Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center


Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Changes to Hours of Operation


  • Monday, May 13th- Thursday, May 16th: The entire Rec Center will be closing at 10 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17th at 8 p.m.- Monday, June 3rd at 6 a.m.: The entire Rec Center will be closing due to Senior Toast, annual cleaning, and screen & coating the basketball courts.
  • Monday, May 13th: The Climbing Facilities will be closed


  • Monday, June 3rd: The entire Rec Center will shift to Summer Hours
    • Mon-Fri 6 am-10 pm
    • Sat 8 am-6 pm
    • Sun 10 am-6 pm
  • Monday, June 3rd: The Climbing Facilities will start Summer Hours
  • Wednesday, June 5th at 5:00 p.m.: The entire Rec Center will be closing early due to the Rec Center Summer staff training
  • Tuesday, June 18th at 4:00 p.m.: The entire Rec Center will be closing early due to the JHU Staff Recognition dinner


  • Thursday, July 4th Closed All Day: The entire Rec Center will be closed due to Independence Day
  • Sunday, July 28th: The Climbing Facilities will close until the start of the Fall Semester

Our Commitment to Hopkins Wellbeing

Health, wellness, fitness, and community — these are the guiding principles of the programs offered through the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. Our staff is here to engage you in experiences to improve your wellbeing, ranging from yoga classes to help build inner strength and reduce stress to exciting outdoor trips and courses that encourage and develop leadership, teamwork, environmental stewardship, character development, and transferable life skills.

Whether it’s quenching your thirst for competition or providing an opportunity to build friendships with others who love the game, we offer extensive club and intramural programs year-round. Looking to improve your fitness level or struggling to negotiate your own workout routine? Consider our fitness programs, including our personal training or group fitness classes as a fun and social change of pace.

Explore our website or visit us on the Homewood campus to learn about the myriad offerings available. We look forward to becoming a vital part of your Johns Hopkins experience!

News & Announcements

  • Ralph O’Connor, ‘quintessential Blue Jay,’ dies at 92

    Ralph S. O’Connor, an entrepreneur, civic leader, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins University alumnus who was an enthusiastic supporter of student life at his alma mater, died Sunday at his home in Houston. He was 92.


  • Suddenly I Love Working Out?

    STUDENT TESTIMONIAL: Discovering this [F45] workout at our very own Rec Center was not only the best thing I’ve done for my physical health this year, but also one of the best things I’ve done for my mental health.


  • Training, Certification & Continuing Education

    The Rec serves many functions for students on the Homewood campus. It is a source of self-care and stress-relief, a hangout spot with friends, and a place of work for many.


  • Self Care During Finals

    With finals quickly approaching, it is important to encourage your Blue Jay to make time to practice self-care. Personal well-being is often sacrificed to get in more hours of studying.


  • Download the “JH Rec” App

    With the “JH Rec” app, you can find the latest group class schedule, sign up for group classes up to 24-hours in advance, and stay up to date on the latest Recreation news and events! Download the app today from the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

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    A team of Johns Hopkins students recently launched cameras and other devices more than 16 miles into the Earth's atmosphere to collect data—and capture stunning pictures


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