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.
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.
For general inquiries and concerns, contact Parent and Family Relations at 410-516-7355 or email email@example.com.
For giving and leadership opportunities, contact Parents Programs and Giving at 410-516-3413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
News & Announcements
Latest Parent and Family Relations Webinar Now OnlineIf you missed our latest installment of the JHU Parent and Family Relations Webinar Series on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, it is now available online! Presented by the offices of Student Outreach and Support and Student Conduct, the Understanding Care and Accountability at JHU webinar discusses the student conduct process as well as resolution pathways, restorative interventions, and resources that are available to assist students in making good decisions.
Blue Jay Family Feature: Meet the Ramakrishnas
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Transition Tips for First-Generation Families
Welcome first-generation families! We are delighted that your student has decided to share their college journey with us at Johns Hopkins University. The Office of Parent and Family Relations realizes there will be moments where first-generation family members may need additional help in supporting their student as they navigate the
Blue Jay Family Feature: 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
Blue Jay Family feature: Meet the Opoku-Achampongs
Distance can be intimidating for many first-time college students and their families. For Kwabena and Eva Opoku-Achampong, their son Nigel’s decision to turn down offers from Ivy League schools in their home state of Massachusetts in order to attend Johns Hopkins took some getting used to.