Summer Housing

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Please note Summer Dining Dollars expire this Saturday, August 4. Dining Dollars not used will not be refunded nor can they be used past Saturday. You are welcome to use these at Levering Kitchens (11am-2pm), Levering Café (8am-3pm) and Bamboo Café (11am-2pm) until close on Friday, August 3 and Fresh Food Café (7-9:30am, 11am-2pm & 5-8pm) until Saturday, August 4 .

JHU Undergraduate Students

Summer housing is available to current full-time Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering undergraduates on the Homewood campus who are registered for classes or conducting an internship/research at any JHU campus. In order to live in university summer housing, students must be registered for classes which will be verified with the Registrar’s Office prior to being given a housing contract or assignment. Any Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering undergraduate students conducting research/internships at any JHU campus must provide the department name and contact person for the area of study. This will need to be verified and approved prior to being given a housing contract or assignment. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visiting Students

If you are an incoming first-year student or a visiting student over the age of 18 and need housing for the summer, please contact Summer Programs or call 410-516-4548. We are not able to accommodate housing for visiting students enrolled at locations other than the Homewood campus. Priority housing is given to JHU Arts & Sciences and Engineering undergraduate students. Visiting students are accommodated as space is available.

In addition to providing a place to live, our summer housing program has the following benefits:

  • Security escort service
  • Service calls for maintenance
  • Uniformed campus security officers
  • Convenient location of buildings

Have a question about the summer housing program? Please feel free to contact us at or call 410-516-3962.


Summer housing is provided in Charles Commons on the Homewood campus. Charles Commons consists of two and four-person suites with single bedrooms. There are a limited number of two-person suites, as most are four-person suites on every floor. View amenities and more information. There are no double rooms available in summer housing this year. Linens are not provided. Roommate requests can be made when registering for housing. All roommates must be registered, paid, and should request one another on the registration. Roommates should also be staying for the same summer session.


The following rates are for Summer 2018:

Residence Hall AccommodationsRates Per Person
Charles Commons Single$288 per week

**The week runs from Sunday check-in to Saturday check-out. There is no proration on the weekly housing rates if arriving early or late.

Important Dates

Dates for Summer 2018 are listed below. To view other summer mini session dates, please visit Summer Programs.

Check-In Dates:

Summer University I ClassesCheck in is from Noon–4 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018
Summer University II ClassesCheck in is from Noon–4 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018
Mini-TermJune 24th, July 8th, and July 22nd

**All students should check in to the Charles Commons front desk at 3301 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. The Charles Commons front desk will open at noon on Sunday, May 27. The regular front desk hours of operation after May 27 will be 7 a.m.–midnight every day including the weekends to accommodate additional check-ins, checkouts, lockouts, and any questions students may have.

Check-Out Dates:

Summer University I Classes Check out is by 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 (no exceptions)
Summer University II ClassesCheck out is by 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 (no exceptions)
Mini-TermJuly 7th, July 21st, and August 4th

All students should check out at the Charles Commons front desk. **Please note if you are signing up for a two-week mini-term course, you may check in between noon-4pm on the Sunday before class begins. You must check out by 10 a.m. on the Saturday after class ends.

How to Apply

JHU Krieger School of Arts & Science and Whiting School of Engineering undergraduate students who qualify for summer housing and needing on-campus housing, please call Scheduling and Event Services at 410-516-3962. Space is still available for session one. There is no longer any space available for session 2. We require a minimum 3 business day notice to process an assignment which means your registration is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation and a contract.

Full payment is due at registration. There are no refunds. Credit cards are accepted online.

Once your registration and payment is received, you will receive a housing confirmation. Contracts will be sent out electronically starting the end of April. Actual room assignments will be provided upon arrival at check-in.

Additional Information


We strongly encourage you to not bring a car to campus due to the lack of summer parking. Should you choose to do so, guests may park at the meters for short-term street parking to unload and check in at Charles Commons. Meters accept coins and credit cards. Parking is available for summer students and guests in the San Martin Garage located off San Martin drive or in South Garage. Both parking garages are a 10-15 minute walk from Charles Commons. Credit cards are accepted at both locations or you may purchase a parking card upon your arrival to campus. Summer parking rates are $130 monthly or $11.25 daily. Once you accept a parking card at check-in, you are automatically responsible for the daily or monthly fee, regardless if you park in the lot or not. You will be charged from the day you check out the card until it is returned.

Non-Smoking Policy

University housing—including residence halls and apartment buildings—are non-smoking buildings. Specifically, smoking including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs, is prohibited inside university housing buildings, including but not limited to, student rooms, suites, lounges, bathrooms, common areas, stairwells, lobbies, and elevators.

In addition, removing window screens and leaning out windows to smoke is prohibited. Residents who smoke must do so outside and must be far enough away from the building so that the smoke will not filter into the building via exterior doors, windows or the building ventilation system. Full cooperation with this policy is expected. Any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action which may include fines.

Refrigerator & Safe Rentals

Refrigerator and safe rentals are available through They offer a sustainable and energy efficient MicroFridge unit, featuring a fridge, freezer, and microwave all-in-one, with convenient delivery straight to your room before you arrive.

Meal Plans

The Office of Dining Programs is pleased to offer an optional summer meal plan program to students residing in summer housing or full-time students living off campus for the following locations. Students will have the option of purchasing from three different Dining Dollars-only plans which will be added to your J-Card. Dining Dollars have a dollar-for-dollar value. For instance, purchasing a $6 meal costs six Dining Dollars. Please note, Dining Dollars for Summer expire on Saturday, August 4 based on the Summer Dining Schedule, no refund on any unused dining dollars, nor do unused dining dollars carry over into the academic year. The information below will assist you in making an informed decision about which dining plan is right for you.

The plans are priced as follows and can be purchased online through the summer meal plan registration or can be purchased once you arrive to campus and determine which meal plan you prefer. If you wish to purchase a plan when you arrive, visit Summer Meal Plan Registration. If you have questions, please contact the Dining Office at 410-516-3383 or visit the office in AMR II Ground Level Offices, 3510 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. You may also email questions related to dining to *There is a 13% admin fee added to each dining plan.

  • 300 Dining Dollars – cost: $339
  • 500 Dining Dollars – cost: $565
  • 800 Dining Dollars – cost: $904

To register for a meal plan, access the Summer Meal Plan Registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know about dining this summer?

The Dining Dollar Plan is a declining balance program you can only use in Fresh Food Café (FFC), Levering Kitchens, and Levering Café during your summer term. Guests, who are in a hurry, also have the option up to 3 times-a-day to get a to-go container at FFC. Dining Dollars are not accepted at dining facilities off the Homewood campus. Each time your J-Card is swiped, Dining Dollars will be deducted from your available balance based on the amount of your purchase.

Full meals in a traditional all-you-care-to-eat buffet setting can be enjoyed at Fresh Food Café. Cost of entry to the facility varies depending on the meal, and will be set in early 2018 and subject to final approval by the University. Levering Kitchens and Levering Café are a retail a la carte venues.

Where and when can I eat?

Students should keep in mind there are dates the dining venues will be closed throughout the summer. Summer dining schedules will be available at the time of move-in and on a weekly schedule. Each Friday, meal plan participants will be emailed a new dining schedule for the upcoming week. Your summer meal plan will be applied to your J-Card to use in the dining halls. If you are a visiting student, you should obtain a J-Card upon arrival to campus. Please visit the J-Card Office to obtain your ID Card and then sign up online for the summer meal plan and the amount will be applied to your J-Card. The J-Card Office is located at 51 Garland Hall.

Which dining plan should I choose?

There are three Dining Dollar plans being offered: 800 Dining Dollars, 500 Dining Dollars, and 300 Dining Dollars. You should choose based on the number of meals you think you will eat and how long you will stay during the summer terms. For example: if you are planning to be here for only a month and tend not to eat breakfast, the 300 Dining Dollar plan may be the best option for you. Students should keep in mind that you can always sign up for additional dining dollars but there is no refund on any unused dining dollars, nor do unused dining dollars carry over into the academic year, so be sure to put some planning into your selection.

Students can purchase additional dining dollars in increments of 100 Dining Dollars for the amount of $100 by going back into the Summer Housing Portal. You are not able to purchase the 100 Dining Dollars add-on unless you have already previously purchased one of the three meal plans.

What is the refund or cancellation policy?

The Dining Dollar plans are not refundable or transferable in part or entirety. Enrolling in a Dining Dollar Plan obligates the student for payment of the total price indicated in the agreement, and the plan cannot be changed. However, students can purchase additional dining dollars in increments of 100 Dining Dollars for the amount of $100 by going back into Summer Meal Plan Registration. You are not able to purchase the 100 Dining Dollars add-on unless you have already previously purchased one of the three meal plans. No refunds shall be granted to any students suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons. Special circumstances should be referred to Ian Magowan, Senior Manager of Dining Programs by emailing

What should I do if I lose my J-Card?

Lost J-Cards must be reported as soon as possible by any of the following:

  • Download the J-Card Mobile App and you can freeze your account directly from the app.
  • Email the J-Card Office at
  • Visit the J-Card Office located at 51 Garland Hall, 410-516-5121
  • Call Security at 410-516-4600

If you have a question about meal plans or summer dining on campus, please contact the Dining Office, either in-person room AMR II-Ground Level Offices, via phone at 410-516-3383, or via email at