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Residential Life

The whole world in 140 acres

Everything you could want: within campus, the opportunities to explore and grow at every turn; just outside the gates, a bustling city full of culture and inspiration.

Homewood has it all—green quads, brick pathways, and “The Beach” used for sunbathing, studying, and socializing.

With a traditional campus feel and big city amenities, it’s where Johns Hopkins students live, research, learn, and play.


Best College Food in America


student-run clubs


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Quan B.
Class of 2018
“A beautiful campus in a thriving city, an endless range of activities to get involved in, and a community of talented students…every day, I find myself amazed by the energy around campus.”
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Dorm life is a centerpiece of the college experience where friendships are made and memories are created. Whether in traditional or suite-style residence halls, Hopkins students enjoy a variety of amenities, including lounges, community kitchens, game rooms, and gyms. Housing is guaranteed and required for first- and second-year students, and our Off-Campus Housing Office helps upperclassmen seeking to live in nearby housing. Most of our off-campus housing is just a few steps from campus in the nearby Charles Village neighborhood, creating a sense of community that lasts throughout your time here.

Community Living
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What’s almost as important as where you live? What you eat! Johns Hopkins offers lots of options for hungry undergrads, and our dining facilities have a commitment to serving high-quality food that is organic and locally sourced whenever possible. We are ranked #2 for dining on college campuses, and have partnerships with over 20 local farmers to provide the best dining options available. From Levering Kitchen and Bambook Cafe to Charles Street Market and Nolan’s on 33rd, there are tons of amazing food spots within reach. The Fresh Food Cafe (FFC) is always popular and has around-the-clock hours.

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From football to fencing, varsity athletics at Hopkins amplify school spirit, as our students take to “The Nest,” the current student seating of Homewood Field, to cheer on their fellow Blue Jays. Lacrosse has been particularly successful, with our men’s team having won 44 national championships. Our men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are Division I and our 22 other teams are Division III. For those looking for something slightly less involved than varsity athletics, Hopkins has a popular club and intramural sports program with unique offerings like Brazilian jujitsu, rugby, and Ultimate Frisbee, or go for more traditional activities like soccer, basketball, and tennis.

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Student Clubs

Being a part of a student group is a major way to develop connections, get to know new people, and discover new interests. Whether it’s something they’ve done since they were little or they’re stepping out of their comfort zone for a new adventure, many of our students find that the student groups they’re a part of define their time here. There are over 300 student-run clubs to choose from, along with the freedom to start a new organization, and student unions to hold meetings and shows. From fraternities and sororities to the performing arts, student groups and organizations add dimension and depth to the experiences our students are having.

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