Student Newsletter


Updated November 22, 2022


Accessing Student Health and Wellness Center During Holiday Hours

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) and the Homewood Counseling Center will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at noon and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. If you have a non-life-threatening medical concern or health problem that cannot wait until SHWC reopens, the center has contracted with a nationally certified and accredited on-call nurse advice service. Your call to SHWC (410-516-8270) during closed hours will automatically be transferred to the advice line after the recording. To reach the 24/7 on-call counselor, call 410-516-8278 and press “1” at any time. To reach the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program, call 443-287-7000.

Blackboard Shut Down Dec. 1

To preserve content and student work, please log on to JHU Blackboard before it is shut down on Dec. 1. Students are not required to download their work, but they have the option if they would like to have it for the future. To learn how to archive the content, please visit the Student Guide. For additional assistance or questions about your Blackboard content, please email

Winter Wind Down

Friday, Dec. 9 | noon – 2:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Education Building
Sponsored by the Office Student Affairs
Take a break from classes as we wind down the semester and approach the holidays. Participate in stress reduction activities, including a DIY craft table, games and wellness exercises. Get tips for avoiding the winter blues and managing academic stress. Enjoy seasonal treats. Lunch will be provided. For questions, reach out to Student Affairs at

Upload Flu Shot Information

The deadline to provide proof of influenza (flu) vaccine was Nov. 18. Students who are required to get the flu shot must upload their information to the VMS immediately. Students who remain noncompliant with this mandate will face consequences from the university, including restricted building access and possible registration holds.

New Library Contact

Joanne Hélouvry is the new SOE academic liaison. She will be working with students in psychology as well as education. Her office is located at the Eisenhower Library in Room A10. Her work centers upon reference, collection development, and instruction outreach. You are welcome to ask her questions by emailing or making a research appointment.


PHutures serves as the hub for PhD and postdoc professional development and life design, a philosophy of career development that takes a holistic view of students’ curiosity and empowers them to experiment, prototype, and connect.

2023 School of Education Graduation Week

May 22 – 23, 2023
The 2023 SOE Doctoral Hooding and Society of Excellence Awards Ceremony (joint ceremony) will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023, at 7 p.m. in Shriver Hall. The 2023 SOE Graduation Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 7 p.m. on Homewood Field (the rain date is Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m.).

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Up-to-date information and resources for students. 

Spring 2023 Registration
Nov. 14, 2022 – Jan. 22, 2023

Temporary Construction Closure
The 28th Street parking entrance is closed
Sept. 16, 2022 – Jan. 3, 2023

Thanksgiving Week SOE Building Hours
Education Building closed through the Thanksgiving week. The building is expected to reopen on Monday, Nov. 28.

SOE 2022-2023 academic calendar
See the calendar

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Winter Wind Down
Friday, Dec. 9 | noon – 2:00 p.m.

2023 School of Education Graduation Week
May 22 – 23, 2023

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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

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Enrollment Services