Attendee Information

Your guide to getting around during Homecoming.


Looking for a place to stay? Howard University is pleased to partner with the Washington Plaza Hotel, located at 10 Thomas Circle NW, for your consideration for Homecoming 2019. 

Ideally located near the Smithsonian's museums and The National Mall's monuments and memorials, the Washington Plaza Hotel continues to be a favorite among savvy business and leisure travelers. Over the past decade, a surge of art galleries, boutique shops, innovative restaurants and entertainment venues around Thomas Circle have breathed new vibrancy into the downtown area. After recent renovations, the Washington Plaza now blends its historical charms with a contemporary atmosphere immersed in the cultural electricity of the city. Sophisticated with a casual ambiance, the Washington Plaza offers the amenities and accommodations that modern travelers expect.

Washington Plaza Hotel:

Deadline for special rates vary by hotel.

See full list of nearby hotels


Use this Google Map for directions to Howard's Main Campus from anywhere in the world. You can also use this map to find landmarks, nearby shops, and local restaurants during your stay. Click the arrow in the top left corner to see the different location layers.

Need help getting around? Howard University Shuttle Service Tracker

Riding Metro? WMATA Metro Map


The Office of Parking and Transportation Services will implement the following parking lot closures during Howard University’s 2019 Homecoming celebration:

Parking Information

Tuesday, October 8 (7 a.m. - noon)

  • Founders


Friday, October 11

  • Johnson
  • Founders
  • Howard Center
  • Burr
  • Mackey


Saturday, October 12

  • Founders
  • Howard Center
  • Johnson
  • East Towers
  • Miner
  • Business
  • Childers
  • Mackey


Alternative Parking Lots
The alternative parking lots for October 8 and October 11 are Banneker South, East Towers, Drew Hall, and Georgia Avenue.

Shuttle Service Modification
On October 12, there will be no shuttle services provided to the West Campus. The weekend shuttle will operate from 1 p.m.-midnight. Please be aware that shuttle service may be impacted due to the increased volume of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

For questions regarding parking lot closures during Homecoming week, please contact the Office of Parking and Transportation Services via email at


Homecoming Parade Street Closings

Neighborhood Street Closings, Saturday, Oct. 12


Proposed street closures:

Fifth Street NW (between T and W Streets NW)

W Street (between Fifth  and Sixth Streets)

Sixth Street NW (between W Street and Fairmont Street NW)

Georgia Avenue (between Fairmont Street and Florida Avenue)

Florida Avenue (between Georgia Avenue and Fifth Street)

Fifth Street (between Florida Avenue and T Street)

T Street (between Fifth and Fourth Streets)

Fourth Street (between T Street and Howard Place)


Street closure time:

Saturday, Oct. 12

12:01 a.m. to noon

Location: Sixth Street NW (between W Street and Fairmont Street NW) and College Street (between Sixth and Fourth Street)


Street closure time:

Saturday, Oct. 12

7 a.m. to noon

Location: Georgia Avenue (between Fairmont Street & Florida Avenue)

Florida Avenue (between Georgia Avenue and Fifth Street)


Street closure time:

Saturday, Oct. 12

8 a.m. to noon

Location: Fifth Street, T Street, Fourth Street

Tentative Timeline - The Parade: Saturday, Oct. 12

7:00 a.m.         Parade participants begin their line-up process using the parade elements as the guidelines

10:00 a.m.      Parade procession begins: following the proposed route/location as indicated in the above description through the DC communities: Howard University, Shaw, Le Droit Park and Bloomingdale

Note: As parade participants reach the end of the parade route, participants are required to dismantle and relocate from the area.

Noon               Parade ends