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Orientation

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.

Online Orientation

The program requires that you participate in an online orientation program. 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. The average time for completion is about 30 minutes. The orientation will be available on May 24th .

Tips for Viewing the Orientation program on  Blackboard

To Login:

  • Visit: http://blackboard.jhu.edu
  • Click the JHU Enterprise Authentication link
  • Enter your JHED ID and password
  • Click on Summer at Hopkins Orientation on the left side of the menu under your organizations
  • Click Course Materials on the left side of the menu
  • Click “Online Orientation”
  • Be sure to complete the required assessment “Test your Knowledge”
  •  Also, please review the Summer Student Resources and the University Policies

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Blackboard Help:

  • Call our toll free, 24/7 help desk at 855.593.0086
  • Blackboard Support Email: blackboard@jhu.edu

Welcome Session

We will gather for a quick round of staff introductions and updates on program details in a Welcome Session. You’ll learn more about program expectations and next steps.

Course instructors will provide information about required reading and suggested, or secondary, readings, on their COURSE SYLLABUS. The syllabus is a document that gives students information on expectations for course conduct, grades, and attendance.

The course syllabus is typically distributed in a welcome email prior to the course or program start date. Instructors will also publish the syllabus, along with other course materials, on the course website published at Blackboard.

Getting Started FAQ

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Yes. Please purchase any required textbooks in advance of the first day of class. Doing so will ensure you have needed materials at the start of the course. Not every class requires a textbook. If you have questions, contact your instructor.
Textbook requirements are listed:
  • In the course description on the Summer Programs Website
  • In the university's course display
  • In the JHU Blackboard course site
Using your JHED ID and password, logon to the Student Information System. You will find a link to your current schedule, which will include information about any synchronous class meetings. Be aware that your instructor may announce synchronous meetings on the first day of class.
If your name does not appear on the instructor's course roster, this means that you are not officially enrolled. Staff can help, but you do need to take quick action.
  1. Let the instructor know you are in the class. He or she will note your attendance, and ask that you correct your enrollment quickly.
  2. Email the Office of Summer Programs and ask for assistance in resolving your enrollment problem. Staff will research and/or fix the problem.
Using your JHED ID and password, logon to the Student Information System. You will find a link to your current tuition and fee balance, along with a link for credit card payment.
The university will continue to send invoices to persons with unpaid balances. The invoice includes directions on how to pay by check/money order, wire payment, and credit card.
Contact the Office of Student Accounts with questions:
Email: homewoodstudentaccounts@jhu.edu
Phone: 410.516.8158