Guest Services


Check-in to summer housing occurs from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. daily. All guests are required to check out of residence hall facilities no later than 12 p.m. on their scheduled check out date.  All keys must be returned to the staff member conducting the checkout and all paperwork signed and completed. Guests that are apart of a group stay who need to check-in or check-out at a outside of these time frames 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 facility following the duration of their stay.

Linen and Laundry Services

Linen service packages are available to guests upon request for an additional charge. Linen packages include bed linens (pillow, pillowcase, sheet, and blanket).

On-site laundry facilities located in each of our housing facilities and are also available to students, interns and conference guests. Machines can only be operated by using your designated Howard University Bison ID card, once it has been loaded with sufficient Bison Bucks. Residents are responsible for providing their own laundry detergents and dryer sheets.

Bison One Cards

The temporary Bison One Card is a card provided by the Bison One Card Office as a service to Howard University approved Summer Programs, individuals, or groups, to have the ability to use the laundry and other services within Howard University Residence Halls. Bison One Cards are also required in order to gain entry into each of our residential facilities.  The cost of the card is $10.00, which must be paid prior to your arrival.

Guests can add funds directly to their Bison One card by accessing the following link: This is the only location monies can be deposited into Bison Bucks. Note that credit/debit cards with the Discover, MasterCard, or Visa logos are the only acceptable methods of payment.


On-campus parking is offered to students and guests at an additional charge, and must be discussed in advance during your reservation request.

Residents residing in the Howard Plaza Towers will have access to the underground parking lots assigned to each tower. Designated parking for guests residing in Drew Hall is also available.

Dining Services

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

For more information, please visit our Dining & Meal Plans page for details.