HOME: Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience

Thursday, September 25–Saturday, September 27, 2014


The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to present H.O.M.E.—an on-campus, overnight program experience connecting African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and multiracial high school seniors to the clubs, organizations, and resources that bring together our multicultural community.

H.O.M.E. takes place in conjunction with our fall Open House program on Saturday, September 27. All students participating in the H.O.M.E. program will also enjoy Open House activities.


An application for H.O.M.E. is required. To apply, please fill out the application, including the essay portion. After completing the online application and essay, please fax/email your transcript and SAT/ACT scores to the attention of: H.O.M.E. Coordinator at (443) 451-6971 or e-mail them to home.program@jhu.edu. While our preference is to receive official scores and transcripts, for the purpose of this application we will accept unofficial documents on a case by case basis.

Applications and required materials must be received by Friday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT); Decisions may be released on a rolling basis. There is no guarantee space will remain by this posted deadline.

Due to limited space, this is a selective program. Each year, we aim to bring to campus a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and experiences. Participation in H.O.M.E. is not a reflection of any admissions decision and students who do not attend or are not accepted into the program will not be negatively impacted in the admissions process. Please contact us at the above email if you have any questions.

Please do not make travel arrangements for the program until you have been contacted about your application status.


Students attending the H.O.M.E. program are invited to stay overnight in a residence hall room with a current Johns Hopkins student host for the duration of the program. If you have any special requirements, please let us know on your registration form. If your parents would like to visit the campus during your stay for the H.O.M.E. program, they will need to arrange their own accommodations (see Information for Parents below).

Information for Parents

The H.O.M.E. program is specifically geared toward prospective students in their senior year of high school. Parents are invited to participate in the Open House on Saturday, September 27.

We do ask that parents provide their own accommodations if staying overnight. Click here for a list of area hotels.

H.O.M.E. Schedule (Tentative)

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Welcome by university administration
Cultural show and dinner
Host matching
Night events
Friday, September 26, 2014
Classroom visits
Academic panel
“True Life: I’m a Hopkins Student”
Application workshop
Free time
Baltimore Inner Harbor bus trip
Night events
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Open House
Departure from campus

Travel Information

Limited monetary travel assistance is available for qualified students. More information on how to request monetary travel assistance for H.O.M.E. will be provided to students who are accepted for the program.