Last fall, more than 600 Homewood sophomores, juniors, and seniors moved into a sparkling new residential complex—don’t call it a dorm—launching a new era of student life at Hopkins, one with boundless opportunities to build and nurture a sense of community, not to mention high-tech laundry machines, music rooms, and a community kitchen worthy of a TV cooking show.
Arts and Sciences spent several days in January tagging along with four sophomore residents of Charles Commons, the new two-building complex along 33rd Street between Charles and St. Paul streets. Close friends and teammates on the Hopkins swim team, they offered glimpses of what it’s like to live in this amenity-packed, decidedly comfy complex. Our guides through Charles Commons are fifth-floor suitemates (above, l-r) Kristin Cunningham, Kate Hansen, Valerie Neff-Rasmussen, and Elissa Stautner.
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Charles Commons ushers in new era for JHU
Inside Charles Commons
Produced for the 2006 opening by JHU Digital Video Services
Two Minutes to Charles Commons
See Charles Commons come to life in this time-lapsed video that covers two years of construction in two minutes.