The Homewood Campus is located in North Baltimore, near the neighborhoods of Charles Village, Hampden, and Roland Park. The university is bound by Charles Street to the east and University Parkway to the north. Most students live in apartments and row houses along these and adjacent corridors.

On-campus housing at Johns Hopkins is very limited. First- and second-year undergraduates have priority for dormitories, and all other students live in off-campus apartments. The majority of our upper-class students and graduates students live off-campus. If you are interested in on-campus housing, you should expect to share a room with one or more Hopkins undergraduates. On-campus housing is very limited, and you will probably find yourself on a wait list until rooms become available. In these cases, choice will be extremely limited.

The Off-Campus Housing Office provides comprehensive services to students looking for off-campus housing. Up-to-date listings are available on a variety of living accommodations, from Baltimore row houses (a feature of our architectural heritage) to high-rise buildings lining University Parkway and Saint Paul Street. For more information on housing, visit the Department of Housing and Dining Services website.

We recommend that students begin to explore available options through the Off-Campus Housing Office prior to arriving in Baltimore. Once you have made some appointments to view apartments, plan to arrive on campus a few days before Orientation. This will give you time to finalize your lease and get settled prior to the beginning of the semester.

We recommend that you consider submitting a lease application to the Charles and Blackstone Apartments or the Crestmont Lofts—locations close to campus where international students have lived in recent years—as soon as you receive notification of your acceptance to Hopkins.

If you need to arrange temporary housing while looking for an apartment in Baltimore, please contact the Office of Study Abroad. We can arrange for short-term accommodations while you look for a great place to live.

Dining Options

A variety of meal plans are available for students, whether you live on or off campus. There are cafes, cafeterias, markets, and grab-and-go eateries throughout campus. You should consider a meal plan with flexible Dining Dollars, or, at the very least, plan to put cash on your J-Card to use at various dining locations. For more information on dining options, visit the JHU Dining website.