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MEDIA ADVISORY: Class of 2019 Arrives in Baltimore

Aug. 18, 2015
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins University’s incoming freshmen arrive in Baltimore this week. A highlight for the new class will be Baltimore Day, a chance to get to know the city they’ll call home over the next four years.

WHAT:  Move-in day for Johns Hopkins University’s freshmen. Over two days, hundreds of students arrive in Baltimore and settle into their residence halls on Homewood campus.

During Baltimore Day, the Class of 2019 will break into small groups and head off to explore various city neighborhoods. Places they’ll visit include Fells Point, Station North, Little Italy and Druid Hill. There will be activities and discussions at each location, led by either a faculty member or a community representative. For instance, in Little Italy, Eugenio Refini, assistant professor of Italian studies, will talk about the Italian immigrant experience and culture in Baltimore.

At the end of the day, the class returns to campus for a Baltimore-themed picnic including crabcakes, Utz chips and local corn with Old Bay butter.

WHEN: Move-in is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21, 22. Baltimore Day is Sunday, Aug. 23, starting at 10 a.m. with presentations and then running through the afternoon.

HOW: During move-in, students and their families will drive onto campus where orientation staff members will help them check-in. Returning student volunteers will help families unload their cars and bring the new students’ belongings into their dorm rooms.

During Baltimore Day, the class will hear presentations about experiencing Baltimore beyond campus and how to get around the city using public transportation. In the early afternoon they’ll head to various neighborhoods, then come back to campus later for the picnic.

 

Fast Facts about JHU’s Class of 2019 (as of Aug. 10):

Total freshman enrollment: 1,306

Number of freshman applicants: 24,718

Number of freshmen admitted: 3,253

Percent Male: 50

Percent Female: 50

Percent who self-identify as students of color: 51

Percent in Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: 66

Percent in Whiting School of Engineering: 34

Number admitted early decision: 527

Students from 46 states and Washington, D.C.

Students from 35 countries, including the U.S.

Middle 50th percent SAT I combined score: 1420-1530

Middle 50th percent academic GPA (adjusted for a 4.0 scale): 3.84-4.0

Among the class of 2019 are 13 Baltimore Scholars, graduates of Baltimore City public schools accepted into the university’s undergraduate programs who receive full-tuition scholarships.

To attend move-in day or Baltimore Day or if you have questions about the events, please contact Jill Rosen at 443-287-9960, 443-547-8805 or jrosen@jhu.edu.

 

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