Campus Life

Students sit in the courtyard outside.

As a student, resident, fellow, researcher or other learner at Johns Hopkins, you can take advantage of many resources to help you get around, get help, get something to eat and stay safe.

Here are some useful links for managing your day-to-day life on the School of Medicine East Baltimore campus.

Learning on the Bayview Medical Campus? View Bayview Campus Life.

Resources for Current Students, Residents and Clinical Fellows

resident classroom

Stay up to date using the Student Information System (SIS). There may be opportunities for you to be reimbursed for expenses you incur in support of student group activities, community service activities, etc.; please review the student reimbursement guideline to help you with this process.

Interested in community involvement?

Students interested in working with community-based organizations in Baltimore can do so with SOURCE, the community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine.


  • Welch Medical Library

    Welch Medical Library serves the informational needs of the faculty, staff, and students of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. The Welch online collection includes approximately 20,000 journals and 1,200 databases.

  • Sheridan Libraries

    Together the Libraries contain more than 4.2 million volumes and provide round-the-clock access to a rich collection of electronic resources, including more than 154,000 print and e-journals, and more than 1.6 million e-books.

Places to Eat on Campus

Make payment easy with a Dome Pass meal card. 


Two students walk down a hallway together, talking.

Services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Health and Wellness Resources

Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity

residents with the helicopter

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity oversees diversity and inclusion initiatives for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. They work to promote diversity in education, training and professional development for our faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff. At the same time, they aim to foster a spirit of inclusion, making sure that everyone’s voice is heard and that every person is able to contribute to our community.

Disability Services

The University has procedures in place to assist students with disabilities. A full description of the range of services are available through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Students who wish to learn additional information should contact:

Ellen Kaplan, M.Ed.
Learning Specialist and Disability Coordinator
Office of Medical Student Affairs
Phone: 410-502-6295

students celebrating their matches

Kristina Nance
Office of Graduate Biomedical Education
Phone: 410-614-3385
More info: Graduate Student Disability Services

Other Student Support Services

Tour the Johns Hopkins Baltimore Campuses

This video offers prospective applicants a virtual tour of the two main Baltimore teaching hospitals: The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Campus Security and Safety

There are security guards and other measures in place around campus for your safety. In addition, the University offers complimentary walking and vehicle escorts to provide you with extra support.

During your enrollment you will participate in off-campus activities, such as service-learning components of courses, off-site rotations for required clerkships or elective rotations, and volunteer work. The Office of Student Affairs offers resources and important information regarding student responsibilities and institutional policies to make off-campus activities as productive, safe and positive as possible.

What does campus life look like at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine?

Students walk outside.
Students chat at the Daily Grind coffee shop.
Students pose together during a volunteering event.
Students walk around Fells Point.
Professor Semenza walks with students outside of the Wood Basic Science Building.
A student lounge in the Armstrong building.
Graduate students sit outside in the grass.
Dr. Haiping Hao working with graduate students.
Students sharing in the celebration of Match Day 2022.
  • It looks like the past - and the present.

    ​The campus offers a blend of old and new architecture, creating a unique environment steeped in historic legacy and exciting potential.

  • It looks like chats over coffee.

    Students and faculty alike enjoy meeting at the Daily Grind coffee shop in the Miller Research Building.

  • It looks like volunteerism.

    There are a number of volunteer opportunities available in Baltimore and beyond. Here, smiling students pose for a photo while volunteering with Moveable Feast.

  • It looks like local neighborhoods.

    Fells Point is just one of the neighborhoods near campus, making it a popular place for students to explore or grab a bite to eat.

  • It looks like mentorship.

    Professors engage with students and cultivate meaningful mentorships.

  • It looks like spaces designed for students.

    Throughout the campus there are a number of nooks, lounges and workspaces available for student use, like this one in the Armstrong Medical Education Building.

  • It looks like new friendships.

    During their time here, students make connections that go beyond the lab and develop into lasting friendships.

  • It looks like collaboration.

    Students, trainees and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow learners across a wide variety of disciplines.

  • It looks like community celebration.

    The Hopkins community celebrates accomplishments, such as Match Day, seen here.