Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Get InfoApply NowSpecial programs in Engineering, Writing, Mathematics, and the Arts and Sciences2, 4, or 5 Week ProgramsTuition TBDFor students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 15-18)

Campus Life & Activities

Experience an amazing campus at Johns Hopkins University, and learn to be independent with the help of our incredible staff. Combining the incredible academic, athletic, and cultural opportunities at Johns Hopkins, Summer Discovery will be an experience you will never forget.

Living together at Johns Hopkins

While living on campus at Johns Hopkins, you will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in one residence hall.

Whether you’re watching a movie or working on a group project, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.

Here's Our Set-Up:

  • Live in a single, double, or triple room within a suite.
  • Share a bathroom with just your suitemates.
  • Every room includes a bed, study desk, drawers, closet, and Wifi.
  • Lounges, computer rooms, laundry facilities, and the Johns Hopkins Summer High School office are all in our residence hall.
  • We are only a short walk from Fresh Food Cafe, academic buildings, and the Newton White Athletic Center.

Delicious All-You-Can-Eat Dining On Campus

Enjoy a wide range of food at Fresh Food Cafe. Three meals are included daily, when on campus. Choose from options at the salad bar, Kettles’ Soups, comfort food at Scratch, grilled favorites at Sizzle, diverse choices at Global, Dal Forno’s pizza, Root’s Veggies, and the Deli. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem.

Your Health + Safety are our Primary Concern

Our RCs are committed to the support and supervision of students. Daily sign-ins and room checks are mandated for your safety. If you have a question, RCs are on duty to help.

You are free to walk around campus and around the Homewood neighborhood of Baltimore. Take the JHMI shuttle between JHU’s Homewood Campus and Medical Campus, and ride the Charm City Circulator bus around central Baltimore.

Not feeling well? Summer Discovery staff make all medical appointments, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits. Appointments are made with Student Health Services or Union Memorial Hospital.

So many ways to play at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins features extraordinary athletic and recreational facilities, and you have access to them all.

Hopkins' World-Class Facilities Include

  • Newton White Athletic Center
  • Homewood Field
  • Tennis Courts at JHU
  • Track and Field

There are Many Ways to be Active This Summer

  • Do it your way. Organize pick-up games, work out at the athletic center, go for a jog, or play tennis with a friend. 
  • Join a tournament. We coordinate games of basketball, tennis, Frisbee, and other sports.

Discover everything Baltimore

We are located in Northern Baltimore on Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Campus. Stores like Starbucks, Chipotle, and Barnes & Noble are just a short walk away. The many restaurants, supermarkets, and coffee shops are all conveniently located. Come see why our Johns Hopkins’ students love this neighborhood.

Baltimore is a great starting place to explore several great East Coast cities. Visit Washington, D.C., Annapolis, and Hershey Park. During the week, enjoy the “Charm City’s” great neighborhoods, famous inner harbor, and fabulous museums. Spend your summer discovering everything that Baltimore and the East Coast have to offer. It’s all included in your tuition.

This Weekend, Let's...

  • Ride the rollercoasters (and eat chocolate) at Hershey Park.
  • Visit the monuments and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital.
  • Explore Downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, and Science Center.
  • Travel to Annapolis and shop the beautiful harbor or go on a Naval Academy Tour.

After Class, Let's...

  • Shop hundreds of designer stores at the Towson Town Center Mall.
  • Play pick-up basketball and soccer, or just work out at the Newton White Athletic Center.
  • Grab a coffee or pick up some JHU gear at the Barnes & Noble JHU Bookstore.
  • See great works of art at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum.
  • Join a running club or an intramural team and enjoy getting in shape with your friends.

Tonight, Let's...

  • Sing along to your favorite songs during Karaoke Night.
  • Watch this summer’s best blockbusters on the big screen.
  • Take a Zumba class and learn the moves to fun and lively music.
  • Show off your talent at the “Lack of Talent and Talent Show”.
  • Mingle with other students and enjoy a tasty treat at the Rita’s Italian Ice social.

2 week students participate in many but not all activities listed.