Student Newsletter


Updated October 22, 2021

2022 School of Education Graduation Ceremony

2022 School of Education graduation ceremony will be held Friday, May 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. ET in person at Homewood Field on the Homewood campus (rain date: Saturday, May 21).
Graduates from the previous two academic years (2020 and 2021) are also invited to participate in the in-person ceremony. If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2022, you will need to apply for graduation by Jan. 24. 2022.

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LGBTQ+ Discussion Group

Monday, Oct. 25 | 2 – 3:15 p.m.
The LGBTQ+ Discussion Group focuses on providing intentional space and safety for LGBTQ+ students to explore and discuss their needs, joy, and concerns related to this particular area of identity that they hold. The group acts as a support to Johns Hopkins students when navigating identity, experiences, complexities, and mental health challenges. Sessions will be held virtually during the fall semester.

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Mandatory Flu Vaccine

Johns Hopkins is requiring all affiliates to receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccine and to upload proof to the Vaccine Management System (VMS), or obtain an approved medical or religious exception, by Nov. 19. You are invited to attend one of the on-site vaccination clinics, which are now accepting appointments and are scheduled through early November. The flu vaccine is also free with Johns Hopkins–provided health insurance at any outpatient pharmacy, health care provider office, or city/county health department clinic. Vouchers are available in the VMS for free flu shots at Walgreens.

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Stay Home if You Feel Sick

If you have any symptoms consistent with flu or COVID-19 (runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever), stay home from JHU campuses, and call the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Call Center at 443-287-8500, seven days a week, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You will be given instructions about next steps, including arranging for COVID and influenza testing.

Indoor Masking and Food Policy

All Johns Hopkins affiliates on any JHU campus must wear a mask while inside, regardless of their vaccination status. This decision comes as a result of the most recent CDC recommendations.

Eating meals in indoor shared spaces is restricted to areas where a six-foot distance can be maintained. Designated meal areas are established inside the Education Building and are available from 3 to 5 p.m. when classes are in session. There are also tables outside for eating.

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Compliance Monitoring through Prodensity

Be sure to download and use Prodensity for daily health checks. The university will continue to use the Prodensity app to monitor compliance with JHU COVID safety policies, including the vaccination mandate. If you are a fully online student or an employee working on a 100% remote basis, or you do not plan to visit JHU campus or travel on behalf of JHU, go to Prodensity and set your status to “Off-campus” so that you no longer receive reminder emails. Other than resetting your campus status, no other action is required.

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Student Enrollment and Account Management

SEAM assists with questions related to student accounts, registration, and financial aid. Contact SEAM by using SEAM’s online form; visiting a SEAM office on the Homewood, Washington, D.C., and East Baltimore campuses; or calling 877-419-5131 to speak directly with a SEAM team member.

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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Up-to-date information and resources for students. 

Nov. 15 | 7 a.m. ET
Spring 2022 registration opens

Nov. 22 – 28
Thanksgiving break, no classes held

Dec. 20
Last day of fall 2021 semester

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Oct. 26 – 29
EDUCAUSE Conference
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Oct. 26 | 2– 2:30 p.m. ET
NIMH Livestream Event on Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Nov. 1 – 5
2021 Fall Virtual Summit: Promoting Healing For The Community, Clients and Counselors
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Nov. 5 | 2 – 3 p.m. ET
Baltimore County Public Schools Info Session for School Counseling Students
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Nov. 6 | 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m ET
Maryland Counseling Association Fall Workshop
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Nov. 19 | 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Washington DC Virtual Teacher Career Fair
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Dec. 2 | 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Maryland Virtual Teacher Job Fair
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Reimagine You at Johns Hopkins

Reimagine You at Johns Hopkins is the newest one-stop-shop for all things career and answering all questions about the journey and process of life design. Reimagine is the united effort of every Johns Hopkins career department as well as the offices of Undergraduate Research, University Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Hire Hopkins and Hopkins Connect (minds behind JHU’s mentoring platform, OneHop). Head to and start exploring at

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National Institutes of Mental Health Event on Seasonal Affective Disorder
Tue, Oct 26, 2–2:30 pm ET
Location: Virtual

NIMH is conducting a free livestream event on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  While many people feel less happy at times during cold, gloomy days during the winter, these “winter blues” are usually temporary and do not interfere with a person’s functioning. In contrast, some people may start to feel consistently “down” when the days get shorter in the fall and winter and begin to feel better in the spring with its longer daylight hours. In some cases, these mood changes are more serious and, as with all types of depression, can affect how a person feels, thinks, and handles daily activities. SAD is a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern, with symptoms lasting about four to five months per year.  Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., chief of the Adult Psychopharmacology, Somatic, and Integrated Treatment Research Program at NIMH, will discuss the signs, symptoms, treatments, and the latest research on SAD.

How to participate:

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebookor Twitter feeds (must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch and ask questions).
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 2:00 p.m. ET on Oct 26th to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

The livestream will be archived on NIMH’s website and Facebook page to access after the event is over.

American Mental Health Counselors Association
2021 Fall Virtual Summit: Promoting Healing for The Community, Clients and Counselors
Mon, Nov. 1 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
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BCPS info Session for School Counseling Students
Nov. 5 | 2 – 3 p.m. ET
Location: Via Zoom
Baltimore County Public Schools is hosting a information session for all School Counseling students.  At this event students will have to opportunity to speak with district representatives about the benefits of working with Baltimore County as well as learn what districts are looking for when they begin hiring.
Register here

Prophetic Voices: Empowerment and Advocacy for Students, Clinicians, and Clients from Diverse Backgrounds
Maryland Counseling Association
Nov. 6 | 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
MCA Student Members – $15.00
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Hire Ed: Career Opportunities for Educators

Maryland Virtual Teacher Job Fair

Dec 2 | 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

This Virtual-Online Teacher Job Fair will bring together employers and job seekers interested in working for the education sector. Use your tablet or pc to apply for jobs and interview with employers online! Job seekers and employers will meet online. Interview and communicate with school representatives via Virtual-Online career fair platform.

What types of employers are recruiting at this event?

Public schools, Private schools, Charter schools, Colleges, Trade schools, Vocational schools, Universities and International schools.

Why attend? This event is free to job seekers. -You have a unique chance of interviewing with many recruiters online. -You will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of educators -You have the opportunity to learn about other career opportunitie.

What are some examples of Employment Positions?

The focus of this job fair is to recruit Teachers and school personnel.  Elementary school k-12 T, Middle school-Junior schools, High schools Private schools, Charter Schools will be recruiting at this event for different types of teaching positions.

How to prepare for this event?

Register online at and upload your resume Review Videos on how to join the Virtual-Online Job Fair Log in the day of the event and click on employers you wish to interview with.   Dress for Interviews –for those using Video Interviews.

How to register?

Click on Job Seeker registration here. Please note that registration is only valid at site.


The Office of Student Affairs oversees and administers all out-of-classroom services that complement a student’s academic experience. This includes anything that maintains their safety and well-being, helps them persist until graduation, and encourages their overall success.

Teri Murray

Director of Student Affairs

Jenny Eddinger

Assistant Director of Student Affairs