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Whichever way you want to go, we can help you get there

We spend a lot of time talking about the many opportunities available to Hopkins students, so how exactly do they find their way with so much flexibility and so many options?

The college experience at Hopkins is woven together with a wide support network of advisers who are there to guide students through their academic and personal growth. Academic and faculty advisers assist in selecting courses, exploring academic options, and evaluating each student’s interests. This is an ongoing conversation that happens throughout a student’s Hopkins career as they’re constantly evaluating their goals, options, and passions.

We understand that, as students grow here, their goals may change. Many students change their majors—and more than 60 percent double major or minor, taking classes across disciplines and schools. Along with a formal academic adviser, students connect with faculty mentors, research advisers, peers, and other resources to help make the most of their time here.

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Continued Support

From freshman to senior year

The four years students spend on our campus can be as transformative personally as they are academically. Many of the offices and support services are designed to help students find community, address any needs, and engage at a deeper level with peers and mentors.

See the full list of resources and offices devoted to serving students

Transition to college

  • Hop-In Program: Supports the success of first-generation students and limited income students by providing a year-round, holistic advising model consisting of a summer program, leadership development, mentoring, and academic support
  • Office of International Services: Provides orientation for international students and help for obtaining student visas
  • Orientation & First-Year Experience: Facilitates a successful transition for students through meaningful programs and events, resources, and initiatives that foster an inclusive community and create opportunities for intellectual and personal growth
  • Second-Year Experience: Offers engagement opportunities for community building and career exploration, while also developing intentional second-year traditions

Academic and career advising

Identity-based resources

  • Multicultural Affairs: Enhances the educational experience of students from underrepresented populations
  • Women and Gender Resources: Supports, advises, and educates Homewood’s campus community on matters related to gender and the achievement of women students
  • LGBTQ Life: Provides a central home for information about gender identity and sexual orientation across the Hopkins community
  • Religious and Spiritual Life: Promotes and supports spiritual development, theological reflections, religious tolerance, and social awareness among students, faculty, and staff within our Johns Hopkins community

Holistic support

  • Center for Student Success: Helping students thrive through coaching, mentoring, collaborations with campus partners, and community-building programs
  • Counseling Center: Fosters a healthy, caring university community that is beneficial to the intellectual, emotional, and physical development of students
  • First Generation, Limited-Income (FLI) Network: Enhances student success by cultivating a sense of belonging, inclusion, encouragement, and resilience among first-generation and/or limited-income students, faculty, staff, alumni, and allies
  • Student Wellness: Values inclusion and overall wellness, and promotes strategies for resilience in the context of stressful situations and life events common among undergraduates and graduate students
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Josh B.
Class of 2018
“I came in undecided. I had many ideas and took classes in all of my prospective majors. I also talked to the professors of these classes to help me make my decision. The beautiful thing about freshman year at Hopkins is that you don’t have to choose; the support of the faculty and friends made the process a lot easier.”
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