Blue Jay Families


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!


For general inquiries and concerns, contact Parent and Family Relations at 410-516-7355 or email

For giving and leadership opportunities, contact Parents Programs and Giving at 410-516-3413 or email

Upcoming Events

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News & Announcements

  • 2018-19 Parent and Family Guide Now Available

    The 2018-19 version of the JHU Parent and Family Guide is now available! This guide provides parents and family members with a broad overview of the Homewood campus and relevant campus and community resources to support their Jay’s success.

  • Ten Career Tips for New Grads

    Congratulations! Your new grad is moving on to bigger things: a job, graduate school, a gap year, or a fellowship. Share these tips to help them find a position, and stay on their feet once they’ve landed. Is your student still looking? Career Coaches offer 1-to-1 appointments through finals and


  • Second-Year Garden Party

    One night a year, the Sculpture Garden at the Baltimore Museum of Art is lit by candlelight, and Hopkins second-years come together for a night of dining and fun. The Garden Party has been a tradition for years, gathering second-year students for a fine dining experience to bond and get


  • Family Weekend October 5-7, 2018

    Attention, Blue Jay Families! Family Weekend is October 5-7, 2018! Come to Family Weekend for opportunities to connect with your student and the Hopkins community! There will be activities and programs that showcase the university all weekend. Most importantly, we want you to be able to experience Hopkins just like


  • “Work Hard, Play Smart” Targets Students’ Choices Around Drugs and Alcohol

    Last fall, to encourage undergraduates to make more informed choices about their drug and alcohol use, Homewood Student Affairs launched a messaging campaign called Work Hard/Play Smart. Work Hard/Play Smart kicked off in October with a talk by Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Linda Gorman, who discussed how drugs—particularly alcohol, marijuana, and


  • Blue Jay Shuttle Gets a Lyft

    The popular ride-hailing service Lyft is now part of the university’s Blue Jay Shuttle Night Ride on Fridays and Saturdays after 5:30 p.m. Partnering with Lyft will shorten wait times for JHU shuttles during peak weekend hours. Students requesting a Night Ride may be picked up by a Lyft vehicle rather