Move-In

View of the Hopkins sign from Charles Street.

As we continue to follow public health guidelines, please visit our COVID-19 Housing Operations Update page for the latest information regarding housing for the spring 2021 semester.

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!

Spring 2021 Move-In Dates

First-year & transfer students will be able to move in on January 16th, January 17th, and January 19th.
Returning students will be able to move in on January 21st and January 22nd.

What to Expect on Move-in Day

Because of public health guidance, all students will need to sign up for a move-in time. 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 and complete the health screening and COVID testing, and then you will receive your key. Please keep in mind that only the student may leave the car and go to Shriver Hall; family members will need to stay in the vehicle. Although there will be an immunization station for those who have not yet received their flu shot, we strongly encourage you to receive the vaccine prior to arrival.

Key Pick Up

After screening and testing, 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. You will also receive your J-Card at this time.

At the Residence Hall

After you have received your keys you will be directed to your residence hall. Staff members will direct traffic and assist students on where to park.

Upon arrival at your residence hall, you will be greeted by a staff member and receive a bin to unpack your vehicle. Please pack minimally, as no family members or guests will be allowed into the building. Parents and families are asked to stay by their vehicle and out of the way of the entrance.

After you move in, please return the bin back to the entrance of the building, as it will need to be sanitized before it can be used again.

Once your car is unloaded, you will need to move it 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 mailrooms will begin receiving packages for students on Monday, January 11th.

Once packages are delivered and processed, an electronic package notification will be sent to your JHU email account. Mail Services and Package Pick-Up will be available by appointment only. Please follow the steps in your package confirmation email to schedule an appointment.

The mailroom will be open during move-in week, January 16th – 23rd, from 9am-5pm (closed Monday, January 18th– observance of MLK). Regular operating hours begin Monday, January 25th. Please note you must have received a negative test result from the COVID test you had at move-in to schedule an appointment to go to the mailroom.

J-Card Services

As a reminder, your J-Card functions as your access card for your residence hall. For more information about your J-Card, mobile credentials, or the J-Card Office, click here.

Card Access and Dining

Your J-Card will be programmed to access only your residence hall and the 33rd Street entrance to Charles Commons. Nolan’s on 33rd, a residential dining option, is located inside of Charles Commons. Other available JHU dining facilities do not require a J-Card to access during operational hours.

Students will have the option of dining at Fresh Food Café (FFC), Charles Street Market, Levering, or Nolan’s. Only residential students will be allowed in FFC & Nolan’s. Family members and parents will not be allowed in the dining centers on move-in day.

Additional Information