Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center


Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Changes to Hours of Operation


  • Thursday, August 8th- Sunday, August 11th: The entire Recreation Center will be closed due to routine maintenance and cleaning.
  • Thursday, August 22nd at 8:00 p.m.- Thursday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m.: The Recreation Center basketball courts, squash/ racquetball courts, and indoor track will be closed.
  • Wednesday, August 28th: the entire Recreation Center will be closed due to student staff training and convocation.
  • Thursday, August 29th – Sunday, September 8th: FREE WEEK for Group Fitness & Well-being classes!


  • Monday, September 2nd: Rec Center is open. There will be no Group Fitness & Well-being classes except for Yoga Under the Stars from 7-8:15pm
  • Monday, September 9th: Class passes will be required for attendance in all Group Fitness & Well-being classes. Stop by the Rec Office to get yours

Our Commitment to Hopkins Well-being

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 well-being, 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

  • 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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