Howard University

We prepare diverse, talented and ambitious students to learn, lead and embody excellence in truth and service.

2019 Commencement Recap

Relive moments from our 2019 Commencement ceremony! 

Watch here
Our community of more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students represents 50 states and territories, and 66 nations.
We Are Howard.
Ajani Amiri Thomas
Ajani Amiri Thomas
Senior, Media/Film major
Ajani Amiri Thomas
Senior, Media/Film major

Named Filmmaker of the Month by the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) for the month of August. "Crispus” (produced, written and directed by Thomas) is based on the life story of Kalief Browder, a teenager falsely accused of stealing a backpack and thrown into solitary confinement in New York’s infamous Riker’s Island Prison.

“I want to tell bold stories that reflect the times that we are in now. I just want to tell stories and stay true to the realities of the people who inspire them. I see film as a surreal art. If the work isn’t bold, then it hasn’t gone far enough.”
Omari H. Swinton, Ph.D.
Omari H. Swinton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Omari H. Swinton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Swinton is an associate professor in the Economics department at Howard University where he teaches introductory, intermediate, and urban economics. He is currently the director of graduate studies. His research interests include labor economics and education. Dr. Swinton has published journals that examine the teenage labor market, the benefits from attending HBCUs, and the returns to a college education. He co-authored a report for National Association for Equal Opportunity entitled "The State of Blacks in Higher Education.” He earned his B.S. from Florida A & M University in 2001, and his doctoral degree from Duke University in 2007.

“My goal is to continue the tradition of supporting the professional development of minorities within the economics profession.”
David Oliver
David Oliver
Director of Track and Field/Cross Country
David Oliver
Director of Track and Field/Cross Country
“I want to get Howard's Track and Field back like it was in the late 80's -- when Howard’s name rung out in the track and field community and the team was supported at every event. It is very fulfilling as an alum to honor members of the different teams. These Bison have gone on to represent the University in many capacities on and off the cross-country courses, in business and industry, in the courtroom and in countless other ways that have made alma mater proud.”

Excellence in Truth and Service is reflected in all that we do.

Veritas et Utilitas. Excellence in Truth and Service is reflected in all that we do.
News
View All
More Details
Sabrina Newton
The professors here are not only fountains of knowledge, but they are truly passionate about their craft. I think somewhere along the line that passion spills over into the students and we become just as dedicated to causes of our own. Howard has given me a strong and fearless voice as a black woman. When I step into a room I am confident that I belong there, and I always put my best foot forward. That is the power of the Mecca.”
Sabrina Newton 2019 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship awardee
Leading HBCU
in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list.
Our Legacy. A Promise of Excellence.
Immerse yourself in the Howard Experience.
We are committed to building a student-centered community that supports the achievement of students' academic, career and personal goals, while promoting civility, respect and equity.
Take a Virtual Tour
Learn More