Orientation, Move In and Family Weekend

Blue Jay Families play an important role in transitioning your student to their new home. The Parent and Family Transition Team is here to provide you with the tools and information you need.


Parent & Family Orientation -Blue Jay Families: Hop on Board

Beginning in June 2022, the Parent and Families Transition Team will begin offering online webinars to discuss various topics relative to your student’s preparation for the fall semester. The list of webinars and registration links can be found here on the Blue Jay Families: Hop on Board page. Families will learn about housing and dining options, academic and student support services, campus safety and transportation and student health and wellness. All of the webinars are recorded and will be found on the Blue Jay Families: Hop on Board page once available.

Move In

During move in, the Parent and Families Transition Team will be onsite to Welcome You to the community. While students are collecting room assignments and keys for their new home away from home, our team will be there to offer support and goodies as you prepare to say good luck! Once your student is all moved in, they will begin their orientation program outlined below.

Move in dates for 2022:

  • Pre-O (7-Day) Move-in is on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
  • Pre-O (3.5-Day) Move-in is on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
  • International Move-in is on Friday, August 19, 2022.
  • First-Year Move-in is on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Required New Student Orientation – Hop on Board

New Student Orientation is exclusive for new and transfer students and runs from August 20-August 28. This program will help prepare your student to transition to JHU successfully. Your Blue Jay will learn about academics and student life, meet with an advisor and a First-Year Mentor (current student), and connect with their new community. All New Student Orientations are required unless excused for a varsity sport practice or game by their coach.

Optional Pre-Orientation

Hopkins offers a number of unique Pre-Orientation programs for students. The details of the programs and the dates can be found on our Pre-Orientation page. The Parent and Family Transition Team will be onsite when you move your student in early for these programs to Welcome you to Hopkins.


Family Weekend October 14-16, 2022

Family Weekend is an opportunity for families and students to be together in the fall with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Family Weekend for 2022 has been confirmed for October 14-16, 2022. Details will be made available as soon as they are confirmed.