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 Family Engagement 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.
New Families – Welcome!
Our Blue Jay Families: Hop on Board Webinar series is designed for families of incoming students. Visit our Hop on Board page for details of our upcoming webinar series starting in May 2023.
We encourage you to:
- Explore this website.
- Learn more about the events The Office of Family Engagement sponsors throughout the academic year.
- Follow us on Facebook.
- Your student can ensure you are signed up for email updates and newsletters once they have access to SIS (Student Information System)
- Get involved at JHU and visit our campus. We are proud to call you our Blue Jay Family!
Current Families – Welcome Back!
Our Blue Jay Family Webinar series is designed for families of current students. Visit our webinars page for details of our upcoming webinars and find recordings of previous webinars.
For general inquiries and concerns, contact the Office of Family Engagement at 410-516-7355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How the Life Design Lab (and families) can help students transition from college to career
There’s one question every college student has been asked: What are your plans after graduation? Though some students begin working toward a fixed goal in grade school, many others discover their passion during their time at university or even after. And as everyone in the workforce knows, career paths can
Blue Jay Family Ambassador Q&A: Priya Vijay
Tell us about your family and your students. My student is currently a freshman studying Computer Science. She’s very approachable, maintains a great attitude with her school mates, and she’s very willing to come out of her shell to approach professors whenever she has difficulties with her studies. She is
An Overview of Well-Being Resources on Campus
Student Health and Well-Being offers resources across eight facets of well-being: emotional and mental health, physical, social, sexual, spiritual, environmental, financial, and professional. Students can select from a single offering of a program or service, a series where they can refine their skills over time or identify self-directed opportunities that
Blue Jay Q&A with Dr. Charles Lu, Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion
Every Blue Jay should feel a sense of belonging on campus, no matter their background or identity. JHU’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion is at the forefront of a university-wide effort to create and sustain an environment where students are empowered to be true to themselves. The Center brings together
Distance is No Obstacle to Love: Carol Lu’s FLI Family Story
Written by Ashley Joyce Note: On Monday, November 8, Johns Hopkins will celebrate National First-Generation College Student Day with programming and giveaways on the Keyser Quad. Learn more about the celebration by visiting the FLI Network website. The experience of moving away from home to attend college can be intimidating
How Families and Parents Can Support Student Success and Well-Being
This article was contributed by the JHU Counseling Center. In November, as we settle into our rhythms and routines for the fall academic semester, it is a perfect time to stop and take stock of our well-being. Life in general gives us joys and challenges, but with the added stressors of 2020 and 2021, it is