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From the Editors..........................................................................2 Freshman Transitions What to Pack...............................................................................4 Freshman Housing......................................................................5 Moving into Your New Home...................................................6 Highlights from Orientation 2014............................................7 The Fresh Food Café...................................................................8 Other Dining Options................................................................9 Freshman Year To Do List.......................................................10 Academic Explorations Our Favorite Classes and Professors.......................................12 Student Interview with Kevin Shollenberger.........................14 Study Spots.................................................................................16 Research......................................................................................17 Studying Abroad........................................................................18 Careers and Internships...........................................................19 Hopkins’ January Term: Intersession.....................................20 Charm City Charles Village...........................................................................22 Transportation...........................................................................23 Things to do in Charm City.....................................................24 Beyond Baltimore.....................................................................26 Getting Involved Athletics & Outdoor Activities...............................................28 Community Service.................................................................29 Campus Culture........................................................................30 Performing Arts......................................................................31 Ralph O’Connor Rec Center..................................................32 Senior Reflections.....................................................................33

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From the Editors Dear admitted (and hopefully future) Hopkins students, Congratulations! Being admitted to Johns Hopkins University is quite an accomplishment. Whether you have decided on Hopkins already (good choice!) or are still deliberating over a number of colleges, we are here to help make your decision a little easier. Through this guide, we will shed light on everything from academics to housing and dining to student life and living in Baltimore. This guide will provide you with important information, personal experiences, and facts about Hopkins. The team behind this Insider’s Guide is comprised of current Hopkins students who come from all different locations, backgrounds, and academic perspectives. We have come together to lend our experiences and share with you a real account of what Hopkins is to each of us. This comprehensive guide is honest and candid and is what we would have wanted to introduce us to Hopkins. We hope this guide will give you a better understanding of Johns Hopkins as a school and community. The Homewood campus is made up of fun, bright, and interesting people and we hope you will choose to become a part of it all. We hope to see you in the fall! Sincerely,

The Editors

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Freshman Transitions

Key information for your first year at JHU


What to Pack

Freshman Housing “I love the AMRs because I always wanted the classic dorm experience of open doors, shared bathrooms, and late night hangout sessions, and that’s exactly what I got.” - Dan F., Class of 2017

Advice From Current Students “If you live in the AMRs, definitely bring a window fan. The Baltimore summers can be tough without that extra breeze!” - Genevieve O., 2017 “You should definitely bring thumb tacks. Many dorm rooms at Hopkins have walls that are completely covered in painted corkboard, which means all you have to do is tack pictures up!” - Kevin C., 2015

“I lived in Wolman Hall, and I absolutely loved it! I loved that we have AC and the kitchenette made it easy to make and eat food in the dorms instead of walking all the way to the FFC.” - Ruthie C., Class of 2015

Be a weather-wise packer!

“I lived in Building A. The suite-style living gives the opportunity to socialize when we want to, but also creates a quiet study space when it’s time to get homework done. The building is also climate controlled, which is nice for those hot Baltimore days!” - Girija H., Class of 2017

Baltimore is known as much for its balmy, humid summers as it is for its chilly, windy winters. Keep both seasons in mind when packing, and make sure to bring a pair of rain boots for those unexpected storms!

Don’t forget The Ralph O’Connor Rec Center boasts an indoor track, basketball courts, racquetball and squash courts, rock wall, fitness classes, swimming pool, and tennis courts so don’t forget your sports equipment!

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“My favorite part about McCoy is that we all hang out in the common room, which is a conversation starter! It’s more social and you never know when you’re going to find a study buddy.” - Jackie R., Class of 2016


Moving into Your New Home

Orientation Highlights 2014 Friday, August 22nd

Move In Day 1 Movie in Shriver Hall Sunday, August 24th

JHU Student Volunteers Take the Stress Out of Moving

Exploring Charm City Baltimore BBQ Hypnotist Tom Deluca

Saturday, August 23rd

Move In Day 2 University Welcome Foam Party

1. Pack Your Stuff! Pack up, label your belongings with your name and room number, and begin your journey to Homewood! 2. Arrive! You will be assigned a movein day depending on your freshman residence, and we will send you instructions about where to arrive on campus. 3. Meet the Student Movers! Orientation staff will greet you at your car and take you to retrieve your room keys while a team of JHU undergraduate volunteers working with professional movers will unload your boxes and carry your belongings to your room for you. 4. Move In! Your parents will park the car and meet you in your new room to begin unpacking and settling in. Welcome to your new home!

Monday, August 25th

Tuesday, August 26th

Hop101 Sessions Sex Signals Show Social Justice Keynote

First Night Ceremony Hopkins Carnival

Wednesday, August 27th

Class Picnic Convocation

Saturday Thursday, August 28th

First Day of Class!

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The Fresh Food Café

a campus dining hall conveniently located near freshman housing that offers all-you-can-eat dining

Hopkins also boasts a variety of other dining options, from cafés to coffee shops and more.

Other Dining Options

Farm to Table The FFC uses fresh, local ingredients in all of its food, making it easy to eat tasty and responsible food on campus.

Charles Street Market (Char Mar) A sub station, fresh sushi, organic produce, and even a gelato station make Char Mar the perfect pit stop for students on the go. Located beneath Wolman Hall on North Charles Street, this campus market offers everything from midnight snacks to toiletries. Stone Mill Bakery, a Baltimore favorite, is conveniently attached, and for especially hectic days, the “Meals in a Minute” program allows students to select an entrée, two sides, and a drink for a meal swipe!

Dietary Needs With stations devoted to vegan/vegetarian and Kosher foods, as well as a host of gluten-free options, the FFC has something for everyone.

Student Favorites

Late Night

A campus favorite, the FFC is open from 9pm-midnight and offers a variety of breakfast foods, snacks, and other favorites to take care of those midnight cravings.

Freshman Meal Plan Options

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Unlimited meal swipes, 100 dining dollars, & 2 guest swipes

14 meal swipes per week, 250 dining dollars, & 2 guest swipes

Kosher meal plans available upon request

Alkimia

Nolan’s

The Daily Grind

Levering Food Plaza

Located in Gilman Hall, Alkimia brews flavorful coffees and teas and serves snacks and lunch options. Perfect for grabbing caffeine before class.

Choose from fresh salad, a pasta bar, tacos, homestyle meals, pizza, omelets, and more! Nolan’s is in Charles Commons and accepts Dining Dollars.

Check out BLC’s new 75-seat café. It features a selection of snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. The perfect place for a quick stop between classes or a study break.

Featuring four different restaurants, Levering is a food court style dining hall. Student favorites include sandwiches, sushi, burgers and fries, and salads.

By the numbers

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Miles away from Big City Farms, our main produce supplier

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Coffee shops on or near campus (including two Starbucks!)

$1.35

Price of a fresh cookie from Insomnia Cookies, which delivers until 3 am


Academic Explorations

Learning inside and outside of the classroom

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Our Favorite Classes and Professors “My Introduction to the Museum class was taught by Professor Rodini, who is the director of the Program in Museums and Society minor. Each week she presented the history of a different type of museum and then dug into the case of one specific museum.” - Joseph S., 2015

“In Robot Sensors & Actuators, we got hands-on experience using Arduino systems. Our final project was building a remote control car and it was really interesting to experience the interface between hardware and software.” - Jackie R., 2016

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“Philosophic Classics was the highlight of my semester. We covered everything from the early moral works of Plato to the Nieztchean slave morality, challenging topics that Professor Moyar made both intriguing and accessible. It was an intellectuallystimulating course in its own right, but it also served as a great segue into further philosophical studies.” - Dan F., 2017

“Theorizing Popular Culture, taught by the amazing Meredith Ward, combines media studies and sociology to examine our society and its media. It was fascinating to see how different ideologies and trends play out in our culture. We spent a lot of our class time watching videos and debating the underlying meanings.” - Genevieve O., 2017

“Hedy Alavi, who taught Intro to Environmental Engineering, is an amazing lecturer who managed to inspire every member of our class to feel passionately about the environmental issues that we discussed. He also displayed such kindness to us, from his “open door” office hours policy to giving us extra time to submit problem sets if we were having trouble.” - Brian L., 2016

“I took American Literature after WWII with Professor Nealon and it was one of my favorite classes! Not only was the reading list amazing, but Professor Nealon is also an incredibly engaging speaker. He introduced us to the themes, the specific historical and cultural context into which the works were written, and made fascinating connections to other works and events.” - Ruthie C., 2015


Hopkins students asked the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Kevin Shollenberger, about his favorite parts of life at Hopkins and in Baltimore. How would you describe Hopkins students? They are innovative, highly motivated, and don’t hesitate to take on tough challenges. I am also struck by their consideration for others, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to service. What do you think is the most beautiful place on campus? I’m sure many folks would say the President’s Garden, one of the quads, or maybe the Gilman Atrium, but I really love the standing by the glass in the Undergraduate Teaching Labs and looking out over the Bufano Sculpture Garden. I was a biology major when I was an undergraduate and I’m always struck by the open, airy quality of this space and the way you feel like you are in the middle of the trees while you are actually standing in a state-of-the-art research space. What is your favorite place in Baltimore to explore? There are so many neighborhoods I really love, it’s hard to choose just one. I love the restaurants and shops in Hampden. Whether it’s the funky lamps and pottery in Mud and Metal or the amazing food at the Food Market, I always find something new and appealing. However, I am always exploring and, just recently, I found the neighborhood of Hamilton, which is full of great antique shops where I spent hours poking around. What is one thing you wish you knew before “Hopkins getting to Baltimore? Coming from New York students City, I did not know about and was surprised by the vibrant art scene in Baltimore. There are don’t hesitate old factories and mills that have been turned into art studios—from glass blowing, metal to take on tough and wood work, and photography to abstract challenges.” painting. Any given weekend you can find an art show or gallery opening.

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If you were a student, what would you major in and which activities would you get involved with? This is a tough question given all the possibilities of majors and, for so many of us, our career path does not directly correspond with what we majored in. Hopkins teaches you how to think critically about complex issues, solve problems, communicate effectively—all of which prepare you for a wide range of possible professions. However, if I had to choose over again, I am very interested in the film studies program. As far as activities, again there are so many to choose from. But, I would probably get involved in the programs offered by the Center for Social Concern. I think it is so important to give back and have the opportunity to interact with and learn from the larger community outside of Hopkins.

“Hopkins teaches you how to think critically.”

What is your favorite Hopkins tradition? Each spring “There a “flock” of plastic pink flamingos appear on the is a real quads. Where they come from is a mystery but I love how they reflect our quirkiness and they are commitment to so uniquely Baltimore and Hopkins. help students take advantage of the Best coffee shop on campus? I don’t drink opportunities and get coffee, but I drink a lot of chai and other tea. I the most out of think the chai at the Chesapeake Bay Roasting their Hopkins Company in Levering Hall is the best and the experienece.” folks who work there are always so friendly. I’m a regular so often they have my drink waiting for me! Favorite thing to eat on campus? Our food service makes these homemade potato chips that are sooo good. Everyone knows I’m completely addicted to them. They are so fresh and crunchy, I just can’t resist them. What is your favorite thing about Hopkins? How people work across offices and schools to better support our students. There is a real commitment to help students take advantage of all the opportunities and get the most out of their Hopkins experience.


Research

A+ Study Spots

Fast Facts

- JHU was the first research university in the U.S. - Approximately 70% of Hopkins undergraduates are involved in some type of research before they graduate - Research is conducted in all 52 majors

Past Projects

Recent research conducted by JHU students include clinical studies to prevent HIV-AIDS spread in South Africa, mixing stem cells to grow new cartilage, and curating a museum exhibition featuring the works of Zelda Fitzgerald. Gilman Study in one of Gilman Hall’s classrooms, or go to the three-story atrium to study with your friends or meet with a professor. Also located in Gilman, the Hutzler Reading Room has stained glass windows, couches, and tables that allow you to study in a cozy setting.

Brody Learning Commons

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Boasting 16 group study rooms, 6 seminar rooms, a three-story atrium, and lots of natural light, the Brody Learning Commons is JHU’s newest and most technologically-advanced study space. The building is open 24 hours, and contains a 100-seat quiet reading room as well as the university’s rare books collection.

Keyser Quad In the spring and summer, try studying with your classmates on the grass, the patios outside the library and Brody, or on colorful chairs scattered across the quad. JHU wifi spans the entire campus, making outdoor studying a breeze.

MSE Library The Milton S. Eisenhower Library has six different levels that get quieter as you descend. The levels have tables, cubicles, and even study rooms that can be reserved for group collaboration. Whether you work best with friends or alone, there’s a level of MSE for you!

Did you know?

The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship is a program for Arts and Sciences students to develop a research project of their own design. Fellows receive up to $10,000 and a faculty adviser to help them through their research process.


Careers and Internships

Study Abroad

Resources

- Career Fairs, on campus in the fall and spring - J-Connect, the job and internship listing board available to all Hopkins students - The Career Center, which helps students connect with alumni for positions and provides workshops for resume writing, interviewing, and networking

Studying abroad is popular across all majors. Hopkins has its own programs in France, China, Spain, and Italy, but students travel to many additional countries with vetted programs. More than 500 students study abroad each year in 30 different countries!

“I am so grateful for Hopkins—for the culture, the people, the opportunities, the city, everything—and my time in London has certainly made me appreciate it even more.” - Erica Z., Class of 2015, London “I was able to commit to a year abroad in Paris and it was a time that I’ll be hard pressed to forget. In between my home-stay and enrollment at the Louvre’s school of art history, my adventures in the city and travels throughout Europe, my time abroad is a definite highlight of my four years as a Hopkins student.” S., 18 Class- Joseph of 2015, Paris

“Being able to intern in multiple industries as an undergraduate has helped me gain a well-rounded perspective on different work environments and determine my ideal post-graduate path” - Ruthie C., Class of 2015


Intersession

(in-ter-sesh-uh n): -Hopkins’ version of a January term -Allows students to choose from a variety of courses that are not usually offered during the academic year -Pass/Fail and free to all students

Charm City

Out and about in the vibrant city of Baltimore

Past Intersession Courses -Stand Up Comics in Society -Introduction to Banjo -The World as a Crime Scene -Musical Cognition -Junk Food vs. Whole Food

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Intersession Abroad -Ecuador & Galapagos: Biology Intersession Abroad and Evolution Intersession ABroad -Italy: Renaissance Art in Florence -Uganda: Childhood, Health, & Society -France: Museums, Monuments, and Cultural History -and many more classes that take place around the globe!

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Charles Village

Transportation

Charles Village is the neighborhood that surrounds the Homewood Campus. Check out favorite eats in the area!

Carma’s Café has a wonderful ambiance with a nice, homey feel. Make sure to try their daily specials, pink dalmation cookies, and a honey cappuccino.

Gertrude’s, located in the Baltimore Museum of Art, is the perfect place to go for a special occasion. Try Gertrude’s on Tuesdays for halfpriced entrées.

Around Charm City

Beyond Baltimore

The Charm City Circulator, a completely hybrid bus, is free for everyone. It travels from Baltimore Penn Station to Federal Hill, and all around downtown Baltimore.

Amtrak trains go all over the East Coast from Baltimore Penn Station. Buying a Student Advantage Card allows students to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

The Collegetown Shuttle, free with a J-Card, travels from Penn Station and the Towson Mall with stops at the Baltimore-area colleges along the way.

One World Café is the best place to get vegetarian or vegan food. Check out their Tuesday night half-priced quesadillas and burritos.

Waverly Farmer’s Market is located about five blocks from campus every Saturday morning. Vendors sell a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and freshly baked goods.

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A campus favorite, Tamber’s, has both great Indian food and delicious diner grub in a warm, fun atmosphere.

The Baltimore Museum of Art offers free admission and features a collection that rivals any major art museum. Be sure to visit the Sculpture Garden outside too!

The JHMI shuttle goes between Homewood, Peabody, the School of Public Health, and Hopkins Hospital every day. It’s free with a J-Card and is a great way to get to the train station or to a research job. Take the Blue Jay Shuttle, free with a J-Card. It goes to many stops within a one mile radius of campus.

To get to BWI Airport, take the Light Rail from Penn Station for $1.60. Before breaks, Residential Life sponsors a $15 shuttle, but be sure to buy your tickets early. Taxis to the airport are expensive but are useful if you’re in a hurry.

The MARC train goes from Penn Station to Washington, D.C. for $7, and it also runs to BWI rail station. Many Hopkins students spend summers working in D.C. and commute each day with the MARC train.


Things to do in Charm City Eat a hearty breakfast at Pete’s Grille, a student favorite! Go to the top of Federal Hill.

See the Miracle on 34th Street.

Score some free chocolate at the Fudgery.

Create the best hot chocolate in Fell’s Point.

Visit the Maryland Zoo!

Check out the exhibits at The Science Center.

Run in the Baltimore Marathon.

Check out the National Aquarium, one of the nation’s best. Order burritos at Holy Frijoles in Hampden. Watch a concert at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Find all the murals in the Baltimore Love Project!

Visit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.

Join a rousing game of bocce in Little Italy! Cheer on the O’s at Camden Yards.

Try up to 48 loose leaf teas at Teavolve in Harbor East.

Ride paddleboats at the Inner Harbor. Catch a movie at the Rotunda Cinematheque on a Tuesday discount night. Shop at the Waverly Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Go on the Fell’s Point Ghost Tour.

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Go to a concert at Pier Six Pavilion.

Enjoy classical art at the Walters Art Museum!

Feast on the Monday night all-youcan-eat dessert and coffee special at Vaccaro’s in Little Italy. VisitFort FortMcHenry McHenryNational National Park. Visit Park.

Enjoy the crazy decor at Paper Moon Diner.

Eat retro candy at HonTown.

Catch a professional show at the Hippodrome.

Take pictures from the top of the Patterson Park pagoda.


Beyond Baltimore

Experiences outside of Baltimore that Hopkins students love: Beaches in MD, NJ, and VA are all good getaways within a few hours of campus. JHU Outdoor Pursuits takes trips all over the East Coast to go hiking, climbing, sailing, rafting, caving, and more! Philadelphia is one of many East Coast cities that can be reached by train or bus. Visit Independence Hall, Rittenhouse Square, and the Museum of Art. Washington, D.C. is just a 45-minute train ride from campus and is home to many museums and monuments, most of which are free to visit!

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New York City is about three hours away. Many people take the bus there—a cheaper option. Check out Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the many amazing shops and restaurants.

Getting Involved

Becoming active on the Homewood campus


Athletics & Outdoor Activities

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25 JHU has 2 major outdoor groups. Outdoor Pursuits is run by the Rec Center, and sponsors Pre-Orientation trips where freshmen can get to know each other during a week in the great outdoors! The Outdoor Club is a studentrun group that hosts frequent outdoor trips for free!

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Hopkins Athletics boasts 20 Division III varsity teams, like cross country, football, soccer, swimming, and basketball, that consistently make it to the NCAA Championships!

9 There are 25 club teams available to Hopkins students who don’t want to commit to a varsity sport—and yes, that includes Quidditch! JHU also offers intramural and pick-up sports, so there are plenty of opportunities to get active.

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Learn more about JHU athletics at hopkinssports.com

Community

Check out more groups at apply.jhu.edu/ studentgroups

Service 30,000 Students of the Community Impact Interships logged 30,000 hours of service from 2011-2013. The Community Impact Internships matches students with nonprofit service agencies. Interns work 35 hours a week for two months over the summer. Over 1,200 students volunteered in over 40 locations around Baltimore during the 2014 President’s Day of Service, a university-wide day of service named for JHU’s president, Ron Daniels.

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10 Trained student tutors give local children one-on-one academic help for 10 weeks each semester. Tutorial Project is one of Hopkins’ largest organizations, and it is dedicated to providing academic support for Baltimore’s elementary school students. The JHU Jail Tutorial Project, in its 34th year, includes 36 students who work with incarcerated men and women. Students help some inmates prep for the GED, and others have helped inmates write poetry.

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Clubs and Campus Culture JHU’s diverse and exciting campus culture gives students both entertainment and an outlet for personal interests. Whether students are enjoying a Hopkins Hareepa performance, lining up to hear Seth Meyers speak, enjoying freebies provided by the HOP, or attending an SGA-sponsored tailgate, there is always something to do that is uniquely Hopkins.

Performing

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major theatre groups

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Cultural groups, including the Black Student Union, the Inter-Asian Council, and Organización Latina Estudiantil (OLE). Greek fraternities and sororities, plus many more muticultural, service, business, engineering, and other interest fraternities. Major speaker symposiums, which have attracted speakers like Ron Paul, BJ Novak, RJ Mitte, and Craig Robinson. Religious groups, like the Christian Fellowship, Jewish Students Associations, and the Hindu Students Council. Students who serve on the Student Government Association. SGA has six senators, a president for each grade, and an executive board. Days that Spring Fair, the nation’s largest studentrun restival, lasts. Students enjoy a weekend of food, music, vendors, and sunshine before finals.

The Barnstormers perform six shows each year, including the Freshman One Acts. Throat Culture and Buttered Niblets serve up hilarious improv and sketch comedy. Witness Theater performs only student-written plays. Dunbar-Baldwin-Hughes Company produces African-American plays.

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a cappella groups

They include the nationally-ranked Octopodes (pictured above), the Vocal Chords, Sirens (female), All-Nighters (male), Mental Notes (comedy), Adoremus (Christian), Kranti (Hindi), Ketzev (Jewish), and so many more.

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other arts organizations

Art Workshops • Ceramics Club Choral Society • Digital Media Center Entertainers Club • Film Society Gospel Choir • Jazz Ensemble Pep Band • Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble • WJHU Radio and many more!

student-run publications

From four literary and multimedia magazines, to the Politik (political), to The Black and Blue Jay (satire), to The News-Letter (school newspaper), to Prometheus (philosophy), there is a JHU publication for every interest.

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dance groups

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Hopkins students perform for a wide range of dance genres, from hip hop with SLAM to ballet with the Hopkins Ballet Company to lyrical with Jaywalk to fusion with the Eclectics!

Learn more about the Hopkins art scene at

getintothearts.jhu.edu


Senior The Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Facilities Include gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts, weight room, pool, indoor track, stretching areas, martial arts room, a 30 foot climbing wall, and bouldering cave.

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The facilities are split for recreational and athletics use, ensuring comfort for students of all athletic abilities.

Group fitness classes are run throughout the semester, and include sunrise yoga, spinning, pilates, and more!

“Hopkins has taught me a lot over the past four years, but mostly that seemingly impossible challenges are opportunities to prove your ingenuity and tenacity. Hopkins provides you with the opportunities, resources, and guidance to figure it out.” “Studying in a city as alive as Baltimore has proved ineffable, while life at Hopkins has challenged me and propelled me to a place that I could’ve never imagined, providing me with so many memories and opportunities to step out of my comfort zone.” “I have met such wonderful, passionate people since I first arrived on campus, and that’s what makes Hopkins so special to me. Living in Baltimore and exploring this incredible city with friends has been unforgettable.”

Reflections

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“In my time at Hopkins, I have learned a lot, landed my dream job, and made great friends. Hopkins has challenged me constantly throughout my four years here, and I can now approach any problem I am faced with fearlessly.” “The last four years at Hopkins have taught me a lot about myself, my academic interests, and how they fit into the world. It’s been a privilege to be surrounded by such amazing and talented people who have inspired me to make the most of my Hopkins experience.” “Every day at Hopkins I feel like a kid in a candy store…it provides amazing academic opportunities all while being surrounded by lovely, driven, hilarious people who prove that Hopkins deserves its world-class title.”


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