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ADA Accommodations

  • Animals: Certified service animals or service animals in training for guests with disabilities are welcome at the Newton White Athletic Center and Natatorium spectator area. All animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times.
  • Parking: Disabled parking is available at designated spots on University Parkway and at marked spots in front of the Athletic Center.
  • A drop off zone for those with disabilities is located on Goodnow Dr. off of University Parkway in front of the Athletic Center.
  • Restrooms: Once inside the Athletic Center, accessible stalls are located in the Athletic Center and the Ralph O'Connor Recreation Center.
  • Seating: Patrons with disabilities are able to view our meets from the spectator bleachers above the pool.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the gym. University security or staff will confiscate any prohibited beverages.

An ATM is located inside the Ralph O'Connor Recreation Center.

Banners and Signage
Derogatory or profane signs, banners, clothing items & language are prohibited in the pool.

Blue Jays Unlimited
Blue Jays Unlimited (BJU) is comprised of a group of volunteer alumni, friends and staff dedicated to support and promote the athletics programs at Johns Hopkins University. BJU is committed to providing support for annual fund raising and recognition activities for intercollegiate athletics. Money raised by BJU is used to enhance the Hopkins experience for all student-athletes. For more information about how you can impact the athletes, please contact the office at or by calling 410-516-6132.

No charter buses are permitted on campus on game days. Only visiting team buses and Johns Hopkins Athletics sponsored buses are permitted to stage on campus. Buses may park on Johns Hopkins Eastern Campus if space permits. Please see a Johns Hopkins University security officer for directions to Eastern Campus.

Code of Conduct
The NCAA and Johns Hopkins University promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco products is strictly prohibited.

A concession stand is not open for Swimming and Water Polo events but vending machines are located throughout the Athletic Center.

Emergency inside pool
For any emergency, including medical emergencies, while inside the pool, notify the nearest security officer or Athletics staff.

In the event of an emergency, athletic staff will utilize the public address system to inform patrons of the situation and any instructions as applicable. All exits and emergency exits in the pool are clearly marked.

In the case of lightening, teams will be directed to exit the pool. The competition will resume at the direction of the certified athletic trainer on site.

Game dates and times
Johns Hopkins game dates and times are subject to change. In the event a game date or time change should occur, the information will be immediately posted on and will be communicated through the local media.

Game programs
Game programs are available at the entrance to the pool spectator bleachers at no charge for all games.

Johns Hopkins encourages our fans to support our hotel partners when in town for games. Below is contact information for special Hopkins rates.

     Inn at the Colonnade - (Across from Homewood Field) - 410/235-5400

Lost and found
Any items lost or found at Hopkins athletic events should be turned into or can be found at the Ralph O'Connor Recreation Center main desk.

Centennial Conference and NCAA rules prohibit artificial noisemakers from being brought inside the gym. This includes, but is not limited to, all horns (including air horns), cow bells and whistles. Prohibited items will be confiscated.

Public parking is available on campus in various metered locations for all events. The lot inside the stadium is not available for guests, parents or athletes.

Pool deck access
Only authorized persons are allowed on the pool deck.

Post Season
For post season competition details please refer back to our website, for information regarding tickets, parking, game times, etc.

Prohibited items

  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited
  • Derogatory or profane signs, banners, clothing items and language are prohibited along with signs attached to sticks
  • Pets are prohibited
  • Approved noisemaking devices are permitted
  • Weapons are prohibited

Suspicious activity, disruptive patrons and guest-related problems should be reported to a security officer immediately. Uncooperative patrons showing disregard for other patrons, the facility or the teams may be ejected from the facility. Intoxicated fans will not be allowed into the gym. An ejected patron will not be allowed to return for the remainder of the game. Re-entry by an ejected patron is grounds for arrest.

Smoking policy
Smoking is not permitted in the facility.

Johns Hopkins University does not permit unauthorized soliciting or collecting of contributions, vending, distribution of fliers or other promotional/advertising materials on University property.

Special announcements
Special announcements on the public address system are limited to medical and police emergencies. Johns Hopkins Athletics does not announce or display birthday, anniversary or other personal messages on the public address system.

Water fountains
Water fountains are located in the Athletic Center.

No weapons of any kind are permitted in the Newton White Athletic Center, or in any designated Johns Hopkins venue. This policy includes weapons used by off-duty law enforcement officers.

The Johns Hopkins Department of Athletics offers free live video webcasting of selected athletic events throughout the year. Fans can visit the All-Access section of the athletics web site ( for a complete listing (listing updated prior to each season). For away games, fans should visit the web site of the host school to see if similar services are offered.