New Student Orientation

Whether you’re a first-year student, a transfer student, parent, or family member, the Orientation & First-Year Experience team wants to help you transition smoothly into the Blue Jay Community. In addition to implementing orientation programming, we provide information and university resources leading up to your first day of classes and throughout your first year at Hopkins.

The Orientation Schedule is Now Available Here!

We also encourage you to download the Hopkins Groups app and join the “JHU New Student Orientation 2022” hub to view your schedule.

2022 Summer Webinar Series

July 6, 2022 at 8 P.M. EDTAsk Me Anything
The "Ask Me Anything" webinar will offer incoming first-year students the opportunity to ask upperclassmen any questions they may have about transitioning into their first year at JHU. A panel of JHU 's First-Year Mentors, otherwise known as FYMs, will be present to share their knowledge about the campus and their unique experiences at JHU. All incoming freshmen are encouraged to attend!
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July 27, 2022 at 8 P.M. EDTGetting Involved on Campus
Leadership, Engagement, and Experiential Development (LEED), Center for Social Concern (CSC), and Hopkins Office of Undergraduate Research (HOUR) will share resources and information on how to get involved on campus and find research.
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August 3, 2022 at 8 P.M. EDTOffice of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Orientation

Join Pre-Professional Advising to learn more about what it means to be a pre-med or pre-health student at Johns Hopkins University. This program will introduce you to the resources available to you as a student on the pre-health track.
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2022 Fall Orientation Programming

Fall 2022 Move-In Dates

  • Pre-O (7-Day) Move-in is on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
  • Pre-O (3.5-Day) Move-in is on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
  • International Move-in is on Friday, August 19, 2022.
  • First-Year Move-in is on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Orientation Information

New Student Orientation is a week-long program for all new students (first-year, international, and transfer students) in August that will leave you feeling 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, the Hopkins and Baltimore community, and what it takes to make a smooth transition to college.

Participation in all New Student Orientation sessions is REQUIRED, unless a fall student athlete is excused for a varsity sport practice or game by their coach.

  • New Student Orientation begins Saturday, August 20, 2022 and ends with Convocation on Sunday, August 28, 2022.
  • Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 29, 2022.