What they do: The Dean of Student Life is responsible for non-academic student support services — but everything we do is meant to heighten the learning experience at Hopkins. Whether through Res Life, Campus Ministries, the Student Health and Wellness Center, or any of our other offices, our goal is to provide programs that complement and enhance the learning you do in class.
What they do: No matter how far along you are in deciding your first destination beyond Hopkins, the Career Center can help—from selecting a major, to writing a resume, networking, job searching, interviewing techniques, and more. We serve all full-time students in Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering, freshmen through PhD candidates, post-doc and post-bacc students.
What they do: Through coaching, mentoring, collaborations with campus partners, and community-building programs, the Center for Student Success focuses on every aspect of your undergraduate experience, providing an environment where you can maximize your potential and acquire the ability to thrive — at Johns Hopkins and beyond.
What they do: Chances are you’ll spend less than 20 hours a week in the classroom – a lot less than you’ll spend where you live and eat. Turn here to find on- or off-campus housing, learn about dining plans, work through roommate problems, and more. Your ties to community living won’t end once you leave university housing. Our staff also provide resources for those students living off campus.
What they do: If you need to talk with someone, or have a friend who might need help, the Counseling Center offers free services to students on the Homewood and Peabody campuses. The psychologists and other members of our staff offer individual and group therapy, workshops on personal growth and development, and support and advice. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
What they do: The Dean of Academic and Student Services works with partners across the university to ensure student success both at Hopkins and beyond. With responsibility for the Career Center, National Fellowships Program, Student Disability Services, and several other areas, the dean’s office builds programs and initiatives in the area where academic and student affairs intersect.
What they do: Johns Hopkins is committed to meeting 100 percent of students’ financial needs, through scholarships, loans, and other sources. Advisers at the Office of Student Financial Services can help families learn how to secure need- and merit-based aid, understand aid requirements, and find other ways to make a Hopkins education affordable.
What they do: Hopkins fields 24 varsity teams – 11 women’s and 13 men’s. The Blue Jays’ men’s and women’s lacrosse teams compete in the NCAA’s Div. I, while the others compete in Div. III. The rich history and tradition of the men’s lacrosse team and its 44 national titles are often the first thing that comes to mind, but all of our teams have achieved success: Hopkins is considered one of the top ten athletic departments in the country.
What they do: HopReach is designed to ensure that students who are having difficulties at Johns Hopkins receive the support they need to succeed academically and get the most out of their college experience.
What they do: International students, scholars, faculty, researchers, and staff can turn here for assistance with immigration and visas; housing, transportation, health care and other personal matters; taxes and other legal issues; and more. Walk-in appointments are available for general questions on F-1 and J-1 visas.
What they do: The J-Card is Hopkins’ official identification and access card; it also stores J-Cash, which can purchase food and other items on- and off-campus. Deposit cash to your J-Card, report or replace a lost card, make an appointment for notary services or get passport photos here; campus groups can also borrow terminals to accept J-Cards as payment during events.
What they do: OMA promotes diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities for students to engage in conversations about race and ethnicity, multicultural initiatives, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. OMA also supports the academic success of underrepresented racial minorities, first generation and low income college students by providing mentoring and academic support programs.
What they do: Whether you’re a first-year student, a transfer student, or a parent/guardian, the Orientation and First-Year Experience team will help you settle into Homewood by providing information about campus resources and ways to get engaged in your new community. You’ll get an overview of academics, student life, and what it takes to make a smooth transition to college.
What they do: If your student is at JHU, you’re a Blue Jay, too. Stay informed about university events, student support services, and family resources. Get involved by becoming a Blue Jay Family Ambassador or join the Hopkins Parents Council. Support student life at JHU with a gift to the Hopkins Parents Fund. Plan a visit to explore campus and the surrounding community.
Garland Hall, Suite 38
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
What they do: We help full-time undergraduate and graduates students Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering gain equal access and support for academic, developmental, and career-related needs. Students seeking support for a disability must register through our office.
What they do: All work + no play = Not something we’d recommend. The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement supports more than 300 clubs and organizations, such as the Student Government Association, performing arts, religious and spiritual, departmental and research groups, and more – giving you the chance to develop leadership skills, build friendships, and create work-life balance. We also work with students to plan annual events such as Lighting of the Quads, hoptoberfest, and Spring Fair.
What they do: Services offered through Homewood Student Affairs, which include career planning, health, wellness, and counseling programs, athletics and recreation, registration and academic recordkeeping, housing and dining, and more, add up to life experience – not just an academic one.