Community Standards

Residential Visitation Policy: Updated Thursday, April 1, 2021

All residential students received an email communication alerting them to a change in the residential guest policy. Effective Thursday, April 1, 2021 (ET) all residential students may visit students in other residence halls as part of an expanded guest policy for the spring semester. Visitation hours will be 12:00pm-12:00am 7 days/week. The limit of guests per living unit has increased from one (1) to two (2). Students JCard will provide access during these hours.

The hope is that conditions will remain favorable, and we will be able to continue offering this expanded flexibility in the visitation policy. Should conditions change due to lack of compliance or spread of COVID-19, the University reserves the right to revert to a more restrictive visitation policy.


  • Guests are restricted to residents in University housing (AMR I, AMR II, AMR III B, Bradford, Charles Commons, Homewood, and Wolman).
  • The host and guest must wear a face mask/covering and stay physically distant while together in any residential space.
  • Students are allowed to host two (2) students in their residential living unit no matter how many students live in a unit. For example, if four students live in a suite, they may only have two (2) guests at a time among them for a total of 6 people in the unit.

As members of the residential communities at Johns Hopkins University, you are expected to take responsibility for your own actions. You are expected to take an active role in safeguarding the overall needs of the community by working to encourage others to conduct themselves reasonably. Johns Hopkins and the Office of Residential Life enforces several policies designed to allow you to live, study, and socialize together in harmony and comfort. These policies are outlined in the Student Conduct Code . Please read them thoroughly and contact appropriate staff if you have any questions.

All Housing and Residential policies can be found in the PDF Document: Living at JHU Guidebook. This guide provides information on community standards, housing policies and processes, and additional support services for residential students.

Spring 2021 Important Documents

In consideration of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the Office of Housing Operations has proved copies of the room and board contract, as well as the COVID-19 contract addendum. These documents outline the University housing contract and COVID-19 and public health policy and procedure for living on-campus. For questions about any of these documents, please contact the Housing Operations team.