Top 5 Travel Tips for our SOB Students

The HU Bottom Line magazine wants to make sure you are prepared for your upcoming trips. Spring break is just around the corner so what better time than now to give you all some helpful tips!

  1. Pack smarter not harder. Overpacking is just as bad as under packing. Make sure to lay out your clothes, shoes, and toiletries in advance so don’t forget anything and so you can plan out your days and determine what you truly need.
  2. If you are traveling internationally, don’t forget to call your bank! Once you inform them you’ll be out of town you can  avoid any holds on your cards. Bring cash just in case.
  3. Never bring your passport with you! Pack away other important items or keep them in a safe if available.
  4. Pack medicine! Even if pharmacies are accessible to you, pack medicines you might need in case you can’t get to one. Advil, Tums, Dayquil, and Benadryl are some good items to bring with you.
  5. Try new things! Go on adventures, try the local foods, take lots of pictures, and stay off your phones. It could be a trip you never want to forget!

Howard Travel Notice (COVID-19)

Please remember to routinely check your Bison student emails! In order to remained updated and aware of what is happening on and off campus.

Howard University has recently sent out an official travel notice pertaining to the Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19 by the CDC). Now that there is confirmation of the first positive case in Washington, D.C., Howard University students need to be sure that they are being extremely precautionary. As of March 9th, there are nine positive cases in the DMV area: “2 in D.C., 2 in Virginia, and 5 in Maryland”.

In order to keep students on campus safe, the University imposed a travel restriction. This restriction is mandated for all University supported travel, but it does not effect (although suggested) individual travel.

…Howard University announced the suspension of all University-supported, non-essential international travel for students, faculty, and staffThis includes future group trips, spring break programs and individual travel. It also includes mandatory requests for approval of future international travel by the Provost and remains in place until further notice.

Department of Public Safety and Student Health Center

The University cannot cancel spring break, but would like students who choose to travel to be safe and knowledgeable about the what is going on in the nation. If you do choose to travel next week, please remember to consistently wash your hands and refrain from being around sick people! In addition, registered and insured Howard University students have access to a 24-hour telemedicine service at for medical or mental health advice! Please take advantage of the resources provided to you and have a safe spring break.