• O’Connor Center will be closed from Saturday, May 20th – Wednesday, May 31st. Re-open June 1st.
  • POOL CLOSURE – Monday, May 15th – Mid-June. Summer hours are still TBD!
  • Check out our Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday mid-afternoon swim!
  • The climbing wall and cave will close for Spring Break Friday 3/17 and will re-open Monday 3/27.
    • The boulder cave will close Saturday 4/1 through 4/8 to set for the bouldering comp on 4/8. Sign up for the comp on Hopkins Group. Also, there may be sections of the wall closed to set bouldering finals problems.
  • SQUASH COURT – Open for play! Reservations for the court may be made on the Rec Membership Portal.
  • Please note JHU’s updated face coverings policy.
  • The Weight Room will be closed Monday-Friday 1:30 pm-2:00 pm for deep cleaning. The weight room will reopen approximately at 2 pm.

Facility Updates

General Updates

  • Access to the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being must have your J Card.


  • Please check up the membership service web page for current rates.
  • Everyone must re-register on the JHU Rec Center Member Portal. or through the Follow Me to the Rec App prior to accessing the Rec Center.
  • JHU Rec Center Member Portal
    • The new New JHU Rec Center Member Portal. Upon reopening, will allow members to be able to initiate and renew their JHU Rec membership, update a member profile, view the Rec Calendar, reserve spots in fitness classes, and workout time slots.
  • Follow Me to the Rec App
    • The Follow Me to the Rec app is available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play Store now. Key features of the app include:
      • Facility Access: Reserve and Cancel Workout Time Slots
      • Live Facility Counts
      • Digital ID: barcode scanning for contactless entry if you forget your JHU ID
      • Sign-up for push notifications (facility and class cancellations, program announcements, etc.)
      • Group Fitness Class Registration

Program Updates

  • Check out our current in-person fitness class offerings on the JHU Rec Portal or in the Follow Me to the Rec App.

COVID-19 Facility Updates

Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being Project Information

Our Commitment to Hopkins Well-being

Health, wellness, fitness, and community — 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 navigate your personal 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!