These are all places that I visited when wandering around after my campus tour. A few of them are stops on the tour that I wanted to look at more closely, and some aren’t on the tour (*) but are definitely worth seeking out!
1. The Gilman Atrium
A great study spot with fun architecture and an abundance of natural light. It’s right next to Alkimia, a really great coffee shop. It usually has a good amount of ambient noise, which helps me focus when I’m working on certain subjects.
2. The Hutzler Reading Room
A silent study space in Gliman Hall with a beautiful bank of stained glass windows and several cozy leather armchairs. The Hut also has a printer, which is super convenient when working on humanities assignments!
3. St. Paul Street*
While not technically on campus, St. Paul street is a block away and feels like an extension of Hopkins. It’s home to Bradford House, a sophomore housing option. It also has several dining options such as Subway, Chipotle, Starbucks, and Honeygrow.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, located a few blocks south of campus near the Homewood Apartments, was a strong selling point for me. I visited OMA after touring campus, spoke to some of the student interns, and learned more about the support that JHU could offer me as a member of several underrepresented populations. OMA also shares space with the offices of Women and Gender Resources and LGBTQ Life.
5. Brody Café
The Brody Café is located on Q-Level of Brody Learning Commons, which is our main communal study space. It accepts dining dollars (unlike Alkimia), and is currently tied with Alkimia for my favorite coffee on campus.