First Year February

First Year February is designed to create meaningful opportunities for engagement, to build community, and reconnect first-year students to offices and resources that were introduced at orientation and in the fall semester. As first-year students transition into their second semester at JHU, it is our aim for them to continue to “Explore, Engage, and Empower.”

2017 Events

Below please find this year’s First Year February events:

Wednesday, February 1

First Year February Kick-Off from 5-7pm in the FFC

Come on out to the FFC to enjoy some delicious food and get excited for First Year February with the Orientation & First-Year Experience (FYE) team!

Wednesday, February 1 – Friday, March 3

Black History Month

More information and a calendar of events can be found on the OMA Facebook page.

Thursday, February 2* – Sunday, February 5

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

*Recruitment orientation on Tuesday, January 31

Register for recruitment and check out the calendar of events.

Sunday, February 5

Scooper Bowl Sunday with The HOP & JHUnions at 5:30pm in The LaB (3003 N. Charles Street)

Monday, February 6

Block Show by The IGC from 8-10pm in the Glass Pavilion

Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 17

IFC Fraternity Recruitment

Register for recruitment and check out the calendar of events.

Tuesday, February 7

Study Abroad Fair from 5-7pm in the Glass Pavilion

Wednesday, February 8

Student Organization Showcase from 6-8pm in Charles Commons Salon C

Thursdays, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, and 3/2

KORU: Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop Series from 5-6:15pm

Register on the Counseling Center website by clicking the “Workshop Sign-Up” link on the left.

Friday, February 10

Student Involvement Fair from 2-5pm in the Glass Pavilion

The LaB Grand Opening! from 7-10pm in The LaB (3003 N. Charles Street)

Saturday, February 11

Lacrosse Game – Student Organization Day at 1pm on Homewood Field

Open Mic with Residential Life and JHUnions at 8pm in The LaB (3003 N. Charles Street)

Monday, February 13

Cafe Valentino: A Romance of Career and Academic Planning from 4-6pm in Levering Hall

This program is an opportunity for all first-year students to learn how academics and career development go hand-in-hand. Staff from the Office of Academic Advising and the Career Center will help you explore options for you major, build your four-year academic plan, and learn how you can learn how to find a great summer internship! Drop-in to the event and BRING YOUR LAPTOP so you can browse websites in real time with the assistance of career and academic advisors. Valentine cookies and hot drinks provided!

Tuesday, February 14

Internship Insights from 11:30am-4pm in Hodson Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby

Drop in to learn about upcoming internship opportunities through JHU, SDS, Robins, and other employers. Career Center staff are on hand to help you use Handshake and other tools to search for your summer internship.

Tuesdays, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/7

KORU: Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop Series from 5-6:15pm

Register on the Counseling Center website by clicking the “Workshop Sign-Up” link on the left.

Wednesday, February 15

Gap Year Experience Panel

Want to transform your talents into a “gap year” experience that gives back to the community? Eager to grow personally and professionally from a year of service?

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern in partnership with The Career Center offers the 2017 Public Service Speaker Series: “The Gap Year Experience” to connect you to “bridge year” experiences that make a difference.

Panelists to include representatives from:

  • Baltimore Corps
  • City Year
  • Peace Corps
  • VFA

Explore gap year opportunities for social change, meet professionals passionate about public service, and move forward with the confidence to pursue a career in civic engagement. The format for the evening will include panelist presentation/remarks, audience Q&A and networking roundtable with students.

Thursday, February 16

Lunch with CSC Director, Rollin Johnson from 12-2pm

Register on Hopkins Groups. Limited spaces available!

Soaring Into Sophomore Year: Reapplying for Financial Aid from 2:30-3:30pm in the Sherwood Room (Levering Hall)

In this one-hour presentation, the Student Financial Services outreach team will provide an overview of financial aid at Johns Hopkins University, explain reapplication procedures, and prepare first year students for upcoming financial considerations. Please bring your laptop if you would like assistance with the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and/or IDOC.

Internship Professionalism Workshop from 5:30-7pm in the Career Center (3rd Floor, Garland Hall)

It takes only 10 seconds for a potential employer to form a first impression. Join us for this interactive workshop to learn the tips and tricks of making a professional appearance as you pursue your summer internship. Limit: 25 participants

Friday, February 17

Late Night @ the Rec from 9-11pm in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24

Engineering Week and STEM & Innovation Career Academy Week

Tuesday, February 21

First-Year Pre-Med Town Hall from 5-6pm in Arellano Theater, Levering Hall

Thursday, February 23

He. Him. His. Mending Masculinity. at 7pm in Hodson 210

Saturday, February 25

International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals from 7-11pm in Shriver Auditorium

Sunday, February 26

Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture, DC Trip at 11:30am

RSVP required at

Tuesday, February 28

High Table from 6:30-8:30pm in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

RSVP required on Hopkins Groups