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Congratulations on your decision to attend Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins. We know you have worked hard to get to Hopkins, so we want to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. We are dedicated to making Baltimore your new home away from home this summer, regardless of how far you will travel to get here. We hope that this guide will help you get acclimated so in just 5 quick steps you will be ready to Do

More—Achieve More! Best Regards, Summer Programs Staff

As always, if you need additional resources or have any questions, please feel free to contact our office: 3505 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218 410-516-4548

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Quick Guide

step 1: CHECK IN

You are scheduled to check in at your assigned dormitory in: Wolman Hall 3339 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218. The entrance to the dormitory is on 34th Street and North Charles Street. You are scheduled to check in after 2:00 p.m. and the check-in desk is open until 10:00 p.m. that day. If you are arriving before/after those hours, please email or call 410-516-5571 as soon as possible.

When you arrive in Wolman Hall, you will receive a room key and an access card. Your room will have all your linen: towel, sheets and a blanket. If you need toiletries, there is a supermarket called Eddie’s on St. Paul Street and 32nd Street. The Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the corner of St. Paul Street and 33rd Street also has some items. Eddie's Market 3117 St Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218

hopkins inn 3339 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Have mail sent to the Hopkins Inn: JHU Summer University [Your Name]

All residence halls are equipped with 24-hr security. Only guests attending a program and living on campus are permitted in the building after midnight.


Smoking Candles Rearranging furniture

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Air conditioned, suite-style accommodations Variety of singles and doubles, each suite with its own bathroom Kitchen with refrigerator on 2 floors - cooking utensils are not provided. Common lounge with microwave and TV Mini game room Foosball table Trash chutes and recycling bins on every floor. Ice and beverage vending machines Wireless Internet Trash can and recycle bin on each floor

Contact: Conference Services 3003 North Charles Street South Annex 283 Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: 410-516-7234

In the event of an emergency, please call

JHU Security at 410-516-4600.

health The Health & Wellness Center The Student Health and Wellness Center provides high quality, confidential health care to students of the Homewood campus community. They offer a broad range of primary care services. Make sure you know how to contact the Health and Wellness Center in case you ever have health concerns. Contacting H&W: 3003 N. Charles St., N200, Baltimore, MD 21218 410-516-8270

How to get to Health & Wellness: The Health & Wellness Center is located on the second floor of the Homewood apartments (suite N200), but the entrance is located on 31st street. You can call for appointments or questions at 410-516-8270.

dining NOLAN’S DINING HALL When you check in to the dormitory in Wolman, you might inquire about putting money on a dining card so that you can eat at Nolan’s. Located on the third floor in the University’s Charles Commons complex (33rd Street and St. Paul), Nolan’s boasts a warm and inviting “living room” environment and sets the stage for dining, relaxation and conversation. Amenities at Nolan's include a variety of seating styles and an outdoor terrace ideal for alfresco dining. During the summer, Nolan's offers an all-you-care-toeat format with several distinct menu options all made with the freshest possible ingredients. If you have questions regarding summer dining locations or special dietary needs, please feel free to contact Dining Services at 410-516-7234.

LOVE TO COOK? There is a full kitchen on the ground floor of Wolman and you can store items in your kitchenette in your room. Walk to Eddie’s Market for everyday groceries or check out one of the many famous farmer’s markets Baltimore hosts every Saturday.

around town A short list of some places right around the corner from you: Ajumma Korean Charles Village 3121 St. Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 235-4429 Carma's Café Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch,Sandwiches 3120 St Paul St Baltimore, MD 21264 (410) 243-5200 Chipotle Mexican, Fast Food 3201 St. Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 662-1701 The Dizz American (New) 302 W 30th St Baltimore, MD 21211 (443) 835-2743 Donna's Charles Village American (New), Coffee & Tea, Cafes 3101 St Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 889-3410 Eddie's Market Grocery, Delis 3117 St Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 889-1558

Freshii Vegetarian, Fast Food 3113 St Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 467-3737

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Sandwiches 3201 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (443) 451-1106

Gertrude's at the BMA American (New) 10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 889-3399

Sandella's American (New) 3201 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 235-1482

Ledo’s Pizza Charles Village 3105 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (443) 835-2172

Subway Sandwiches 3233 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 243-9550

Maxie's Pizza Bar Grille 3003 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 889-1113

Sweet Retreat Cafe Coffee & Tea, Restaurants, Juice Bars & Smoothies 3215 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 235-3311

One World Cafe Vegetarian 100 West University Parkway Baltimore, MD 21210 (410) 235-5777 Orient Express Chinese 3111 St. Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 889-0031 Pizza Boli's Pizza 300 W 29th St Baltimore, MD 21211

Tamber's Diners, Indian, Pakistani Charles Village 3327 St. Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 243-5777 University Market Fast Food 3201 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 366-6630

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step 2: JHED ID



JHED ID Your campus computer access functions with your “JHED ID”. Please visit and click on “First time JHED user” in the login box. You should have received an email from the Registrar’s Office with the subject line: “Johns Hopkins Government ID”. This email contains information necessary to start your JHED access. If you have questions please contact IT@Johns Hopkins Help Desk at or call 410-516-HELP.

Please visit the J-Card Office in the Basement of Garland Hall. Bring another picture ID for proof of identity. The J-Card is your official ID card for Johns Hopkins University. You will need the card to use the library, computer labs, athletic center, etc.


Contact Information:

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F E-mail: Phone: (410) 516-5121

3400 North Charles Street 51 Garland Hall Baltimore, MD 21218

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step 3: PREP



Your summer session begins on Monday, July 1st. Please be advised that you should not miss classes due to the intensive nature of the summer program. You will fall behind. Please visit and do a class search to find your classroom. Click here for a campus map Barnes & Noble runs the Homewood Campus bookstore, complete with a Starbucks, which is the place to buy school and dorm supplies, Hopkins wear, and the latest bestsellers and magazines!

You can purchase your books online by visiting their website. You will need your course number (for example: 010.101.01) to see a listing.

Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins Bookstore 3330 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Store telephone: (410) 662-5850

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step 4: VISIT US

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLAR SERVICES (OISSS) The staff at OISSS offers resources which help all members of our university community identify, understand and respond to the adjustment process of those who have newly entered the American culture. A major function of OISSS is advising others on immigration and other laws and regulations that pertain to them.

When you arrive to campus, please visit International Advisor Susana Rodriguez to process your I-20 transfer form and check in for SEVIS purposes.

358 Garland Hall Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone (410) 516-1013

OISSS is closed from 12-1PM daily.

OFFICE OF SUMMER & INTERSESSION PROGRAMS Please also stop by the Summer Programs Office sometime this first week to check in with an advisor to learn about academic policies and the resources that are available to you, such as the Learning Den, Counseling Services, and Student Health. 3505 North Charles Street Suite 101 Baltimore, Maryland 21218 PHONE: (410) 516-4548

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DISCOVER BALTIMORE’S: ARTS & CULTURE Baltimore has all the amenities of a major urban center. Take advantage of free events such as Artscape, the largest free public arts festival in the U.S., which will take place in July. Listen to a free Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, jazz or local band in concert. Be sure to put Edgar Allan Poe’s house and the Baltimore Museum of Art (on the south end of campus) on your list of places to visit while you are here this summer!

HISTORY Baltimore was established in 1729 as a shipping port serving Maryland farmers. Baltimore also played a crucial role in the War of 1812, when soldiers at Fort McHenry, successfully held off a British attack on Baltimore. That victory for Baltimore was commemorated in a poem by Francis Scott Key and is now our national anthem.

ENTERTAINMENT Make plans to spend your leisure time going out to eat with friends in Baltimore's neighborhood restaurants, taking in a free outdoor movie in Little Italy, or free outdoor concerts and performers at the Inner Harbor. Visit the birthplace of Babe Ruth and then catch an Orioles game at Camden Yards or visit the National Aquarium.

OUTDOORS Head to the waterfront neighborhoods of Canton or Fell’s Point and walk along the cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, eclectic shops and waterfront views. Take your pick: pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches, gently rolling hills (great for biking!), and mountains, including a stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Add Civil War battlefields, rivers perfect for tubing or kayaking—and you’ve got a recipe for never-ending fun.

getting there Baltimore has some great places! Here’s how to get there: This free service can take you to various destinaThe JHMI Shuttle tions, including the Peabody campus, which is located in Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon has several unique dining options, such as Brewer's Art or Iggie's Pizza. To see the full JHMI Shuttle schedule go to:


This shuttle service is also complimentary and The Blue Jay Shuttle can take you to locations close to the Hopkins campus. If it's late at night and you would prefer not to walk, the Blue Jay Shuttle is a great alternative. Details pertaining to the schedule and route of the shuttle can be found at:



Baltimore provides Charm City Circulator this free shuttle to anyone in the city. The Charm City Circulator can take you to neighborhoods throughout the city, such as the Inner Harbor or Fells Point. Route and schedule information can be found at:


MTA and Taxis

The MTA can you take you to locations all over Baltimore, including the Towson Shopping Mall, for a small fee. Information on scheduling can be found at:

Taxis are also an efficient way to get around the city. There are usually taxis located on the corner of 33rd and St. Paul street, next to the Barnes & Noble.

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