First Steps for New Students

First Steps for New Students

As a new Carey Business School student, you are encouraged to review the following information, as it will assist you in navigating administrative steps that will enhance your student experience.

Once you become familiar with the information below, please attend your program specific orientation.

New Student Checklist

We ask that all new students familiarize themselves with the information provided and attend in-person orientation prepared to ask specific questions.

1. Activate your Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED) log-in.

JHED is a university-wide online directory of students, staff, and faculty. New students need to locate and activate their Log in ID. The JHED ID and password gives admitted students access to a variety of JHU online resources, including online registration and online library services. For step-by-step instructions to activate your JHED Log in visit our tutorial (instructions are the same across all schools). Please note that a JHED ID (usually based on an individual's name) is different from a Hopkins ID (a combination of letters and/or numbers). Only students who have accepted admission and paid their deposit will be able to complete this step.

2. Set up your Johns Hopkins Microsoft Exchange Online (Office 365 E-mail).

All Carey Business School students are required to activate their Hopkins email address. All official communications from the school and Johns Hopkins University will be sent to this address, including, but not limited to, class assignments, billing information and emergency notifications. For step-by-step instructions to activate your Exchange Online email and to learn to forward your JHU email to another address, visit the tutorial. Only students who have accepted admission and paid their deposit will be able to complete this step.

3. Register for classes.

Part-time students may register for classes after speaking with their academic adviser. New full-time students will receive information about registration in July and will register at that time.
To search for classes you may visit this website; to register for classes, please visit this website (you will need your user ID and password). Make sure to review the academic calendar, which indicates registration dates, deadlines, semester end and start dates, add/drop periods, and other important dates.
Please note that students will be notified by their program advisers and program managers when and how to register. A separate email will be sent to all students with specific information.
Please make sure that you carefully review your program requirements and speak with your academic adviser before registering for classes. Your adviser's name can be viewed in ISIS or by calling the general advising line at 410-234-9320. If you are a new student, your adviser will be assigned within a week after you have accepted admission.
Take a look at the EvaluationKit which allows students to do some research on the classes/instructors before registering.
Attention Washington, D.C. students - Immunization Requirement:

According to Washington, D.C. Immunization Law 3-20, students under the age of 26 who attend classes in Washington, D.C. must get vaccinations for Measles, mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus/Diphtheria. You will need to submit proof of your immunizations once you register for classes at the Washington, D.C. Center. Such forms are provided to all students admitted to the JHU Carey Business School. An immunization hold will be placed on student accounts, preventing registration if the completed immunization form is not submitted by the registration period of your second semester at the school. Download the immunization form.

Attention Baltimore, MD, students - Immunizations
Students attending classes in Baltimore, MD, are strongly advised to get the following vaccines:

  • Varicella
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Td/Tdap) vaccination
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination
  • Meningococcal vaccination
  • Hepatitis  A vaccination 
  • Hepatitis B vaccination 
  • The above vaccines are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

4. View the library’s orientation guide before you begin your classes.

The following guides from our librarians will introduce you to key library staff on all campuses, the many resources and services that can facilitate your academic research, and tools to help you manage and properly cite your references, in order to prevent plagiarism.

5. Blackboard tutorial

Many classes at the Carey Business School will have content uploaded online to our Blackboard website. Many professors and instructors will upload content and communicate with students using Blackboard.
Please view the Blackboard tutorial here.

Alternately, please see this tutorial for instructions on using Blackboard: Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Students

6. Obtain your Student Identification Card (J-card).

Before arriving on campus, please log in to the Johns Hopkins student portal ( with your Jhed ID and password. You will be prompted to upload a photo. Follow the photo requirement instructions located on the screen and upload your photo by the dates listed for Carey Business School students. Please do not email photos to Operations. JCards will be available for students to pick-up at the Harbor East location or the Washington, D.C. Center. Campus Operations and Facilities will send an email to all students with pick-up instructions. Effective July 1, 2016, all students will have to present government issued identification when picking up their J-card. All students are required to have their JCard on them at all times and must present them to security in order to gain access to the building each time they enter. If a student loses, misplaces or damages his/her JCard, the student must request a replacement (a replacement fee of $20 will be assessed). Payment is accepted by credit card or check only. If you have any questions please email us at

7. International Students check in with the Office of International Services.

If you are an international student who has come to the U.S. in F-1 status with an I-20 from Carey, you must check in with the Office of International Services (OIS). Please contact them at or by phone at 667-208-7001 for more information. More information for F-1 students can be found at

8. Financial Aid at the Carey Business School

The financial aid staff at the Carey Business School is dedicated to assisting you in finding a way to pursue your educational goals. Financial aid programs help eligible students to pay for their direct educational costs, such as tuition and fees; and indirect educational costs, such as living expenses, books, and other miscellaneous expenses.
Additional information for students for the 2016-2017 academic year can be found here.

9. The Honor Code 2016-2017

As members of the Carey Business School student body, students pledge to develop and maintain a sense of high responsibility, honesty, respect and awareness of the community in which they live, work and study. Students pledge to be accountable for their actions and those of others. They commit to building a Carey Business School student community that is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of student honest behavior.
To view the tutorial and submit your pledge (required of all new students), please follow this link to the tutorial. A hold will be placed on a student account if the pledge is not submitted. If you have any questions about the Honor Code, the tutorial or pledge, please contact Student Services at

10. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Training.

The Johns Hopkins University and Carey Business School have a longstanding commitment to addressing the issues of sexual violence and sexual harassment.  It is our mission to provide a safe and supportive campus environment.  Over the past few months, the university has worked to update policies on sexual violence and sexual harassment, and has developed new initiatives for sexual violence prevention and response.  One of these initiatives is a mandatory sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention training session for all students, faculty, and staff. Please visit this page to complete the mandatory training. All current students, fall 2015 and after, are required to complete the training.

11. Summer Intensive program

  • July 29 - August 12, 2016  Baltimore
  • August 1 - August 15, 2016  Washington, DC
The Summer Intensive Program runs concurrently on the Baltimore and Washington, DC campuses.
Students attend Summer Intensive on the campus where they will complete their academic coursework and are automatically registered for Summer Intensive. 
All international students beginning their programs in Fall 2016 are required to attend, unless the student has a two or four-year degree from a US college or university. For more information about the program, please view this page.

12. New student orientation.

All new Carey students are expected to attend orientation. During orientation students receive important information and have the opportunity to ask questions of faculty/staff, and get to know other students in their programs.

New Student Orientation Schedule

 August 13, 2016 All part-time program students, all dual/joint degree programs (including MPH and MICA students)
August 15-16, 2016 Master of Business Administration (full-time, GMBA)
August 16 - August 19, 2016 Master of Science in Finance (full-time)
Master of Science in Marketing (full-time)
Master of Science in Real Estate and Infrastructure (full-time)
Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (full-time)
Master of Science in Healthcare Management (full-time)
Bachelor of Business Administration (full-time)

Business of Health Care Certificate (online in Blackboard - Week 0 module). Must be completed before program begins.

Online MBA students must complete their online orientation module prior to the beginning of their first semester.

January 9, 2016 All part-time program students starting spring 2016

13. Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a browser-based web conferencing tool used by instructors at the Carey Business School. It will be used for make-up classes, office hours, supplemental lectures, or group collaboration. Please view the Adobe Connect Student tutorial here or read the Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide here, or view this tutorial on

14. Taskstream

Taskstream is a Blackboard-integrated learning assessment management tool that the Carey Business School adapted to assess student learning and improve Carey’s curriculum. Students will submit assignments from selected core courses to Taskstream, which have been designed to measure students' mastery of Carey's learning goals and objectives. Please read the TaskStream Quick Start Guide here.

15. Other Important applications:

  • Complementary subscription to the WSJ online can be accessed via the portal.
  • Complementary subscription to can be accessed via the portal.
  • Tutorial on how and why we use Turnitin, can be found here

16. Useful New Student Information - at a glance.

Please take a look at this resource list for most up-to-date information about advisers and other student resources.

17. Learn about Student Services and Other Resources

18. Your opinion matters! Let us know what you think of the value of the provided information (email