One of the most exciting things about leaving the high school days behind and becoming a college student is the chance to experience living on your own. This means being responsible for your own personal space, belongings, schedule…and laundry.
From group lunches on picnic tables outside AMR I (see picture below) to movie night in the common room of Wolman Hall, Hopkins students take full advantage of dorm living. On-campus community-style residence halls offer a chance to bond with other students and make life-long friends. There’s a strong sense of community here for many reasons, and dorm life is certainly one.
“Most of my memories from freshman year are set in my dorm’s (Wolman!) common room. From homework to fort-building, deep conversations to comedic Youtube videos, to eating dinner from FFC to-go boxes while watching Jeopardy, the common room was the center of my community freshman year, and many of my best friends to this day are from my floor. Your floor becomes your Hopkins family.”—Jackie R., Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2016
Whether students are in a traditional residence hall or a suite-style dorm at Hopkins, they enjoy a variety of amenities, including lounges, community kitchens, game rooms, and exercise rooms. Learn more about housing at Hopkins here or watch this awesome stop-motion video created by freshman Amy D. about the freshman room selection process.
Wondering what our living quarters look like? Luckily, current students produced “Hopkins Cribs” videos to show prospective students around their rooms! Watch them here.
Learn more about dorm life from current Hopkins students!
- Click here to read sophomore Emily B.’s blog about meeting her freshman year roommate.
- Senior Joseph S. also documents his time living on campus. Visit Hopkins Interactive to find out why dorm life is one of his favorite parts about being at Hopkins.