Summer Housing

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Summer Session & Mini-Term Dates:

Summer Session I: May 28-June 28, 2019
Summer Session II: July 1-August 2, 2019
Mini-Term I: June 24-July 5, 2019
Mini-Term II: July 8-July 19, 2019
Mini-Term III: July 22-August 2, 2019

For additional Hopkins Summer Programs information, click here!


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

**The week begins on Sunday and ends Saturday. Weekly housing rates will not be prorated

Important Dates

Dates for Summer 2019 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 26, 2019
Summer University II ClassesCheck in is from Noon–4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019
Mini-TermJune 23rd, July 7th, and July 21st
**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 26. The regular front desk hours of operation after May 26 will be 7 a.m.–midnight every day including the weekends to accommodate any questions students may have.
Check-Out Dates:
Summer University I Classes Check out is by 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 (no exceptions)
Summer University II ClassesCheck out is by 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 (no exceptions)
Mini-TermJuly 6th, July 20th, and August 3rd
*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 planning to register for a class or internship and need on-campus housing, should complete an online application. We are now accepting applications in the Housing Portal. Please note that space is limited and housing is not guaranteed. If you have any questions about Summer Housing, contact the Housing Office at (410) 516-7960 or
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 heck 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. 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. If you are interested in purchasing a parking card, please contact Scheduling & Events Services at (410) 516-7962 after submitting your Summer Housing application.

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

Dining Program is pleased to offer a summer meal plan program to students residing in summer housing or full-time students living off campus. 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 $6.00 meal costs six Dining Dollars. The information below will assist you in making an informed decision about which dining plan is right for you. The Meal Plan program is optional.

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

  • 300 Dining Dollars
  • 500 Dining Dollars
  • 800 Dining Dollars
*There is a 13% admin fee added to each dining plan.
To register for a meal plan, access the Summer Meal Plan Registration.
Dining FAQ

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 on-line registration, once you see your balance declining. 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 should I know about dining this summer?

The Dining Dollar Plan is a declining balance program you can only use in Fresh Food Cafe’ (FFC), Levering Kitchens, Levering Cafe’ and Bamboo Cafe’ during your summer term. The Dining Dollars is 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 Cafe’ (FFC). Cost of entry using Dining Dollars to the FFC for June 2019, $7.40 for Breakfast, $9.75 for Lunch and $12.75 for Dinner, July 2019 rates for the new fiscal year are $7.60 for Breakfast, $10.00 for Lunch and $13.10 for Dinner. Levering Kitchens, Levering Cafe’ and Bamboo are a retail a la carte venues. The hours of service for the summer in each dining facility will vary. Please check the calendar on the dining website for hours of operations by location and any operation closings.

Campus Dining Locations:

– Fresh Food Cafe (FFC)- Tentative to reopen on Saturday, June 8 for dinner 5-8pm
– Levering Kitchens
*Levering kitchens is open Monday through Friday 11am – 2pm, except for holidays where the University is closed
– Levering Cafe’
*Levering Cafe’ is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm, except for holidays where the University is closed.
– Bamboo Cafe’
*Bamboo Cafe is open Monday through Friday 11am to 3pm, except for holidays where the University is closed.

A weekly email will be sent out to students letting them know the locations open the following week.

For more info on our summer dining location options, access the Summer Where to at Page.

How much does each meal plan cost?

The plans are priced as follows and can be purchased on-line 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 the on-line registration. If you have questions, please contact the Dining Office at 410-516-3383. You may also email questions related to dining to

*There is a 13% admin fee added to each dining plan.

300 Dining Dollars – $339
500 Dining Dollars – $565
800 Dining Dollars – $904

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. No refunds shall be granted to any students suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons. Special circumstances should be referred to emailing

How and when will I receive my Dining Card?

All meal plan subscribers are required to swipe their JCard as they enter the dining halls to make a purchase. Students who are full-time registered Hopkins students who have J-Cash accounts can continue to use their J-Cash throughout the summer months to supplement the summer meal plans.

Who should I contact about my questions?

If you have a question about meal plans or summer dining on campus, please contact the Dining Office at (410-516-3383) or
If you have questions about your J-Card you should contact the J-Card Office located in the basement of Garland Hall (410-516-5121)

What should I do if I lose my JCard?

Lost JCards must be reported as soon as possible by any of the following:
  • Download the JCard Mobile App and you can freeze your account directly from the app.
  • Email the JCard Office at
  • Visit the JCard Office located at 51 Garland Hall, 410-516-5121 or
  • Call Security at 410-516-4600