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Welcome Desk 
410-516-4434
Equipment Room 
410-516-4453
Recreation Office 
410-516-5229

Ralph S. O'Connor
Recreation Center
JHU Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

 

Recreation > Facilities > Membership

Membership Information

General Information

  • The Recreation Center generally closes for three to four weeks throughout the year for general and routine maintenance.  Typically, this occurs for one week in December, two in May (including commencement), and one in August.  These closures are a part of the membership fee. 
  • Method of Payment: Cash, Check (payable to JHU), J-Cash, Credit Card (Mastercard, Visa or Discover), or Payroll Deduction (only JHU employees).
  • Recreation Center Membership Card
    • Anyone with a Hopkins J-Card (blue card) or a JHMI ID Badge (blue & gold card) will have their card activated as their Recreation Center Membership Card.
    • Those without either a Hopkins J-Card (blue card) or a JHMI ID Badge (blue & gold card) will be issued an O’Connor Recreation Center Membership Card (white card).
    • If a Member with a JHMI ID Badge (blue & gold card) wishes to purchase a Guest Pass beyond Recreation Office Hours they will need to purchase an O’Connor Recreation Center Membership Card from the Recreation Office. O’Connor Recreation Center Membership Cards cost $15.
  • Replacement Membership Card: $15.

What is the Membership Fee?

  • General Membership Fee: $180/year from September to August (This fee is for all JHU: Faculty, Staff, JHMI, affiliates, spouses and Student of the School of Education, Peabody, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Carey Business School, & SAIS.)
  • Alumni Membership Fee: $265/year from January to December
  • Alumni Spouse Membership Fee: $205/year from January to December

What does the Membership Fee include?

  • The Recreation Center Membership Fee includes access to the O'Connor Recreation Center including the JHU Pool, Climbing Wall, Locker Rooms, Basketball Courts, Racquetball/Squash Courts, Fitness Center and Weight Room. The Fee also includes use of recreation equipment available for check-out from the Equipment Room.
  • The Recreation Center Fee does not include fees for Fitness Passes, Personal Training, Aquatic & Safety Training Programs, Swim Lessons, Locker Rental, Towel Service, and any other additional programs. 

Who is eligible to use the O'Connor Recreation Center?

  • School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students: The Recreation Center Membership Fee is included in the tuition for all current School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
  • Biomedical Engineering (BME) Students & Post Docs: The Recreation Center Membership Fee is included in the tuition for all current Biomedical Engineering (BME)�Students & Post Docs; however they must visit the Recreation Office every year to activate their Recreation Membership Card.
  • JHU Faculty, Staff, and Retirees: All Faculty, Staff, and Retirees of Johns Hopkins University are eligible to purchase a Membership to the O'Connor Recreation Center. This includes Johns Hopkins University Homewood, Peabody, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Education, Carey School of Business, Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Advanced International Study (SAIS), Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and the Applied Physics Lab (APL).
  • Other Affiliates: Other affiliates eligible to purchase a Membership to the O'Connor Recreation Center are the Baltimore Museum of Art (employees only), Carnegie Institution of Washington, Gertrude’s @ The BMA (employees only), The Hopkins Club (employees only), Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame Members, Kennedy Krieger, Space Telescope Science Institute, and US Lacrosse (employees only), and spouses of faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Spouses: The affiliate of JHU must be a current Recreation Center Member for the Spouse to become a Member.
  • JHU Alumni: Johns Hopkins University Alumni are eligible to purchase a Membership to the O'Connor Recreation Center.
  • The O'Connor Recreation Center is not open to the community for Membership.

What do I need to become a Member?

  • New Members: To become a Member you must visit the Recreation Office in person with a valid Hopkins J-Card (blue card) or JHMI ID Badge (blue & gold card) during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).
  • Renewing Members: Members who are renewing their current or expired Membership can renew either by visiting the Recreation Office or calling 410-516-5229. Credit Card only will be accepted for renewals over the phone.
  • Spouses: The affiliate of JHU must be a current Recreation Center Member for the Spouse to become a Member. Spouses can visit the Recreation Office in person with the Member (or the Member's Recreation Center ID). Domestic Partners must have an affidavit filed with the Benefits Office in order to be eligible for a Spouse membership.

General Policies

  • In order to enter the Rec Center a valid Membership Card (J-Card, JHMI Card, Rec Center Card, Drivers License or Passport) is required to be shown at the Welcome Desk. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Membership Cards (J-Card, JHMI Card, Rec Center Card, Drivers License or Passport) are non-transferable and any attempt to use another person's Membership Card will result in confiscation of the card and possible Member/Guest suspension.
  • The Recreation Center Staff is not responsible for any user's personal belongings.

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