Move-In

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Welcome to Hopkins!

Below you will find important information regarding moving into University housing. This page may be updated periodically so be sure to check back for any updates!

Fall 2022 Move-In Dates

Please note that the below move-in dates are for students residing in on-campus housing, and are not for students who reside in off-campus apartments.

Transfer & International First-Year Move-InFriday, August 19
9:00AM - 4:00PM
First-Year Move-inSaturday, August 20
8:00AM - 6:00PM*
Returning Students Move-InThursday, August 25
8:00AM - 6:00PM*

* Exact time will be determined by appointment.

Early Move-In Requests

Student with extenuating circumstances and a need to move-in earlier should complete the Early Arrival Request Form. Please note that completing this form does NOT guarantee an approval for early arrival. Once requests are reviewed, students will be notified by email of the decision.

Move-In Appointments

In order for students to be eligible to move in to their residence hall, the following must completed:

  • Upload COVID-19 vaccine information to Vaccine Management System (VMS) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. More information about specific requirements for COVID vaccination can be found here.
  • Complete the PDF Document: JHU Pre-Entrance Health Form – by Friday, July 15.
  • Register for the Pyramed Health WebPortal and complete the forms there – by Friday, July 15.
  • As outlined in the university’s message regarding planning for a COVID-safe fall, residential students should self-test no more than 72 hours before arriving on campus/in Baltimore. While we are not asking for verification, students who test positive should notify Student Health using this form and remain off campus and isolate for a minimum of five days. They will be advised to test again after five days and should not return until they have a negative test, are asymptomatic or have resolving symptoms, and have been cleared by SHWC staff.
  • Students will receive an activation email to their JHU email from MyChart in the weeks before arrival on campus. Please be sure to open this email and follow the instructions to verify your MyChart account and download the MyChart App. This will assist in the timely ability to schedule your on-campus PCR test.

If you have not completed all of these steps, please do so immediately.

Because of public health guidance, all students will need to sign up for a move-in time. Appointments will be every half-hour from 8AM until 6PM. The last appointment is at 5:30PM. Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is important for students to arrive at their appointment time. Arriving outside of your appointment time may impact your check in process and that of your fellow students. For those students who are part of a group arriving early, you will not make an appointment and will receive move in information from your group leader.

Students who have been told by the Student Health & Wellness Center that they require a TSpot test for tuberculosis on the day of move-in, should schedule their move-in time for earlier in the day, ideally before 2pm.

Scheduling an Appointment

Please log into the Housing Portal to sign up for a move-in time by NOON on Monday August 15th. Once you have logged in, please click on “Move-In Appointments” button in the top navigation bar and follow the directions to select your move-in time:

  • Appointments will either be marked “available” in blue or “unavailable” in gray.
  • Select desired appointment time.
  • A pop-up window will appear asking “Are you sure you want to book this appointment?” Click “yes” to continue.
  • You will receive a confirmation email to your JHU email with your appointment information.

Cancelling or Changing an Appointment

Appointments may be changed or cancelled through the Housing Portal until NOON on Monday August 15th.

To change an appointment the existing appointment must first be cancelled before a new appointment can be scheduled.

To cancel an appointment, log into the Housing Portal and click the “Move-in Appointments” button in the top navigation bar. You will see the scheduled appointment listed under the “My Appointments” heading. To cancel, click the “Cancel” button on the right and confirm the cancellation when prompted. A confirmation email will be sent once the appointment has successfully been cancelled.

To create a new appointment see the “scheduling an appointment” section above.

Cancellations and changes after NOON on Monday August 15th must be done by calling 410-516-7960. These requests are subject to availability and may not be granted.

Move-In Procedure

At your scheduled time, you should arrive at the South Garage (3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218). After parking, please go into Shriver Hall . If you have not completed your VMS COVID vaccination upload or Pre-entrance health requirements, you will be blocked from receiving your room key and Jcard until you complete these requirements. After completion you will receive your residence hall key. Families are welcome to walk their student to Shriver Hall, we will have welcome tables and refreshments for families while they wait for their student.

(We will not be providing COVID and Flu vaccines at Move-In) All students can easily complete their COVID vaccine requirements before arrival and flu clinics will be held later in the semester.

Please note that visitors and guests, including family members, must wear masks while inside the residence halls.

Key Pick Up

After verifying your VMS compliance, you will be given your residence hall keys. You will use the QR code located on the welcome page of the Housing Portal. Please have this QR code readily available (either printed or on your mobile device) when you reach the Housing table at Shriver Hall. A staff member will scan your QR code and give you the keys to your room. New students will also receive their J-Card at this time. Returning students must present their JCard at move in to be checked in and receive their keys.

At the Residence Hall

After you have received your keys you will be directed to your residence hall. Staff members will be directing traffic as you approach your residence hall.

Upon arrival at your residence hall, you will be greeted by a staff member and directed where to park. Once you are parked, staff will be there to assist with unloading your vehicle and bringing your items to your room. The driver must remain with the vehicle while at the residence hall so that your car can be moved as soon as it is unloaded to make room for the next student.

Once your car is unloaded, your car will need to be moved to an appropriate location to park, either within the community or at the JHU San Martin garage. Please be diligent in complying with all parking signs on or around campus. It has been our experience that the City of Baltimore can be quite aggressive in ticketing and towing all vehicles parked illegally.

Mail Services

The AMR II and Wolman mail rooms service the freshman class. Students residing in AMR I, AMR II, and AMR III A and B will have all lettered US & campus mail and packages delivered to the AMR II mail rooms. Students residing in Wolman and McCoy will have all lettered US & campus mail and packages delivered to the Wolman mail rooms. Please refer to these helpful tips when sending mail to your campus address:

  • Your mailing address will be located on the “My Confirmation” page. If your mail/packages are not addressed correctly, your mail may not be delivered or may be delayed in arrival.
  • The AMR II and Wolman mail rooms can accept mail and packages beginning Monday, August 15th. Due to space limitations, all items sent prior to this date will be returned to sender. Returning students moving in on August 25th can begin having packages received on Monday, August 22nd.
  • For approved early arriving athletes/special groups, the AMR II and Wolman mail rooms can accept mail and packages beginning Monday, August 8th.

The AMR II and Wolman mail rooms will be open for Fall Move-in during the following dates and times:

Friday, August 19th from 8:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday, August 20th from 8:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, August 21st from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Mon, August 22nd – Wed, August 24th from 10am-5:30pm
Thursday, August 25th from 8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, August 26th from 10:00am-5:30pm
Saturday, August 27th 11:00am-4:00pm

J-card Services and Card Access

As a reminder, your J-Card functions as your access card for your residence hall. Upon move-in, first year students will receive their J-Card with their keys, and it will already be programmed to access their building. Returning students, if you have lost your J-Card, contact the J-Card office (jcard@jhu.edu) to request a replacement. Your J-Card will get you into residence halls, the library, academic buildings, other campus facilities, and your meal plan. It is also as good as cash: you can store money on your J-Card and use it to buy food and other items on- and off-campus. J-Cards are also accepted by more than a dozen businesses in Charles Village. Should you ever have any issues with your J-Card, you may contact the J-Card Office in Wyman Hall.

Hopkins Dining

Students and families will have access to dining during Move-In. Meal Plans and Dining Dollars for the 2022-2023 academic year will begin with breakfast on Sunday, August 20th.

Sabbath Observance Information

If you are a Sabbath Observer and will require a Sabbath Key to access your residence hall for the 2022-2023 academic year, please visit here to let us know that you would like to sign out a Sabbath key after you arrive to campus. You can pick up your key from the Housing Facilities Office located in Wolman Hall 103.

Residence Hall Bed Lofting

You can request a bed loft during the first weeks of each semester. Appointments for lofting will be made through the Housing Portal and the scheduling system will be available for sign-up after August 20th.