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

News & Announcements

  • It’s Flu Season—Make Sure Your Jay Takes Preventative Measures

    Flu activity is currently widespread in the U.S. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The flu vaccine is still available at the Student Health and Wellness Center, and is free with the school sponsored insurance plan, or


  • Academic Services

    Learning Den We have many resources to support your students’ academic success. Please encourage your Blue Jay to engage with them. The Learning Den is busy organizing the spring 2018 tutor schedule! The program will run from Sunday through Thursday and will start on February 5 and end on May 4.


  • HopReach is here to help your student navigate JHU

    The case management staff is committed to assisting undergraduate students in successfully navigating the Johns Hopkins University-Homewood campus. Our goal is to help students manage physical and mental health concerns, personal and family emergencies, financial issues, and other obstacles that may arise during their college experience. With that in mind,


  • The Rec Center: Your Student’s Home Away from Home

    Yoga, kickboxing, intramurals, costume climbing competitions, sports clubs, fly fishing, whitewater kayaking — these are just a few of the experiences offered through the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. Not only is the Rec Center the source for on-campus fitness and wellness opportunities, the Rec is also your son or


  • Calling all Second Year Students to Join SYE

    The Second-Year Experience (SYE) program is designed to engage second-year students through community building and career exploration, while also developing intentional second-year traditions. There are three ways that students can engage with the program. Students can choose to be part of the SYE Community, SYE Collaborators or SYE Cohort depending on the level


  • JHU Celebrates Black Heritage Month

    The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents the 2018 Black Heritage Celebration: “The Legacy of African American Leadership During the Times of Conflict & Controversy.” The schedule of activities and programs will feature the following: The Opening Ceremony & Live Poetry with Jasmine Mans & Harold Green who will so eloquently