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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.)
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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. 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. 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.
Groups of 20 or more must e-mail their request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month in advance.
Interested in engineering? On selected Mondays and Fridays this fall, we will offer tours that focus on the resources and facilities available to Johns Hopkins undergraduates in the Whiting School of Engineering. These hour-long tours are led by current engineering students and feature a selection of engineering research labs that are not part of the standard campus tour.
Tour guides and researchers will discuss opportunities for undergraduates to study and participate in research across all engineering disciplines. Students will also be provided the chance to ask questions about student life and academics from the perspective of an engineering student at Johns Hopkins.
Reservations are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the space constraints of our labs, we request that you limit your party size to three people. Should you wish to participate in other campus visit opportunities, know that engineering tours may be combined with either the 10:00 a.m. information session and 11:00 a.m. campus tour or the 1:00 p.m. information session and 2:00 p.m. campus tour. Join an engineering tour by registering for a campus visit and selecting the engineering tour (if available). Limited slots are available on the following days for fall 2014 at noon:
- September 29, 2014
- October 3, 2014
- October 6, 2014
- October 10, 2014
- October 13, 2014—This event is at capacity.
- October 20, 2014
- October 24, 2014
- October 27, 2014
- October 31, 2014
Hopkins Preview: Summer Saturday Sessions
All Hopkins Preview programs have concluded for summer 2014. Please consider joining us for an information session and campus tour, also offered on select Saturday’s throughout August. See the visit calendar and click on a date to register.
Open House Events
This year’s Open House will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This event is designed for high school seniors. Click here for more details and to register.
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.
Click here for more details about the overnight program and to register.
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.
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.