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.

Fall 2023 Important Move-In Dates

Fall 2023 Move-In Dates

  • Pre-O (3.5-Day) Move-in is on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
  • Pre-O (7-Day) Move-in is on Sunday, August 13, 2023.
  • International Student Move-in is on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
  • First-Year Student and Transfer Student Move-in is on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

August 2023 Important New Student Orientation Information

New Student Orientation Information

New Student Orientation is a multi-day 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 at Hopkins. With the leadership 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 of all incoming students, unless a fall student athlete is excused for a varsity sport practice or game by their coach.

  • 2023 New Student Orientation will take place Sunday, August 20 – Sunday, August 27.
  • 2023 First Day of Classes is on Monday, August 28.

The 2023 New Student Orientation Schedule will be available soon!

In the meantime, feel free to PDF Document: check out the 2022 Orientation Schedule as an example of what to expect in August.

For incoming students, we encourage you to download the Hopkins Groups app to stay current on all the happenings on the Homewood campus including New student Orientation!

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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