Frequently Asked Questions

Recreation and Well-Being FAQs

Who will be allowed into the facility on Friday, October 22?

Homewood & Peabody students, faculty, and staff with a JHU University Jcard will be able to access the Rec center.

When will alumni, JHMI faculty and staff, affiliates and spouse/partners be allowed into the Rec?

Within the next two weeks, our Welcome Desk will be fully operational and we will welcome back our JHU community.

Will guests and children be allowed into the facility?

The University has not approved guests to access our facility. We will continue to follow the rec policy that members and guests must be 18 years old or older to use the Rec center.

What are the hours of operation?

Semester Hours. Any changes to our semester hours can be found on the Rec Center homepage.

How can I activate my membership?

Through the member portal on the first page under “membership” . The membership associated with your affiliation will become available. Should you not find the membership, please call the office at 410.516.5229.

What is the web portal and app?

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

How do I log in to the member portal?

Log in using your JHU single sign-on credentials. (JHED & password).

Can I use the Follow Me to the Rec App to renew my membership?

No. You must log in to the member portal to purchase a membership.

How do I use Payroll Deduction to purchase my membership?

Current employees of JHU and JHMI can purchase their membership through payroll deduction. Call the Rec Office at 410.516.5229 to enroll. You will need to have your personnel number located on your paystub available.

Will my membership be activated immediately with payroll deduction?

Based on the status of the Welcome Desk your access to the facility will be immediate.

When can I purchase locker service?

Locker service is available. Please call the office for more information.

Can I register for Group Fitness Classes?

YES! You can purchase a pass on the Rec Portal and sign up for classes on the Follow Me to the Rec mobile app.