Highlights of the Hopkins Student Center

The Hopkins Student Center will include a food hall with multiple vendors, a studio theater, sound-treated rooms for music practice or podcast/music recording, multipurpose rooms, rehearsal rooms with sprung floors, the Digital Media Center, a gaming lounge, a Student Engagement Hub where student groups can meet and access resources, and plenty of open seating for relaxing and socializing!

The university conducted a robust engagement process throughout the summer and fall of 2019 and spring of 2020 that included over 1500 participants from across the university in multiple open sessions and smaller, focused groups to ensure diverse feedback and voices were heard. Sessions were held with student group leaders, the FLI Student Advisory Group, the Student Government Association, the Multicultural Leadership Council, Diversity and Inclusion, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, the Graduate Representative Organization, and others, as well as open sessions at Homewood, Peabody, and the Schools of Nursing and Public Health. This process helped shape the program that directs what activities, functions, and kinds of spaces will be in the student center.

The university also convened the Hopkins Student Center Advisory Committee, which is comprised of faculty, staff, and student representatives from across the university who meet periodically to give feedback on different elements of the project. Eight seats on the committee are reserved for students; two of these eight spots are reserved for members of Homewood student government (1 SGA, 1 GRO). Students continue to play a key role in the development and implementation of a broad student engagement strategy.