COVID-19 Student Updates

 JHU School of Education building

Page Updated: 6/9/2021, 3 p.m.

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Education is actively planning for the staged return of activity to campus, with the hope and expectation that the university will be substantially back to normal this fall. We anticipate a broad resumption of in-person classes for our graduate students this fall.
  • All students coming to campuses in the U.S. this fall who do not have exemptions are required to be vaccinated. More information
  • For those international students and others arriving from abroad who may not have access to a U.S.– or World Health Organization–authorized vaccine before returning to campus, Johns Hopkins will offer a grace period until September 30 to submit proof of vaccination. The university will provide free vaccination upon arrival for those traveling to a U.S. Until individuals are fully vaccinated, they will be required to mask when indoors (even if masks are not broadly required) and be tested twice weekly. More information
  • Influenza vaccination will also be required. This year’s deadline to submit documentation of flu vaccination will be November 19.
  • The university is hosting on-campus clinics at which faculty, staff, students, and contractors can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are free. More information
  • Shuttles are available from Homewood to the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium. More information
  • JHU campuses no longer require face coverings in most outdoor spaces. More information
  • JHU is currently in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, with expanded on-campus activity. More information

Please reach out to your instructors or Teri Murray, our director of student affairs, at, or call 410-516-5430, if you need assistance.

SOE 2021 Academic Schedule and Classes


  • For the Summer 2021 term, the School of Education will continue its academic offerings in a remote, online format—except for one group of ITGL students, who will be in the building on Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • As you know, registration for Fall 2021 opened on Monday, April 12. The School of Education is offering courses in online and in-person formats, and all courses have been updated in SIS.
SOE 2021 Financial Aid and Billing


  • The Financial Aid Office aims to make applying for financial aid as seamless as possible.
  • For questions related to student eligibility, please visit our Financial Aid Fact Sheet. More information


SOE 2021 Campus Operations


  • The School of Education buildings remain closed to widespread use. If you need to enter either building, please contact Campus Operations.

New processes as a result of COVID-19:

  • Use the Prodensity app or website daily before coming to campus.
  • Always have facemask and JHU ID when entering any JHU buildings.
  • Physical distancing requirements will be lifted indoors and outdoors on July 1, though we recommend continued distancing for those who are not vaccinated.
  • If you plan to come to the Education Building or use facilities on Homewood campus, you must follow the School of Education’s COVID-19 testing protocol.
SOE 2021 COVID-19 Testing Protocol


  • All employees, faculty, and graduate students who are on campus weekly, more than 15 minutes each week, are required to test once weekly.
  • Affiliates who are on-campus less frequently are required to test the weeks they are on campus.
  • All other affiliates are exempt from mandatory testing.
  • Starting July 1, twice-weekly testing will be only required for all unvaccinated faculty, students, and staff. Testing on demand will remain available for all affiliates.
  • You can find information about testing site locations and schedules on the university’s Coronavirus Information Diagnostic Testing webpage.
  • In order to participate in testing, you must enroll in MyChartYou must have an active MyChart account to schedule COVID-19 asymptomatic tests and to retrieve your test results. Please refer to the MyChart Tip Sheet for step-by-step instructions. Every week you plan to be on campus, schedule a COVID test.
SOE 2021 Student Disabilities Services

The SOE Student Disability Services office continues to be fully remote.

  • Starting immediately, the best way to reach SDS will be by email at or by phone at 410-516-9734 (please leave a voicemail message as staff will be checking it on the hour during business hours from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday).
  • Intakes and any other appointments will be available by Zoom or phone and can be scheduled during business hours from 8:30am to 5pm.

SDS is continuing to work with registered SDS students to ensure that the transition to remote classes is effective. This process will involve many changes in a short amount of time and there are some things you can do to make sure your needs are addressed:

  • SDS has been collaborating with instructional design staff in providing guidance around accommodations to those assisting with setting up the remote courses as well as to all faculty who currently have students using accommodations.
  • With the move to remote course delivery, there may be a learning curve for new technologies as well as potential new challenges in delivering accommodations; please reach out to SDS to talk things through, report problems and let us know if you need additional accommodations or support.

Students may discover that accommodations are needed for the first time due to the change to remote classes. Please contact Jenny Eddinger at or to get started with the SDS registration process. Any appointments or meetings with the SDS office such as intake interviews will happen remotely or by phone. If you need additional support during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out so that SDS can assist you in sorting out any disability related concerns and connecting to appropriate local resources. You can also find resources and updated information on the university’s operations and response on our Hub COVID-19 Information Page We wish you all the best in the coming weeks! Johns Hopkins Student Disability Services.

SOE 2021 Services, Events, and Gatherings


SOE services, events, and gatherings

  • The university’s travel policies will return to normal beginning July 1.
  • Visitors and guests will be allowed on campus but must follow the same COVID safety rules as JHU affiliates.


Student Emergency Fund

SOE Student Suggestion Box

As we move forward as a community to address COVID-19-challenges and to plan for the Fall semester, please submit your suggestions, ideas, and/or thoughts about Fall classes. Your input is valuable and appreciated.

Teri Murray Portrait

Teri Murray
Director of Student Affairs
410-516-5430 (to leave a message and receive a call back)
667-208-8337 (to reach directly during business hours)

Jenny Eddinger Portrait

Jenny Eddinger
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
(410) 516-9734