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Community Lunches

Enjoy a meal on us, interact with current students and faculty, and learn about the many facets of the Hopkins experience.

Prospective high school students are invited to join us for lunch in our Fresh Food Café at 12:30 p.m. on select dates. Each Community Lunch will be hosted by current Hopkins students and faculty or staff members and will highlight a particular topic. Registration is limited to 20 students.

Please check in at Mason Hall for the Community Lunch.

Note: This event is geared toward, and lunch is provided for, the high school student only; parents and family members are encouraged to explore campus on their own.

Community Lunch themes

Civic Engagement in Baltimore and Beyond

Hopkins students are leaders on campus, in Baltimore, and around the world. Join us for lunch with representatives from the Center for Social Concern and current students involved in our 60+ community service organizations to learn how Hopkins students are making major impacts in their communities.

Global Exploration

Hopkins is regularly recognized as a top global university, and our students are able to leverage opportunities here as they shape their own global education on- and off-campus. Meet students who have studied abroad, or are actively involved in cultural, religious, and special interest groups based on the Homewood campus.

Hands-On Learning

At the nation’s first research institution, Hopkins students are shaping their education with experiential learning opportunities including research, internships, and study abroad. Learn how students find these pre-professional positions, secure research funding, and receive recognition for their contributions.

Inclusive Community

The Hopkins community is committed to fostering an inclusive living and learning environment on the Homewood campus. Connect first-hand with students and staff members who bring together our diverse community through the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Hopkins Hillel, LGBTQ Life, and more.

Performing and Visual Arts

Whether you are interested in musical performance, acting, painting, or dancing, the Homewood campus has dynamic classes and organizations for you. With 50 arts organizations and minors in music, theatre arts, and visual arts, students are able to pursue their passion for the arts during their time at Hopkins.

Preparing for Life After Hopkins

Within six months of graduation, 90% of Hopkins graduates are in graduate or professional school or working full-time. Hear about the distinctive resources offered by the Life Design Lab (formerly Career Center) and Pre-Professional Advising Office to ensure graduates find success as leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in a wide variety of fields.

Student Life

In addition to pursuing academics, Hopkins students are leading over 400 clubs and organizations that range from dance and performing arts to service-based organizations and Sorority and Fraternity Life. Off campus, students enjoy all that Baltimore has to offer like famous sites, amazing food, and thriving arts and music scenes.