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

  • HUB

    September 26, 2018

    "This book is not about heroes": Poetry and World War I


  • HUB

    October 9, 2018

    Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection


  • HUB

    October 11, 2018

    Eyes on Teaching: Instructional media and technology


View All Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

  • VP for Security seeks input from Students, Families

    Johns Hopkins’ Vice President for Security Melissa Hyatt is establishing new channels of communication to ensure the Johns Hopkins security operation is accessible and responsive.

    Hyatt is actively seeking feedback from students on all campuses by creating a new Student Advisory Committee for Security.


  • Join us in Helping Hopkins!

    There are several opportunities for our Blue Jay Families to engage and volunteer throughout the year. For example, you may consider becoming a Blue Jay Family Ambassador. As an ambassador, you support JHU by volunteering your time to help with campus events and outreach activities in the surrounding area and in


  • 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


  • “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