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150 Years of Excellence in Truth & Service

In 2017, Howard University is celebrating its 150th anniversary. This year’s Sesquicentennial celebration will recognize the historic milestones, achievements, and the positive impact the University has had since its founding in 1867. The University will use this opportunity to revive Bison spirit by engaging the community, alumni, faculty, students, and University stakeholders.

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#HowardU150 #TheTimeIsAlwaysNow

150th Logo/Theme Explanation

The 150th theme “The time is always now,” presents an impactful, unified reflection of 150 years of Howard excellence. In the words of James Baldwin:

"There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now."

The phrase signifies the precedence Howard has always set to overcome challenges, unlock opportunity and build towards a bright future. In truth and service, at Howard the time has always been, and always will be, now.


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