Activities & General Campus Services

CAMPUS MINISTRIES
Johns Hopkins has a Campus Ministry, which serves to promote and support spiritual development, religious tolerance, and social awareness among faculty, students, and staff.

CAMPUS SECURITY

CAREER CENTER (DOSSIER SERVICES)
The Career Center offers dossier services for PhD students in Arts & Sciences and Engineering.

DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER
The Digital Media Center serves to promote the use of technology for students’ scholarly and creative work and is open to all full-time students in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.

GRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE ORGANIZATION
The GRO is just what its name implies – an organization of graduate student representatives from each of the academic departments on campus.  It serves as the primary advocate for graduate student-related issues and also offers a network for graduate student socialization.

HOUSING & DINING SERVICES
The Department of Housing and Dining Services’ website has information regarding off-campus housing options (important for graduate students who cannot live on campus!) as well as information on campus-run dining options.

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT BRIDGE PROGRAM
Studying in a foreign country can be both challenging and exciting. International students often experience a period of cultural adjustment when they first arrive to the United States and specifically Johns Hopkins University.The Graduate Affairs and Admissions Office in collaboration with various offices on the campus launched the International Graduate Student Bridge Program to better support this transition process for new international graduate students. The program, which offers a session each month during the academic year, offers programming on obtaining a driver's license and social security number to dealing with homesickness.

J-CARD OFFICE
The J-Card serves as the official ID card for students, faculty, and staff.  Graduate students are issued a card when they first arrive on campus to begin their academic program.  J-Cards should be collected upon graduation, especially if the card is used to gain access to any department building or area.

LIBRARIES
The Sheridan Libraries include the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and the HUT on the Homewood campus, the George Peabody Library, and the Garrett Library at the Evergreen House, among the libraries at the SAIS, Columbia, and Montgomery County campuses.  Graduate student-specific information on borrowing and computing as well as the guidelines on the submission of dissertations and theses is also on their website.

RECREATION CENTER
The Recreation Center offers a variety of exercise equipment and facilities as well as fitness classes.  Graduate students are eligible to use the Recreation Center free of charge.

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
The Registrar's Office is the official office of record for student academic data.  Students will use their online web services for a multitude of functions, including registering for courses and checking their grades, among other tasks.  Students are responsible for being aware of the information contained in the "Important Notices" section of the Registrar's Office website.  Staff from the Registrar's Office will communicate with department administrative staff regarding upcoming deadlines, as well as regarding the resolution of incomplete or missing grades after the conclusion of each semester.

SHUTTLES, PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
The Parking & Transportation Office operates shuttles between the various JHU Baltimore-based campuses.  A schedule for each shuttle route can be found on their website.

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Graduate students are eligible to use the services provided by the Student Health and Wellness Center.