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If you are living on campus next year, please fill out the Housing Application.

Make sure that you enter your JHED ID. If you have not yet been provided with a JHED ID then you will not be able to complete an application until you have one assigned. Once you are logged in, choose the option to apply for the Residence Hall, which is our undergraduate housing.

Please note that it may take up to 48 hours after your JHED ID has been generated before you are able to access the Housing Application.

For information about the facilities for students living on-campus, see below.

Each resident is provided with the following items:

  • Twin XL bed
  • Dresser¬†& mirror
  • Bulletin board
  • Desk &¬†chair
  • Window shade
  • Ethernet internet jack

Things residents should bring and prohibited items:

  • Room Essentials Checklist
    Wondering what to bring to Peabody with you?¬† Use this handy checklist to make sure you don’t leave anything at home!
  • Non-Approved items
    While there are many things that we encourage you to bring with you to Peabody, here is a list of things that we ask you to keep at home.

The furniture in the residence hall may not be removed from rooms nor disassembled. Residents are responsible for any damage beyond normal wear and tear. Inform your RA if any furniture is missing from your room upon your arrival.

For the safety and well being of all residents we ask that a variety of items not be brought into the residence halls. Appliances such as toasters, microwaves, and halogen lamps are all possible sources of fire and are therfore forbidden. Unfortunately, pets of any kind*  are not allowed in the dorms. For a more specific list please see the link above. If in doubt, contact Daniel Pretz at pretz@jhu.edu.

*Service animals are permitted with proper documentation.

Decorating/Alterations

You must adhere to the following guidelines in decorating and caring for your personal space.

  • You may not install equipment, make alterations, paint, or make repairs. You may not change or add to existing wiring.
  • Transparent tape, adhesives, tacks, or nails are not to be used on walls. Painters tape, pushpins, and removable 3M poster strips are permitted for hanging on walls.
  • For safety reasons, nothing may be attached to room ceilings or doors with the exception of one small message board on your door. You may not obstruct the smoke detector or decorate your room in a way that impairs a quick exit from the room in case of an emergency.

Please CLICK HERE for a list of prohibited items.

Residence Hall Sample Room

Damage Charges

The student is liable for damage to the premises caused by an act or omission of the student and student‚Äôs guest.¬†Upon taking possession of the space, the student agrees to complete a Room Condition Report, which reflects the condition of the room.¬†A final inspection by a Peabody staff member will occur after closedown to make the final damage assessment.¬†The student agrees to reimburse the Peabody Institute for damages and defacement to space he/she occupies during the term of this contract exclusive of normal wear.¬†The room must be left in ‚Äúbroom clean‚ÄĚ condition; failure to do so will result in a custodial cleaning charge.

Damage to common areas will be calculated and distributed amongst the residents on the floor.

Security and Access to the Residence Hall Towers

A security access system has been installed in the Peabody residence hall towers to screen individuals entering the towers and limit access to those individuals authorized to enter the residence hall.

Please inform your visitors that they will be required to sign in with Campus Security.  Residents wishing to have overnight guests must fill out a request form.

Amenities

Common Kitchen

2 East Tower

The kitchen is equipped with a stove, sink, refrigerator, and microwave oven. Residents from either tower may use the kitchen 24 hours daily. Students must check out the key with the RA on duty and are expected to clean up after themselves. The Residence Life staff will monitor its use and may, if necessary, shut down the kitchen.

Lounge Appliances

There is a communal microwave in every lounge. Students are also welcome to leave one coffee pot or electric water kettle in the lounge, provided that the appliance has an automatic shut-off.

Television

There is a television, satellite receiver, and DVD player in the common area lounge on every residence hall floor.

Ethernet

Internet access is avaiable in every room via ethernet cable plug-in. Questions? Contact Peabody IT at peabodyitservices@jhu.edu.

Laundry Room

Basement of West Tower

There are six coin-operated washers and dryers available for use 24-hours a day. Although there are no change machines on campus, nearby banks can supply rolls of quarters to support your clothes washing needs. It costs $2.50 for a load of laundry, $1.25 for each machine. You may also use your J-Card to operate the machines.

If you find that a machine is not working properly, please report the number of the machine to plant operations immediately at peabodyplantops@jhu.edu.

Unger Lounge

The Unger Lounge, located on the plaza level of the East tower, is open 24 hours a day and houses vending machines, a ping pong table, a pool table, a foosball table, and a TV.

Mail Room

Unger Lounge

During the academic year, the mail room is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

Each student is provided with a locked mailbox. Your mailing address should read:

Your Name
Peabody Institute
Campus Box # ____
606 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-2355

ATM Machine

Plaza Level, West Tower

For your immediate cash needs, there is are two 24-hour automated teller machine (ATM) furnished and operated by the Johns Hopkins University Federal Credit Union. Check with your bank to determine what fees will be charged for transactions at this ATM. For more information on the JHU Federal Credit Union, visit https://www.jhfcu.org/.

Dining Services

Sage Dining Services has a professional team experienced in food preparation, service and nutrition. Every resident will be issued a J-card which must be presented to the cashier at all meal times. All-You-Care-To-Eat meal swipes may be used for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the week and Brunch on the weekends. Dining dollars may be used for a la carte items in the Dining Hall, as well as at Maestro’s Café. All-You-Care-To-Eat meal swipes, which reset on a weekly basis, and dining dollars may not be transferred from semester to semester, and no refunds will be issued for any dollars left at the end of the semester. Students are not permitted to share their meal dollars with anyone else, including fellow students, family members, faculty, etc.

Lost or stolen J-Cards should be reported to Campus Security as soon as possible. To replace your card, you must go to the J-Card office, located in Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or the Residence Life Office at Peabody. You will be charged $20 for a replacement card. Dining services will provide meals for up to 3 days without a meal card. After 3 days, you will have to pay for your meals by cash or credit card.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the housing application due?
How do I complete a housing application?
I can’t log in to the housing site.
When do I find out about a roommate?
What do I need to bring?  What size bedding do I need?
I am over 21. Do I need to live in the residence hall?
I want to live with my friend, how can I arrange that?
How can I request a private room?
Can I ship my belongings before I move in?
Do dual degree students live at Peabody or Homewood?
Can I bring my car?
My flight gets in before move-in. Can I move in early?
I am coming in after move-in hours. What do I do?
Why do I have to have Meal Plan #19 as a first year student?
What kind of computer should I get?
What kind of internet connection does the residence hall have?
I have specific dietary needs, can the dining hall accommodate me?
Can beds be lofted?
What jobs are available on campus?
What banks are in the area? 
Where does the shuttle go?  Where does the escort van go?

When is the housing application due?

The housing application is due by June 15th, 2017.

How do I complete a housing application?

Visit https://peabody.erezlife.com and log in using your JHED ID. Once you are logged in select the application for the residence halls.

I can’t log in to the housing site.

It can take up to 48 hours after your JHED ID is generated before you are able to access the housing application. If you are still not able to log in after this time, then please email Dan Pretz at pretz@jhu.edu.

When do I find out about a roommate?

You will receive an e-mail from the Residence Life Office at the end of July with all of your housing information.  If you have not received any information by August 1st, please e-mail Dan Pretz at pretz@jhu.edu.

What do I need to bring? What size bedding do I need?

Hangers, an Ethernet cable, and towels are the most commonly forgotten things, but obviously that’s not all you need. When deciding what to bring you should decide what is important for you to live comfortably but compactly. Peabody provides each resident with a dresser and mirror, twin XL bed, bulletin board, desk and chair, window shade, and Ethernet internet jack. So with this in mind, decide what you need. However, there are some you may not bring. These can be found at here.

I am over 21. Do I need to live in the residence hall?

There is no automatic exemption for being over the age of 21.  You will need to submit a letter of request for exemption, along with proof of age to Dan Pretz at pretz@jhu.edu or by fax at 410-783-6604.

I want to live with my friend, how can I arrange that?

When you complete your housing application you should list your friend as a preferred roommate, and they should list you when filling out their application. If both roommates do not request each other, then we will not be able to accommodate the request.

How can I request a private room?

Incoming Freshman are all assigned to double or triple rooms. If you need a private room you can submit a formal request for disability accommodations, with proper documentation, and send it to Kyley Sommer (ksommer@jhu.edu). Documentation can be found at http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/disability.  There are very few private rooms at Peabody and therefore they must be reserved for people who truly need them, whether for medical, physical, or psychological reasons. When all of these needs have been met the remaining private rooms will be given to upperclassmen on the private room waiting list.

Can I ship my belongings before I move in?

Our mail room does not have the space to accept packages before students arrive.  You will need to wait until after you move onto campus and obtain your mail box number before you can begin receiving packages.

Do dual degree students live at Peabody or Homewood?

Dual degree students are required to live on the Peabody campus for their first year, but may choose to live at either Peabody or Homewood during their second year.

Can I bring my car?

Peabody does not impose any restrictions on students bringing cars to Baltimore, although parking can be a challenge. Local garages can cost up to $150/month, and must be contracted independently. Peabody has a small garage available for single-day use, but it is not available for monthly rentals.

You can also obtain a resident permit to park on the street. You will need to obtain a letter from the Residence Life Office confirming your residency, and will need to go to the Motor Vehicle Association to obtain a parking permit. This costs about $20 for the year.

Being in a downtown setting, you will find that you can easily manage day to day life in Baltimore without a vehicle, and in many ways a vehicle can be more hassle than it is worth. For this reason, many of our students choose not to bring a vehicle with them.

My flight gets in before move-in. Can I move in early?

We do not allow students to move in early.  There are many hotels in the area students can stay at until move in day.

I am coming in after move-in hours. What do I do?

Arriving outside of your assigned check-in times can present a substantial inconvenience to you, as you will not be able to sign out a room key or be issued a keycard until the next business day. Students are strongly encouraged to plan their travel accordingly to ensure that they arrive during their scheduled check-in time.

Should circumstances require that you arrive after your designated check-in time, then you will need to secure accommodations in a local hotel for the night. You can then sign out a key during one of the subsequent check-ins, or visit the Office of Residence Life during normal business hours.

Why do I have to have Meal Plan #19 as a first year student?

As a new member of our campus community, students may not know how much food they will eat in our Dining Hall. ¬†Our meal plan has breakfast, lunch and dinner as ‚Äúall-you-care-to-eat‚ÄĚ buffets while using declining points for snacks and grab-and-go.¬†The meal plan also helps cover the cost of our dining hall program and facilities since residential students are required to purchase a board plan.

What kind of computer should I get?

This is truly up to you. Some students find the mobility of a laptop is helpful because they can take it to classes and study sessions with them. Others find the desktop has more power and space which they need. As far as certain brands there is no discrimination on campus. The Peabody computer lab comes equipped with Dell and Macintosh desktops.

What kind of internet connection does the residence hall have?

The residence hall rooms come equipped with Ethernet and wi-fi.

I have specific dietary needs, can the dining hall accommodate me?

We work very closely with Sage Dining Services to continuously improve the delivery and quality of food services to our campus community.   If you have specific dietary needs, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure that your needs are taking care of.

Can beds be lofted?

Unfortunately, bed lofting is not an option on our current residence hall furniture.

What jobs are available on campus?

There are jobs in the library, mail room, cafeteria, stage crew, plant ops, academic affairs, student affairs, computer lab, box office, security, and faculty office. Job priority is given to students with work study. For more information check: http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/newstudentinfo/campusjobs

What banks are in the area?

Bank of America is the closest and most accessible, but there are a variety of other banking options. Check http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/newstudentinfo/banking for more info.

Where does the shuttle go?  Where does the escort van go?

The escort van’s area of service is north to North Ave, south to Pratt St, west to Utah St, and east to Fallsway Rd.

The Hopkins Shuttle’s map can be found here: http://www.parking.jhu.edu/shuttles_jhmi_homewood.html

Peabody is also located next to the Washington Monument (northbound) and Centre Street (southbound) stops on the Charm City Circulator’s Purple Route. For more information regarding this free city service, or for route maps, visit http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/.

Residence Hall Rooms