Life at Hopkins
What are current students saying about the Hopkins experience?
Johns Hopkins students are enthusiastic about their interests both inside and outside the classroom. The passion that drives our academic pursuits also makes the Homewood campus, where our undergraduates live and learn, an active and energetic place to thrive.
Being a part of student groups and developing connections around campus define our students’ time here. There are over 300 student-run clubs to choose from, along with the freedom to start a new organization. From fraternities and sororities to the performing arts, our students live multi-dimensional college experiences.
Spring Fair is one of the most anticipated weekends of the Hopkins school year—it’s also planned and run by students!
Whether in traditional residence halls or suite-style dorms, our students enjoy a variety of amenities, including lounges, community kitchens, game rooms, and gyms. Many students’ favorite Hopkins memories are food runs and late night chats with their dormmates.
Housing is guaranteed for first- and second-year students, and our Off-Campus Housing Office is a great resource for students 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 college career. Learn more about Charles Village and Baltimore.
What’s almost as important as where you live? What you eat! Luckily, Johns Hopkins offers a lot of options for hungry undergraduates, and our dining facilities have a commitment to serving high-quality food that is organic and locally sourced whenever possible.
Did you know? We have partnerships with over 20 local farmers to source our dining hall food and we’re ranked second on the Daily Meal’s “Best Colleges for Food in America” list.
Eager to learn more about life at Hopkins?
- Orientation: our week-long program to welcoming incoming students
- Office International Student and Scholar Services: a support network for international students
- Campus Ministries, home to a wide variety of prayer and worship services, the Interfaith and Community Service Center welcomes all students. Those interested in Jewish life at Johns Hopkins should also visit Hopkins Hillel for more information.
- Health and Wellness
- Disability Services
- Homewood Security