New Student Orientation

Whether you’re a first-year student, a transfer student, parent, or family member, the Student Transitions & Family Engagement team wants to help you transition smoothly into the Blue Jay Community. In addition to implementing orientation programming, we provide support and resources leading up to your first day of classes and throughout your first year at Hopkins.

Fall 2024 Important Move-In Dates

Fall 2024 Move-In Dates

  • Pre-Orientation move-in: Wednesday, August 14.
  • New Student move-in: Sunday, August 18.
  • Second Year Student move-in: Saturday, August 24.

August 2024 Important New Student Orientation Information

New Student Orientation Information

New Student Orientation is a multi-day program for all new students (first-year, international, and transfer students) in August that will leave you feeling prepared and excited to begin your first year at Hopkins. With the leadership of a First-Year Mentor, students will get an overview of academics, student life, the Hopkins and Baltimore community, and what it takes to make a smooth transition to college.

Participation in all New Student Orientation sessions is REQUIRED of all incoming students, unless a fall student-athlete is excused for a varsity sport practice or game by their coach.

  • 2024 New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place on Sunday, August 18-Sunday, August 25.
  • 2024 New Student Convocation Sunday, August 25.
  • 2024 First Day of Classes is on Monday, August 26.