Move-In 2024

2024 Move-In Packet

Your official guide to check-in schedules for your residence hall, parking guidelines, and much more.

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We are counting down the days until move-in, and we can't wait to welcome you to the university for the Fall 2024-25 academic year! To help prepare you for move-in, we will be providing you the Fall 2024 Move-In information. These packets will provide you with critical details on your scheduled date for moving in and the routes to take to get to your Residence Hall. 

Traffic and Parking Information

Dates and Times

Move-in for all first-time and returning residential students will occur from Monday, August 7, through Sunday, August 20. While all residence halls will not facilitate moving in each day, traffic congestion is highly likely throughout the move-in period for employees who commute to work by car or ride share. We are recommending that drivers plan to arrive at work by 6:45 a.m. daily to avoid traffic. After 7:00 a.m., employees may be subject to long lines and delays in accessing assigned parking lots due to move-in-related congestion. 

Please note the following anticipated traffic patterns and changes for university lots during move-in days. 

Closed Lots for Employees

Greene Lots - August 7-8

  • Alternative Lots - Georgia Ave. (Next to Sankofa Bookstore)

Expected Traffic Congestion

August 7-13

  • 6th Street
  • Bryant Street
  • Howard Place
  • Fairmont Street
  • Girard Street
  • Harvard Street
  • Hobart Street
  • Gresham Street
  • College Street

August 14-20

  • 9th Street
  • Barry Place
  • Sherman Avenue

Available Lots for Students/Families Moving Into Residence Halls

  • East Tower
  • Howard Center
  • Banneker South
  • Drew Hall 

Parking for Moving Students/Families ends at 10:00 p.m. daily during Move-in Weeks from August 7 - 20.

All employees must have 2023 University-issued parking permits to access campus parking lots. Upon entering the campus, public safety officers and traffic controllers will provide directional guidance to designated access points. For any additional questions, please contact the Office of Parking and Transportation Services at

Campus Maps

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes?

The step-by-step guide for course registration can be found here. First-year students should connect with the academic advisors within their specific colleges and schools to coordinate registration. 

How do I complete and submit my medical clearance?

You must use your Howard University Student ID number and Bison email to submit documents to student health forms. The health center can assist if you have an questions. We can be reached at 202-806-7540 or For more information, please click here.

How do I get my student ID?

Bison One cards may be retrieved at each residence hall from Aug. 7-20 by students who completed card request forms before move-in. All other students may retrieve cards from:

The Howard University iLab (Lobby Level)
2301 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20059

How do I get my Howard email address?

All new students should have received a link to their Bison email after they completed enrollment and paid the enrollment fee. For students who are still looking to set up their email address, please visit our Enterprise Technology Service website for instructions on access. 

Please allow up to 72 hours for the process to be completed once the fees are resolved to access. Students who are only accepted do not get a Bison email.

How do I connect to on-campus WiFi?

Once you have set-up your university email address, this address and password combination will allow you to log into the WiFi network 'HU WiFi.' For any issues related to connectivity, please visit for password reset, outage information, and more.