Living in Washington, D.C.

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Life in the capital

Johns Hopkins students are able to take full advantage of the Carey Business School’s second campus located in the heart of Washington, D.C. – the governmental and political epicenter of the U.S.

The campus is located just steps away from the halls of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, headquarters of government agencies, and dozens of embassies and consulates representing virtually every nation on earth. Likewise, the selection of world-class museums, attractions, restaurants, and other points of interest make Washington a world-class city. 

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is proud and excited to be building a dynamic, presence in this city, and for the professional and personal opportunities it presents to Carey students.  

The Washington, D.C. campus of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood along the famed “Embassy Row.” Major government agencies, nonprofits, and national and international corporations are headquartered within a short walk or Metro trip. See what your future looks like at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Washington, D.C.

International visitors can view this video on YouKu.  

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What to do

When 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:  


washington DC metro

Getting here

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

Union Station serves as the southern anchor for Amtrak trains’ 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 communities in Maryland and Northern Virginia. 

1625 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20036


Colonial Parking - 1625 Massachusetts Avenue

The garage in the Washington Center is open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays. While you cannot enter the garage after 7 p.m., you may access the garage through the building front doors and exit the garage until the building front doors lock at 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Parking is a flat rate of $8 after 4:30 p.m., otherwise, it is $12 per hour or $20 all day. A $14 early bird rate is available to those who enter the garage before 8:30 a.m. Enter the garage from Massachusetts Avenue or 17th Street. Since it is sometimes difficult to enter this garage after 5 p.m., 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 7 p.m.  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.

Federal Parking - 1717 Massachusetts Avenue

The Federal parking garage at 1717 offers a $7 student rate from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday-Friday as well as from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. A J-card is required for this rate. This garage is only open to monthly parkers before 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.  

Colonial Parking - 1616 P. Street

Parking is also available at the 1616 P St Garage. The lot is open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-12 a.m. on Friday, 8 a.m.- midnight. on Saturday, and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sunday.

Visitor Parking on Saturday

Saturday parking is available at the Penn parking garage located at 1717 Rhode Island Avenue (under St. Matthews Cathedral). The garage is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., 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:
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport 
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Amtrak Washington, D.C.
MARC Train

Student Parking 

  • Monthly Rate: $283.95
  • Daily Rate- Enter before 8:30am: $14.00
  • Enter between 8:30am-4:30pm: $20.00
  • Enter after 4:30pm: $8.00.
  • The website is and the garage location is 540.

Questions should be directed to the Washington, DC campus operations


Getting Around

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

For additional information:

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)  
Uber Washington, D.C.
Lyft Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. Rideshare
ZipCar Washington, D.C.
BIRD Scooters
Lime Scooters