Family Weekend

Johns Hopkins Family Weekend

Virtual Family Weekend is October 2–4, 2020

Family Weekend Survey

For those Blue Jay Families that could join us for Family Weekend, please take our survey and tell us about your experience. If you were unable to participate, we encourage you to watch the recordings below and provide us with your feedback.

Family Weekend is designed to deepen the connection that family members have to the Hopkins community. Blue Jay Families will have the opportunity to hear from our faculty and staff, learn more about academic opportunities, and witness the talents of our student groups. We invite you to join us this year for an innovative virtual experience!

Show us YOUR Blue Jay Family!

As part of Family Weekend, we wanted to make sure we showcased our families from across the globe. Families were encouraged to submit a photo to be shared during the weekend, with a prize going to the family with the most Hopkins spirit. You can view the slideshow here. Thanks to all the families that participated!

Schedule

Below is a detailed schedule of our programming offered during Family Weekend 2020. We realize our Blue Jay Families live across the world, so recordings of most programs will be made available after the event date.

Friday, October 2

TimeEventDescription 
2–3 p.m.Guided Virtual Campus TourTune in for a virtual Homewood campus tour led by one of our current students. View Recording
6–7 p.m.Spring Planning Town Hall for Students and FamiliesJoin health experts and leadership from the Homewood Campus to learn more about all of the different factors being considered for all potential spring planning. Submit questions in advance to covidtownhall@jhu.edu.View Recording
7–8:00 p.m.LatinX Heritage 365 Cultural Experience SeriesLatinX Heritage 365 Celebration is a campus-wide initiative to highlight and celebrate the various LatinX Heritage cultures on campus, history and their contributions to the world. The Cultural Experience provides an opportunity for students to engage, explore, and experience the vastness of the LatinX Culture. This year we will feature two comedians and a DJ. A night of fun, laughter, and memories with friends and family. Registration required.Recording Coming Soon
8:30–9:30 p.m.Family Weekend Kick-Off and Blue Jay Family MixerJoin us as we officially welcome everyone to Family Weekend. Following the kick-off, stick around to meet and get connected with other Blue Jay Family members using a unique networking platform, Mixtroz. Registration required.View Recording

Saturday, October 3

TimeEventDescription 
9–10 a.m.Coffee and Conversation with President DanielsPresident Ron Daniels and colleagues invite you to an intimate dialogue about the vision of the university, and how JHU has transitioned into an online experience.View Recording

11–12 p.m.Hopkins Votes: Make a Plan to Vote in the 2020 ElectionThis session is available to both parents and students and will outline the voter registration process and steps that all citizens can take leading up to the election to ensure that they are prepared to cast their ballots. Topics will include making a plan for mail-in voting, voting at the polls, and general guidance on casting your ballot in the 2020 election. Registration required.

Visit the Hopkins Votes website to learn more about how you and your student can get registered and ready to vote.
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2–3 p.m.Managing Academic Stress: Strategies to Promote Well-beingWith many students living at home, the current pandemic has increased stress levels for both students and parents. This presentation will address the common sources of stress and tips on how to manage them. These tips and strategies are designed to help students as they navigate their academic challenges and parents, who may be witnessing the rigors of academia that students go through, for the first time. Registration required.View Recording

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4–5 p.m.Vinyasa Flow @ ZoomHosted by the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center, join students and fellow Blue Jay Families for yoga. Vinyasa Flow is a quick paced Hatha yoga practice incorporating mindful movement and heat-building sequences connecting your breath and body.

Interested in more Hopkins fitness classes? Click here.
5–6 p.m.What’s a Reframe? Discover How Blue Jays Can Use Life Design Throughout Their Hopkins Journey and BeyondPresented by the Life Design Lab (LDL). Attend this session to hear from current Blue Jays who have connected with LDL. Learn from Life Design Educators, useful Life Design principals that can help reframe the academic and career experience. Registration required.View Recording
7:30–8:30 p.m.Arts Showcase by Homewood Arts ProgramsExperience the power of the arts with performances by arts student organizations on Homewood, including A Capella and Dance. Prepare to be dazzled, inspired, and entertained! Following the showcase, enjoy a slideshow presentation of your Blue Jay Family! Registration required.View Recording

Sunday, October 4

TimeEventDescription 
9–10 a.m.Blue Jay Family Sunday Morning MixerMeet and get connected with other Blue Jay Family members using a unique social networking platform, Mixtroz. Registration required.
11-11:45 a.m.F45 StrengthHosted by the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center, join students and fellow Blue Jay Families for cardio. F45 is a functional 45-minute circuit-based workout in a high tech, high energy, team environment. Resistance training is an essential for building both muscle mass and bone density.

Interested in more Hopkins fitness classes? Click here.
5–6 p.m.Pre-Health Advising at JHUThis program will provide an overview of what it means to be a successful pre-med/pre-health applicant and how to best support your student. Registration required.View Recording

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6–7 p.m.Undergraduate Academic AdvisingA joint overview by the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences regarding undergraduate academic advising structure and resources at JHU. Registration required.View Recording

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7:30 – 8:30 p.m.Arts Showcase by Homewood Arts ProgramsIn case you missed this showcase on Saturday! Experience the power of the arts with performances by arts student organizations on Homewood, including A Capella and Dance. Prepare to be dazzled, inspired, and entertained! Following the showcase, enjoy a slideshow presentation of your Blue Jay Family! Registration required.View Recording