Family Weekend

Jay, the Blue Jay mascot, standing with arms around a Hopkins family.

Thank You, Blue Jay Families!

Dear Blue Jay Families,

We would like to thank all of you who traveled near and far to attend Family Weekend 2018 and help make this year’s event such a great success. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the diverse programming, university amenities, and, most importantly, some quality time with your student.

Again, we greatly appreciate your support and please don’t hesitate to contact the Parent and Family Relations office at if we can be of any further assistance.


Kesha Williams, Director of Parent and Family Relations

Family Weekend is an annual Johns Hopkins University tradition that provides an opportunity for families of undergraduate students at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering to connect with their student and the larger Hopkins community by participating in a series of engaging activities and programming.

Family Weekend 2019 will be held Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27.


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Parking in the South Garage and San Martin Center Garage on the Homewood campus will both be available for families. Additional information about local transportation can be found on our Transportation Services website.

Local Accommodations

Families are responsible for their own accommodations during Family Weekend. Below is a list of hotels offering special Family Weekend rates, or view a map of hotels near our Homewood Campus.

HotelAddress2019 RateLink or Other Method of ReservationOther
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore MD 21202$199View hotel websiteReservation deadline is Oct. 4.
Courtyard by Marriott1000 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore MD 21202$159Book NowSelf-parking $23/night. Reservation deadline is Sept. 27.
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel202 E Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202$239View hotel websiteReservation deadline is Oct. 4.
Inn at the Colonnade4 W University Parkway, Baltimore MD 21218Best available rate plus Hilton Hhonors discountView hotel websiteClosest hotel to Homewood campus.
Lord Baltimore Hotel20 W Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21201$139Book Now
Or call 410-539-8400 and mention “Johns Hopkins University Family Weekend” or mention the group code “1019FAMILY”.
Rate includes breakfast, self-parking, wifi, and transportation to/from campus. Valet $10/night. Reservation deadline is Sept. 25.
Radisson Cross Keys5100 Falls Road, Baltimore MD 21210$179Call 410-532-6900 or 800-532-5397 and ask for "Johns Hopkins University Family Weekend" rate. Email booking requests to wifi and parking. Shuttle to University. Cancel up to 6 p.m. on the day of arrival without penalty. Reservation deadline is Sept. 25.
Hilton Garden Inn Inner Harbor625 S President Street, Baltimore MD 21202$179View hotel websiteComplimentary breakfast and taxi vouchers to Homewood campus. Reservation deadline is Sept. 25.

*Most hotels now have a 48-hour cancellation policy