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HOME: Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience

Thursday, September 24–Saturday, September 26

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

HOME takes place in conjunction with our fall Open House program on Saturday, September 26. All students participating in the HOME program will also join in on Open House activities.


An application for HOME is required. To apply, please fill out the application found here.

In addition to the online form, applicants must upload two additional documents in order for their application to be considered complete:

  • SAT/ACT scores
  • High school transcript
Please note: you may upload screenshots or scanned copies of these items

These items can be uploaded at the bottom of the application. Online applications, along with the required application materials noted above, must be received no later than Monday, August 31, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern). If you are unable to upload these documents by August 31, please email to let us know.

If you are unable to upload the required materials, please send them via email (no later than August 31) to

Due to limited space, this is a selective program. Each year, we aim to bring to campus a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and experiences. 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 the email address noted above 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 your parents would like to visit the campus during your stay for the HOME program, they will need to arrange their own accommodations (see Information for Parents below).

HOME Schedule (Tentative)

Thursday, September 24

  • Classroom visits. Based on time of arrival, you may have the opportunity to sit in on various classes from a variety of academic disciplines.
  • Welcome by university administration. Join the staff as they welcome you to campus and let you know what to expect during your time here for the HOME Program.
  • Cultural show and dinner. After a dinner with current students, our cultural student performance groups will showcase their talents.
  • Host matching. Meet your current student host! (This is also a great chance to chat more about the student experience here at Hopkins.)
  • Night events. Participate in a variety of on-campus activities with current students.

Friday, September 25

  • Academic panel. Current Hopkins professors share more about the opportunities available for current students, both inside and outside the classroom, and answer any questions.
  • “True Life: I’m a Hopkins Student.” Ask a panel of current students anything about Hopkins, transitioning to college, and the kinds of resources available to our students.
  • Application workshop. Wondering how to put your best foot forward in the college application process? The admissions staff will share tips for crafting your best possible application.
  • Free time. A good opportunity to explore campus on your own or with friends you’ve made during the program.
  • Baltimore Inner Harbor bus trip/local excursions. Learn more about the community we call home: Baltimore. Enjoy dinner at the Inner Harbor while also visiting several locations across the city.
  • Night events. Time to relax and unwind with current students in an informal setting.

Saturday, September 26

  • Open House. For the duration of the program, students will experience the fall Open House programming.

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. Parents are invited to participate in the Open House on Saturday, September 26.

We do ask that parents provide their own accommodations if staying overnight. Click here for a list of area hotels.