Blue Jay Families


Blue Jay Families

Family Weekend: October 6–8

Family Weekend is almost here! For more information and a schedule of events, visit our Family Weekend page.

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.


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

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:

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!

News & Announcements

  • Parent & Family Orientation Information Sessions

    Thank you for your interest in learning about the university experience, campus resources, and all JHU has to offer your student. Since many of the Family Orientation Information Sessions were held concurrently and other families were unable to join us in person that weekend, we are making many of the


  • The Blue Jay Families Cookbook

    Parents and family members are invited to share their favorite recipe for the “Blue Jay Families Cookbook.” The cookbook will be shared with students at the “Who’s Cooking Tonight?” event as part of JHU’s “HOP OUT” program. The “HOP OUT” series is sponsored by the Second Year Experience and the Off Campus Housing Office and provides guidance and support to sophomore Blue Jays as they transition to living off campus.


  • Connecting Your Student with the Career Center

    There are many additional ways your student can work with the Career Center. We invite families to learn more!

  • HUB

    A big thanks from JHU

    This year's annual 'Thank You' video packs some major cuteness starring kids in roles around the university


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    A traditional welcome

    New students officially welcomed into the Johns Hopkins student body at annual First Night Ceremony


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    Welcome, new Jays!

    Class of 2020 arrives on JHU's Homewood campus