Resources for Students
For all information regarding this upcoming academic year, undergraduate and graduate students should visit the following websites: COVID19 information for undergraduates; COVID19 information for graduate students. Remember to visit the JHU COVID-19 website for all other pertinent information regarding university operations.
- The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Advising staff assists first-year students with planning schedules, identifying potential majors and developing academic plans to achieve their academic goals.
- The Pre-Professional Advising office serves current students and alumni pursuing career interests in the healthcare or law professions.
- The staff at the Whiting School of Engineering Advising provide general academic support to all undergraduate engineering students, coordinate the undergraduate faculty advising program, and serve as a resource for all engineering students.
- Learning Den Tutoring offers free small group, student-led tutoring over a wide range of subjects. Academic departmental help rooms also assist students with various courses.
- Study Consulting pairs undergraduate students with an accomplished senior or graduate student who serves as a consultant. The student-consultant pair meets every week, one hour per week, and works on universal academic skills such as time management, test-prep, note-taking, etc.
- PILOT is a peer-led team learning program where students are organized into study teams of 6-10 members who meet weekly to work problems together. A trained student leader facilitates the meetings.
- The Writing Center offers free individual assistance with experienced peer assistants, all of whom are trained to consult on written work in the humanities and social sciences.
- As keeper of records, the Office of the Registrar houses your academic records, publishes the online academic catalog and provides transcripts upon request. In addition to other responsibilities, this office also coordinates course registration, grading, and student health benefits.
- The Blue Jay Shuttle is a sort of “taxi” service that most students use for grocery shopping or returning to their residence halls late at night. The number for the shuttle can be found on the back of your student ID.
- TransLoc is a free phone app that gives the times and stops of all the Blue Jay shuttle and other busses. It is also highly recommended for scheduling trips to and from places around Baltimore.
- Baltimore Charm City Circulator is a free public bus system that transports students to the Inner Harbor and other locations in downtown Baltimore.
- The Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle is a free transportation system that takes students to the different universities around Baltimore and other Baltimore locations (Inner Harbor, Towson Mall). Only college students with proper identification can use this bus.
- The Maryland Transit Authority coordinates local (city) and regional transportation.
- Student Employment Services helps you find campus employment that can enable you to explore career options, obtain transferable skills, work with faculty and staff who understand student life, and/or ease financial burdens.
Careers and Internships
- The Life Design Lab (formerly Career Center) offers tools to a) discover internships that may be of interest; b) help students learn more about employers with these opportunities; and c) apply for internships and long-term positions upon graduation. You can learn more about this three-step process by visiting the Life Design Lab’s Job and Internships page.
- The Center for Social Concern is dedicated to volunteerism and community engagement in Baltimore and surrounding areas. You can become involved by joining one of several organizations engaged in serving the campus and/or Baltimore communities.
Diversity & Inclusion
- The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to enhancing the success of students from populations underrepresented in higher education by coordinating peer-mentoring for first-year students, educational programs to enhance cultural awareness and events and programs to support and challenge students.
- LGBTQ Life serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied community at Johns Hopkins. This office also provides a central home for information about gender identity and sexual orientation across the Hopkins community.
- Women and Gender Resources is committed to supporting, advising and educating Homewood’s campus community to promote gender equity and the achievement of women students.
- Religious and Spiritual Life promotes and supports spiritual development, theological reflections, religious tolerance and social awareness among students, faculty, and staff within the Johns Hopkins community.
- Support and assistance for students experiencing significant difficulties related to family emergencies and/or other potential obstacles that might occur during your college experience is provided by Case Managers in the Office of the Dean of Student Life. These professionals advocate on your behalf and connect you with the appropriate services or resources to help manage or resolve concerns. Please call 410-516-8208 for more information.
- Support and assistance for students experiencing financial emergencies is provided by the Office of the Dean of Student Life and determined on a case-by-case basis. The office of Student Financial Support also offers emergency loans for students in need. Students can contact their financial aid advisor or stop by 146 Garland Hall to initiate an application. Funds are typically available the same day.
- Campus Safety and Security strives to ensure that Johns Hopkins is a place where students, faculty, and staff are able to enjoy rewarding academic and social experiences. They respond to campus emergencies or crises 24 hours per day. Call 410-516-4600 for more information.
- Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) is our volunteer first-response emergency medical services on the Homewood Campus.
- Sexual assault response and prevention: Johns Hopkins is committed to promoting a safe and supportive environment for each and every member of our community. If you have been sexually assaulted or a victim of sexual violence, we urge you to reach for emotional support and medical care. We also stand ready to assist you with a complaint through JHU and/or local law enforcement. Please call 410-516-7333 (24/7 hotline) or visit sexualassault.jhu.edu for more information.
- Student Accounts is the central billing service for tuition, fees and other campus-related student charges. The staff is dedicated to providing exceptional services to help students and their families manage their financial obligations to the university.
- Student Financial Support advisors can help families learn how to secure need and merit-based aid, understand aid requirements and find other ways to make a Hopkins education affordable. Resources to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and understand important financial aid terms are listed below.
- Like many universities, students at Johns Hopkins sometimes face food insecurity. Case managers often provide temporary support and assistance for this problem by distributing meal cards allowing students to eat at several campus locations.
- The Hopkins Food Pantry located at the office of Diversity and Inclusion is a student-led initiative that provides members of the Homewood campus community with an additional resource.
- Additional Food Banks
- JHU Food Resources Brochure
- 211 food resources
- Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks
- Baltimore City Public Schools meal sites
- Baltimore free food sites interactive resource map
- Franciscan Center of Baltimore (pantry & hot meals)
- Maryland Food Bank
- National Food Pantries Directory
- Saints Philips and James Food Pantry
Reach out with your questions and concerns to whoever can help you with them. Many faculty are willing to mentor or just to listen.
– Brint Cooper, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor and FLI graduate
Living On Campus
- Residential Life and University Housing combine to support community members to foster friendships, develop life skills, and create safe and comfortable living environments. Hopkins Dining provides freshly prepared foods in a welcoming environment that promotes exploring new cuisines.
- The Office of Undergraduate Research assists students in all majors with finding research that interests them. The Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences also provide support for undergraduate research.
- The Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center values of health, wellness, and fitness are reflected in the staff’s work ethic and the Center’s many programs, activities, and classes. Student engagement and well-being are promoted through a variety of experiences including fitness, club, and intramural programs, or exciting outdoor trips and courses
- A Place to Talk is the student-to-student peer listening group for the Hopkins community. They offer a cozy environment for anyone to discuss anything, from everyday frustrations to serious concerns.
- The Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) promotes health and wellness by forming student groups that assist others in their desire to achieve health-related goals while cultivating a healthy environment to enhance personal success. Stressbusters, one of CHEW’s student community wellness programs continuously trains and dispatches volunteer teams of students to provide free five-minute backrubs and health information to other students
- The Counseling Center offers free support and guidance when you or one of your friends may need to speak with someone about personal challenges or concerns. Conversations confidential and staff are available to help you. Please call 410-516-8278 for more information.
- The Student Health and Wellness Center provides high quality, confidential health care to eligible students of the Homewood campus communities. The Center’s health care staff include board-certified physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners, a licensed dietitian, registered nurses, medical assistants, and a women’s health nurse practitioner.
Students with Disabilities
- The Office of Student Disability Services advises students with disabilities regarding available services, accommodations, and assistive technology. Staff also act as a liaison between instructors and advisor/mentor for students throughout their experience at Johns Hopkins.
Student Involvement & Leadership
- Student Leadership and Involvement helps students develop leadership, teamwork and networking skills by working with over 300 student-run organizations. Involvement in a student organization also gives you an opportunity to strengthen ties to this great university and build lifelong friendships.
- Orientation & First-Year Experience support your transition to Johns Hopkins through meaningful programs, events, and resources that foster an inclusive community and create opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.
- The Johns Hopkins Student Government Association (SGA) is the primary representative body for Hopkins undergraduates.
- The Student Conduct Code and Non-Academic Policies describes policies regarding student behaviors. As members of the University community, students accept certain responsibilities which support the educational mission and create an environment in which all students are afforded the same opportunity to succeed academically.
- The Office of Study Abroad promotes, supports, and develops international programs that foster creativity, discovery, and excellence in undergraduate education.
- Brody Learning Commons connects to the Eisenhower Library and includes several rooms in which to study as a group, a large quiet reading room, 16 group study rooms, teaching and seminar rooms, and a café.
- The Milton S. Eisenhower Library is located in the center of the Homewood campus. As the university’s principal research library, the MSE’s collection numbers over 3.7 million volumes and offers an extensive array of electronic resources, including full-text books and journals, specialized databases, and statistical and cartographic data.
- Information Technology Services provides a variety of computing and technology resources for students, faculty, and staff on the Homewood campus.
I’ve learned that things can often seem intimidating and that you may not always feel like you can achieve something, but that you should never sell yourself short and that there are always people and resources there to help you along the way and help you create your opportunity. – Cameron Little ’19