Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center


Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Changes to Hours of Operation

Thanksgiving Break Rec Center Building Hours:
Saturday, Nov 17th 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 18th 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov 19th 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 20th 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 21st 6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 22nd– Sunday, Nov 25th Rec Center closed all day

Friday, Nov 16th – Sunday, Nov 25th The Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave will be Closed for Thanksgiving


Our Commitment to Hopkins Wellbeing

Health, wellness, fitness & 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!


Upcoming Events

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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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