Our staff, along with the support of our students staff, plan and create a range of programs and events throughout the year that help students engage and relax outside of the classroom. Typical events in the past include:

  • Fall Fun in the Fresh Food Café
  • Late Night BINGO
  • Haunted House Trip
  • Relay for Life
  • Paintball

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Residential Advisory Board

RAB is chaired by two Community Advisors who work as members of the Residential Life staff, and an additional 20 undergraduate student directors assist to plan both small and large-scale programs mainly for students living in the residence halls. The events are meant to provide residents of university housing with an opportunity to engage with others, and interact with new students in an attempt to build a strong residential community. The goal is to plan and carry out various social, recreational, and educational events that students will enjoy and benefit from.

Faculty Engagement

We engage faculty and staff members in our programming and work to allow our students to get to know faculty better through events, meals, and discussions. Our goal in this is for students to build meaningful relationships with faculty members outside of and in addition to the classroom and labs. The types of events can span from Orioles Games and trips to local Baltimore farms to discussions over meals or cooking classes in the Residence Halls.

Community Nights

Each Tuesday we invite faculty and staff to join us for Community Nights in our dining hall, the Fresh Food Cafe (FFC). We hope to strengthen the One Hopkins experience and have any JHU faculty and staff member enjoy a meal with students, colleagues, or bring their families, at no cost. The goal is to be together, in community, and students begin to see faculty and staff outside of the traditional classroom and office setting. We also offer this same invitation to attend any of the Fall Sterling Brunches, a tradition that holds a special place in the hearts of our students. Sterling Brunch includes a live jazz band, elevated menus, and a larger community eating experience. See the full list of Fall 2018 Community Nights and Sterling Brunch dates below, and if you would like to attend any (or all!) simply email the Dining Office at to RSVP.

  • Tuesday Community Nights: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4
  • Sterling Brunch: 11/4 and 12/2

If you are a faculty or staff member and interested in learning more about engagement opportunities, please contact Shawn Washart at