Carey Business School Building Policies

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Building Hours

Building Hours for Spring:

Harbor East

  • Monday through Thursday 7:30am–10:00pm
    • Main entrance doors and Student Lounge West are open 7:30am–9:00pm
    • The 24th floor is open from 8:00am–6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am–6:00pm
    • Main entrance doors and Student Lounge West are open 7:30am–5:00pm
    • The 24th floor is open from 8:00am–5:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday Closed

Washington DC

  • Monday through Thursday 7:00am–11:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am–9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am–9:00pm
  • Sunday 7:00am–11:00pm

Study Room Policy

The Carey Business School Washington, D.C. and Harbor East Learning Commons and study rooms are designated study spaces for Carey Business School students. Our learners are expected to demonstrate respect and accountability in the way they use these spaces, including following all applicable policies and processes. The availability of study room space in the Washington, D.C., location and the 2nd floor of the Harbor East location is one of many options that can be used for quiet individual and/or group study space to inspire and advance research, teaching, and life-long intellectual growth. The school and university expect that all of our students will treat each other with civility, abide by policies, and resolve conflicts in a productive and non-confrontational manner.

As members of the University community, students accept certain responsibilities which support the educational mission and create an environment in which all students are afforded the same opportunity to succeed academically. All members of the University community should be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

General Policies Guiding the Scheduling and Use of Study Rooms

  1. Study room reservations are only available to Johns Hopkins affiliates with a JHED logon.
  2. Reservations have priority over walk-ins. To reserve a study room, please visit the reservation page.
  3. Users are limited to up to 3 hours of study room use per day. Please note, if using a study room for group work, it is expected that it will be used for a maximum of 3 hours on behalf of all group members per day. Any reservations that exceed this limit by various individual group members is considered a violation of this policy.
  4. If a study room is not occupied within the first 15 minutes of the reserved time, the reservation is considered cancelled. The study room can be used by others for the remainder of the reserved time, based on a first-come first-served basis.
  5. The reservation system cannot accommodate the transfer of a reservation to another user.
  6. Carey Business School staff is not responsible for informing patrons when a reservation period is over. We trust our students to exercise accountability and self-monitor use of study room space.
  7. Drinks & food limitations: Only covered non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in study rooms and in our buildings. No food is allowed is allowed in study rooms.
  8. Noise: Please avoid loud phone conversations and group discussions while using the study room; voices do carry and may disrupt the learning environment of other students.

**Failure to comply with the Carey Business School study room policies and procedures may be considered a violation of the Student Conduct Code. You can find more information about the Student Conduct Code policy and its process at If you would like to report a suspected violation of this policy, please report it to the Office of Student Affairs at We ask that you provide the name of the suspected offender/s.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Student Identification Card Policy

Obtaining a J-Card

All onsite students are required to obtain a Johns Hopkins identification card (J-Card) Mobile Credential. This is an identification card on your mobile phone that you will use to enter JHU buildings if you are taking classes onsite. 
You will need to first upload a picture and then activate the J-Card Mobile Credential on your phone. Please activate the mobile credential prior to coming into a JHU building for the first time this Fall. Instructions for doing this are below:

  1. Upload a color picture of yourself on the JHU myProfile portal.
  2. When taking or selecting your photo, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
    1. Passport and graduation photos are ideal.
    2. Choose a plain, indoor background.
    3. Only the image of your head, neck, and shoulders will be included on your J-Card.
    4. Do not wear sunglasses, hats, or hairstyles obscuring your eyes.
  3. Once your photo has been uploaded, visit the JHU website for detailed directions on how to obtain your J-Card Mobile Credential. For our new students you can also find instructions in the New Student Checklist on HopkinsGroups.
  4. If you have questions or would like to request a physical identification card, please contact for Harbor East students and for Washington DC students. Please note that physical identification cards may not be available at the beginning of the semester.

Misuse of the J-Card

All students are required to have their J-Card on them at all times and must present them to security in order to gain access to the building each time they enter.

Failure to produce a valid card or misuse of the card is a violation of the Johns Hopkins University Student Conduct Code. Specifically, the code states that “the possession, sale or manufacture of any false or altered form of identification, the improper use of any identification card, including knowingly altering a University student identification card, or using the identification card of another, or allowing one’s own card to be used by another” is a violation.

If a student is caught by security providing their J-Card to another student to access a building, all students involved will have their J-Cards confiscated by security for up to 48 hours, if it is their first violation. Operations staff will alert Student Affairs, who will alert Student Conduct. Student Affairs will remind Operations of the timing of the J-Card return for each case. If it is a second or subsequent violation, Student Conduct will determine when the student will be able to use their J-Card.

After the 48-hour period, the student will check in with security at the appropriate campus to have Operations return the J-Card. The student will meet with an official from the Student Conduct Office to determine the sanction. Student Affairs will communicate with Operations and the student about any updates.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Guest Policy

Students are not permitted to have guests into the buildings, unless the guest has been pre-approved to be in the building for an academic purpose (i.e. guest speaker and meeting/event attendee). All guests are required to be accompanied by their host student and must check-in at the front security station. The guest must surrender a government-issued photo identification or active JHU J-Card to the Security Officer upon arrival. Individuals without an acceptable form of ID will not be permitted to enter the building. Host students are expected to stay with their guests throughout the entire visit. The hosts will be held accountable for their guests’ behavior.