Plan in advance
Pro tips: Wear comfortable shoes, bring a jacket, and come ready with questions.
- Register in advance for your visit to ensure space is available. Some days do reach capacity! Our student tour guides are eager to share their experiences and fun facts and show you around campus.
- If you will need disability access, have mobility concerns, or need special accommodations, email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance, or be sure to make a note on your reservation form.
- View directions, parking information, and local hotels.
- Try to arrive 10-15 minutes early and allow at least two hours for your visit.
"The one [thing] that stuck out to me the most was the almost immediate sense of community...This sort of feeling is the kind that is hard to depict within admissions pamphlets and statistics, but one that you recognize immediately upon stepping onto campus.”—Sumi K. '21
Get the most out of your college visit
Where will you spend your time on campus?
Think about what’s important to you in your college experience, and use your time on campus to hear first-hand whether Hopkins offers what you’re looking for.
- First time visitors: We recommend registering for an info session and guided campus tour, available Monday-Friday in the morning and afternoon.
- Rising seniors and senior applicants: Sign up for a Coffee Chat with a current student to ask questions you have about living and learning at Hopkins.
- Attend a Community Lunch to dine with current students and faculty or staff and learn more about select topics, like Student Life or Civic Engagement.
- Interested in a specific academic area? Join us for a Spotlight Series event that’s focused on pre-health, business & entrepreneurship, women in STEM, the humanities, and global impact.
There's more to discover
Round out your visit to campus by getting to know our Baltimore neighborhoods.
- Visit the Johns Hopkins University Bookstore to get your apparel and memorabilia.
- Explore our Central Baltimore neighborhood, known for its lively restaurant and music scenes and close sense of community, just a few blocks from campus.
- Baltimore is an exciting city with many eclectic districts, each with its own history and charm. Explore our neighborhoods and get recommendations for sites to see, things to do, and places to eat in some popular areas.
Your visit is an opportunity to get to know us, chat with current students, and determine whether Hopkins is a place you would want to live and learn for four very important years of your life.
Can you see yourself here?
At the end of the day, take a moment to reflect on your visit.
After your visit, write down some notes and observations on the things that still stand out after time has passed—things you liked and questions that remain. Giving yourself some time to process and reflect helps draw out the features of the school that are really important to you.