University Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The University continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and other countries. The University continues to formulate and adjust its plans as needed.
We are excited to celebrate the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Saturday, May 8th at 10 a.m.!See Commencement live
Alyce Chenault Gullattee, M.D. was a Howard University faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine for more than 50 years. She served as an associate professor of psychiatry as well as the director of the Howard University Institute on Substance Abuse and Addiction. The Detroit, Michigan native was a devoted advocate for civil rights as well as one of the nation’s leading experts on substance abuse. Dr. Gullattee was known for reaching out to the most vulnerable members of the community, often helping people with substance use issues to get off the streets and into treatment. Furthermore, she played a significant role in the education and training of thousands of physicians. Her impact on both Howard University as well as the Washington, D.C. community and the world is immeasurable. Dr. Gullattee died on April 30th, 2020 at the age of 91.
Devin C. Martin is an electrical engineering and computer science student at Howard University. Martin played an instrumental role in developing a prototype for ConnexionAI, a first-of-its-kind accessibility application that can convert video input of American Sign Language to spoken languages. This innovative software won first place at HackDuke and third place at HackHarvard. Martin also helped to develop an award-winning prototype for Handoff, a ride-sharing and carpool application that helps connect people in need of transportation with volunteer drivers. Martin used his time during the coronavirus quarantine to develop a program to stop the spread of misinformation on COVID-19 on social media for MIT’s COVID-19 Datathon Challenge. He has interned in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the National Security Agency Data Science Research Internship, and the Google Computer Science Summer Institute.
Michaella Moore is a graduating senior majoring in biology with a double minor in sociology and theater arts. She is active in student governance and is the vice president of the Petey Greene Program, for which she has served as a tutor in prisons and jails. Moore was selected by the British government as one of 46 national recipients of the 2020 Marshall scholarship, making her the third Marshall Scholar in Howard University history. She is pursuing medicine with the goal of informing public health, policy and practices on a global stage to increase heath equity in underserved communities.
Excellence in Truth and Service is reflected in all that we do.
Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA is pleased to announce that Bryan Stevenson, social justice activist and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), will deliver the keynote address during Howard University’s 153rd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Due to the pandemic and safety requirements, Stevenson will address the members of the Class of 2020 and 2021 in a modified ceremony for graduates only. Howard University will award Stevenson an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
Howard is a very culturally rich and diverse University and our students not only come from all over the country, but all over the world. However, even through that diversity, there is an undeniable culture that grounds us and connects us, showing us that while we may all be different, that is where our strength lies.”
Every year, Howard admits students from all over the country and from around the world. Each student comes with different goals, visions, passions and dreams.
“In Truth and Service”—or Veritas et Utilitas—is a motto that the Howard community constantly strives to live up to and exemplify.
Howard is one of the world's most prestigious destinations for undergraduate education in a wide range of studies.
Offering a diverse suite of degrees and programs, our Graduate School prepares students to seek truth and knowledge in their academic endeavors.
Howard's professional programs are academically rich and provide the experiences that propel students to succeed in their careers.
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.