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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 campus.

Student Groups

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Medical Student Wiki ("MedWiki") maintains a directory of student clubs and groups; the Graduate Student Association also provides a listing of student groups.

For more information about the groups, please contact the Graduate Student Association or the Medical Student Senate at hopkinsmss@gmail.com. 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.

 
     
 

Places to Eat on Campus

  • The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center

    Baja Fresh – Offers a variety of Southwestern items, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas and salads. Open 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

    Cobblestone Café – Offerings include breakfast and lunch, hot entrees, soup, sweets and a self-serve salad bar. Open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.–4 p.m. Vending machines available 24 hours a day.

    Einstein Bros Bagels – Offerings include bagels, a variety of breakfast treats, gourmet coffee, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, gourmet soups, and delectable desserts. Open Monday through Friday, 5 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Flamer’s Charbroiled Grill – Offers a variety of charbroiled chicken, burgers, salads and breakfast favorites. Open 7–2 a.m.

    Noble Roman’s – Offers a variety of pizza choices and baked pasta. Open 7 a.m.–2 p.m.   

    Subway – A popular franchise featuring the standard submarine sandwich on freshly baked breads, sandwich and/or bread specialty products; children’s packs; and freshly baked cookies. Open 24 hours a day.

  • Monument Street Corridor
    Salad Creations – Located in the Monument Street corridor. Featuring chopped salad specialties, fresh wraps, “create your own” meals, refreshing smoothies and homemade soups. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Outpatient Center

    Grille 601 – Located on level 2 of the Outpatient Center. Offers a daily selection of breakfast foods, pastries, muffins, hot lunch, soups, salads, and a wide variety of cakes and desserts. Open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    Blimpie Subs & Salads – Located inside Grille 601. This national franchise offers its standard menu as well as specials. Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Flamer’s Charbroiled Grill – Located inside Grille 601. Offers a variety of charbroiled chicken, burgers, wraps and salads. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 

    Noble Roman’s – Located inside Grille 601. Offers a variety of pizza choices and baked pasta. Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Zayed Tower Arcade

    Balducci’s – Located in the Zayed Tower Arcade. A premier destination for gourmet food, specializing in prepared foods, meats, cheeses, baked goods, premium coffee and gift baskets.

    Garden Bistro, Balducci’s Café – Offering premium coffee, pastries, and grab-and-go selections. Open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Garden Bistro, Balducci’s Market – Open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.  

  • Additional Dining Options

    A student sits in the Wenz Cafe.Wenz Café – Located at 1600 McElderry Street in the Armstrong Medical Education Building, Wenz is a popular spot for students grabbing a quick bite between lectures.

    The Daily Grind – With locations on the third floor of the Miller Research Building and the second floor of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Daily Grind offers sandwiches, baked goods, coffee and more.

    Atwater's Café – Located at 855 N. Wolfe Street, Atwater's is a bakery and cafe serving soups, sandwiches and breakfast.

    Still hungry? Explore even more restaurants in downtown Baltimore!

 
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Health and Wellness Resources

Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence

The Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence (ODCC) 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:

Office of Medical Student Affairs
Dr. Thomas Koenig
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Phone: 410-955-3416

Office of Graduate Student Affairs
Cathy Will
Phone: 410-614-3385

Other Student Support Services

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 on the East Baltimore campus, with the Dome in the background.
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.

Students chat at the Daily Grind coffee shop.
It looks like chats over coffee.

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

Students pose together during a volunteering event.
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.

Students walk around Fells Point.
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.

Professor Semenza walks with students outside of the Wood Basic Science Building.
It looks like mentorship.

Professors engage with students and cultivate meaningful mentorships.

A student lounge in the Armstrong building.
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.

Graduate students sit outside in the grass.
It looks like new friendships.

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

Dr. Haiping Hao working with graduate students.
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.

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

Students walk on the East Baltimore campus, with the Dome in the background.
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.
Students chat at the Daily Grind coffee shop.
It looks like chats over coffee. Students and faculty alike enjoy meeting at the Daily Grind coffee shop in the Miller Research Building.
Students pose together during a volunteering event.
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.
Students walk around Fells Point.
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.
Professor Semenza walks with students outside of the Wood Basic Science Building.
It looks like mentorship. Professors engage with students and cultivate meaningful mentorships.
A student lounge in the Armstrong building.
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.
Graduate students sit outside in the grass.
It looks like new friendships. During their time here, students make connections that go beyond the lab and develop into lasting friendships.
Dr. Haiping Hao working with graduate students.
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.
 
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