Hopkins Engineering Innovation commuter programs help you prepare for college through a four-week on campus experience. Our commuter programs in Baltimore, Maryland are held at JHU’s beautiful Homewood campus. Join fellow STEM-loving students from across the country and around the globe to preview life as a real JHU engineering student! 


July 1 – July 26, 2024; no class on July 4

You will be in class from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily with a 45- to 60-minute break for lunch. Many weekdays you will have the opportunity to attend special lectures from 3:15-4:00 p.m. where you can learn about cutting-edge research from the talented JHU faculty and graduate students doing this work. 


Your classes will be held on JHU’s Homewood Campus (3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218). See our interactive map or printable map. Traditionally courses are held in several buildings on campus including Clark Hall, Krieger Hall, Maryland Hall, and Shaffer Hall.  

Your instructors receive JHU faculty appointments to teach your course. They typically have a PhD and teach college-level courses. Local high school teachers, university graduate students, and former EEI students also assist with the classes serving as teaching fellows and teaching assistants. 

Your class will have between 18 and 24 students, with whom you will work closely in teams of up to four to complete engineering projects. Each course has a 12:1 or fewer student-teacher ratio. 

You will have access to the JHU Sheridan Libraries online resources and to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and the Brody Learning Commons study areas on-campus. Besides offering a place to study and books to consult or borrow, students can print/copy/scan documents in both facilities. 

Student Life

Please visit the JHU website to view Homewood campus maps. 

Most days students will have an hour for lunch.  Occasionally the lab schedule will necessitate a shorter lunch break. The timing of the lunch break may change daily depending upon the schedule, but it will happen between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p,m.   

Commuting students will have an additional fee to cover lunch at the Hopkins Cafe dining hall on the JHU campus during the program.  The lunch fee will be paid with tuition when student enrolls in the program. You’ll share any dietary allergies or restrictions when filling out your application forms. 

A month’s parking pass is available to commuting students wishing to park on campus. Please check with the Homewood Parking and Transportation Office to determine the price and availability of parking permits.

Commuter students will have also access to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (JHMI) shuttle. This shuttle runs daily and can take students to and from locations such as Mount Vernon/The Peabody Institute, Penn Station, the JHU Homewood Campus, and the JHU Medical Campus. Shuttle Schedule. The Charm City Circulator is another free transportation option for students. The Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) also offers transportation by bus throughout the city for a fee. These buses require exact change in cash, so come prepared! If you are going to be using buses throughout the day, you can purchase a day bus pass at a discount. Most Johns Hopkins Students prefer to take the JHMI, and Charm City Circulator listed above, but the MTA offers a larger network of bus stops and runs full-time. 

Please review the Handbook for detailed information about the program.

Health and Wellness

We recognize that health and wellness is an essential part of supporting our students, so we aim to provide important services to help.

The Ralph O’Connor Rec Center is located on the Homewood campus and has many facilities including a pool, fitness, and weight rooms, and climbing wall. As part of your enrollment process, you will complete a general application to use these facilities. These facilities have set aside specific hours for our pre-college students, we will share this information with you upon your arrival on campus. 

While enrolled in a JHU course, you will have access to the Student Health and Wellness Center, This center is located just off-campus so pre-college students will be escorted to the facility by an adult, typically a member of the Engineering Innovation office staff or someone from their instructional staff.  The Student Health and Wellness Center is not available 24 hours a day. Students who need more immediate health care will be taken to Union Memorial Hospital which is located just off campus. 


Please familiarize yourself with our Hopkins Engineering Innovation Pre-College Policies & Services.


Learn about each program or start your application today.