Baltimore Homewood Campus

About the Campus

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Campus Location
Homewood Campus
Suite S740, Wyman Park Building
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685
410.516.6749
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Situated in Baltimore, the beautiful and sprawling Homewood Campus represents the main campus of Johns Hopkins University’s Zanvyl Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences. The Homewood Campus is home to a large and diverse student population of undergraduate and full and part-time graduate students.

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Library Services

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room in Gilman Hall, the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen House, and the George Peabody Library at Mt.Vernon Place. Together these collections provide the major research library resources for the university. The Sheridan Libraries also provide a rich array of resources and services for part-time and full-time students. The Milton S. Eisenhower Library is the university’s principal research library and the largest of a network of libraries at Hopkins. A repository of nearly three million books and over 55,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, it also employs the latest information technology to offer users access anytime and anywhere to resources ranging from ancient texts to the latest scientific reports. The mission of the Sheridan Libraries is to advance research and teaching at The Johns Hopkins University by providing information resources, instruction, and services.

Interlibrary Services (ILS) provides access to materials not owned by the Eisenhower Library. ILS will contact other libraries to borrow books or have articles electronically delivered to you. All current faculty, students, and staff with a JHU library card are eligible for free, unlimited use of Interlibrary Services. Material can be obtained from other JHU libraries and from libraries outside of the JHU system. For more information on current hours of operation, and other services, please visit the libraries’ website.

Writing Center

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has a Writing Center for students who are able to visit the Baltimore Campus for these services.  To learn more, visit this site: http://krieger.jhu.edu/writingcenter/.

Please request a “graduate tutor” so you are assigned the correct tutor when making an appointment with this link: web1.johnshopkins.edu/writingcenter For questions about the Writing Center, please contact:  writingcenter@jhu.edu

Computers

Hopkins IT Services (HITS) operates two shared resource computer systems: a Silicon Graphics Challenge-L server running the UNIX operating system (JHUNIX) and an SGI Challenge-L which is optimized for intensive statistical and mathematical applications (APSERV1). In addition, students may use laboratories containing workstations and personal computers with access to the servers. The range of HITS services, equipment, and instruction can be found at Johns Hopkins Information Technology website.

Hopkins Student Union

The Hopkins Student Union is located in Levering Hall and the Glass Pavilion and offers various programs and activities for students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university. Levering Hall also contains a complete dining facility that serves snacks and sandwiches during the late afternoon and early evening and hot meals during lunchtime.

Evening Food Service

Three venues are open in the evening for sandwiches and salads. Café Q on the quad level of the Milton Eisenhower Library serves gourmet coffee and teas, and daily packaged sandwiches, salads, and sushi. The Mattin Center, located behind Krieger and Maryland halls near Charles Street, offers a café in its theater wing, serving a broader range of dinner items. Lastly, The Space Telescope Science Institute maintains the Azafran restaurant.

Security Services

A daily escort van service is available during the evening hours (5pm to 3am) to pick up and deliver students and faculty to any campus parking lot or other location within a one-mile radius of the campus. Vans leave every half hour from the Eisenhower Library. Walking escorts are available by calling extension 8700 from any campus phone or 410.516.8700 from an outside or public telephone. Push button security/escort phones are located in several buildings, and can be used to alert security officers of an emergency, to request information, or to summon the escort van. Emergency telephone stands with blue lights, which connect directly with the security office, are located at 14 locations around the campus. These phones open a direct line to the security office as soon as the receiver is lifted or the button pushed, and an alarm sounds. There are security officers patrolling the parking lots at Garland, Clark and Stony Run from 3 to 11pm, Monday through Friday. Student monitors, wearing bright orange vests and carrying radios, patrol the upper and lower quads during fall and spring semesters. To reach the security office, call 410.516.4600. In case of an emergency call 410.516.7777.

Parking

Evening students and faculty have a number of options for on-campus parking. For further information and a parking map visit the JHU Homewood Parking website or call 410.516.PARK. The Parking Office is located in the South Garage, on the south end of campus, under the Decker Quadrangle. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am-10pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6:30pm.

Directions

For information about accommodations for handicapped or less mobile visitors, please call the Admissions Office before your visit at 410.516.8171.

By Car from the North on I-95 (Wilmington, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York)

Direct Route

Take I-95 South to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695 Towson) to exit 25 (Charles St.). Take Charles St. south for about seven miles (when Charles St. splits a block after Cold Spring Lane, stay to the right). As you cross University Parkway, continue southbound in the right-hand service lane. At the fourth traffic light bear right onto 29th St. Continue to bear right after the next traffic light onto Howard St. Immediately after bearing right onto Howard St., make sure you are in the left-hand turning lane. Turn left at the traffic light onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage.

Historic Baltimore Route
(about 30 minutes beyond the I-95/I-695 split)

Take I-95 South through the Fort McHenry Tunnel to exit 53 (I-395 Downtown). Stay in the right lane. As I-395 ends you will see Oriole Park at Camden Yards in front of you on your left. Make a right turn onto Pratt St.; proceed three blocks to N. Charles St. Turn left onto N. Charles St. and stay straight for about three miles. Turn left onto 29th St. Move into the right lane and bear right after the next traffic light onto Howard St. Immediately after bearing right, make sure you are in the left-hand turning lane. Turn left at the traffic light onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage.

If you would like to see more of the university: do not turn left onto 29th St.; instead, stay straight on N. Charles St. On your left you will pass the Mattin Student Arts Center, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the Homewood House Museum, and the Alumni Memorial Residences. Continue on N. Charles St. to University Parkway. Turn left onto University Parkway. Proceed for about a tenth of a mile and turn left through the university gates. This driveway takes you past the Newton H. White Athletic Center and the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. Turn around at the circle, go back out through the gates, and turn right onto University Parkway. At the first traffic light make a right turn onto the service lane of N. Charles St. At the fourth traffic light bear right onto 29th St. Continue to bear right after the next traffic light onto Howard St. Immediately after bearing right onto Howard St., make sure you are in the left-hand turning lane. Turn left at the traffic light onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage.

By Car from the North on I-83
(Pennsylvania, etc.)

Take I-83 South to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695 Towson). Follow Direct Route directions from the North above.

By Car from the South on I-95
(BWI Airport, Washington, D.C.)

Take I-95 North to exit 53 (I-395 Downtown). Stay in the right lane. As I-395 ends you will see Oriole Park at Camden Yards in front of you on your left. Make a right turn onto Pratt St.; proceed three blocks to N. Charles St. Turn left onto N. Charles St. and stay straight for about three miles. Turn left onto 29th St. Move into the right lane and bear right after the next traffic light onto Howard St. Immediately after bearing right, make sure you are in the left-hand turning lane. Turn left at the traffic light onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage.

By Car from the East on Route 50 or I-97
(Annapolis, Eastern Shore, Southern Delaware)

Take Route 50 East to exit 21 (I-97 Baltimore). Continue on I-97 to exit 17A (I-695 Baltimore/Towson). Continue on I-695 to exit 11A (I-95 North Baltimore). Follow the directions above from the South on I-95.

By Car from the West on I-70
(Pittsburgh, Chicago, etc.)

Take I-70 toward Baltimore; take exit 91A (I-695/Glen Burnie). Continue on I-695 to exit 11A (I-95 North Baltimore). Take I-95 North to exit 53 (I-395 Downtown). Follow the directions above from the South on I-95.

GPS Instructions

If you are using your vehicle’s GPS system to navigate, please enter the following address:

3100 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21211

This address will bring you to the Wyman Park Bldg., across Wyman Park Dr. from the Homewood campus. Keeping the Wyman Park Bldg. on your left, continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage.

By Plane: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is 20 minutes driving time to the south of campus. Take a taxi from the airport and ask to be driven to the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins on North Charles Street, not the hospital.

By Train: Baltimore’s Penn Station is 10 minutes driving time to the south of campus. Take a taxi from the station and ask to be driven to the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins on North Charles Street, not the hospital.

By Bus: The bus station is located in downtown Baltimore. Take a taxi from the station and ask to be driven to the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins on North Charles Street, not the hospital.