Providing a clean, attractive and comfortable place to live while students and guests are away from home is extremely important to us. Each residence hall is equipped with a unique set of amenities to help guests make the most of their stay and feel as comfortable as possible in the process. The following amenities are included in each of our residence halls and may be utilized at NO ADDITIONAL COST to our residents, unless otherwise noted:

– Utilities 

– Wi-Fi and Cable Service

– Lounge and Study Space

– Gym Access (select halls)

– 24-Hour Front Desk Service 

– Emergency Maintenance

Guest Services
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Guest Services


Check-in to summer housing occurs from 10AM – 6PM daily. All guests are required to check-out of residence hall facilities no later than 12PM. on their scheduled check-out date.  All keys must be returned to the staff member conducting the check-out and all paperwork signed and completed. Guests that are part of a group stay and need alternate check-in or check-out accommodations will need to arrange this with their conference coordinator, and may be charged an additional fee.


All rooms are cleaned prior to guest arrival. Housekeeping will not re-enter occupied units until after all guests have departed the bedroom and/or suite following the duration of their stay.

Linen and Laundry Service

Linen service packages are available to guests upon request for an additional charge. Linen packages include bed linens (pillowcase, bedsheet, and blanket) and a bath towel and wash cloth. All linen must be left in the room at the end of your stay to avoid additional charges. On-site laundry facilities are located in each of our housing facilities and are also available to students, interns and conference guests. Machines can only be operated by using a Howard University Summer ID card, once it has been loaded with sufficient Bison Bucks. The cost to wash and dry is $1.75 each. Residents are responsible for providing their own laundry detergent and dryer sheets.

Bison One Cards

Summer ID Cards are provided by the Bison One Card Office as a service to Howard University-approved summer programs, individuals, or groups residing in the Howard Plaza Towers. Guests may use the card to gain entry into their assigned residence hall, utilize the laundry facilities, access the on-campus shuttle, or other services within Howard University Residence Halls. The cost of the card is $10, which must be paid in advance. Additional information and instructions for adding money to your Summer ID Card will be provided upon check-in.


Garage parking is available to East and West Tower summer residents at a rate of $50 per month. Guests interested in parking accommodations for Drew or Cook Hall should speak with the summer housing specialist for options and rates.

Dining Services

Howard University utilizes the professional expertise of Sodexo Management to provide catering and meal plan dining services to on-campus guests. For your convenience, all dining and catering requests are discussed in advance of your arrival in order to successfully accommodate your needs during your stay.

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