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The Hopkins Student Center

Opening in 2025

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Designed for students, open to all.

The new Hopkins Student Center will provide spaces, amenities, and opportunities for students who want to socialize, connect, create, and relax.

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Meet with friends, enjoy a meal, hang out in the lounges—the Student Center is a place to connect with others.


Whether hosting a podcast, practicing an instrument, painting a canvas, or building a set, this will be a place where innovation and creativity come alive.


The Creative Media Center. The Black Box Theater. The Food Hall. Students will find opportunities to engage at every turn.


Consider the Student Center the living room of the university. Students can step away from their studies, relax, and unwind with peers.

A Space for Everything

Spanning four floors, this inviting, light-filled space offers students a variety of comfortable seating areas.

A Space for Everything

Living Room and Collective

Spanning four floors, this inviting, light-filled space offers students a variety of comfortable seating areas.

Student Engagement Hub

The heartbeat of the Hopkins Student Center, a space for student organizations to connect and collaborate.

Food Hall

A culinary haven and vibrant destination in the Hopkins Student Center featuring global flavors and communal dining.


Hopkins Student Center's premier venue with a versatile design, six floor formats, scene dock, and storage.

Large Divisible Multipurpose Room

Large, flexible event spaces featuring warm tones, carpet floors, and blackout shades.

Coffeehouse and Lounge

An open, light-filled space with patio, lounge, bar, and tap room to serve as a social hub for students.

Charles St. Plaza

It includes the outdoor extension of the seating in the Food Hall, which is on the Terrace next to the entryway to the Theater.

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Student Center Announced

President Daniels announces plans to build a student center during a special event on The Beach. Celebratory cupcakes and live music follow.

Gathering Input

Engagement sessions are held to give students, staff, and faculty a chance to provide input on the design and function of the new space.

BIG Concept Unveiled

Bjarke Ingels Group's concept envisions a central "living room" surrounded by spaces tailored to the diverse needs of the Hopkins community.

A Bittersweet Farewell

Making way for progress meant removal of Mattin Center, home to JHU's visual and performing arts for nearly two decades, and Whitehead Hall.

Construction Underway

Cranes dot the sky as the Hopkins Student Center begins to rise above the Homewood campus.

Placing the Last Beam

The completion of the building's structure is marked with a topping off ceremony. Attendees were invited to sign the final beam.

Building opening in 2025 on the Homewood campus

The Timeline

The Student Center's construction has been marked by moments of celebration, anticipation, and reflection. Look back at some of the project milestones and read coverage in the Hub.

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