Classic Events

Community Nights

Beginning in October 2022, Community Night takes place every Tuesday evening during the academic year when classes are in session in our residential dining locations. Community Night gives faculty and staff a way to experience the outside of the classroom community among our undergraduate Blue Jays. Staff and Faculty get a discounted rate from our regular door rates. 2 people can dine for $25, just show your Staff or Faculty Jcard at the door. Our goals for these opportunities are centered around showing our Blue Jays what community really means in the broader sense – One Hopkins can manifest itself in some of the most common spaces where Blue Jays gather including in our residential dining locations. This program is free to faculty, staff and their guests and gives them a way to experience the residential dining program where community and comradery is formed for our Blue Jays. You can see and be seen by our Blue Jays while simply having a casual dining experience. For additional information on our residential locations, please see our Where to Eat page.

Does your department want to co-sponsor and collaborate on a Community Night at Hopkins Café? If so, reach out to us at


Dine with the Director

Once a month, Dine with the Director will be hosted at residential dining locations around campus in an effort for the campus community to develop meaningful relationships with the Hopkins Dining team. Our team is dedicated to providing the JHU community with a memorable and personalized dining experience, so we want to hear from you! During this event, students will have the opportunity to share feedback, ask questions and make suggestions regarding the Hopkins Dining program. To join us for Dine with the Director, check out of monthly calendars on our Events page for more information.

  • Spring 2023 dates coming soon.

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At this time, we are finished Dine with the Director for the Fall. Please check back in the spring for our Dine with the Director lunch dates!

Local Flavors

Hopkins Dining prides itself on incorporating locally-sourced ingredients in our menu offerings. We understand that the utilization of fresh, quality produce makes all the difference in the overall health and dining experience of our guests. Each month during the academic year, Local Flavors will highlight a new recipe featuring ingredients from one of our local partnerships. Hopkins Dining local partnerships include Coastal Sunbelt, Roseda Beef, Taharka Brothers and more!

  • Spring 2023 partners/dates coming soon.

Hopkins Cooking Series

Check back Spring 2023 for more details, the Hopkins Cooking Series returns with virtual cooking classes for students to participate in. Once a month, guests can join the Hopkins Dining culinary team to learn basic cooking skills and techniques that can be applied to life outside of the classroom. This class is geared towards enrichment of students while also encouraging students to cultivate meaningful relationships with the Hopkins Dining leadership team. To participate in the Hopkins Cooking Series, check back on this page for updates.