Who can come to the overnight programs?
Due to limited space, overnights are a selective program for current high school seniors who are considering applying to Johns Hopkins University. In addition to the registration form, students will need to submit their most recent high school transcripts for consideration. Transcripts can be submitted by e-mailing a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org or by faxing to (410) 800-4080.
How do I register for the overnight?
To be considered for an overnight visit, students should fill out the online registration form and also submit their most recent transcripts. Transcripts can be submitted by e-mailing a PDF to email@example.com or by faxing to (410) 800-4080. Due to limited space, overnights are a selective program for current high school seniors only. Please note: Do not make travel plans until you have received an e-mail from our office confirming your overnight visit.
Why do I need to submit my transcript?
We ask you to submit your transcript to verify that you are in good academic standing. Because there is limited space for overnight visits, we want to make sure that the overnight programs are attended by students who have demonstrated an interest in Johns Hopkins. Your transcript will in no way affect your application to Johns Hopkins if you decide to apply—in fact, you will be asked to submit another transcript when you apply and the one you're sending in for the overnight stay will not be considered during application review. Transcripts for the overnight program can be submitted by e-mailing a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org or by faxing to (410) 800-4080.
I can't make it to the overnight stay. What are my options?
We'll be hosting events for prospective students throughout the months of September, October and November. You can also visit campus every week day, or on selected Saturdays. See http://apply.jhu.edu/visit/visit.html for a full list of options.
How do I get to campus?
See driving, train, air, bus, and parking information here: http://apply.jhu.edu/visit/gettocampus.html.
Where should I park?
You may park in the South Garage, located beneath Mason Hall.
General Program Questions
What should I bring for the overnight?
To best prepare for your overnight stay, you should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, and a change of clothes—including comfortable shoes!—for an adventure around campus. You should also check Baltimore's weather forecast to make sure you are properly prepared. In addition, you should bring your health insurance information and a photo ID. Because you will be sleeping on a current student's floor, we encourage you to pack lightly and leave all valuables, including laptops, at home. There is no cost associated with the program, and we will be providing dinner and breakfast, but you may wish to bring some spending money for the bookstore or other purchases.
Can my parents come to the overnight?
The overnight program is designed specifically for the prospective student. Parents should arrange their own lodging for the evening (see http://apply.jhu.edu/visit/hotels.html for a list of hotels). We do invite parents to join us for the information session at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
What will we be doing during the overnight?
Check online for our full program soon, but your time on campus will include dinner, an evening adventure around campus, and an overnight stay with a current student in one of our residence halls.
What can I do if I arrive early?
The official overnight check-in starts at 3:00 p.m. and we are unable to accommodate requests to check in earlier. If you arrive early, you and your family are welcomed to join in on a regular daily information session (at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.); take a campus tour (at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.); attend a class; or explore the Charles Village area, located just across from campus, where you'll find shops, restaurants, and the Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble bookstore.
How are hosts and prospective students matched?
Hosts and prospective students are matched based on their primary area of study, their hometown, and their activities interest. We will do our best to match you based on these criteria. The answers you provide on your registration form will help us match you with your current student host.
Can I come a day early or stay a day later?
We are unable to accommodate requests to spend an extra night on campus. You are welcome to arrive the day before, or stay a day later, but the official overnight program will only last one night and you would need to make your own accommodations for any additional evenings. Please see http://apply.jhu.edu/visit/hotels.html for a list of nearby hotels.
Who runs the overnight program?
The Hopkins Hosting Society, an organization made up of current Johns Hopkins students, manages and plans the overnight program with oversight from Undergraduate Admissions staff.
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