Orientation & First-Year Experience

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Orientation & First-Year Experience

Orientation and First-Year Experience exists to facilitate a successful transition for students through meaningful programs and events, resources, and initiatives that foster an inclusive community and create opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.

Becoming a Part of the Johns Hopkins Community

We seek to ensure that new students enter into and through their first-year at Johns Hopkins equipped with the resources, knowledge, and support to be successful. This starts even before your first day of classes!

Before You Arrive

Wondering what you need to know in order to prepare for your arrival to campus in August? Review the many ways to get connected and stay up to date prior to arriving at Homewood!

Pre-Orientation

Pre-Orientation is an opportunity for incoming first-year students to arrive to campus early and get connected before the regular orientation program begins! JHU offers eight optional pre-orientation programs on a variety of topics/interests.

Move-In

Move-In will occur on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. The date that students are able to move into their residence hall is dependent on their housing assignment, which they will receive in late July.

Orientation Week

New Student Orientation is a five-day program in August that will leave you prepared and excited to begin your first year. With the assistance of a First-Year Mentor, students will get an overview of academics, student life, and what it takes to make a smooth transition to college.

New Student Orientation will be held from Saturday, August 25 through Wednesday, August 29, 2018.


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