Howard University Announces Housing Availability at AXIS


Axis logoWASHINGTON – Howard University is now offering AXIS, a brand-new exclusive housing option for graduate students, faculty and staff, and associates on its main campus.  This new housing option is located directly on Georgia Avenue and is scheduled for initial move-in on August 10, 2019.  When complete, AXIS  will offer a refreshed contemporary façade and 176 brand new studios and one-bedroom apartments with scenic views of Howard University’s iconic campus, expanding through Downtown D.C.

AXIS  continues the initiative championed by President Wayne A. I. Frederick to offer a diverse mix of quality housing options for students and other members of the Howard community, enhance a dynamic “town and gown” environment, and improve the Georgia Avenue Corridor.  AXIS aims to adaptively reuse a building in a fashion which modernizes and expands access to housing and will occupy floors 3-9 of the former Howard Center, which was built in 1975 and served as a former hotel, restaurant venue, and most recently as administrative offices for the University.  

Howard University is excited to reimagine this mixed-use asset into modern living space in the heart of Washington, D.C.,” said President Frederick. “AXIS will literally put our students, faculty and staff at the axis of a live, work, play environment steps away from main campus. This is just another realization of the Howard Forward 2024 strategic plan that provides an invaluable living experience in the Howard community.”

Each apartment is fully furnished with modern amenities, including a kitchenette, in-home bathroom with accented tile walk-in showers, plenty of storage space and more.  The building offers secured building entry with 24-hour front desk security, individual apartment entry, social lounge areas, study spaces, game room, on-site laundry facility, fitness center and yoga room, which are all-inclusive with a flat amenity fee that includes electricity, water and high-speed internet which enables the resident to utilize their own entertainment options.   

“This is not your typical hall that most students are used to at Howard University.  AXIS is a new living experience exclusive for Bison graduate students, faculty, staff and associates, stated HU Real Estate Executive Anthony Freeman. “It is an independent living experience without resident assistants or live-in hall directors or visitor policies and still offers opportunities to be engrained in the Bison community.”

Studio apartments are available starting at $1,350 per month with a $200 flat amenity fee that includes electricity, water, wireless internet, fitness center, nightly security and more.  A one-bedroom apartment starts at $2,400 per month with a $250 monthly amenity fee. The rates vary based on floor and apartment selection and requires a 12-month license agreement.   

Planning is underway for Howard University’s Grand Opening Celebration. Details are forthcoming. 

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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, more than 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit


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