Living at Hopkins
Homewood is where memories are made.
Your first year on campus is the time to start meeting people who will shape the rest of your college experience. To build a strong sense of community, all undergraduates are required to live on our Homewood campus for their first two years. Not only is this convenient for classes but it also makes it easier to participate in all that’s happening on campus and in Baltimore. With traditional residence halls, suite-style living, single rooms, and gender-inclusive housing, you’ll find a space for you that’s comfortable and welcoming.
Students in their junior and senior year live off campus, usually within a three-block radius. Our Office of Off-Campus Housing supports this transition by offering resources for finding housing and navigating city living.
Just as important as where you live is where you eat. Our Homewood campus has six locations, so you have plenty of choices when it comes to meals and where you spend time with friends.
Zosia L., '25
“I would spend my weekday afternoons lying on my friends’ AMR III A floor. At 9 p.m., we would all simultaneously close our laptops and silently agree to head downstairs to Hopkins Café. We’d grab Taharka Brothers ice cream from the freezer in to-go cups and have a little brain break.”
5 Residence Hall Options for First-Year Students
72 Student Resident Advisors
6 On-Campus Dining Halls
20+ Farms Provide Locally Grown Ingredients
On-Campus Living For First-Year Students
Alumni Memorial Residence (AMR) I
AMR I is a traditional residence hall for first-year students with hallway bathrooms. Rooms are single-sex and floors are coed. Residents can enjoy spaces including a common lounge, kitchen, laundry room, reading room, multipurpose room, and television room.Read More
Alumni Memorial Residence (AMR) II
AMR II is a traditional residence hall for first-year students with hallway bathrooms. Rooms are single-sex and floors are coed. Residents can enjoy spaces and amenities including a kitchen, two laundry rooms, social lounge with a pool table and more, group study room, music rooms equipped with a piano, and a bike storage room.Read More
Alumni Memorial Residence (AMR) III A & B
AMR III A & B are suite-style residence halls for first-year students with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Suites are single-sex and floors are coed. Both buildings have a TV lounge, common kitchen, and laundry facilities while AMR III also includes a social lounge/game room and study room.Read More
Wolman Hall is a suite-style residence hall for first-year students with two or three bedrooms that share a bathroom and kitchenette. Suites are single-sex and floors are coed. In addition to a common kitchen and laundry facility, there is a computer lab, conference room, movie theater, game room, and exercise room.Read More
McCoy Hall is a suite-style residence hall for first and second-year students with two or three bedrooms that share a bathroom and kitchenette. Suites are single-sex and floors are coed. In addition to a laundry facility, there is a music practice room, multipurpose room, bike storage, exercise room, and a student radio station.Read More
Our goal is for you to feel empowered and supported at Hopkins, and we understand that not everyone is comfortable living in units with other students that are assigned or chosen based solely on sex. Incoming first-year students who choose gender-inclusive housing should contact Housing and Operations with their needs and are accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
Office of residential life
Since most of your time will be spent outside the classroom, it’s extra important you feel like you can be your truest self. Every residence hall has student Resident Advisors (RAs) who are there to support your personal growth and organize fun activities where you can bond with fellow Blue Jays.Learn More About Residential Life
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN RES LIFE
Admissions Counselor Axel offers different aspects of residential life to think about during your college search.Check It Out
FOOD THAT’S MADE FOR YOU
Our menus are developed by a team of professionally trained chefs with input from the Hopkins community. We work to meet the needs of students with dietary restrictions, food allergies, or other specific requirements.
On-Campus Dining Options
Hopkins Café features different stations like global trends and fusions, traditional breakfast, custom deli sandwiches, a stone hearth oven for freshly fired Italian fare, and a yogurt bar.Read More
Nolan’s on 33rd
Nolan’s offers all-day brunch, a soup station, and build-your-own stations that provide the comfort of home cooking with fresh ingredients.Read More
Charles Street Market
If you’re in a hurry, Charles Street Market offers quick and healthy options, such as meals-in-a-minute, a salad bar, and handmade-in-house bento sushi and poke bowls.Read More
Located inside the Charles Street Market, Village Deli combines the charm of the Charles Village community with student favorites. It offers a variety of freshly made customizable sandwiches and salads.Read More
Levering Kitchens brings a restaurant-quality experience to the heart of campus. You have your pick from a taco kitchen, fresh salad bar, and made-to-order grilled cheese sandwiches to Asian stir-fry and your favorite grill items.Read More
Levering Café partners with Baltimore favorite, Thread Coffee Roasters, to offer fair trade coffees and teas as well as delicious grab and go meal options, freshly baked bagels, and pastries.Read More