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We’re just a little more than two months away from MPH Orientation (full-time students). About four months away from Fall Orientation. Where should you live?

That depends.

Do you have/want a roommate or do you prefer to live alone? How will you commute to campus? Will you drive or take the Hopkins shuttle? Do you like apartment living or would you prefer a house?

Could you see yourself living here?
Row houses in Charles Village

Or here?
Row houses in Hampden

How about here? Just two blocks from school.
929 Building

There are lots of options for every lifestyle and the JHMI Office of Housing and Residential Life is happy to help incoming students sort through them.

In fact, Admissions and the Housing Office are holding an online information session called “Housing and Life in Baltimore” for admitted students next week! Join us Friday, May 3 at noon (Eastern).  Instructions for joining the session may be found on the Admitted Student Website (login required).

Happy hunting!

In previous posts, we gave you the Travel Channel version of Baltimore and shared our crazy loyalty to our sports teams.  But what’s it like to LIVE in this city?

We’re so happy you asked!

 More than half the admissions staff lives in town and we’re happy to share our knowledge.  Feel free to email or read about our favorite places.

Browse our new “neighborhood” page which provides photographs and a brief description of Baltimore’s most popular neighborhoods.

If you’re an Admitted Student, log into the Admitted Student website. There you’ll find detailed information about Admitted Student Visitors Day, online information sessions, housing, schools for children, and local services.

And lastly, for the best information regarding living in Baltimore, listen to our current students.

Remember how excited I said this city was about the AFC Championship Game?

I’m not sure I have the words to describe the spirit leading into today’s big game.  I asked our Admissions staff to help me show you.

Pictures of purple Baltimore

Things we couldn’t get a picture of:

Our fingers are crossed that we'll get to post a picture of our winning team!


View of the Inner Harbor from the National AquariumAs we approach February, our office is still accepting applications for some programs, but we’re also transitioning to help our newly admitted students.

Many of these students relocate to attend the Bloomberg School - some from across the country, some from across the globe. So, in addition to continued posts about our application deadlines and procedures, I’ll be sharing more about life in Baltimore, our “Charm City.”

Today, I stumbled across a recent “Best of Baltimore” slideshow on the Travel Channel  website.

Perfect! What a great introduction to our city and its sites!

Check out the other Baltimore links on the “Best of Baltimore” page, including a video showcasing Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, an article about the  Walter’s Art Museum, “How a Crab Cake Should Be,” and a slideshow of baseball’s greatest stadiums, including Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For more Baltimore information, visit these great resources:

I’m not a big football fan, but it’s hard not to notice the hum of excitement in Baltimore this week.

Last Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens won a nail-biter of a game in overtime against the Denver Broncos.  Seemingly overnight, purple billboards appeared on Interstate 95 advising the New England team to “Bring It!” to this Sunday’s AFC Championship game.

The front page of The Baltimore Sun is covered in Ravens news, including the video of a fan’s over-the-top reaction to last week’s win that went viral on the Internet. The Sun has also provided an amusing pictorial comparison of Baltimore vs. Boston (we would strongly disagree with the one category The Sun awards to Boston).

The Sun should also have included a welcome sign category. I’m sure Under Armour’s “Welcome to Baltimore” sign, visible from southbound 95 and 895, would have won. It features a 3D image of Raven’s linebacker, Ray Lewis, roaring at cars about to enter the Fort McHenry and Harbor tunnels.  At night, his eyes glow purple.

And Ray Lewis’ eyes aren’t the only thing! At night, half the city’s skyline is lit with purple lights.

Today (and every Friday during football season) is purple Friday. In the grocery store, on the Hopkins’ shuttle and in our own office, it would be easier to count the people who are NOT wearing purple.

I find a city this crazy for its home team rather endearing.

That spirit is also contagious.


Purple Friday

Purple Friday Shoes