Campus Operations and Technology

Campus Operations and Technology

Welcome to Campus Operations and Technology!

We're here to help!

DC Security
Active Shooter
Annual Clery Act Report
Bike Safety
Build a Kit
Clery Act Notifications
DC Security Update
Emergency Preparedness
Lost and Found
Sexual Assault Response & Prevention
Urban Safety
RAVE Emergency Alert
Information Technology Services
Wifi Access
Student Mobile Printing
Student ID (JHED LID)
J-Card Services
Study Spaces
Shuttle Service
Snow and Dismissal
Space Rental


Current Advisories

Welcome to Campus Operations and Technology!  Our mission is to provide a productive and effective work environment through strategic design and implementation of integrated Operations and IT solutions.

Our department manages a wide array of task including SAIS Café, SAISWare, facilities, IT services, security, commencement, and other operational services for students and faculty. See the left-hand navigation for more information on what we do and how we can support you.

SAIS Emergency Contact Information

24/7 Emergency phone number: 202-663-5808
DC - Security cell phone number: 202-507-0890
Security Email Address:

For all other emergencies, or if the school's Emergency number is unavailable, please call 911.

Active Shooter

An Active Shooter is an individual(s) engaged in killing or attempting to kill people often at random in a confined area. Be prepared and know how to respond!

FEMA Active Shooter On-Line Course (Video, 45 minutes) 
How to Respond to an Active Shooter Booklet (.pdf) 
How to Respond Poster (.pdf) 
How to Respond Pocket Guide (.pdf)

What can you do to be prepared? 
  1. Please take the time to view the videos and print or review the attached materials. 
  2. Know your environment and any possible dangers. 
  3. Always know your surroundings and the nearest exits. 
  4. Whenever you see something suspicious, immediately contact the Nitze guard at 202-663-7796
How do you respond? 
  1. Evacuate - always have an escape route in mind, leave belongings, keep hands visible. 
  2. Hide Out - lock yourself in the room, silence your cellular phone. 
  3. Take Action - as a last resort.
The videos and resources below are made available to assist you in the preparation and response to an Active Shooter Incident. 

Run, Hide, Fight-Surviving an Active Shooter Incident (Video, 6 minutes)

Annual Clery Act Report

Crime Statistics
Data reflected in the following statistical presentations of crime on and about Hopkins campuses and centers are a compilation of reports received directly into the various security department and center directors’ offices, the various offices of student services, other named campus authorities, and respective police departments of jurisdiction.

Note: The change in reporting criteria in 1999 significantly expanded the geographic area from which crime figures are derived. As a result, in some instances, reflected increases relate more to a larger reporting area as opposed to an increase in the level of criminal activity on a particular campus.

Click here to view the Clery Act Report.

Bike Safety

Johns Hopkins SAIS assumes no responsibility for bikes that are stolen, damaged, lost, or left on racks.

Many students have bicycles, which are convenient modes of transportation anywhere in the city. There are bike racks outside the Nitze and Rome buildings. It is suggested that cyclists wear protective helmets and use a U-Lock mechanism to secure their bikes. Secure the frame of your bike to a solid object. If you have a releasable wheel or bicycle seat, it also should be secured. However, individuals should be aware that no matter how sophisticated your lock, your bike will not be immune to theft. Students are encouraged to register their bicycles with the National Bicycle Registry (NBR). Visit or call 1.800.848.BIKE for details.

Although Washington is a bike-friendly city, traffic accidents involving bicycles happen frequently and can result in serious injuries. In addition to wearing a helmet, you can minimize your risk of injury by taking steps like utilizing bike lanes, using proper hand signals, equipping bikes with reflectors, headlights, taillights, horns and mirrors, riding with the flow of traffic, and always staying alert.

You can take your bike on Metro, except on weekdays from 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. You can bring your bike on Metrobus anytime as long as there is space on the rack in front of the bus. No additional fees apply.

Bike-sharing programs allow you to rent a bike from one of many stations around town and return it to that or any other station. For example, through Capital Bikeshare (, you can sign up for a year-long membership ($85), for 30 days ($28) or three days ($17), or one day ($8). Up-to-the-minute status updates on bike availability may be available online or through smart phones.

A small handheld bike pump is located at the Nitze guard desk. It is meant for only very temporary use, requiring the requestor’s driver’s license (or government issued ID as the case may be) as collateral until the bike pump is returned.

Security Awareness Tips:

Guide on Traffic Laws and Helpful Guidance on Bicycle Safety:

Build a Kit

Building an emergency go-kit is an important first step to becoming prepared. Emergency and first-aid kits should be easily accessible and portable, in case you are needing to evacuate. It is recommended that you have separate go-kits for your home, office and car.

Have at least three days of supplies to sustain yourself. Recommended items*:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day) 
  • Non-perishable food 
  • Flashlight & extra batteries 
  • First-aid kit 
  • Radio & extra batteries 
  • Medications & items for unique needs 
  • Cash & some change 
  • Clothes & comfortable shoes 
  • Important documents 
  • Filter mask or cotton t-shirt 
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags & plastic ties 
  • Plastic sheeting & duct tape 
  • Whistle 
  • Mobile device charger 

*Adapted from 

In addition, consider the needs of others in your family including children, the elderly and pets. 

For pre-made, ready for purchase emergency go-kits, please visit the Red Cross Store at this link:

Incident Type: Robbery
Location: 1625 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Washington DC. 20036- Parking garage of the Airline Pilots Building.
Date: January 26, 2016
Time: 10:35AM
Summary: Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the parking garage of the Airline Pilots Building, Carey Business School. The parking attendant stated that the suspect approached him with what looked to be a machine gun and asked for the money in the cash box. The suspect also took a silver ring from the parking attendant. Metropolitan Police responded and are investigating the robbery. There were no injuries reported.
Suspect Info: B/M, 5'10, Approx 170lbs. black pants and a white shirt. No further information provided.

DC Security Update

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Following last weekend's terrorist attack in Paris, many capital cities around the world are raising their security presence and threat levels. Recently, SIS, the terrorist organization claiming responsibility for the attacks, issued a message threatening additional attacks in global cities, including Washington, DC.

Our first priority is the health and safety of the community. We have been in frequent contact with local and federal law enforcement agencies regarding these potential threats and, at this point, see no reason to change our general operations. However, we are strengthening our access control procedures as outlined below.

Effective immediately, Johns Hopkins SAIS will institute a 100% ID/JCARD check and on December 7 we will require the display of your JCARD above the waist while on campus. This includes students, faculty and staff. Visitors and guests on campus will be required to wear a visitors badge provided by the Security Department. The only exceptions will be event attendees who will be instructed to register with the event coordinators. Beginning December 2, complimentary lanyards will be available at the security desks in the BOB, Nitze and Rome buildings.

I also encourage you to download the recently launched “LiveSafe” app on your iPhone and/or Android device. Additional information regarding this new security tool will be forthcoming.

Myron Kunka
Senior Associate Dean, Operations and Finance

Emergency Preparedness

Johns Hopkins SAIS encourages our community members to personally prepare and plan for emergencies. Below are campus, local, and national resources to help you prepare, plan, and stay informed for emergencies.


We encourage you to:


LiveSafe App

LiveSafe is mobile safety app for SAIS students, faculty, and staff.

App Features:

  • Tips: Anonymously reach DC campus security to submit information about suspicious activity, harassment, noise complaints, mental health problems and any other safety issues you may experience. Option to add photos, audio, or video to your message enabling officers to better respond to the issue.
  • SafeWalk: Allows users to add friends, share your location when you leave a location, stay in constant communication with those friends while you walk to your destination, and send a group chat when you reach your destination safely. If you run into trouble you can contact police from within the app.
  • Talk or Chat Options: Two-way communication with DC campus security via chat or phone.
  • Instant Emergency Connection: In the case of an emergency where you need immediate assistance you can choose to contact 911, or campus security. If you choose to call or message campus police, location tracking will begin, allowing officers to respond to your exact location.

Lost and Found

Effective immediately there is a new Lost and Found policy in effect for the JHU DC campus. All items that are turned into lost and found will be brought to the 8th floor of the BOB building for storage. The hours for the lost and found are Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm.  Students should go to a security officer at the front desk of any of the JHU buildings for assistance. The security officer will arrange for someone to meet you on the 8th floor.  Any items found by students can be turned over to any security officer at the JHU DC campus. 

Letter from the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
The Johns Hopkins University has a longstanding commitment to addressing the issue of sexual violence, including anti-harassment and anti-assault policies and procedures for investigating and addressing reported incidents of sexual violence. It is our goal to provide a safe and supportive campus environment, and our dedication to this priority cannot be overstated. 
In the spring, the university announced it would establish a standing Sexual Violence Advisory Committee, composed of students, faculty, and staff from across Johns Hopkins. Members of this committee are charged with advising on strategies to:


  • enrich and expand the university’s sexual violence education and prevention efforts;
  • educate the university community in recognizing and reporting incidents of sexual violence;
  • enhance support and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence;
  • ensure a fair and balanced process for responding to incidents, concerns, and complaints;
  • strengthen the culture of inclusion and safety at Johns Hopkins, including but not limited to the impact of violence, gender roles, drugs and alcohol, and social norms.

I am pleased that this important effort is now moving forward under the guidance of our two co-chairs, Janet DiPietro, associate dean for research and faculty at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Allison Boyle, director of equity compliance and education and the university’s Title IX coordinator. I am grateful to these dedicated individuals for lending their time and expertise to this important effort. I am confident that they will help to advance a university culture that supports victims and processes that are fair to all.
This committee is a key step forward in our sexual violence prevention efforts, but it is not the only significant progress we have made in the last few months. Today, the university has launched a new resource, a website we expect will become a hub for information and assistance related to sexual violence prevention and response. The site, a joint effort of Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Equity, was developed in collaboration with student leaders and others around the university. Many individuals have been generous with their time and feedback on this effort, and I am grateful to all who have contributed.
The new website is intended to serve all students, faculty, and staff. It features policies, procedures, frequently asked questions, training resources, and – perhaps most important – emergency contact information. These resources are now easier to find and use than ever before.

Prominently displayed on the site are the number for the 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline (410-516-7333), information on how to connect with a counselor, and resources for reporting an assault. I urge you to review the information on this site, which will continue to evolve as information changes and resources grow.
I appreciate the ongoing efforts of so many Johns Hopkins students, faculty members, and staff members who are working to address and prevent sexual violence at our campuses. Advocacy from all corners of the university has been tremendous and has helped to make these two recent advances possible.

Please look for more updates in future communications this fall.
Robert Lieberman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Urban Safety

This is just a reminder that we do live in an urban setting and crime does happen. We encourage you to employ a few crime prevention measures that can help reduce your risk as well as discourage those who commit these crimes.

  • Whenever feasible, walk, jog or travel with a friend or friends. 
  • Don’t talk on cell phones or listen to iPods when alone, as they significantly limit awareness. 
  • Do not walk/text/listen to music with your Smartphone out and visible to others. 
  • Do not lend your phone to anyone you do not know or take it out of your purse, pocket or backpack for any reason. 
  • Be alert to your surroundings and people around you. 
  • Walk confidently and at a steady pace. 
  • Be aware of locations and situations making you more vulnerable to crime such as alleys, doorways, parking lots and stairwells. 
  • It is best not to get into an altercation with assailants—it is safer to turn over your belongings. 
  • If you are the victim of a robbery, immediately call the police. An immediate report, including the suspect description, direction of flight, any associated vehicles and license plate numbers gives responding officers the best possible chance of locating the suspect and ultimately making a successful case.

As a reminder, the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) provides free and confidential counseling to assist students with difficulties experienced during or after a crisis. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a JHSAP clinician, please call 443-287-7000.

Please also take a moment to update your emergency contact information in SIS (under Personal info) to enable the school to reach out to a loved one on your behalf in the event of an emergency. See the attached memorandum for details.

Urban Safety Tips

Johns Hopkins SAIS Visitors                               

  • All visitors entering Rome, Nitze or BOB are required to produce a valid photo ID in order to be signed into the visitor log and issued a visitor tag.
  • Please provide the photo ID to the guard to verify identification. Simply flashing the ID is not sufficient.
  • You must sign in to be allowed access into the facility.
  • Make sure that you are being expected by faculty/staff prior to your visit to ensure that your arrival is authorized. The guards may contact the office that you are coming to visit to confirm whether they are expecting you.
  • For visits to departments such as Admissions, Career Services and the Registrar’s office in Nitze, no prior call to the department is necessary.
  • BOB 3rd floor commons – guests must sign in as a visitor and adhere to all posted policies. All visitors must be accompanied by someone with an active JHU ID card.
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS library - Access is limited to individuals with a valid Johns Hopkins University ID card or a valid Library visitor pass. A visitor's pass may be obtained if you are a: 
    -  JHU alumnus
    -  Spouse / partner / dependent of students, faculty or staff
    -  JHU retiree
  • If you do not have authorization to be on site, please vacate the premises when asked.

RAVE Emergency Alert Text Message System   

The RAVE Emergency Text Message System is another tool used by Campus Safety and Security to immediately broadcast emergency information. The system is available only to Johns Hopkins affiliates (students, faculty and staff) and will be employed only for the three annual tests or upon confirmation of a significant incident that presents imminent danger on the Homewood campus. A short text message will be sent to the cell phone of each subscriber.

If you are not yet a JHEA subscriber, you can sign up on the myJHU portal. After signing in with your JHED ID, go to the myProfile tab, click Emergency Alerts, update your information and select Receive Emergency Alerts . Remember to click Save myProfile when you are done.

IT Services

To improve the service provided by the IT and facilities staff, all requests for assistance should be sent to the following email addresses depending on the service required. Please note, normal hours for the help desks listed below are from 9:00am EST to 5:00pm EST. Any requests sent after normal operating hours will be addressed the next business day.

  • Any facility related request/issue/question

  • An IT operations request/issue/question

  • Any website request/issue/request/question

By redirecting your request from IT to the appropriate area instantaneously we will increase the speed and effectiveness of our support to you.

Wifi Access

  • Slower speeds
  • B, G, N compatible
  • Must accept a security certificate
  • Must enter an email address to connect
  • Automatic disconnect after 20 minutes of inactivity
  • NOT secure
  • For building guests
  • Fastest speeds
  • B, G, N compatile
  • Must accept a security certificate the first time you connect
  • Must login with JHU credentials (JHED ID and JHED ID password)
  • Unlimited use
  • Secure
  • For JHU faculty, staff and students
  • Faster Speeds
  • B, G, N compatible
  • No security certificate
  • Must have an account with an affiliate educational institution offering EDUROAM
  • JHU faculty, staff, and students can login with JHU email address (use and password
  • Unlimited use
  • Secure
  • For visiting academics from affiliate educational institutions on the EDUROAM network
For assistance, please contact

Student Mobile Printing

To configure your laptop to mobile print, download the instructions here: MOBILE PRINTING CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS


Student ID (JHED LID)

Welcome to The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

You have recently been assigned a Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory Login ID (JHED LID). Your JHED LID is: T9T9T9. Please activate your JHED LID immediately; it will expire in 90 days from today. This Login ID is required to access various applications and resources within the Johns Hopkins organization.

How to activate your JHED LID

First time users will need to follow the steps below to activate your JHED LID: 

  1. Go to the Johns Hopkins Student portal by clicking here
  2. Click the "First time user" link on the top left of the page. 
  3. Enter your JHED LID (T9T9T9) in the Login ID (LID): field on the First Time JHED User page. You need a US social security number to activate your JHED. If you are not a US Citizen, or do not have a US social security number, please read the Information for International Students section below. 
  4. Follow the prompts to verify your identity and create a password (note the minimum requirements of 8 characters with 2 alpha and 2 numeric). 

NOTE: An active JHED LID and password allows you to log into SIS Self-Service by clicking here to view or print class schedules or bills (US only).

Information for International Students

If you do not have a US Social Security Number (SSN), JHU will provide you with a number to use in place of an SSN. 

  1. This is not a US Government issued social security number and is only valid for Johns Hopkins account set-up and maintenance. If you acquire a US Government issued social security number, please submit documentation of this change to the Registrar's Office in order to have your student record updated. 
  2. Follow the instructions on the email containing the number issued to use in place of an SSN to activate your new JHED LID. 
  3. Please keep this number in a safe place. You will need it to reset forgotten passwords.
Contact SAISHelp with any questions at 202-663-5666 or


Store Hours:
Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
   Breakfast sandwiches 7:30 am – 10:00 am
   Hot lunch 11:30 am  – 2:00 pm

SAIS Café is located on the first floor of the Nitze building at 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036 and open during the academic year. The school is proud to partner with SAGE Dining Services®. SAGE provides our school community with healthy and delicious meals, cooked from scratch using fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Their talented chefs have enhanced mealtime with a variety of options including house-roasted meats and freshly made soups. They keep the dining hall fresh and exciting with Asian-inspired menus, Latin American cuisine, and vegetarian fare. SAGE offers grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches. In addition, Starbucks coffee, cold sandwiches, salads and other retail items are available all day.

SAGE prioritizes safety. All workers are trained in food allergy awareness and food service protocols. The online menu system allows students and parents to see the ingredients of all menu items and filter for common allergens. SAGE's team of registered dietitians examines each menu to ensure it meets the highest standards.
For more information on SAGE, please visit 

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Meet our staff

Chef John Swayze

SAGE Food Service Director (FSD) John Swayze brings nearly four decades of culinary experience to the school. Chef John is a graduate of the American Culinary Federation in Colorado. Prior to SAGE and Johns Hopkins SAIS, he spent 10 years as a Chef and Chef Manager for a government contracted food service provider. On a daily basis he would prepare meals for the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Education's headquarters. Chef John says that he loves to "give students a little taste of home as well as new culinary experiences." His specialties range from Thai Coconut Chicken Fingers to Bratwurst Sausage cooked in Guinness. He was born and raised in New York City, but is proud to call the district home.

SAIS Store

The SAIS Store is open to the school community, offering a wide variety of products for our students and alumni around the globe to share their school pride.
You can place an order online 24/7 at our official online store at The physical SAISWare store is located at 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 304, Washington, DC 20036.

Spring Semester Store Hours:

Monday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday -1:00 to pm to 4:00
Wednesday – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

*Please note that online orders from will be fulfilled every Wednesday*

Follow us on Facebook for the latest information on products and sales.

If you have any inquiries, please contact




J-Card Services


The J-Card Office issues the J-Cards which is the official identification and access card for students, faculty and staff. J-Cash is also a prepaid, stored-value account that is part of your J-Card. It is the convenient, cashless way to pay for your purchases. You can deposit money into J-Cash in a number of easy ways, including J-Card Online and the deposit machines on campus. J-Cash balances roll over each term/year and the card remains active as long as you are a registered student or current faculty/staff member.  

It is important to keep your card with you at all times and protect your card from damage as much as possible. If your card is lost, please notify the University immediately to prevent unauthorized access to your account or freeze your card using the J-Card Mobile App.
There is a $20.00 replacement fee for all lost cards, payable by cash or credit card.

Dining Dollars and J-Cash

The table below shows the difference between two accounts in your J-Card: Dining Dollars and J-Cash. You can use J-Cash for SAIS Café purchases, but please be aware that you will not receive the same tax benefits as for Dining Dollars.

  Dining Dollars J-Cash
Tax Tax free
(DC Sales Tax 10%)
Café purchases: Taxed
Other uses:
Tax free
Deposit Refill by using the deposit
machine in the Mason Library
Refill by using the deposit

machine in the Mason Library

Use SAIS Café SAIS Café (taxed)
Library (Copy/printing)
Mailroom(Only J-Cash)

J-Card Mobile App

This app is your connection to all things J-Card related at Johns Hopkins University. 

  • Freeze/Unfreeze Card - Used when you have misplaced card and still looking for it
  • Report Lost/Stolen Card - Must come to J-Card Office for new card
  • View J-Cash Transactions - Last 25 transactions
  • Check balance of meal plans
  • Door Access History - Not including dorms

Google Play Download from Googe Play
iTunes Download from iTunes

J-Card Office 

ID Card Services
1740 Massachusetts NW, Washington DC 
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Commencement exercises in Baltimore, Maryland on the Homewood campus on May 21st 2015 at 8:00 am. Please click here for more information regarding the ceremony in Baltimore. 

Commencement this year will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 3:00 pm DAR Constitution Hall 18th and D Streets, NW Washington, DC. For more information on the commencement ceremony in Washington, D.C., including travel information, please click here.

For more information about Commencement exercises in Bologna, Italy, please click here.

For more information about Commencement exercises in Nanjing, China, please click here


Normal Building Hours


  • Open 24 hours Sunday 7:00am through Friday 11:00pm.
  • Sat: 7:00am - 11:00pm


  • M-F: 7:00am - 11:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm (open from 7:00am until 8:00pm on MAGP weekends)
  • Sun: Closed


  • M-F: 7:00am - 11:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

Mason Library Washington, D.C.

Library Hours

Study Spaces

The DC Learning Commons at Bernstein-Office Building (BOB)

The DC Learning Commons on the 3rd floor of Bernstein-Office Building (BOB) at 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, provides an optimal environment for interaction and collaboration among students and accomodates different learning styles. In addition to the open study space, there 12 individual study rooms and one conference room available to students of Johns Hopkins University.
Building hours:
Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday Closed

To reserve a study room:

  • Please click here
  • Log in with your JHED LID
  • Click on the “Reservation” Tab
  • Select your location
  • Highlight the time desired and fill out the necessary information

Study rooms at Mason Library 

There are four study rooms available  on the 7thand 8th floor of Mason Library, Nitze Building at 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
For more information, please click here


Approved Guests

Please park behind Nitze – 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW.  The entrance to the alley is actually on 17th.  The attendant will take your keys.
If your are coming from the East (from 50 or New York Ave) make a left on 17th then an IMMEDIATE right into the alley next to the Embassy of Peru  - go all to the back of the alley and the SAIS lot is on your right. 
If you are coming from the West (Dupont Circle) you will make a right on 17th then an IMMEDIATE right into the alley next to the Embassy of Peru  - go all to the back of the alley and the SAIS lot is on your right.  

Staff, Faculty, and Students

Only staff and faculty members on the school’s payroll are eligible for a parking pass. Exceptions may be made by the Director of Operations on a case by case basis for students with issued disability permits; a properly issued disability permit does not automatically grant a student a parking pass. No parking pass transfers (by day or monthly) to other faculty, staff or students may occur without written permission of the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.  Anyone found in violation may lose parking privileges or could be subject to towing.

Parking Options

Directions from alley

  1. Atlantic Parking - Out alley: Left on 17th - Left on Mass Ave - Go two buildings past Nitze/SAIS on left - Fills quickly!!
  2. LAZ Parking - Out alley: Left on 17th - Left on Mass Ave - Left on 18th - parking is on the left
  3. Colonial - Out alley: Right on 17th - Right on Rhode Island - parking is on the left
  4. St. Matthews Center: Out alley - Right on 17th - Right on Rhode Island - parking is on the right
  5. Colonial - Airline Pilots Bldg: Out alley - Left on 17th - Right on Mass Ave - immediate left into alley before Rome

Shuttle Service

The school provides shuttle service for students to nearby Metro stations in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Shuttle leaves the Nitze Building at 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 11:15 pm.  Shuttle stops include Farragut North, Farragut West, Mount Vernon Square and Columbia Heights.
  • Rides are available Sunday through Thursday evenings.
  • Please reserve a seat via the sign-up sheet located at the Nitze front desk.
  • The shuttle only operates when school is in session.
  • During inclement weather, the security staff will post changes to the current schedule on the Nitze Building entrances.  

Snow and Dismissal

The school's policy on weather emergencies is to remain open if at all possible. In the event that extreme weather conditions force us to close, there are several options for obtaining this information. If the school is closed, access to buildings is limited to emergency essential personnel. Please plan accordingly and take all needed items from your locker.

We will post closing information to the school's Homepage (, Insider Portal ( and Facebook and Twitter feeds (go to to sign up) as well as send you a direct email.

As noted below, you can get current, up-to-the-minute information by calling the JHU weather hot line at 1-800-548-9004 (toll free) or at 410-516-7781 (Baltimore number).

Radio stations WTOP-AM (1500) and Wash-FM (97.1) will be notified and will carry closing information. TV stations WJLA-TV(channel 7) , WRC TV (channel 4) and WUSA-TV (channel 9) also will announce closing information.

As noted below, the information on closing is also available online on the JHU Website at

Lastly, you can call the DC command center at 202-663-5808

Space Rental

School space, meeting rooms and conference rooms, are available to rent by outside organizations, primarily during the the summer months. On rare occassion, space will be available to rent between the months of September through May (during the school year).

Please see below for a description and rates of our room rentals:
Kenney Auditorium (maximum capacity 300 theater style)
  • Half day rental (between 1 and 4 hours) $1,500
  • Full day rental (between 4 and 8 hours) $2,250
  • Full day-plus rental (more than 8 hours) $2,500
Rome Auditorium (maximum capacity 100 theater style, with a reception room)
  • Half day rental (between 1 and 4 hours) $1,250
  • Full day rental (between 4 and 8 hours) $1,500
  • Full day-plus rental (more than 8 hours) $1,750
Room 500, Bernstein Offit Building (maximum capacity 100 theater style)
  • Half day rental (between 1 and 4 hours) $1,250
  • Full day rental (between 4 and 8 hours) $1,500
  • Full day-plus rental (more than 8 hours) $1,750
Smaller Conference Rooms (range of sizes, accomodates up to 50 people)
  • Half day rental (between 1 and 4 hours) $150
  • Full day rental (between 4 and 8 hours) $250
  • Full day-plus rental (more than 8 hours) $350

Standard charge for facilities set up is $150 flat rate

There are additional charges if Audio Visual support is needed.

If you are interested in renting SAIS space, please contact us at or connect with our events manager, Brittani Menina, at 202-580-7568 for more information.

Sustainabilty at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Johns Hopkins University Sustainability

Sustainability is the collection of smart and responsible actions that prioritize people, natural resources, and finances to safeguard the health of future generations. Johns Hopkins University Sustainability is a network of students, staff, and faculty who are committed to promoting sustainability in their operations and among the larger Johns Hopkins community. The University is committed to sustainability and has set numerous goals including 51% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2025, a 35% recycling rate, 90% of the paper purchased by the University have a minimum of 30% postconsumer recycled content, and a reduction in total paper purchases by the University.

Green Blue Jay Award

The Johns Hopkins Office of Sustainability launched The Green Blue Jay Award in 2013 to recognize those in the Johns Hopkins community who exemplify sustainability ideals and action across the different campuses. Awards are given to individuals, departments or groups who have contributed to sustainability-related conversation and action in the areas of peer engagement, operational improvements, events and programming, and academics. Johns Hopkins SAIS received Division of the Year award in 2013, which recognizes the Johns Hopkins division that has made the most significant progress over the course of the past year.  

Johns Hopkins SAIS Green team

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Academic & Research

The Energy, Resources, and Environment (ERE) Program is one of the largest programs at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and it focuses on developing innovative solutions to urgent global energy and environmental challenges.


The DC campus is conveniently located near Dupont Circle Station of The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit (Metro). Bike sharing is available near the station through Capital Bikeshare program. The school also provides shuttle service for students during evening hours.

Campus Dining

Johns Hopkins SAIS-SAGE Garden grows three different kinds of Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, and Thai Chili Peppers used in recipes. SAIS Café uses fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients from local farms located within 150 miles.