

Blackboard Howard University

Single Sign-On (SSO) Login Help

Help Sign in quickly in three steps:

  1. Click “Click here to log in as a student or teacher.”
  2. Type in your full Howard University email address and the password that goes with it.
  3. Go through the two-step verification process

If you still can’t log in, call or email the Help Desk at 202-806-2020 or

Direct Login Help

Use these 3 easy steps to log in:

  1. Click on “Direct Login” (Faculty without HU-issued email address)
  2. Type in your given username and the password that goes with it.
  3. Hit “Login.”

Click on this link for video instructions on how to use a log. If you need to change the password for your email address, click here.

Note: If you are in a lot of courses, you may need to click the right corner of the MY COURSES box, check GROUP BY TERM, and click SUBMIT to see your most recent courses when you log into Blackboard.

There is a mobile app in the Apple Store and on Google Play.

On the Howard Mobile App, you can also find the BlackBoard Mobile App.

User Guides

Howard University Library

In 1929, the government gave Howard University more than a million dollars to build a new library. On January 3, 1939, people could start using the building. It was named The Founders Library to honor the 17 men who started Howard University and were given the charter for the school.

When it was finished, it got a lot of attention across the country. In 1939, when the library was officially opened, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes made a strong statement:

“A library is more than a building, and the books on its shelves are more than just books.”

Today, the Howard University Libraries are more than just the books on their shelves. They are a central library system made up of Founders, three additional branches in the schools of Business, Divinity, and Social Work, and the well-known Moorland Spingarn Research Center. All of our libraries and centers are there to help Howard University’s curriculum and educational goals. They have an amazing collection of more than three-quarters of a million book and journal titles, electronic and multimedia resources, and more than two hundred online databases on topics like African Studies, Life Sciences, Theatre Arts, and World Languages.

The Howard University library system is proud of the many educational classes it offers and the wide range of resources it makes available to help students, faculty, and the general public learn and do research. Our staff is committed to giving every customer the best service possible.

Founders Library is home to the Moorland Spingarn Research Center collection, the University Archives, and the University Museum. What started as a small collection of anti-slavery books and pamphlets in Howard University’s early years is now one of the best places in the world to study the Black experience. It has opened the door to new research and let scholars dig deeper into the complicated history and culture of Black people.

So, please use the books and computers that the Howard University Libraries have available. We hope you enjoy your time with us, whether you talk to us on chat, Twitter, Facebook, email, our website, or in person at the library.

How can we help you? Please tell us.

Bisonweb Howard University

BisonWeb is the official self-service portal that all students should use to check their student accounts and financial aid, sign up for classes each semester, look at their academic records, and apply to graduate.

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is your online place to learn and your system for managing learning. It works on the web and has course management. Safe Assign, Collaborate, and Building Blocks are some of the features (ExamSoft, Proctorio, Cengage, etc).

System Requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are the best browsers to use to view Blackboard. You must also turn on Java and turn off any pop-up blockers.


Canvas Students can easily find your course syllabus, assignments, announcements, grades, and anything else that has to do with your course on the LMS.

System Requirements: Canvas should be used on the latest major version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari, or on a version that came out before that. You must also turn on Java and turn off any pop-up blockers.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Teams is an application that lets you work together through chats, calls, audio/video conferencing, document sharing, and more.

Teams were put on your computer when ETS took a picture of it, and you can also get to it through your web browser.

Teams are one of the Microsoft O365 apps, along with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. You can find it on the Microsoft O365 website.


Proctorio is a program that works with Blackboard. Learn how to make sure you’re not cheating on any digital exam.

With Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform, testing institutions can add automated invigilation and identity verification with the click of a button to get instant integrity reports as soon as exams are turned in.

How do Bison Apps work?

Bison Apps is a virtual desktop that gives HU faculty and students remote access to the most-used applications at Howard University. The interface of Bison Apps looks like what you would see when you log in to an iLab computer. Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Cloud (including all of the Adobe CC apps), Mathematica, Final Draft, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams, SAS, and SPSS will be available to use.

Bison Apps Environment:

Please click on the link below to get in:

After you log in, the first time you use each application, you will need to enter your Howard credentials. After that, whenever you are in the Bison Apps environment, you will still be logged into each app.

Password Reset: If you are having trouble logging in, use the link below to reset your password.

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for password reset here:

bisonweb howard university

Howard University Address

2400 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059, United States
Howard University, address

Howard University Law School

Welcome to the law school at Howard University. New and current students should check this website often because it will be used to share news and events, highlight our faculty, students, and alumni, offer ways to give, and, most importantly, get in touch with you about announcements, helpful advice, scheduling, law school requirements, and more.

Students, professors, alumni, and staff at Howard University School of Law are living in an exciting time. Our Law Library continues to be the best place to do research and learn. All of our classrooms have also been remodeled and smart-wired so that they can use new information technologies. Also, each member of the faculty has a website, which improves the learning experience by making it easier for students and teachers to talk to each other outside of class. This law school uses technology in almost every way to keep up its tradition of giving “leadership for America and the world community.”

We just finished fixing up the entrance to Charles Hamilton Houston Hall, where many classrooms and administrative offices are located. We keep making improvements to our facilities and are very proud of how beautiful and peaceful the campus is.

Some things here will always be the same. The Howard University School of Law’s faculty, staff, and administration are still as dedicated as ever to giving their students the best legal education possible and preparing the next generation of leaders. We have a very talented faculty and student body, led by a visionary dean, and thousands of graduates who are already making big changes in the legal field and their communities all over the country. We hope you will visit us often, both through this website and in person when you can.

Thank you for coming to the Howard University School of Law and welcome!

Howard Student Login

  1. Go to the Howard official login page via our official link below. After you click on the link, it will open in a new tab so that you can continue to see the guide and follow the troubleshooting steps if required.
  2. Simply login with your login details. You will have to have been given these by Howard Login, either on sign up or by your authority of Howard Login.
  3. You should now have a “successfully logged in” message. Congratulations, you are now logged in successfully to Howard Login.
  4. If you can not log in to the Howard Login website, then follow our troubleshooting guide, found here.

Guide to Sign up for Howard Login

  1. On your computer, launch your favorite web browser.
  2. Type Official Howard Login Website and Press the “Enter” button.
  3. Find Sign up or create an account on the website and click it.
  4. Fill up the details given on the Signup page.
  5. Click on the checkbox “I agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.”
  6. Press the “sign up” button.
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Activate the Howard Login

  1. Already you gave the email address on the Signup page.
  2. So, You will receive the Howard Login activation link at your given email address.
  3. Click the link to activate the Howard Login.

How to Retrieve Forgot Howard Login Password?

  1. Access the sign-in page of Howard Login.
  2. Click on the “Forgot?” option.
  3. It will prompt you to enter the email address.
  4. Enter the email and click on “EMAIL ME INSTRUCTIONS.”
  5. You will receive the Howard Login instructions in your email.
  6. Follow them carefully to recover the password.

How do I sign out Howard Portal?

  • In Howard Portal, at the top right, click your photo or Account image Account image.
  • Click Sign out.

Reasons for Howard Students being unable to log in 

Authentication Failed – Invalid Password (The user name or password is incorrect.)  

Students will have to try to log in again, as it was probably a bad combination of username and password. If this doesn’t work, the student will need to reset their password at Howard Portal before trying again. Tell the student that there are times when the username and password get separated on the University side and there is nothing OAS can do about it. The only choice is to go to Howard Portal and change the password.

Temporary Access has expired 

The student had temporary access to SAMM, but that time has now run out. The Accessibility Specialist will have to look at the student’s account and remove the “Access Expires On:” date from the Student Profile.

Fail attempt more than 5 times. 

The student has tried to log in 5 times but hasn’t been able to. Because of this, their account has been locked. The steps above are what a staff member needs to do to get into their account.

Username and password combination is wrong. Browser: XXXXXXX

The student can’t get into their account because they are using the wrong username or password. The students must try again. If they still can’t log in, they’ll need to reset their password at Howard Portal before trying again.

How do I get help?

Need help? Your Howard login credentials are managed by the Portal district. If you are unsure of your Howard login credentials, receive an error when logging in, or your login suddenly stops working, please reach out to your teacher help desk for assistance.

You can find contact information on the Howard login screen. You should see an email or phone number where you can reach the support contact.

If you do not see a support contact listed, please contact your student’s teacher.

Troubleshooting Howard student login issues

The Howard Portal doesn’t have a login button on their site

Owners of Howard Portal can change everything about their site, including the login button. If the site owner has taken down the login button, please contact them directly to find out how to get into their login portal.

I logged in to the Howard Portal. Why don’t I see all of the products I’m enrolled in?

You might make more than one account at the same Portal by accident by using different email addresses. This could happen if, when you bought the product, you misspelled your email address. If you can log in, but you can’t find or get to your course, you may have more than one account in the Howard Portal.

You can only get to your products by logging into the account you used to buy them or sign up for them, so make sure you’re logging into the right account. If you don’t know if you’ve made more than one account.

I don’t remember my Howard password; what should I do?

You might be having trouble logging in because the password for your student account is old or doesn’t work. If this is the case, you might want to change your password completely.

I used the wrong email address/no longer have access to my email address.

If you signed up with the wrong email address, don’t have access to the original email address anymore, or think you may have misspelled your email address, contact the Howard Portal owner first to ask for help signing up with a different email address.

If you’ve tried to get in touch with the owner and haven’t heard back, contact our Customer Support team.


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