Living in Washington, D.C.


Carey students are able to take full advantage of a campus located in the heart of Washington, D.C.  - the governmental and political heart of the United States.

All of the great seats of power, the nation’s most important and hallowed functions of government, are located here, making it a center of both national and international diplomacy.  The campus is located just steps away from the halls of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, headquarters of every government function, and dozens of embassies and consulates representing virtually every nation on earth. Likewise, the incomparable selection of world-class museums, attractions, restaurants, and other points of interest make this a city without equal. 

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is both proud and excited to have a dynamic, growing presence in this world-class city, and for the professional and personal opportunities it presents to Carey students.  

What to Do

the library of congressWhen it comes to activities, few cities in the world can match Washington, D.C.  World-famous institutions of government, including the White House, the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court, and numerous others, offer regular tours.  Many of the most famous museums in existence, including the National Museum of Natural History, the Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of American History, are to be found here.  In addition, reflecting its diverse and international population, the city offers an unparalleled schedule of major social, cultural, political, and education events throughout the year. 

Here are a few sites to start:  


Let’s Eat!

eating out in washington, dc

As befits the nation’s capital, award-winning dining choices in Washington, D.C. run the spectrum from food trucks to four-star restaurants, with international cuisine well represented in the this global city.  A few suggested sites to explore:



Washington, D.C. is amply served by all major highway, public transit, and airline modes.  Two major airports, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia, along with nearby Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, address the needs of national and international travelers.

Union Station serves as the southern anchor for Amtrak’s busy northeast corridor.  From here, riders can access Carey’s Harbor East Campus in Baltimore via Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) service, as well as points north, including New York.  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metro and bus service operate to and from Union Station.

Interstate 95, I-495, and several other major arteries provide access to the city and surrounding jurisdictions in Maryland and Northern Virginia. 



The garage in the Washington Center is open from 7am until 7pm weekdays. While you cannot enter the garage after 7pm, you may access the garage through the building front doors and exit the garage until the building front doors lock at 9:30pm Mondays-Thursdays and 5:30pm on Fridays. Parking is a flat rate of $8 after 4:30 pm, otherwise, it is $12 per hour or $20 all day. A $14 early bird rate is available to those who enter the garage before 8:30am. Enter the garage from Massachusetts Avenue or 17th Street. Since it is sometimes difficult to enter this garage after 5pm, it is recommended that you arrive early or park at one of the garages listed below. Note that your car may be towed if you block another car in this garage without leaving your key with the parking attendant. If you leave your key with the attendant please make sure to retrieve it by 7pm.  You will be responsible for all fees incurred as a result of being towed. Contact 202-295-8220 for additional information. Garage rates and hours are subject to change without notice.


The Federal parking garage at 1717 offers a $7 student rate from 4:00pm-11:00pm Monday-Friday as well as from 7:00am-6:00pm on Saturdays. A Jcard is required for this rate. This garage is only open to monthly parkers before 4:00pm Monday-Friday.  


Parking is also available at the 1616 P Street Garage. The lot is open from 7am until 11pm Monday-Thursday, 7am-12am on Fridays, 8am-12am on Saturdays, and 8am-11pm on Sundays.


Saturday parking is available at the Penn parking garage located at 1717 Rhode Island Avenue (under St. Matthews Cathedral). The garage is open from 8am until 5pm, and parking is a flat rate of $5.  Metered street parking is also available. You should read all street signs to ensure that parking is permitted.

Consult the following sites for more details:



Getting Around   

washington, dc metro station

Public transit options in the nation’s capital are extensive and varied.  The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) operates Metro and bus service which will take a rider virtually anywhere within the area and to outlying suburbs in both Maryland and Virginia.  Uber, Lyft, and rideshare programs are popular options, along with a large taxicab fleet.  For additional information:


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