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Blue Jay Families

Welcome to Johns Hopkins University—your student’s home away from home.

As a Blue Jay Family, you play an essential role in your student’s success. The office of Parent and Family Relations is here to provide resources and support as you and your student navigate the university and the new and dynamic experiences that occur in the college environment. The office of Parents Programs and Giving engages families in ways to support and enhance the Homewood student experience.

Getting Started

It won’t be too long before your Blue Jay reaches out to you for help or advice, so we encourage you to learn as much as you can about JHU and become an informed partner in your student’s education.

To get started:

  • Explore this website.
  • Ensure you are signed up for email updates and newsletters.
  • Follow us on Facebook.
  • Learn more about the events Blue Jay Families are invited to participate in throughout the academic year.
  • Contact us anytime.

Finally, we encourage you to get involved at JHU and visit our campus. When you are here, let us know. We would love to meet you. We are proud to call you our Blue Jay Family! Go Hop!

Questions?

For general inquiries and concerns, contact Parent and Family Relations at 410-516-7355 or email bluejayfamilies@jhu.edu.

For giving and leadership opportunities, contact Parents Programs and Giving at 410-516-3413 or email parents@jhu.edu.


Upcoming Events

  • HUB

    January 15, 2019

    The Many Faces of George Washington exhibit

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  • HUB

    February 1, 2019

    Free Admission February at Homewood Museum

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  • HUB

    February 11, 2019

    Movements: Black Print Culture in the United States, 1773–1940

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News & Announcements

  • Meet the Herbst Family

    As international parents, Pierre Herbst and his wife Yvonne faced a steep learning curve when it came time to send their first child, Kameka, to college. The Herbst family resides in Hong Kong, but Kameka set her eye on Hopkins, thanks to its film program, flexible degree options, and its

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  • Update on Johns Hopkins University’s Police Department Proposal

    After a series of community discussions, consultations with experts, and studying research and best practices about public safety and university policing, Johns Hopkins has decided to once again seek legislation in the Maryland General Assembly that would authorize the university to create a small, publicly-accountable university police department to improve

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  • No-Cost Classes Now Available at the Recreation Center

    Starting in September 2018, the Department of Athletics and Recreation began offering group fitness and wellbeing classes to all full-time undergraduates and graduates on the Homewood and Peabody campuses at no additional cost! Previously, students paid for access to classes like yoga, Spinning®, Pilates, Zumba, and kickboxing. “Fall 2018 had

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  • Recreation Center Expansion Scheduled for 2021 Opening

    Opened in 2002, the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center serves as the main location for fitness opportunities and recreational activities for Homewood and Peabody students. “Despite several major improvements over the past 17 years, the fact of the matter is that we have outgrown our space,” says Bill Harrington, Director

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  • Learn More about Fraternity and Sorority Life

    The Johns Hopkins University Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) and the Office of the Dean of Student Life recognize and value the benefits of undergraduate Greek letter organizations.

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  • Winter Weather Safety Tips

    Winter can bring anything from icy rain to several feet of snow to Baltimore. Help your student be ready for the weather by sharing these seasonal tips from Campus Safety and Security.

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