We are moving forward with spring semester plans to offer in-person instructional opportunities for undergraduates and have made extensive preparations to keep the Johns Hopkins community and our Baltimore neighbors safe, including providing expanded COVID-19 testing and observing key public health strategies. 

Courses will begin as scheduled on Jan. 25. All classes for Homewood undergraduates will remain online until Feb. 1, at which time any in-person classes at Homewood will shift to that modality. In-person experiences this spring are optional for students; approximately 12% have told us they do not plan to come to Baltimore for the semester.

Academic calendar

  • First day of classes: Jan. 25
  • First day of in-person class sessions: Feb. 1
  • Spring Break: To reduce the COVID risks posed by travel, Spring Break will be replaced by individual days off distributed throughout the semester:
    • March 22
    • March 30
    • April 14
    • April 22
    • April 30
  • Reading period: May 3-4
  • Exam period: May 5-13
  • University Commencement: May 27. Plans will be shared at a later date by the Board Office.


  • Some classes will be offered in person. They will take place in classrooms that allow for sufficient physical distancing, with enhanced air circulation and cleaning protocols.
  • Some classes will remain virtual/remote, and others will have a hybrid modality.
  • Some students who return to living on campus may continue to have some or all classes conducted virtually. 
  • To the greatest extent possible, all courses will have a remote option, and no student will be required to return to campus or take in-person classes to make academic progress.

Research and work opportunities

  • On-campus research opportunities will be available to undergraduates.
  • Some on-campus employment opportunities will be available, though students are encouraged to work remotely if possible.
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Student Experience

We will not be conducting in-person academic or co-curricular activities on campus during the upcoming fall semester.

Housing + Dining

We will offer limited opportunities for students to live in campus housing based on a demonstrated hardship associated with distance learning. But all those who can complete their coursework from home should do so.

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Health + Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives and routines. It’s imperative that students take care of themselves, physically, mentally, and emotionally.


Help us protect each other

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Cover your face

Always wear a mask on campus

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Wash your hands

Wash or sanitize hands often and don't touch your face

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Distance yourself

Keep six feet between you and others

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If you have symptoms

Self-isolate and call 833-546-7546 right away