Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center


Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Changes to Hours of Operation


Weather update:

  • Wednesday, Feb 20th. The University is CLOSED due to inclement weather. The Rec Center however will be open from 8am-10pm. Please check the JH Rec app for the most up to date fitness & wellbeing class schedule as we may cancel classes if our instructors cannot get to campus safely. Thanks for your understanding!
  • Pool hours for Wed, Feb 20th
    Morning swim 8am-9am
    After Noon 11:15-2pm
    Evening 7-9:30pm


  • Sunday, Feb 24th at 7:30 p.m.- Wednesday, Feb 27th at 2:00 p.m.: The Recreation Center basketball courts, indoor track, and squash/ racket ball courts will be closed due to the First Year Banquet
  • Tuesday, Feb 26th at 5:00 p.m.: The Recreation Center will be closing early due to the First Year Banquet

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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