Campus Visits

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The best way to get a feel for life as a Blue Jay is to spend some time on our 140-acre Homewood campus. Read below for a full listing of on-campus visit opportunities.

In the fall and spring, in addition to weekday tours, information sessions, and Admissions interviews, we offer class visits, overnight visits, open houses, and engineering tours. (Please read below for details on each program, as some are limited enrollment and most require registration.)

Have some extra time? Explore the city of Baltimore and the surrounding area!

Guided Tours and Information Sessions

Weekdays and selected Saturdays

Information sessions led by an admissions representative and guided tours with a current Johns Hopkins student are offered most weekdays and on selected Saturdays in the fall. Information sessions will include an introduction to Johns Hopkins, academics, student life, and the application process. Campus tours will showcase many of our academic and student life buildings. (Please note that, due to security measures, campus tours will not enter the residence halls. For videos of our residence halls, please visit Hopkins Cribs.)

Reservations are recommended for weekday tours and information sessions, although walk-ins are accepted. To register, click on the day you would like to visit on the calendar to the right. Groups of 20 or more must e-mail their request to special.tours@jhu.edu at least one month in advance. Visitors needing disability access or special accommodations should call (410) 516-8171 at least two weeks in advance, or be sure to make a note on their reservation form.

Information sessions and tours begin in the lobby of Mason Hall. Check in at the admissions desk upon arrival. Visitors should arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the tour and session and wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Please allow at least two hours for your visit. For directions and parking information, see Visiting the Homewood Campus.

Admissions Interviews

On-campus interviews, like off-campus alumni interviews, are an optional part of the admissions process and are offered for current applicants only. Interviews typically address your academic background, goals, interests, and what you would contribute to the campus community. More informative than evaluative, these conversations will also allow you time to ask questions of your interviewer and learn about his/her Johns Hopkins experience. Due to a high volume of requests, we cannot always guarantee availability. Your application will not be negatively impacted in the event that you are unable to have an interview.

Registration is required. Appointments are available on selected dates beginning September 16 at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sign up for your campus interview by registering for a campus visit and selecting the campus interview.

Class Visits

Visiting current courses is a great way to round out your college visit experience. It can also be one of the best ways to get a feel for what life is like as a Johns Hopkins student. Our professors are happy to accommodate prospective students and families. When possible, please arrive a few minutes early to the class to introduce yourself to the professor. You should only select classes that you will be able to stay for the entirety of, as it can be a distraction when guests leave the room in the middle of a class.

Please click here to view the list of classes that are available to visit this semester.

Open House Events

Immerse yourself in Johns Hopkins life during one of our Open House programs. While on our Homewood campus, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with current students; hear from faculty members; and learn about the admissions and financial aid processes. Whether you’re just getting to know us or you’re already planning to apply, these Open Houses are a great way to see what makes Johns Hopkins unique. Reservations for Open House programs are required and must be made in advance.

All Open House events have concluded for 2013 and will resume again in spring 2014. Click here for our daily information session and guided tour schedule.

Overnight Visits

One of the best ways for prospective students to try out life at Johns Hopkins is by spending the night with a current student host as part of the overnight program. Eat in the dining halls, attend campus events, and get the inside scoop on the residences halls.

All Overnight events have concluded for 2013 and will resume again in spring 2014. Click here for our daily information session and guided tour schedule.

Engineering Events

Interested in engineering? On selected Mondays and Fridays, we will offer tours that focus on the resources and facilities available to Johns Hopkins undergraduates in the Whiting School of Engineering. These 90-minute sessions are led by current students and feature engineering research centers that are not part of the standard campus tour.

Tour guides and researchers will discuss opportunities for undergraduates to study and participate in research across all engineering disciplines. Students will also be provided the chance to ask questions about student life and academics from the perspective of an engineering student at Johns Hopkins.

Reservations are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the space constraints of our labs, we request that you limit your party size to three people. Should you wish to participate in other campus visit opportunities, know that engineering tours are best combined with the 1:00 p.m. information session and 2:00 p.m. campus tour.

All Engineering events have concluded for 2013 and will resume again in spring 2014. Click here for our daily information session and guided tour schedule.

Summer: Hopkins Preview

These summer Saturday programs for students and parents feature a two-hour information session followed by a campus tour.

Hopkins Previews have concluded for 2013 and will resume again in spring 2014. Click here for our daily information session and guided tour schedule.