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Orientation and Move-In Information

Online Orientation:

New student orientation is facilitated online for all pre-college and visiting undergraduate students. Once a student has been enrolled and paid their deposit, students will be provided instructions how to access orientation via email within 7 business days beginning in May.

DH/MT Session I: Sunday, June 23, 2019
ST Session II: Sunday, June 30, 2019
EdUSA/DH/MT Session II:
Sunday, July 7, 2019
DH/MT Session III:
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Academic Check-In:11:00 AM-3:00 PM (location:TBA)

Between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, the JHU Summer Programs will have a table set up (exact table location will be disclosed in orientation information) for summer students picking up their welcome folders. After 3:00 PM, students can pick up their welcome folders in the Summer Discovery office located on the first floor of McCoy Hall.

Student Dinner (Fresh Food Cafe Dining Hall) Time: 6:00 pm

Pre-College Residential Student Orientation: (location:TBA) Time: 7:00pm

Dormitory Check-In: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, the JHU Summer Conferences will have a table set up for residential summer students checking into the dorm. After 1:00 PM, students will have to enter McCoy Hall and check in at the office.

Welcome Breakfast

Time: 8:00am
Location: Johns Hopkins University Glass Pavilion
DH/MT Session I: Monday, June 24, 2019
ST Session II: Monday, July 1, 2019
EdUSA/DH/MT Session II: Monday, July 8, 2019
DH/MT/EDUSA Session III: Monday, July 22, 2019

*parents are encouraged to attend

Homewood Campus Map

Check-Out Dates

DH/MT Session I: Saturday, July 6, 2019
ST Session II: Saturday, August 3, 2019
DH/MT Session II:
Saturday, July 20, 2019
EdUSA 2-week: Saturday, July 20, 2019
EdUSA 4-week:
Saturday, August 3, 2019
DH/MT Session III: Saturday, August 3, 2019

Dormitory Check-Out: 7:00 AM-9:00AM (If flights depart later than 9am, staff will stow luggage at the dorm.)

BWI Airport Shuttle (PreCollege Only)

We provide shuttle service to pre-college students to and from BWI airport. Please check out shuttle information for more information.
Visiting undergraduates are responsible to secure their own transportation to and from the airport.

Entering the University

If you are in one of our pre-college programs or under 18, your residence hall location is McCoy Hall, which is on 3339 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. If you are over 18 your residence hall is Charles Commons, located at 3301 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Dormitory check-in will be held there.

 Checking into the Dorm

McCoy Hall (under 18)

Students should first check in to their housing assignments beginning at 11:00 AM. Drivers should drop off their student at McCoy Hall, and then proceed to park their cars 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, parents will be able to walk back to the dorm.

During dormitory check-in, students will receive access cards and their room keys. After students check in, they should proceed to their rooms and drop off any belongings. Once settled, students and parents should proceed to the Summer Programs check-in area, directions to which will be included in their check-in information.

Summer 2018 McCoy Hall Information Sheet

Charles Commons (18 +)

Students over the age of 18 can check-in at Charles Commons from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. During dormitory check-in, students will receive access cards and their room keys. After students check in, they should proceed to their rooms and drop off any belongings. Once settled, students should proceed to pick up their welcome folder in McCoy Hall from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm. After 3:00 pm please pick up your welcome folder in the Summer Discovery office in McCoy Hall (1st floor).

Summer 2018 Charles Commons Information Sheet

Academic Check-In

Students will receive their J-cards (student ID) along with a folder containing important phone numbers, a calendar of events, along with campus maps, a list of restaurants around campus and a guide to local places of worship. In addition, students will receive their course room assignments. Students should bring copies of any missing documents that were not already uploaded to their account and their medical insurance cards.


Welcome Breakfast

The welcome breakfast for parents and students will include introductions to the staff and a brief orientation to the academic and residential programs. Commuter students can also attend.


Tours of Campus

There will be a tour at 12:00 pm and 2:00 PM, weather permitting. Departing location will be at McCoy Hall. Take a virtual tour now! 



Professors have identified the books students will need. They are available for purchase at the Hopkins Barnes and Noble Bookstore, located at the corner of St. Paul and 33rd Streets. Click here to purchase your books in advance and pick them up at the bookstore upon arrival. You will need your course number to determine the required books.



Students and parents are on their own for lunch and can choose one of the many places around campus. A list of nearby restaurants is given in the folder provided to each student at the academic check-in.



If a problem should arise on orientation day, please call the Summer Discovery Residential Program at 410-516-3887 or