The Second-Year Experience program is designed to provide engagement opportunities for community building and career exploration, while also developing intentional traditions for second-year students at Johns Hopkins University.
What they do: Good grades don’t happen by magic. The Office of Academic Support can help you develop the skills necessary to academic success, providing services such as small group tutoring, PILOT (peer-led team learning) groups, and one-on-one coaching in academic skills such as time management and note taking, and varied study techniques.
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: Making healthy choices doesn’t guarantee success in class and out. But making bad ones sure doesn’t help. CHEW’s programs show that healthy behaviors are behind academic and individual success. Eat better, beat stress, practice safe sex: these are just a few of the programs offered here.
What they do: Help improve your community by performing service with others – not service to others. The Center houses over 60 student-led community service groups; we also provide tutoring for Baltimore elementary school students, interns to work in area non-profits, and support for faculty who want to incorporate community projects into their curriculums.
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 we do: We provide a creativity lab and circulation center for students – with free access to cutting-edge software, audio and video gear, maker equipment, and 3D printing – giving you a chance to master new technology and spread new ideas. Play video games in the Gaming Lounge (or code your own); gain new skills in our workshops.
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: The first fraternity at Hopkins was established in 1877 – just a year after the university itself opened. Today, more than 1,000 students are involved in Greek life. Fraternity & Sorority Life helps organizations plan social events, educational programs, and community service and philanthropy projects for their members and the Johns Hopkins community.
What they do: The Office of Gender Equity is committed to supporting and advising Homewood’s campus community on matters related to gender and the achievement of women students. They serve as a connector for resources on campus related to women and gender and aim to promote intersectionality and authenticity through collaborative programming and events.
What they do: Undergraduate student groups in theater, dance, music, and visual arts put on more than 100 performances and exhibitions every year. Art and dance studios, a digital media lab, music practice rooms, meeting and rehearsal space, and theaters with seating for up to 1,100 are available on campus.
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: Baltimore’s only community orchestra relies on the talents of 150 musicians, including many students. In addition to affordable concerts of orchestral and chamber music, the HSO also works with public schools, offers lectures and demonstrations, and delivers free pre-concert talks.
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: Advisors help students discover and develop academic interests, engage the University’s curriculum and academic programs, and introduce you to our faculty and campus resources. Turn here for help selecting a major, starting an undergraduate research project, or finding or becoming a tutor. We help inform students from orientation through graduation.
What they do: While focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues, LGBTQ Life’s goal is to make Homewood a welcoming environment for all. In addition to serving as a hub for LGBT people and allies, the office provides inclusion training, offers lectures, panels, and discussions, and advocates for campus and community needs.
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.