Family Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend for the families of undergraduate students at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering will be held Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, 2018! A complete list of Family Weekend activities and events can be found below.

Please note that select activities require registration in advance however, online registration is now closed. To register for a specific activity, please visit the Registration/Check-in at Mason Hall. If you are not planning to attend any of those activities that require registration, you do not need to register.

2018 Schedule

Friday, October 5

6am–10pm: Work Out at the Recreation Center

Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

We invite family members who are at least 18 years of age to visit and work out for free. You will need to bring a valid state-issued ID and your Family Weekend badge. This is an open recreation event.

10am–5pm: Classes Open for Observation

Various Locations

Various classes will be open for parents and family members to attend and observe.

Please click on link http://bit.ly/jhu-class-visits

11am–4pm: Homewood Museum Tours

3400 N. Charles St. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218

Enjoy a tour of Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark with a long and fascinating history. The museum’s period rooms include fine and decorative art objects representative of the furnishings during the Carroll family’s occupancy in the first decades of the 1800s. Please visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

11:00am–4pm: Registration Check-In

Mason Hall-Colonnade Room

IMPORTANT: Blue Jay Families must check-in to receive your registration materials. This is another great opportunity to connect with Hopkins students, administration and faculty.

12–4pm: Evergreen Museum and Library Tours

4545 N. Charles St. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21210

Enjoy free guided tours of the university’s Evergreen Museum Library, a stunning 19th century Gilded Age mansion filled with fine and decorative arts, rare books, one of the largest private collection of Tiffany glass, and extensive Italian-style gardens and woodland. Tours offered every hour with the last tour beginning at 3pm.

12pm and 3pm: Guided Tours of Homewood Campus

Gather at Mason Hall

If you haven’t had the opportunity to take a tour of the Homewood campus with our Student Ambassadors, this is your opportunity to do so! This informative tour provides a great narrative of the university. Registration is required for this event.

Johns Hopkins Parents College

Experience college the Hopkins way! Pick and choose from courses taught by JHU faculty. Seating for all courses is first-come-first-serve.

12–12:50pm: “Film Analysis 101: How to Read a Movie”

Taught by Linda DeLibero, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Gilman 50

Participants will engage in a frame-by-frame analysis of a film clip from “The Graduate”, Mike Nichols’ 1967 classic coming-of-age film, and discover how movies make meaning through image, sound, and editing. Registration is required for this event.

12–12:50pm: “Engineering Design and Innovation”

Taught by Amir Manbachi, PhD, Whiting School of Engineering
Glass Pavilion, Levering

Let’s get a break from real life and do something cool: let’s get together and solve a real-world problem together. What you will be exposed to is how we teach our students the process of problem-solving and engineering design! Registration is required for this event.

12–12:50pm: “Mindfulness: Just a Fad or an Empirically Supported Component of Psychotherapy?”

Taught by Alison Papadakis, PhD, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Mergenthaler 111

Mindfulness is popular in many settings from elementary schools to corporate boardrooms, but many question whether mindfulness can live up to the hype. We will explore mindfulness, how it is used in psychotherapy, and the research on its efficacy. Registration is required for this event.

1:10–2pm: “Jane Austen’s Shoes: Why Read books?”

Taught by Evelyne Ender, PhD, Krieger Schools of Arts and Sciences
Mergenthaler 111

New objects and technologies have led to significant changes in how we read and in our capacity to manage the resulting information overload. This lecture involves three elements: the presenter’s recent experiences and observations when studying fiction with JHU undergraduates, research interests in the neurosciences, and naturally, some ideas about why and how to read novels in the digital age. Registration is required for this event.

1:10–2pm: “Computing Meets Language”

Taught by Jason Eisner, PhD, Whiting School of Engineering
Glass Pavilion, Levering

Every day, you perform the amazing feat of deducing other people’s thoughts from the keys they press (text) and the vibrations they emit (speech). Precisely what are you doing, how are you doing it, and how did you learn to do it? Join us for a talk that combines aspects from linguistics, statistics, and algorithms to build computational models of how this is even possible—and how this knowledge is used to build AI systems that can make sense of the vast and varied expanse of language on the internet. Registration is required for this event.

1:10–2pm: “The Geometry of Euclidean Space”

Taught by Emily Riehl, PhD, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Gilman 50

College-level multivariable calculus proceeds at a much faster pace than is typical of high school calculus courses, which would cover roughly the same material over a full year as we do in one semester. This talk will begin with an excerpt from the first Calculus III lecture of the semester—on the geometry of Euclidean space—and then close with a five-minute sampling of the most recent class that illustrates how far the class has come in such a short time. Registration is required for this event.

2:10-3:30pm: “Career Readiness for Your Student”

Glass Pavilion, Levering

This session is an opportunity for parents to learn more about JHU Career Services, interact with Career Center staff, and participate in a Q&A Town forum on all topics of career readiness. We hope parents will attend this interactive informational session to learn more about JHU Career Center Programming and speak with staff. Registration is required for this event.

2pm: Homewood Campus Historical Walking Tour

Starts between the MSE Library and Homewood Museum

Have you ever wondered how Johns Hopkins wound up on the Homewood Campus? Did you know that we have not always been at this location? Ever wondered about the story behind the murals in the Shriver Hall lobby? Join us at 2pm on Saturday for a tour of the Homewood Campus with Jim Stimpert, Senior Reference Archivist in the Sheridan Libraries. We will start between the MSE Library and Homewood Museum and make our way down to Shriver Hall and back to the north side of campus, pointing out interesting historical facts and observations along the way. Wear comfortable walking shoes because we will be covering some ground (though at a leisurely pace). The tour will take 75-90 minutes. Registration is required for this event.

2:10–3:30pm: Speed Dating with Career Academies

Great Hall, Levering

Students will have the opportunity to interact with career professionals within industries highlighted through JHU’s Career Center Academy programming. During this session, students will enjoy interacting with career professionals following a “speed dating” format allowing them to gain advice and insight from at least three individual professionals. Student registration through Handshake is required for this event.

3:40–4:50pm: Q&A with the Deans

Glass Pavilion, Levering

A discussion with the deans of Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering. Registration is required for this event.

5–6:00pm: Blue Jay Families Reception

Great Hall, Levering

Join Hopkins faculty and staff to discuss your Blue Jay’s experience, ask questions, and connect with fellow family members. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required for this event.

6:30–8:30pm: HOPtoberfest Concert

“The Beach” (in front of the MSE Library facing Charles Street)

Now in its sixth year, Hoptoberfest has become a highly anticipated series of events at JHU. Just announced! This year’s featured band will be the Plain White T’s! Admission is free to all students and family members. Please note that alcoholic beverages are prohibited from this event.

8pm: Barnstormers Freshmen One-Act Plays

Arellano Theater, Levering

The Barnstormers present short one-act plays in a range of styles. The plays feature only first-year actors and are directed by upper-class students.

Tickets are $1 for students and $5 for non-affiliates and will be sold at the door.

Saturday, October 6

8–11:30am: Registration Check-In

Mason Hall, Colonnade Room

IMPORTANT: Blue Jay Families must check-in to receive your registration materials. This is another great opportunity to connect with Hopkins students, administration and faculty.

8am–5pm: Come Work Out at the Recreation Center

Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

We invite family members who are at least 18 years of age to visit and work out for free. You will need to bring a valid state-issued ID and your Family Weekend badge. This is an open recreation event.

8–9am: Breakfast with Blue Jay Families

Hodson Hall 2nd floor Lobby

Join fellow Blue Jay Families for some light morning refreshments.

9–9:45am: President’s Welcome Address

Hodson Hall 110

President Daniels welcomes Blue Jay Families and shares his insights about the Hopkins undergraduate experience and the future of the university.

10-1pm: Financial Aid Services (By walk-in )

Garland Hall Garland 146

Parent Information Sessions

10–10:40am: Overview of Student Health and Wellness and Counseling Services

Hodson Hall 110

Student wellness is important for success in life and while at Johns Hopkins. Join the Health and Wellness team as they discuss the resources available to your Blue Jay to assist them in thriving while at Hopkins and beyond.

10:45–11:25am; 11:30am–12:10pm: Campus Safety and Security

Hodson Hall 110

This session will provide an important perspective on Homewood’s proactive security measures in providing a safe campus community. Registration is required for this event.

10:45–11:25am; 11:30am–12:10pm: Stereotypes of Hazing

Hodson 213

This session will dispel myths and organizational behavior as it relates to hazing. Discussion about how prevention and resources are provided to our student organizations so they are better educated and trained on this important topic. Registration is required for this event.

10:45–11:25am; 11:30am–12:10pm: Center for Student Success/First-Generation

Hodson 203

Hopkins FLI (first-generation and/or limited-income students) is an initiative to support the success of first-generation students. Come to the Center for Student Success to interact with current FLI students and learn more about Hopkins FLI programs and services. Registration is required for this event.

10:45–11:25am; 11:30am–12:10pm: Study Abroad

Mudd 26

Join Dr. Lori Citti, Director of the JHU Study Abroad program, to hear about opportunities for Homewood students to experience international programs that foster creativity, discovery, and excellence in their undergraduate education. Registration is required for this event.

10:45–11:25am: The Hopkin’s Family Guide to Financial Aid Renewal

Shaffer 3

The Financial Aid staff is ready to provide families and students with resources, information, and a better understanding of financial aid-related terminology and processes. Family members will have an opportunity to ask general questions as well as questions about specific family needs. Registration is required for this event.

10:45–11:25am: Defining Disability and the Important Role It Plays in Identity

Hodson 216

This presentation will be a part of the Disability Awareness Month series and include a discussion about defining disabilities, in addition to discovering and understanding invisible disabilities.

11am–4pm: Homewood Museum Tours

3400 N. Charles St. Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21218

Enjoy a tour of Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark with a long and fascinating history. The museum’s period rooms include fine and decorative art objects representative of the furnishings during the Carroll family’s occupancy in the first decades of the 1800s. Please visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

11am and 1pm: Peabody Conservatory/Library Tours

17 E. Mt. Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202

Visit the breathtaking Peabody library and the surrounding Mt. Vernon area. There will be two 20-minute presentations at 11am and 1pm. Families are welcome to walk around the facility on their own anytime during open hours from 10am–2pm. Specific bus transportation will be provided for the 1pm presentation, leaving at 12:30pm from Mason Hall. The bus will leave Peabody to return to the Homewood campus at 2pm. The weekend JHMI shuttle service also runs trips between Mason Hall and Peabody once every 50 minutes. For more information, visit ts.jhu.edu/shuttles.

11am–12:15pm: Baltimore Community Bus Tours

Meet at Mason Hall

Learn more about the wonderful Baltimore neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus and the ways in which Hopkins strives to strengthen its community ties as the city’s largest private anchor institution. Please plan for your party to arrive at Mason Hall 5 minutes before your scheduled tour starts. If you, or your party arrives later, you run the risk of forfeiting your seat(s). Registration is required for this event; space is limited.

12–4pm: Evergreen Museum and Library Tours

4545 N. Charles St. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21210

Enjoy free guided tours of the university’s Evergreen Museum Library, a stunning 19th century Gilded Age mansion filled with fine and decorative arts, rare books, one of the largest private collection of Tiffany glass, and extensive Italian-style gardens and woodland. Tours offered every hour with the last tour beginning at 3pm.

12:15–2pm: Family Weekend Tailgate Lunch

Freshman Quad

Come join us for lunch and engage with fellow Blue Jay Families as well as student organizations. Please make note: Any student(s) who currently has a meal plan, or dining dollars should not be include/added in your payment for the lunch. If your student does not have a meal plan then you should include them within your payment transaction. Registration is required for this event.

Cost: $10

1pm–2:15pm: Baltimore Community Bus Tours

Meet at Mason Hall

Learn more about the wonderful Baltimore neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus and the ways in which Hopkins strives to strengthen its community ties as the city’s largest private anchor institution. Please plan for your party to arrive at Mason Hall 5 minutes before your scheduled tour starts. If you, or your party arrives later, you run the risk of forfeiting your seat(s). Registration is required for this event; space is limited.

1pm: Men’s Soccer vs. Swarthmore

Homewood Field

Spend time with your Blue Jay while cheering on the men’s soccer team as they take on Swarthmore!

1pm: Guided Tour of Homewood Campus

Meet at Mason Hall

If you haven’t had the opportunity to take a tour of the Homewood campus with our Student Ambassadors, this is your opportunity to do so! This informative tour provides a great narrative of the university. Registration is required for this event.

1:30–2:30pm: Student Vocal Arts Showcase

Bloomberg Center Auditorium, 272

Enjoy the talent of Hopkins’ student singing groups as they each present one number in this showcase performance. Selections range from a chamber choir to a variety of acapella styles. Performance is free to attend.

2–2:45pm: Pre-Med Advising Presentation

Remsen 101

Staff will discuss Pre-Professional Advising services and the Pre-Professional experience at Johns Hopkins. Topics will include: how advisors in the office help students gain professional experience, overcome obstacles, navigate the application process, and become competitive applicants. Registration is required for this event.

2:30pm-3:45pm: Baltimore Community Bus Tours

Meet at Mason Hall

Learn more about the wonderful Baltimore neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus and the ways in which Hopkins strives to strengthen its community ties as the city’s largest private anchor institution. Please plan for your party to arrive at Mason Hall 5 minutes before your scheduled tour starts. If you, or your party arrives later, you run the risk of forfeiting your seat(s). Registration is required for this event; space is limited.

2:55–3:35pm: School of Engineering and School of Arts and Sciences Advising

Remsen 101

Representatives from the Arts and Sciences and Engineering Academic Advising offices will lead a discussion on academic advising programs for undergraduate students at Hopkins.

3pm: Homewood Campus Historical Walking Tour

Starts between the MSE Library and Homewood Museum

Have you ever wondered how Johns Hopkins wound up on the Homewood Campus? Did you know that we have not always been at this location? Ever wondered about the story behind the murals in the Shriver Hall lobby? Join us at 3pm on Saturday for a tour of the Homewood Campus with Jim Stimpert, Senior Reference Archivist in the Sheridan Libraries. We will start between the MSE Library and Homewood Museum and make our way down to Shriver Hall and back to the north side of campus, pointing out interesting historical facts and observations along the way. Wear comfortable walking shoes because we will be covering some ground (though at a leisurely pace). The tour will take 75-90 minutes. Registration is required for this event.

3–4:30pm: Off-Campus Open House

The McCoy MPR

With the majority of juniors and seniors living in the commercial buildings surrounding the Homewood Campus, staff from the Off-Campus Housing office will walk parents through all of the options available. Learn about the resources offered to students before and during their transition into the community.

3–4:30pm: Office of Residential Life Open House

AMR II ResLife Office

Stop by the Office of Residential Life in AMR II to meet some of the professional and student staff who live in the residence halls with your students. Enjoy some snacks and free swag, and learn how we use REP’s (Residential Experience Plans) to enhance your student’s experience living on campus. Students who bring their families to the Open House will be entered into a drawing for prizes!

3–5pm: “Make Your Mark” A Maryland Book Bank Service Project

Recreation Center, Goldfarb Gym

We are excited to offer a family service project to impact the Baltimore community. The Maryland Bookmark Initiative was developed by Hopkins students who took their Book Bank volunteer job one step further in encouraging their young readers! Bookmarks were created as reading incentives which are now wildly popular among the young students as “trading cards” and have supported the increase of reading interest and levels as reported by Baltimore City Public School teachers. Stop by with or without your Blue Jay for a bit of creative arts and crafts for a good cause. Registration is required for this event.

3:45pm-5:00pm: Baltimore Community Bus Tours

Meet at Mason Hall

Learn more about the wonderful Baltimore neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus and the ways in which Hopkins strives to strengthen the University community’s ties to the city as the city’s largest private anchor institution. Blue Jay Families attending this tour will also visit the university’s new student entrepreneurial space, Fast Forward U. Please plan for your party to arrive at Mason Hall 5 minutes before your scheduled tour starts. If you, or your party arrives later, you run the risk of forfeiting your seat(s). Registration is required for this event; space is limited.

5:30pm: Barnstormers Freshmen One-Act Plays

Arellano Theater, Levering Hall

The Barnstormers present short one-act plays in a range of styles. The plays feature only first-year actors and are directed by upper-class students.

Tickets are $1 for students and $5 for non-affiliates and will be sold at the door.

5:30–7:30pm: “Get Out” Film Screening

3003 North Charles Street, Suite 100

Enjoy a film with your family and friends during Family Weekend. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and we will provide the food and the beverages. The event is presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is free and open to the Hopkins Community.

7pm: Diwali Dhamaka-Hindu Festival of Lights

Recreation Center

The Hopkins Hindu Student Council hosts this year’s Diwali Dhamaka festival with the Hopkins community. Diwali, translated from Hindi as “festival of lights,” is a five-day ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn signifying the triumph of light over darkness and hope over despair. It is celebrated in India, Nepal and several other countries with Indian populations and has become a popular Homewood tradition.

7:30pm: Karaoke With Your Mom!

WJHU TheLab

Come and sing your favorite songs, or your Mom’s favorite songs with WJHU, Hopkins’ student radio. We will provide microphones and music. All you need your most performative attitude.

Sunday, October 7

8am–5pm: Come Work Out at the Recreation Center

Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center

We invite family members who are at least 18 years of age to visit and work out for free. You will need to bring a valid state-issued ID and your Family Weekend badge. This is an open recreation event.

10am–2pm: Sterling Brunch

Fresh Food Cafe

Join your student and other families for a hearty brunch Baltimore-style while being entertained by our own student choirs! Any student(s) who currently has a meal plan, or dining dollars should not be include/added in your payment for the brunch. If your student does not have a meal plan then you should include them within your payment transaction. Registration is required.

Cost: $15.35 per person

11am and 12pm: Peabody Conservatory/Library Tour

17 E. Mt. Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202

Visit the breathtaking Peabody library and the surrounding Mt. Vernon area. Two 20-minute presentations are scheduled for 11am and 12pm. Families are welcome to self-tour anytime during open hours from 10am-1pm. The weekend JHMI shuttle service runs trips between Mason Hall and Peabody once every 50 minutes. For more information, visit ts.jhu.edu/shuttles.

12–4pm: Homewood Museum Tours

3400 N. Charles St. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218

Enjoy a tour of Homewood Museum, a National Historic Landmark with a long and fascinating history. The museum’s period rooms include fine and decorative art objects representative of the furnishings during the Carroll family’s occupancy in the first decades of the 1800s. Please visit museums.jhu.edu for more information.

12-4pm: Evergreen Museum and Library Tours

4545 N. Charles St. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21210

Enjoy free guided tours of the university’s Evergreen Museum Library, a stunning 19th century Gilded Age mansion filled with fine and decorative arts, rare books, one of the largest private collection of Tiffany glass, and extensive Italian-style gardens and woodland. Tours offered every hour with the last tour beginning at 3pm.

3pm: Barnstormers Freshmen One-Act Plays

Arellano Theater, Levering Hall

The Barnstormers present short one-act plays in a range of styles. The plays feature only first-year actors and are directed by upper-class students.

Tickets are $1 for students and $5 for non-affiliates and will be sold at the door.

Nearby Cultural Attractions

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

Check out the unique American Visionary Art Museum and their latest exhibit, “Parenting: An Art without a Manual”, opening 10/06/18. Enjoy $2 off admission for JHU students and families. Students must present their Johns Hopkins ID to get the discount for their family.

Cost: Regular admission rates are: $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, and $9.95 for students. Kids ages 6 and under are always free!

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218

Located right next to the Homewood campus, the internationally-renowned Baltimore Museum of Art features a collection of over 95,000 pieces of art. “John Waters: Indecent Exposure”, the first major retrospective of Waters’ visual art in his hometown of Baltimore, opens October 7, 2018. Make sure to see “1939: Exhibiting Black Art”, revisiting one of the first major exhibitions in the U.S. to feature African American artists, before it closes on October 28, 2018.

Cost: FREE

Center Stage

700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Center Stage presents Tennessee Williams’ enduring American classic, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, running September 13 through October 14, 2018.

Cost: Contact Center Stage for ticket prices

Reginald Lewis Museum

830 E Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum exhibits the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future.

Cost: $8 for general admission; $6 for 65+, youth ages 7-17, students w/ID

Walters Art Museum

600 N Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

The Walters Art Museum features a vast collection of classic art next to the Peabody campus. “Crowning Glory: Art of the Americas”, which closes October 7, 2018, considers how the cultures of North, Central, and South America expressed power, spirituality, and identity by decorating and venerating the head. “One West Mount Vernon Place” offers exciting new ways to experience the Walters’ world-class collections and one of Baltimore’s most distinctive buildings. The Walters is accessible via the JHMI shuttle.

Cost: FREE

VisitBaltimore

VisitBaltimore also offers tickets to area attractions at discounted rates.