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Retirement Resources

Johns Hopkins Resources for Retirement Planning

Retirement Guide for JHU Faculty and Senior Staff

The Benefits Service Center has developed a guide called What Happens When…Retirement that includes information on retirement eligibility, checklists of items to complete, health insurance plans and other benefits for university retirees.

School of Medicine Senior Faculty Retirement Resources

The School of Medicine Office of Faculty has developed a robust website for retirement resources geared specifically towards School of Medicine Faculty.

Work, Life and Engagement

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement dedicates significant efforts to resources for Hopkins retirees. Faculty and staff can find resources for retirement planning as well as benefits available to current retirees at this link:

The Prospective Retiree tab contains a list of important planning resources including information on our day-long Pre-Retirement Programs and the Retire Right workshop and other retirement guides.

The Current Retiree tab contains a list of privileges and programs available to Hopkins retirees.

Anyone who has retirement-related questions should call the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or email Our Retirement Specialist can answer your questions about the many Hopkins-related benefits. Our Lifespan Services Consultant can provide information for general retirement-planning and support during your transition into retirement.


Resources Available to JHU Retirees

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Osher offers educational and social opportunities for mature adults. There is a full course catalog of non-credit classes in Baltimore and Columbia. Hopkins retirees are eligible for tuition remission. Please contact the Osher office at 410-516-9719 for enrollment information and to find out how to take advantage of tuition remission. Visit their website and see their fact sheet here.

Calm Meditation App

An app for meditation instruction, sleep assistance, videos on mindful movement and stretching, and relaxing music. The subscription is free through August 2020.

Instructions to register:

  1. Visit our JHU page on the app 
  2. Click Get Premium for Free
  3. Use an or email to create the account
  4. Click on the confirmation email that is sent to your inbox
  5. Download the Calm app from the Apple App store or Google Play, or go to
  6. Login with the email you used to create the account
  7. Learn more information on this initiative

Coursera for JHU

An online platform offering 70+ online courses, including popular ones in data science, statistics, patient safety, public health, web development and more, all developed and taught by Johns Hopkins faculty. Courses are non-credit but certificates are issued. The subscription is free through August 2019.

Instructions to register:

  1. Visit our JHU page on the website 
  2. Click Join for Free
  3. Click Log in with Johns Hopkins University
  4. Enter your JHED ID and password
  5. FAQs on the Coursera for JHU program


Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and educational institutions that offers a large collection of films and documentaries. Using your JHED, you have unlimited access.

1. Please visit the Kanopy website.  
2. Select “Connect Now.”

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