New Student Orientation


New Student Orientation

Welcome to Johns Hopkins University!

On behalf of the University, we would like to welcome you and your family to Hopkins! Whether you’re a first-year student, a transfer student, or a parent/family member, the New Student Orientation team will help you settle into Homewood by providing information about campus resources and ways to get engaged in your new community. During this five-day program, students will get an overview of academics, student life, and what it takes to make a smooth transition to college. Additionally, a special program is offered for parents and families of incoming students during move-in.


Important Dates

Friday, August 21, 2015: New Student Move-In, Parent/Family Orientation

Saturday, August 22, 2015: New Student Move-In, Parent/Family Orientation

Saturday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 26, 2015: New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 27, 2015: First Day of Classes

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

  • Orientation Vlog #1 Posted

    The Orientation Vlog is now live! Check out some information about different types of courses that new students may encounter in their first semester!


  • 2015 Book Read Announced!

    The 2015 selection for the Johns Hopkins University Book Read is The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates grew up in Baltimore and his book is an account of his experiences as a boy growing up in our city. Click here for more information!

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    Welcome, Class of 2019

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    Extreme orientation

    More than 100 members of Class of 2018 participate in Pre-O programs