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Orientations and Homewood Tours 

SOE Student Online Orientation

The School of Education (SOE) Student Orientation provides an overview of the student resources and services available to you as a Johns Hopkins School of Education student. It also provides tutorials on how to use Blackboard which is the platform used for your on campus and online courses. The SOE is committed to your academic success and we encourage you to take advantage of a number of student services and resources available to you. All online students are required to complete the orientation before classes begin. Other students are encouraged to complete the orientation within the first two weeks of the semester.

You will navigate through the modules on this site using the page links on the left side navigation menu.  After reviewing the orientation modules, please complete the Orientation Quiz.

Complete the Student Orientation on Blackboard.

If you require technical support with Blackboard, please complete the online form at or call 443-872-9265.

Please visit the New Students page for additional information at:

International Student Orientation

Orientations for students with F-1 student visas are scheduled at different times during the academic year.  Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at to find out the next orientation date and time. You are also required to take the SOE Online Student Orientation. 

Homewood Tours

New students attending the Johns Hopkins University School of Education have the opportunity to tour the Homewood Campus and the Education Building in Baltimore.  It's a great opportunity to learn about your new school, the services and resources available on campus, and the eateries in the Homewood area.  The tours begin at the Education Building (2800 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  21218) and last 1 1/2 hours.  Parking is available in the Education Building lot for $2 an hour. See below for specific dates. The dates will be updated once they are scheduled. To participate in the tour, please register here.