Associate Vice Provost/Dean of Student Life
What they do: The Dean of Student Life is responsible for non-academic student support services — but everything we do is meant to heighten the learning experience at Hopkins. Whether through Community Living, Campus Ministries, the Student Health and Wellness Center, or any of our other offices, our goal is to provide programs that complement and enhance the learning you do in class.
What they do: Chances are you’ll spend less than 20 hours a week in the classroom – a lot less than you’ll spend where you live and eat. Turn here to find on- or off-campus housing, learn about dining plans, work through roommate problems, and more. Your ties to community living won’t end once you leave university housing. Our staff also provide resources for those students living off campus.
Digital Media Center
What we do: We provide a creativity lab and circulation center for students – with free access to cutting-edge software, audio and video gear, maker equipment, and 3D printing – giving you a chance to master new technology and spread new ideas. Play video games in the Gaming Lounge (or code your own); gain new skills in our workshops.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
What they do: The first fraternity at Hopkins was established in 1877 – just a year after the university itself opened. Today, more than 1,000 students are involved in Greek life. Fraternity & Sorority Life helps organizations plan social events, educational programs, and community service and philanthropy projects for their members and the Johns Hopkins community.
Homewood Arts Programs
What they do: Undergraduate student groups in theater, dance, music, and visual arts put on more than 100 performances and exhibitions every year. Art and dance studios, a digital media lab, music practice rooms, meeting and rehearsal space, and theaters with seating for up to 1,100 are available on campus.
What they do: Hopkins fields 24 varsity teams – 11 women’s and 13 men’s. The Blue Jays’ men’s and women’s lacrosse teams compete in the NCAA’s Div. I, while the others compete in Div. III. The rich history and tradition of the men’s lacrosse team and its 44 national titles are often the first thing that comes to mind, but all of our teams have achieved success: Hopkins is considered one of the top ten athletic departments in the country.
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
What they do: Baltimore’s only community orchestra relies on the talents of 150 musicians, including many students. In addition to affordable concerts of orchestral and chamber music, the HSO also works with public schools, offers lectures and demonstrations, and delivers free pre-concert talks.
Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center
What they do: Our 63,000-square-foot rec center is about the same size as a football field (one of which happens to be right outside). The rec center features a gym, fitness center and weight room, racquetball and squash courts, climbing wall and bouldering cave, six-lane pool, and more. Free to all Homewood students; memberships available to other members of the Hopkins community.
Student Leadership and Involvement
What they do: All work + no play = Not something we’d recommend. The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement supports more than 300 clubs and organizations, such as the Student Government Association, performing arts, religious and spiritual, departmental and research groups, and more – giving you the chance to develop leadership skills, build friendships, and create work-life balance. We also work with students to plan annual events such as Lighting of the Quads, hoptoberfest, and Spring Fair.
What they do: The Office of Study Abroad coordinates opportunities for international study offered through Hopkins or other institutions. Learn about programs available to you, as well as information about financial aid and costs, transferring credits, health and safety, and other practical matters.