Campus Master Planning (CMP)

Welcome to an overview of our Campus Master Plan (CMP), a comprehensive approach to campus development and enhancement. Our CMP initiative aims to create a vibrant and sustainable environment that supports the University's mission and enriches the student experience.

We are committed to embracing the transformative vision of Howard Forward, our bold strategic plan for the future. The CMP aligns seamlessly with this overarching theme by envisioning a campus that propels our institution forward and nurtures a thriving community of scholars, innovators, and leaders. On this page, you will discover how our CMP efforts are strategically designed to support the goals outlined in Howard Forward.

We strive to create environments that foster academic excellence, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and provide state-of-the-art facilities and resources for our students and faculty. Through thoughtful planning and engagement, we are shaping a campus that reflects our commitment to inclusivity, sustainability, and cutting-edge education.

2020 Central Campus Master Plan (CMP)

The 2020 Central Campus Master Plan (CMP) can be found here. View our April 17, 2020 press release for full details.

View AprilĀ 17, 2020 press release

Short-Term and Long-Term Housing Strategies

Howard University's inventory prior to the current academic year was 5,095 beds between our Bethune Annex, College Hall North, College Hall South, Cook Hall, Drew Hall, The Harriet Tubman Quadrangle, Howard Plaza Towers - East, and Howard Plaza Towers - West. 

Existing Inventory
existing inventory map

To prepare for increased enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year, Howard University secured additional student bed space through leasing agreements with off-campus properties. These leasing arrangements were with Mazza Grandmarc in College Park, Maryland and Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) in Washington, D.C.'s Woodley Park.  

Off Campus Housing Secured over summer

As of October 2021, there are still hundreds of student housing beds available. 

Current Housing Capacity

In the April 2020 Central Campus Master Plan, calls for additional residential housing options for students. 

Housing Development Plans


View The Latest CMP Press Releases

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2011 Central Campus Master Plan

Howard University's prominence in scholarship focused on the African Diaspora, science, health care disparities, social justice, the arts and cultural heritage disciplines will be strengthened as academic programs are enhanced and investments are made in substantial renovations of the physical plant including new academic facilities. 

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