Family Weekend

A JHU student with their parents

Family Weekend will be held Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017! The schedule below is subject to minor change and will be updated as needed. Upon arriving to campus, please check-in at registration for the most current and accurate schedule.

Family Weekend Pre-Registration

To allow us to best prepare for your arrival to campus, pre-registration for Family Weekend is now closed. You may register onsite at check-in on Friday, October 6 from 10 am – 4 pm in the Sherwood Room of Levering Hall or on Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am in the First Floor Lobby of Hodson Hall. We look forward to welcoming you to Homewood this weekend!

Schedule

(updated October 3, 2017)

Please view the tabs below to view the 2017 Family Weekend schedule.

Friday, October 6

10:00am–4:00pm: Registration and Check-In

Levering Hall, Sherwood Room

Pick up your Family Weekend materials and get a copy of the final schedule.

10:00am–4:00pm: StoryNest Sound Collage Listening Station

Levering Hall, Lobby

During fall 2017 orientation the JHU Digital Media Center invited incoming freshman and their parents/guardians to share their stories, thoughts, and feelings about the transition to Hopkins. Everyone’s audio recordings were mixed together to create a soundscape serving as a shared reflection on the transition to college at Johns Hopkins University. A listening station featuring The StoryNest sound collage will be available for families to enjoy. The sound collage can also be accessed through the DMC’s website.

10:00am–5:00pm: Classes Open for Observation

Various Locations

A select list of participating classes will be available at registration. Please visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for a full list.

11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm: Guided Tours of Homewood Campus

Departs from Mason Hall

Join the Blue Key Society tour guides as they provide guided tours of the Homewood Campus.

11:00am–3:00pm: Evergreen Museum and Library Tours

Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street
Tours offered every hour with the last tour beginning at 3:00pm.

Enjoy free guided tours of the University’s Evergreen Museum and Library, a stunning 19th century Gilded Age mansion filled with fine and decorative arts, rare books, one of the largest private collections of Tiffany glass, and expansive Italian-style gardens and woodland. Please contact 410.516.0341 or visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

11:00am–3:30pm: Homewood Museum Tours

Homewood Museum
Tours offered every hour and half hour with the last tour beginning at 3:30pm.

Enjoy a free guided tour of Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark that has a long and fascinating history. The museum’s period rooms include fine and decorative art objects representative of the furnishings during the Carroll family’s occupancy in the first decades of the 1800s. Please contact 410-516-5589 or visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

12:00-12:50pm: Parents College Session 1 (various—pick one)

Various Locations

Experience college the Hopkins way. Pick and choose from courses taught by JHU faculty. Seating is first-come first-served. See PDF Document: Parents’ College brochure for details.

1:10–2:00pm: Parents College Session 2 (various—pick one)

Various Locations

Experience college the Hopkins way. Pick and choose from courses taught by JHU faculty. Seating is first-come first-served. See PDF Document: Parents’ College brochure for details.

2:20–3:10pm: Parents College Session 3: Preparing for Life After JHU

Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion

Engage in conversation with the Career Center team on the role that internships play in building your student’s career. Topics discussed will be resources, tools, and steps your students can take to find internship opportunities.

This program is co-sponsored by Parents Programs and Giving, the Parents Internship Network, and the Homewood Career Center.

3:30–4:30pm: The Deans’ Hour with Q&A

Levering Hall, Great Hall (behind the Levering Café)

Join the Dean of Academic and Student Services, the Dean of Student Life, the Vice Dean of Undergraduate Education from the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Vice Dean for Graduate Education, and Centers and Programs from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as they provide an overview of undergraduate life at the Homewood campus and answer families’ questions. Questions will be moderated by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Kevin Shollenberger.

4:30–5:30pm: Homewood Student Affairs Meet & Greet

Levering Hall, Great Hall and Levering Lounge (behind the Levering Café)

Visit with staff members from offices such as Residential Life, Housing, Dining, Career Center, the Counseling Center, Student Health & Wellness, Campus Safety & Security, Athletics, LGBTQ Life, and more.

5:00pm: Field Hockey vs. Muhlenberg

Homewood Field

Watch the Blue Jays as they take on nationally-ranked conference foe Muhlenberg College.

6:00–8:30pm: Office of Multicultural Affairs 25th Anniversary Celebration

Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion

Come celebrate with the Hopkins community on the 25th anniversary of the Office of Multicultural Affairs! This event will feature amazing food and performances by student organizations, special guests, and more.

7:00pm: Volleyball vs. Washington & Lee

Goldfarb Gym

Come to Goldfarb Gym as Johns Hopkins Volleyball team takes on the Washington & Lee Generals. It’s Flashback Friday night so be sure to wear your neon and anklewarmers. The first 100 fans will receive a Hopkins Sweat Band.

8:00-9:30pm: The Barnstormers present Freshman One-Acts

Levering Hall, Arellano Theater

The Barnstormers present short one-act plays in a range of styles. The plays feature only first-year actors and are directed by upperclassmen. Tickets are sold at the door: $1 for students and $5 for non-affiliates.

9:00pm: JHUnions Movie Night: Baby Driver

Levering Hall, Levering Lounge

JHUnions, Hopkins’ Union Programming Board will be screening the movie Baby Driver in the Levering Lounge. Free popcorn will be provided to attendees!

Saturday, October 7

8:00–9:00am: Blue Jay Families Gathering

Hodson Hall, First Floor Lobby

Come meet fellow Blue Jay Families for coffee and conversation. We look forward to this gathering of our Blue Jay Family community on campus!

8:30–11:30am: Registration and Check-In

Hodson Hall, First Floor Lobby

Pick up your Family Weekend materials and get a copy of the final schedule.

9:00–9:45am: President’s Welcome Address

Hodson Hall, Room 110

Join University President, Ronald J. Daniels, as he welcomes families to campus, discusses JHU strategic planning initiatives, and shares insights about the Hopkins undergraduate experience.

10:00–11:00am & 11:15–12:15 am: Parent & Family Information Sessions

Pre-Professional Advising (both times)
Hodson Hall, Room 110

Pre-Professional Advising staff will discuss pre-professional advising services and the pre-professional experience at Johns Hopkins. Topics will include: how advisors in the office help your students make informed decisions in their pre-professional planning, secure relevant experience, overcome obstacles, navigate the application process, and become competitive applicants.

Campus Safety and Security (both times)
Shaffer Hall, Room 3

Join Executive Director of Safety and Security, Christina Presberry, to hear about safety and security here at Johns Hopkins University.

School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering Advising
Gilman Hall, Room 50

Representatives from our Arts & Sciences and our Engineering Academic Advising offices will lead a discussion on academic advising programs for undergraduate students at Hopkins.

Summer and Intersession Course Offerings (both times)
Gilman Hall, Room 132

Join Dr. Janet Gomez, Director of International Academic Programs and Marketing, Office of Summer and Intersession Programs, for a discussion about Intersession, including our B’More Program: A Common First-Year Experience, and summer academic and research offerings.

Study Abroad (both times)
Hodson Hall, Room 316

Join Dr. Lori Citti, Director of the JHU Study Abroad Program, to hear about opportunities for Hopkins students to experience international programs that foster creativity, discovery, and excellence in undergraduate education.

Student Financial Services: Renewing Your Financial Aid (both times)
Maryland Room, Room 110

Join Student Financial Services for a conversation about the financial aid renewal process and planning for living off-campus.

10:00am–1:00pm: George Peabody Library Open Hours

Peabody Institute, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Pl.
Transportation available via JHMI Shuttle at the corner of 33rd and St. Paul Streets. Disembark at the Peabody stop.
The Librarian will provide 20-minute information sessions about the library at 10:00am, 11:00am, and noon.

Widely heralded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the Peabody Library holds a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts dating from ancient Mesopotamia to the 20th century. Come peruse the “cathedral of books” and its treasures. For more information, visit the special collections webpage.

10:00am–1:00pm: Student Financial Services Open Hours

146 Garland Hall

The Office of Student Financial Services will be open from 10:00am-1:00pm.

11:00am–1:00pm: BBQ Tailgate Lunch

Freshman Quad (Rain site: Fresh Food Cafe)

Enjoy a spirited BBQ Tailgate prior to the home football game versus Franklin & Marshall. Tickets are $10 per person and available for purchase online. Limited tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

11:00am–2:00pm: Off-Campus Housing Office Open House

Off-Campus Housing Office, Wolman Hall, Room 102, 3339 North Charles Street

Parents are welcome to stop by to speak with the staff and get some information about off-campus housing in the neighborhoods directly surrounding the Homewood Campus.

11:15am, 2:30pm, & 3:45pm: Baltimore Community Bus Tours

Departs from Athletic Circle (in front of Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center)

Learn more about the Baltimore neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood Campus and the ways in which Hopkins strives to strengthen the university community’s ties to the city as the city’s largest private anchor institution. Seats on the tour are free but limited. Families and JHU students must reserve seats in advance online.

12:00–3:00pm: Evergreen Museum and Library Tours

Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street
Tours offered every hour with the last tour beginning at 3:00pm.

Enjoy free guided tours of the University’s Evergreen Museum and Library, a stunning 19th century Gilded Age mansion filled with fine and decorative arts, rare books, one of the largest private collections of Tiffany glass, and expansive Italian-style gardens and woodland. Please contact 410-516-0341 or visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

12:00–1:30pm: Homewood Museum Tours

Homewood Museum
Tours offered every hour and half hour with the last tour beginning at 1:30pm.

Enjoy a free guided tour of Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark that has a long and fascinating history. The museum’s period rooms include fine and decorative art objects representative of the furnishings during the Carroll family’s occupancy in the first decades of the 1800s. Please contact 410-516-0341 or visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

1:00pm: Football vs. Franklin & Marhsall

Homewood Field

Head to Homewood Field as the #13 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays take on conference opponent Franklin & Marshall Diplomats.

1:00pm: Volleyball vs. Muhlenberg

Goldfarb Gym

Make your way to Goldfarb Gym as the Blue Jays take on the Mules of Muhlenberg College. Goldfarb Gym is located right next to Homewood Field, so you can watch both of your Blue Jays battle for the W.

2:00–3:15pm: Historical Campus Tour

Tour departs from outside the MSE Library near Homewood Museum

Have you ever wondered how Johns Hopkins wound up on the Homewood Campus? Did you know that we have not always been at this location? Ever wondered about the story behind the murals in the Shriver Hall lobby? Join us at 2:00pm on Saturday for a tour of the Homewood Campus with Jim Stimpert, Senior Reference Archivist in the Sheriden Libraries. We will start between the MSE Library and Homewood Museum and make our way down to Shriver Hall and back to the north side of campus, pointing out interesting historical facts and observations along the way. Wear comfortable walking shoes, because we will be covering some ground though at a leisurely pace. The tour will take 75–90 minutes.

 

5:30–7:00pm: The Barnstormers present Freshman One-Acts

Levering Hall, Arellano Theater

The Barnstormers present short one-act plays in a range of styles. The plays feature only first-year actors and are directed by upperclassmen. Tickets are sold at the door: $1 for students and $5 for non-affiliates.

6:00pm: Women’s Soccer vs. Muhlenberg

Homewood Field

Wrap up your weekend at Homewood Field as the Women’s Soccer team faces off against Muhlenberg College Mules.

7:00–11:00pm: Diwali Dhamaka – Hindu Festival of Lights

Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

Diwali Dhamaka, hosted by the JHU Hindu Students’ Council, is the celebration of the Hindu festival of Diwali, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights. There will be free Indian dinner, and several booths for activities such as sari tying, dance tutorials, and more. There will also be several performances prepared by JHU students and the South Asian performing groups on campus. The event is open to anyone and everyone!

Please contact the JHU Hindu Students’ Council via email or message JHU HSC on Facebook for any questions about the event.

7:30–11:00pm: The Third Annual Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala

Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion

The Red Dress Gala is Alpha Phi’s signature philanthropy event. The evening consists of an elegant dinner, silent and live auctions, speakers, raffles, and more. Together with your help we can work to benefit the lives of countless women and fight against the number one killer of women in the U.S., heart disease. Please follow this link if you wish to learn more about the Alpha Phi Foundation: https://www.alphaphifoundation.org/about.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance. Formal attire will be required. Guests are encouraged to wear black tie formal attire with red accents.

 

8:30–10:00pm: Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater presents “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo

Levering Hall, Arellano Theater

After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen’s husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.

Tickets will be sold at the door: $3 for JHU students, $5 for non-Hopkins affiliates.

9:00pm: JHUnions Movie Night: Baby Driver

Levering Hall, Levering Lounge

JHUnions, Hopkins’ Union Programming Board will be screening the movie Baby Driver in the Levering Lounge. Free popcorn will be provided to attendees!

9:00pm-Midnight: The Harvest Ball After Party: Fall Frolick

Homewood Museum

Join Baltimore’s most fashionable and fabulous revelers for the Fall Frolick featuring a photo booth courtesy of WYPR 88.1, late night desserts by Pie Five Pizza, cocktails, a premium raffle with over $2,500 in prizes, and dancing to the New Romanos. Optional Black Tie or finery à la Jane Austen.

Tickets cost $55 and may be purchased online. Tickets will not be sold at the door. This is a 21+ event.

Sunday, October 8

10:00am–2:00pm: Sterling Brunch

Fresh Food Café

Sterling Brunch is a Johns Hopkins Dining Tradition that offers a wide variety of menu offerings such as peel and eat shrimp, smoked salmon, made to order stations, chef-attended carving stations, premium desserts, and a live Jazz Band. Please join us for this very special event and celebrate the tastes of the fall season prepared by our campus chefs. Advance tickets will be available on Friday, October 6 at the Charles Street Market (“CharMar”) and the Levering Café. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fresh Food Café on Sunday, October 8, and are $15.10 plus tax per person (students with a meal plan do not need a ticket). Credit cards and cash will be accepted. Join your student for a Hopkins Tradition.

12:00–3:00pm: Evergreen Museum and Library Tours

Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street
Tours offered every hour with the last tour beginning at 3:00pm.

Enjoy free guided tours of the University’s Evergreen Museum and Library, a stunning 19th century Gilded Age mansion filled with fine and decorative arts, rare books, one of the largest private collections of Tiffany glass, and expansive Italian-style gardens and woodland. Please contact 410-516-0341 or visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

12:00–3:30pm: Homewood Museum Tours

Homewood Museum
Tours offered every hour and half hour with the last tour beginning at 3:30pm.

Enjoy a free guided tour of Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark that has a long and fascinating history. The museum’s period rooms include fine and decorative art objects representative of the furnishings during the Carroll family’s occupancy in the first decades of the 1800s. Please contact 410-516-5589 or visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

3:00–4:30pm: The Barnstormers present Freshman One-Acts

Levering Hall, Arellano Theater

The Barnstormers present short one-act plays in a range of styles. The plays feature only freshmen actors and are directed by upperclassmen. Tickets are sold at the door: $1 for students and $5 for non-affiliates.

Parking & Accommodations

Parking

Parking in the South Garage and San Martin Center Garage on the Homewood campus will both be open and free of charge for families on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. Additional information about local transportation can be found on our Transportation Services website.

Local Accommodations

Families are responsible for their own accommodations during Family Weekend. Accommodations will not be provided on campus for families. View a list of local hotels and a map of hotels near our Homewood Campus.