Campus Visits

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The best way to get a feel for life as a Blue Jay is to spend some time on our 140-acre Homewood campus. Read below for a full listing of on-campus visit opportunities.

In the fall and spring, in addition to weekday tours, information sessions, and Admissions interviews, we offer class visits, overnight visits, and open houses. (Please read below for details on each program, as some are limited enrollment and most require registration.)

Have some extra time? Explore the city of Baltimore and the surrounding area!

Guided Tours and Information Sessions

Weekdays and selected Saturdays

Information sessions led by an admissions representative and guided tours with a current Johns Hopkins student are offered most weekdays and on selected Saturdays in the fall and summer. Information sessions will include an introduction to Johns Hopkins, academics, student life, and the application process. Campus tours will showcase many of our academic and student life buildings. (Please note that, due to security measures, campus tours will not enter the residence halls. For videos of our residence halls, please visit Hopkins Cribs.)

Reservations are recommended for weekday tours and information sessions, although walk-ins are accepted. To register, click on the day you would like to visit on the calendar to the right. Groups of 20 or more must e-mail their request to at least one month in advance. Visitors needing disability access or special accommodations should call (410) 516-8171 at least two weeks in advance, or be sure to make a note on their reservation form.

Information sessions and tours begin in the lobby of Mason Hall (except for Saturday Hopkins Preview events, which take place in Shriver Hall). Check in at the admissions desk upon arrival. Visitors should arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the tour and session and wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Please allow at least two hours for your visit. For directions and parking information, see Visiting the Homewood Campus.

Open House Events

This year’s Open House will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Immerse yourself in the Hopkins campus community during our fall Open House. Geared towards high school seniors, this event provides a sneak peek into life as a student at Johns Hopkins University.

While on our Homewood campus, you’ll have the opportunity to attend an interdisciplinary presentation featuring faculty from different departments across the university; interact with current students at lunch and during the student panel; and learn about the admissions and financial aid processes.

Reservations are required and must be made in advance. Click here to register online.

Hopkins Preview: Summer Saturday Sessions

These summer Saturday programs for students and parents feature an information session followed by a campus tour. Programs begin at 10:00 a.m. in Shriver Hall. Highlights include:

  • Students’ perspectives on campus life, the residential experience, and Baltimore
  • An overview of the university, as well as application and financial aid processes
  • A student-guided tour of our 140-acre campus


Hopkins Previews will be held on the following Saturdays in 2014:

June 28
July 12
July 19*
July 26*

*The remaining Hopkins Preview events are now at capacity. Please consider registering for one of our regularly scheduled information sessions and tours.

Admissions Interviews

On-campus interviews, like off-campus alumni interviews, are for current applications only and are an optional part of the admissions process.

Interviews typically address your academic background, goals, interests, and what you would contribute to the campus community. More informative than evaluative, these conversations will also allow you time to ask questions of your interviewer and learn about his/her Johns Hopkins experience.

At this time, campus interviews are not being offered; interviews are only available from September-February. Beginning in September, appointments are available on selected dates at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Registration is required—sign up for your campus interview by registering for a campus visit and selecting the campus interview.

Due to a high volume of requests, we cannot always guarantee availability. Your application will not be negatively impacted in the event that you are unable to have an interview.

Class Visits

Visiting current courses is a great way to round out your college visit experience. It can also be one of the best ways to get a feel for what life is like as a Johns Hopkins student. Our professors are happy to accommodate prospective students and families. When possible, please arrive a few minutes early to the class to introduce yourself to the professor. You should only select classes that you will be able to stay for the entirety of, as it can be a distraction when guests leave the room in the middle of a class.

Spring semester classes have concluded for 2014 and will resume again in fall 2014. Click here for our daily information session and guided tour schedule.

Overnight Visits

One of the best ways for prospective students to try out life at Johns Hopkins is by spending the night with a current student host as part of the overnight program. Eat in the dining halls, attend campus events, and get the inside scoop on the residences halls.

All Overnight events have concluded for 2013 and will resume again in fall 2014. Click here for our daily information session and guided tour schedule.