Note: This letter originally appeared as an e-mail sent to Homewood students on May 14, 2021.
With the spring semester coming to a close, we would like to take an opportunity to extend our gratitude for your willingness to work alongside our staff in Student Affairs, Student Health and Well-Being, and the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Call Center to ensure a safe return to campus. Your dedication to the principles of the JHU social compact has been instrumental in keeping each other, our community, and our Baltimore neighbors safe. We are excited to build on this momentum as we prepare for the fall semester, and we hope that you will all continue to follow the health guidance of the CDC and other experts throughout the summer.
While many of you will soon be returning to hometowns near and far, we know that some of you will remain on campus and in Baltimore for the summer months. Below you will find some helpful information about the health and safety guidelines and various resources that will be in place at Homewood during that time. This information will apply to anyone who intends to be on campus in any capacity, not just those living here full time.
Finally, we recognize that among the several challenges of the past year, financial hardships have been especially pressing for many in our community and their families. The university has made significant financial commitments during this period in an effort to provide a wide range of support to as many of our affiliates as possible and to ensure a safe campus experience. Some notable examples include:
If you require additional financial assistance as a result of the pandemic or other changes to your family’s financial situation, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid.
We hope you have a wonderful summer and enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation.
Alanna W. Shanahan
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being