“Where should I live?”
That was probably the most common question I heard at our two Admitted Student Visitors Days (aside from, “where’s the nearest restroom?”).
While I can easily direct you to the nearest lavatory, I don’t have a definitive answer about housing. That depends a lot on your personal preferences, budget and needs.
I can, however, provide a host of resources for those incoming students looking for a place to live.
The Admissions Blog! (How could you be surprised?)
Specifically, check out the articles tagged with the key word “Baltimore” to learn more about the city, its neighborhoods, the weather and culture
Particularly the pages titled “Life in Baltimore” and “Baltimore Neighborhoods”
Admitted Student Website (login & password required)
Provides “Baltimore 101,” a multi-page section with information regarding the JHMI Housing Office, schools for children, getting around and local services
Admitted Student Virtual Information Session, “Housing and Life in Baltimore”
Noon to 1 p.m., May 8, 2015 – details, description and how to join on the Admitted Student website
Newly re-launched website provides information about Baltimore, neighborhoods, local events, attractions and history. Baltimore Collegetown also has information on internships and community service opportunities (in addition to what is offered through our own SOURCE).
Last, but far from least. . .
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI)
Office of Housing and Residential Life
We talk about JHMI Housing on both our external and Admitted Student websites (the latter requires a login and password). The Housing office can help admitted students (and current students, faculty and staff) find a home, carpools, hotels, daycare and more! Their website has a great off-campus apartment search (a guest password may be found on our Admitted Student website). JHMI Housing staff is also available for personal consultations.
And as always, our staff is here to answer any questions we can. Most of us have lived or still live in Charm City and are happy to share our experiences, favorite place to eat, or simply direct you to the nearest restroom.