Johns Hopkins University closed Friday due to inclement weather

Johns Hopkins University is closed today after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow across the Baltimore metropolitan area late Thursday and into Friday morning, university officials announced.

All required attendance employees, all Outpatient Center employees, and all outpatient clinic employees should report as scheduled.

No classes were scheduled for today, as JHU students remain on winter break, but the snow and bitter cold—the high temperature Friday was expected to be in the low 20s—prompted changes to schedules for shuttles and facilities. They include:

  • The Homewood-Peabody-JHMI shuttle is operating on a modified schedule. The northbound Peabody stop has reopened as of 9:30 a.m.

  • The Blue Jay Shuttle at Homewood will begin as scheduled this evening with Night Ride service only. Be aware that service may be suspended if road conditions worsen due to refreezing. Be aware that, though main streets are in good shape, Blue Jay Shuttle vans may not be able to negotiate some side streets.

  • Homewood-Mount Washington van service is not operating today.

  • The Keswick-Homewood-Eastern-JHMI shuttle will be on modified service. Check for the modified schedule.

  • At Homewood, the Eisenhower Library will be open with limited service.

  • Also at Homewood, the O'Connor Recreation Center will close at 5 p.m.

  • Johns Hopkins at Eastern will be on Saturday status, with access through the front door and parking in front permitted.

  • The Keswick and Mount Washington campuses will be open and operating as usual.

  • Peabody Preparatory classes and lessons are canceled today at all locations.

The university anticipates normal operations on Saturday. Updates will be available on the JHU Emergency alert web page.

To receive Johns Hopkins emergency alerts (including updates on closures and schedule changes due to inclement weather) via text message, visit and select Emergency Alerts under the Mr Profile menu on the left side of the page. There, you can enter your cell phone number and your cell phone service provider, then check a box to receive emergency alerts for your designated campus(es).