Information & Resources

At Johns Hopkins University Housing Operations, we aim to provide you with all the information for your housing needs. This section provides resources for you to learn more about JHU housing. In addition, please consult the PDF Document: JHU Community Living Guidebook which you can use it to learn more about the programs, services, and facilities provided by the offices within Community Living that are at your disposal. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional inquires.

Wondering what to pack?

Check out our lists of recommendations for PDF Document: what to pack and PDF Document: what not to pack.

Important Dates

Community Living Calendar with important dates including vacation breaks and meal plan change periods.

Vacation Breaks

To assist you in planning for vacation breaks occurring during the school year, please refer to the following information:

2020–2021 Housing Vacation Breaks

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 23 – November 27, 2020
  • Winter Break: December 23, 2020
  • Spring Break: March 22 – March 26, 2021

Thanksgiving & Spring Break Housing Information

All students residing in University housing have the option to stay in their assigned housing space during Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break.

If you plan to stay during either of these breaks, you should fill out a vacation planning form, which is emailed to all residential students by Housing Operations within the weeks prior to the break.

Note: During both of these vacation periods, dining facilities will have modified schedules and monitored common spaces will be closed.

Winter Break Housing Information

All students residing in University housing must vacate their spaces for Winter Break. Students may leave their personal belongings in their room during the Winter Break close down period; however, they should take any belongings they will need while on break, as they will not have access to their space during that time.

Residential students will receive more information about vacating for Winter Break within the weeks prior to the break.

Summer Closedown

Residence halls will close at noon on Friday, May 14, 2021. All residence halls close for the summer, and residents of these spaces must completely vacate and return their keys to Housing Operations by the scheduled close down date. Students will receive more information about the summer vacate process within the weeks prior to summer close down.