Getting Started at Johns Hopkins this Summer
We are excited to have you join us here at Johns Hopkins University very soon!
As you embark on an unforgettable summer at Johns Hopkins, we think a critical part of this journey is an orientation to expectations for your academic and personal conduct at Johns Hopkins, as well as to the resources and opportunities that will help you make the most of your time at the university.
The program requires that you participate in an online orientation program. It is for commuter and residential students, pre-college and college students as well. There is a short assessment at the end which tests your understanding of our policies and services. The Online Orientation is an online class you will complete at your own pace. To access the Online Student Orientation course, please log into your Blackboard account. You must complete all sections and pass the final test at the end of the orientation in order to receive credit for this step. Average time for completion is about 30 minutes.
Tips for Viewing the Orientation via Blackboard
- Go to http://blackboard.jhu.edu
- Click the JHU Enterprise Authentication link
- Enter your JHED ID and PW
- Click on Johns Hopkins University Summer Programs on the left side of the menu under your organizations
- Click Course Materials on the left side of the menu
- Click “Johns Hopkins University Student Orientation”
- Be sure to complete the required assessment “Test your Knowledge”
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Online students 24/7 access to Help Desk support:
- Call our toll free, 24/7 help desk at 855.593.0086
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our shuttle information page provides more information.
Visiting undergraduates (aged 18 and older) must secure their own transportation to and from the airport.
Residence Hall Check-In Information
Check-in at McCoy Hall between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Parents or drivers, drop off your student at McCoy Hall, and then proceed to park you car along either St. Paul St. or Charles St.; or if it is after 1:30 PM, in the University Baptist Church parking lot (which is located next to McCoy Hall). From there, you will be able to walk back to the dorm.
During residence hall check-in, you will receive an access card and room key. After check in, drop off your belongings, and settle in. Don't forget that there are campus tours at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m.
McCoy Residence Hall
3401 N. Charles Street
(Entrance on 34th Street)
Baltimore, MD. 21218
|McCoy Hall Check-In||11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||McCoy Hall|
|Campus Tours||12:00 noon & 2:00 p.m.||McCoy Hall|
|6:00 p.m.||Fresh Food Cafe|
|Residence Hall Orientation||7:00 p.m.||TBA|
Information about check-in and check-out will be provided by Charles Commons staff. For more information, contact the Homewood Conference & Events Services Office.
Check-in to Charles Commons from 12:00 – 4:00 PM on the check-in date(s). You will receive an access card and room key. You will receive an access card and room key. After students check-in, drop off your belongings. Once settled, proceed to pick up your JHED ID at McCoy Hall from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm. After 3:00 pm please pick up your J-Card in the McCoy Hall residential office.
Charles Commons summer staff will be on site to greet you and make sure you get settled in for your stay. The front desk will be open 7am-12 midnight, seven days a week.
Charles Commons Residence Hall
3301 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
View the Charles Commons Information Sheet
|One-Week Session||Summer Immersion||Sunday, June 23, 2019||Saturday, June 29, 2019|
|Two-Week Session I||Discover Hopkins|
|Sunday, June 23, 2019||Saturday, July 6, 2019|
|Two-Week Session II||Discover Hopkins|
Mini-Term (including EdUSA)
|Sunday, July 7, 2019||Saturday, July 20, 2019|
|Two-Week Session III||Discover Hopkins|
|Sunday, July 21, 2019||Saturday, August 3, 2019|
|Five-Week Session I||Summer Term||Sunday, May 26, 2019||Saturday, June 29, 2019|
|Five-Week Session II||Summer Term||Sunday, June 30, 2019||Saturday, August 3, 2019|
A campus tour is not required, but it is a great way to get oriented to the campus, services, and great places to hang out.
Take a virtual tour now.
What to Expect on the First Day
The course syllabus is typically distributed to the class on the first day. Instructors may also publish the syllabus, along with other course materials, on the course website published at Blackboard.
Occasionally, instructors may use email or the course website to alert students to any necessary pre-class reading. If you haven't received that communication, then the instructor does not have expectations.
Located at the corner of 33rd Street & St. Paul, the JHU bookstore is just a walk around the corner from McCoy Hall. It house in the Charles Commons Residence Hall.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Johns Hopkins University
3300 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
- Let the instructor know you are in the class. He or she will note your attendance, and ask that you correct your enrollment quickly.
- Phone or email the Office of Summer Programs and ask for assistance in resolving your enrollment problem. Staff will research and/or fix the problem.
Here is an interactive campus map. Select the building you want to find, which will open a Google Map. You can enter where you are, and instructions will be delivered so that you can get to where you want to be.
If you still can't find your target location, call the Office of Summer Programs (410.516.4548). We'll talk you through directions or send someone to you to help.
If a problem should arise on your move-in day, please call the Residential Program Office at 410-516-3887. You can send an email to email@example.com.