First-Year Banquet


Begun in 2010, this event was originally known as High Table and was inspired by the “Oxbridge” style of Formal Hall. Over time, the First-Year Banquet has become one of the most highly anticipated traditions among each new class of Blue Jays.

This one-of-a-kind Hopkins tradition allows you to join your fellow Class of 2021 classmates while meeting and connecting with Johns Hopkins faculty and administrators during a formal dining experience. The dinner atmosphere is academic in nature as attendees are required to wear their gowns along with a more formal attire for more important sittings. High Table is only open to first-year students and is held every spring.


First-Year students are required to RSVP via Hopkins Groups to reserve their ticket.

Past Dinners

Check out coverage and photos of previous dinners:

two students laughing faculty member surrounded by students, mid-conversation a faculty member converses with a student rows of tables set for High Table students posing outside of the Rec Center six students posing on their way into High Table