HOME program attendees at the Inner Harbor

HOME: Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience

Stay tuned for fall 2019 dates

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to present HOME—an on-campus, overnight program connecting high school seniors to the clubs, organizations, and resources that bring together our multicultural community.

2018 HOME Program attendees

Program details

Notes about the Application

An application for HOME is required. Applicants should also upload their high school transcript on the application page in order for their application to be considered complete. The deadline to apply is September 1. However, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the summer so we encourage students to apply as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email home.program@jhu.edu.

Each year, we aim to bring to campus a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and experiences. Due to limited space, this is a selective program and we cannot admit all of the qualified applicants who wish to attend. Participation in HOME is not an indication of any admissions decision and your application to Johns Hopkins will not be negatively impacted if you are unable to attend HOME. Don’t hesitate to contact us at home.program@jhu.edu if you have any questions. Please do not make travel arrangements for the program until you have been contacted about your application status.


Students attending the HOME program are invited to stay overnight in a residence hall room with a current Johns Hopkins student host for the duration of the program. If you have any special requirements, please let us know on your registration form. If parents would like to visit campus or Baltimore and are staying overnight while students are attending HOME, they must arrange their own hotel accommodations.

Travel Information

Travel scholarships and logistical support are available for qualified students. More information on how to request monetary travel assistance for HOME will be provided to students who are accepted into the program.

Information for Parents

The HOME program is specifically geared toward prospective students in their senior year of high school. If parents would like to visit campus or Baltimore and are staying overnight while students are attending HOME, they must arrange their own accommodations.

Schedule of events


9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Arrival to campus & registration

5:30-6:30 p.m. Welcome by university administration

6:45-8:00 p.m. Baltimore dinner

8:15-9:00 p.m. Student panel

9:00-9:30 p.m. Host matching

9:30 p.m. Night events


8:00-9:00 a.m. Check-in/breakfast

9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Create your own adventure

Visit classes, attend a 1×1 financial aid appointment, or take an optional guided campus tour.

11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m. Resources panel

2:30-4:30 p.m. Baltimore excursions

5:00-6:30 p.m. Application workshop

Through an interactive session with a focus on the Hopkins supplemental essay, students will gain insights into how admissions officers think about and evaluate the supplemental essay.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30-9:00 p.m. The Amazing Hopkins Race

9:00 p.m. Final Friday celebration


8:30 a.m. Check-in

9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Open House

3:00 p.m. Departure from campus