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Resources for Students

Most undergraduates at Johns Hopkins study on the Homewood Campus, a 140-acre site located in central Baltimore, along North Charles Street. Homewood hosts both the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, along with dozens of research labs, two libraries, residence halls, administrative buildings, dining, and recreational facilities.

When you think of Homewood, you think of a traditional college setting in the heart of the city, with red-brick buildings, iconic towers, expansive college “quads,” arcades, and park-like vistas at every turn. Although the hustle and bustle of the city is never far away, you’ll know Homewood puts the “charm” in the city’s moniker, “Charm City.”

Academic Resources

The Milton S. Eisenhower Library is the university’s principal research library and the largest in a network of libraries at Johns Hopkins. The library is named for the university’s eighth president, whose vision brought together the university’s rich collection of books, journals, and other scholarly resources. Strengths in the humanities include German and Romance Languages, Philosophy, and the Ancient Near East. In science and engineering, collection strengths include biomedical engineering, chemistry and environmental engineering. The library also offers an extensive array of electronic resources, including full-text books and journals, specialized databases, and statistical and cartographic data.
The Brody Learning Commons connects to the Eisenhower Library and includes a large quiet reading room, 16 group study rooms, teaching and seminar rooms, and a café. The Commons is also home to the Department of Special Collections and the Department of Conservation and Preservation. Special Collections Reading Room open until 5pm Brody Café open until 12am
The Hutzler Reading Room (fondly known as “The HUT”) is located in Gilman Hall, one of the earliest academic building on Homewood campus. The iconic reading room features a high ceiling and 19 beautiful stained-glass windows bearing the marks of Renaissance printers. Tutors review course-specific material and encourage students to ask questions and exchange information. Students should come to tutoring sessions prepared with questions and specific topics that they would like to review. Students can expect to work with other students in the group while the tutor helps to guide them to understanding. Tutoring is not a substitute for class attendance nor is it a place to just do homework. If you need help in a subject, request support early and often. See Learning Den, for more information regarding tutoring schedules.

Campus Resources

Health, wellness, fitness, intramurals, sports clubs, outdoor activities, community — these are just a few of the experiences offered through the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center and our state-of-the-art facilities. Our professional staff is here to help you engage in ways that speak to your needs — ranging from yoga classes to help build inner strength and reduce stress to exciting outdoor trips and courses that encourage and develop leadership, teamwork, environmental stewardship, character development, and transferable life skills.

What's in the O'Connor Recreation Center?
  • Fitness Room
  • Indoor Track
  • Swimming Pool
  • Weight Room
  • Climbing Wall
  • Racquet Ball/Squash Courts
The Student Health and Wellness Center provides high quality, confidential health care to students of the JHU Homewood and Peabody campus communities.

Our health care staff consists of board-certified physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners, a licensed dietitian, registered nurses, medical assistants, and a women’s health nurse practitioner.

1 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone: 410.516.8270

Learn about the Pyramed Health Portal
Counseling and mental health services are available in the summer on a limited basis. The Johns Hopkins Counseling Center is available for emergency mental health issues, as well as referrals to outside providers if necessary. Parents and students should be aware that routine and ongoing counseling services are not provided, and it is necessary that arrangements be made for off-campus mental health support if this is needed during a student’s time here.

In the event of a psychological crisis or emergency after hours, help can be reached by calling the university police at 410‐516‐7777.

3003 N Charles St
Homewood Apartments
Suite S-200
Baltimore, MD 21218
As the central billing service for tuition, fees and other campus-related student charges, we aim to provide exceptional service to help students, and their families manage their financial obligations to the university. For questions regarding billing and payment, please contact the JHU Student Account’s office.
A world-class museum of art is located just minutes from your classroom or residence hall at Johns Hopkins University.

Although the Baltimore Museum of Art (known affectionately as the "BMA") is a separate institution from the university, its location on the Homewood campus makes the makes it the perfect location for JHU summer students.

With an outstanding collection of art & artifacts from around the world, a visit to the BMA is definitely worth your while.  And, since admission is FREE, you can drop in any time, as many times as you like, and soak up the art of any period or any culture in short, manageable visits.

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Free Admission
10 AM - 5 PM Daily
Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

The museum highlights nearly 700 archaeological objects from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Near East, and the ancient Americas, all exhibited in the custom-built museum facility set within the spectacular Gilman atrium. We are also fortunate to be able to display numerous artifacts on loan, including Egyptian art from the Eton College Myers Collection, a selection of Greek ceramics from the Baltimore Museum of Art and an ancient Egyptian mummy from Goucher College. The museum features three walls of glass cases which face outward into the atrium space; the external case displays can be seen and studied by faculty, students, staff and visitors at any time that Gilman Hall is open.


Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
150 Gilman Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Phone:  410.516.0383

The Office of International Services (OIS) is the sole unit at Johns Hopkins dedicated to providing consistent, exceptional immigration services and international programming support for all Johns Hopkins divisions and their international students, scholars, faculty, researchers, and staff in the United States. OIS serves over 4,000 international students from more than 130 countries, as well as over 3,000 international visiting scholars, faculty, researchers, staff, and their dependents annually through our five service locations at Harbor East, Homewood, Medical Institutions, Peabody Institute, and Washington, D.C.

For students in summer programs at JHU, The Homewood Campus office holds walk-in advising hours in the Student Services Center on the 2nd floor of the Wyman Park Building on the Homewood campus.

The mailing address is
3400 N Charles Street
358 Garland Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 667.208.7001 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

The Office of International Services has established an emergency telephone number to assist international students and scholars who encounter problems when attempting to enter the U.S. This number, 443-240-1938, may be used when university offices are closed to clarify an individual's legal status, JHU affiliation, or otherwise answer questions from Customs and Border Protection officers or similar government officials. Please note that at times, the staff member may not be able to immediately pick up the telephone call. Should the call go to voicemail, please leave a message or call back in a few minutes.