Campus Events & Resources

Updated April 8, 2020

Upcoming Student Life Events

JHSAP and The Office of Student Life invite students to join us, Thur, Apr 9, at 3 pm (ET), for Managing Stress in Uncertain Times (part 1 of 2!).  Our discussion will include mental health and wellbeing tips, navigating current conditions, and identifying internal and external resources.  
Registration is required. Complete the registration form found here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  We look forward to connecting with you! 

4th Term Student Life Weekly Check-in and Drop-in Sessions
We know this is an unusual and potentially stressful term. Student Life is offering virtual space for students to gather and share their experiences. We will also offer tips on navigating this term while maintaining well-being. Below are three time options. Drop in for as long as you want! Our virtual door is open. Time and days may change weekly.

Tuesdays: Noon- 1:00 pm, join anytime by clicking here.

Wednesdays: 5:00 pm -6:00 pm, join anytime by clicking here.
Join our Graduate Assistance Paul Delgado and bring your favorite drink, snack, or food.

All times are ET.

School Wide Events

DJ Night/Virtual Dance Party Mondays, 7:00 pm

Event details sent via email.

Online ‘At Home Workout’ Sessions by Trainers at the Cooley Center Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

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Virtual Meditation Session

Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:10 pm to 3:20 pm.
This quick 10-minute meditation (guided by the Calm app) gives you a chance to relax, find comfort, and pause as you head into this rather unusual term. Open to new and returning members alike!  

Nia Dance Class Every Wednesday 5:30 pm

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Virtual Yoga by Trainers at the Cooley Center Thursdays at 10:00am

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Thursday Fitness Class
Thursdays, 5-5:30
 Zoom Meeting-Follow this link to the Cooley Center Page and click on the day/class you would like to join: Thursday Fitness Password: CooleyFit

School of Public Health Friday Yoga                                            
Fridays, 9-10 am
Zoom Meeting-Join Zoom Meeting:…
Free to all students and trainees

Pilates Mat Class
Saturday April 11th, 11:00-11:30 am
Zoom Meeting- Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 887-482-334. Meeting Password: 392183   
Free to all students and trainees

Daily Mindfulness Sessions with Dr. Neda Gould
Mindfulness meditation can be an excellent resource to manage stress and anxiety during uncertain times. Dr. Neda Gould, faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Mindfulness Program, will be leading daily meditations at 8 AM, 12 PM and 5 PM open to the entire Johns Hopkins Community. Sessions will be 30 min in length and will include a variety of mindfulness meditation practices in a virtual format. Open the following zoom link at the scheduled times to join. Meeting ID: 747 490 420


Free Online Textbooks
Redshelf is offering up to 7 free online textbooks through May 25, 2020.

SilverCloud is here! You may have received an email about SilverCloud, an online, confidential mental health resource now free and available to all full-time students and trainees. SilverCloud offers 24/7 access to interactive learning modules that teach cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. If you or someone you know is experiencing mild-to-moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression, SilverCloud can be a useful tool. To learn more about SilverCloud, watch this short introductory video. To sign up to use the platform, eligible students and trainees can visit

UHS Wellness Virtual Resources

Please visit the UHS Wellness website to view virtual wellness resources You can find websites and apps for each dimension of your health including fitness apps, healthy recipes, as well as interactive platforms for emotional and mental health. Below are a few resources that you may find helpful:

Physical Health

Mental and Emotional Health

  • Calm: A mindfulness meditation app that includes soothing sounds and peaceful pictures, along with guided meditation and sleep stories. JHU users have free premium access by signing up at with their JHU or JHMI email address.
  • Destress Monday: An online initiative providing information and reminders to support a positive start to the week and reduce stress overall.
  • Moodnotes: Mood-tracking and journaling app that help users develop healthier thinking habits.
  • SilverCloud: An online, confidential mental health resource now free and available to all full-time students and trainees. Offers 24/7 access to interactive learning modules that teach cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. To sign up to use the platform, eligible students and trainees can visit

Intellectual Health

  • Luminosity: A brain training program that uses fun games to help keep your mind sharp


Meyer-Beers Essay Contest: Strengthening Supports for Mental Health and Neurodiversity at JHU

The JHSPH Mental Health Grad Network is pleased to announce the inaugural Meyer-Beers Essay Contest, which aims to raise awareness about the high prevalence of mental health conditions in academia and to crowd-source innovative solutions for supporting people with mental health conditions at Johns Hopkins. The essay contest is open to students across the university. Three winners will be awarded a cash prize; $1,000 for first place and two $500 runner-up awards. Submissions must focus on recruiting and/or retaining individuals to a rigorous academic environment such as JHU and may choose to focus on mental health conditions, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, or other sources of neurodiversity. All submissions must include a short essay (500-1000 words), but may also include videos, art, songs, or other multimedia content. Winners will also have the option to work with campus organizations and key stakeholders across the university to implement their ideas. Essay submissions are due by April 15, 11:59pm (EST). Winners will be announced in April 2020. Entries should be sent to with subject line “Meyer-Beers Essay Contest.” If a winning submission includes physical art or other multimedia content, the winner may be asked to display the submission.