GRO Meetings and Events

If you’re a new student (or a returning one for that matter), come check out the Graduate Student Lounge as well!

For events in Baltimore, check out this blog.


Regular Events

GRO General Council Meetings for 2019-2020

The General Council (GC) of the Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) decides on topics that effect graduate student life on Homewood Campus (e.g. student group event funding, budget, policies, debates grad student needs) and advocates for graduate students.

Every graduate student from Homewood is allowed and more than welcome to attend and to ask the chairs in advance to put a topic on the agenda of the next meeting. However, only department reps and members of the executive board are allowed to vote. Therefore, it is very important that every department sends a representative so that your voices will be heard.We’d like to highlight that we advocate for every graduate student who is on Homewood Campus. It does not matter whether you have a department rep or not.

In order to apply for our travel grants, your department rep has to attend the majority of the meetings—otherwise, your department won’t be eligible for funding.

If you’re interested to join the GRO as a department rep, please send an email to our secretary .

We would like to invite all graduate students to our meetings held on alternate Mondays 6-7:30 pm. See detailed schedule below.

  • September 16th, 2019 – Great Hall in Levering
  • September 30th, 2019 – Great Hall in Levering
  • October 14th, 2019 – Great Hall in Levering
  • October 28th, 2019 – Great Hall in Levering
  • November 4th, 2019 – Great Hall in Levering
  • November 18th, 2019 – Glass Pavilion
  • December 2nd, 2019 – Great Hall in Levering
  • December 9th, 2019 – TBA (To Be Announced)


Coffee Hour

Every Monday during the academic semester (excluding holidays) we hold GRO coffee hour in Levering Hall Lounge (which is in Levering Hall) from 3 to 4pm. There will be free coffee, drinks, various snacks, and cookies. And of course, your fellow grad students!

Happy Hour

Most Thursdays from 6-8pm in the Levering Hall Lounge, the GRO hosts a happy hour with free beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and pub snacks. It’s a great way to meet your fellow graduate students!

GRO-run events (updated on 09/03/2019)

GRO Welcome Events for New Graduate Students

First and foremost, congratulations to you on joining the incoming class of Blue Jays! Graduate life at Hopkins is a rich, tough, and rewarding experience that will shape your life for years to come. We are your Graduate Representative Organization (or “GRO” for short), and we want to welcome you to campus and give you a little bit of information about who we are and what we do. You can read more about our organization in our PDF Document: GRO Welcome Letter 2019.

To follow updates on upcoming welcome events, join our facebook group: ​JHU Homewood Incoming Graduate Students—Fall 2019

GRO Summer Sports League

The GRO organizes sports activities over the summer, such as soccer, basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, and softball. The GRO also supports and sponsors graduate-oriented sport clubs. Soccer, volleyball, and cricket are some of them.

When demand is high enough and the funds are available, the GRO also arranges for the televised broadcast of sporting events such as the World Cup, Euro Cup, and Championship cricket matches.

As always, the GRO is looking for volunteers to help us organize these events. Every Summer the GRO needs a Sports Coordinator. Aside from having a good time, a Summer Sports Coordinator will also receive a financial contribution for their efforts.

GRO-sponsored events (updated on 02/26/2017)