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The Blue Jay Family Flyer is published monthly and provides well-timed updates on student life, academic support services, family events, involvement opportunities, and much more. The Blue Jay Family Connection is published each semester by the Vice Provost of Student Affairs. JHU also communicates campus updates as needed throughout the year. Family members will automatically receive newsletters and email communication at the email address provided by your student on the Student Information System (SIS).
If you are a family member of an incoming student, you will also receive the Blue Jay Family Welcome, a series of weekly emails during the summer leading up to your Blue Jay’s arrival on campus.
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Your student may add or update your email address on the Student Information System (SIS).
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Please note that these recordings may include time-sensitive information, such as key dates and deadlines, that is specific to a prior academic year and may have changed since the date of the original webinar.
Unless otherwise noted, all webinars begin at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Please continue to check back for registration information.
|Date||Title of Program||Description|
|Sunday, Nov. 1||Student Disability Services||Student Disability Services will provide families with resources and updates as to how students can thrive in a virtual environment.||View Recording|
|Sunday, Dec. 6||How Your Blue Jay Can Secure Research, Employment, and Study Abroad Opportunities||Hear from four key areas—HOUR, University Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, and the Life Design Lab—about how they are providing students with leadership opportunities even in a virtual environment.||View Recording|
|Sunday, Jan. 10||Town Hall on Spring Semester Return||Representatives of university leadership discuss plans for the expansion of on-campus activities, including limited in-person instruction, for the spring semester.||View Recording|
|Thursday, Jan. 14||Spring Semester Return and Move-In||This webinar will provide families with another opportunity to ask questions and learn details about move-in relative to health and well-being, housing and dining, and safety and security. While this webinar is aimed at those families whose students will be living on campus, all families are welcome to join.||View Recording|
|Sunday, Jan. 31||Faculty Fireside Chat: What is the common good? Hopkins faculty address this year’s Common Question||Over 700 undergraduates have already discussed the question of the common good with a faculty member this year. Join JHU professors to hear more about how the Hopkins Common Question brings together undergraduate learning, community-building, and faculty teaching and research. Explore the CQ website and read more in KSAS magazine.||View Recording |
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|Sunday, Feb. 21||Coffee and Cocktails Blue Jay Family Mixer||Opportunity for any and all Blue Jay Families to come together and network. It's the perfect way for families to get acquainted and interact with each other. |
Connections will be powered by Mixtroz. For those who register, specific instructions will be emailed prior to the event. The only thing to consider now is if you’d like to meet your virtual group using your desk or laptop OR if you’d like to use your smartphone. If using a desk or laptop, no further action is needed. If using a smartphone, open your app store, search for ‘mixtroz’ and download the free app.
|Sunday, Feb. 28||What Does it Take for Your Blue Jay to Soar at Hopkins?||Representatives from the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Academic Support, Student Outreach, and Health and Wellness will discuss resources and strategies to help your student be successful at Hopkins.||View Recording |
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|Monday, March 1||Best Practices: How Your Jay Can Secure Employment or an Internship in a Pandemic||This session will provide strategies to assist families whose student is actively seeking employment or an internship during the pandemic.||View Recording |
|Sunday, March 7||Early Decision Family Welcome||A warm welcome and information session for early decision incoming families and students sponsored by the Parent and Family Relations and Parents and Programs and Giving, this webinar will feature the current Blue Jay Family and alumni.|
|Monday, March 8||Community and Conversation with First-Generation and Limited-Income Families||This session is an opportunity for first-generation and limited-income families and students to learn about the various support systems available on campus. You will also have the opportunity to meet campus representatives from the Center for Student Success, Life Design Lab, Student Outreach and Support, and Financial Aid Services who support and assist students and families through their college journey.||View Recording |
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|Sunday, April 11||How does my Blue Jay Register for Classes in the Fall?||Campus representatives will share with families how students can successfully register for their classes. Representatives will further explain the expectations and role of students, advisors and faculty throughout the process.||View Recording|
(8:00 - 9:00 am ET)
|Coffee and Conversations with International Families||A networking opportunity for Blue Jay International Families to meet and chat with one another. Information and resources will be shared on how international students are supported at Hopkins.||View Recording|
|Sunday, May 2||Your Blue Jay is Now Ready for the Real World— What's Next?||This session will provide families of graduating seniors with insights as to what their student may be feeling or experiencing as they prepare to graduate and take on the real world.||View Recording|
- Learning about Student Disability Services in a Remote Environment (recorded November 2020)
- Fall-ing for Hopkins: What Students Can Expect This Semester (recorded September 2020)
- How to Manage Financial Changes (recorded April 2020)
- Support your First Generation Student (recorded February 2020)
- Get Curious: How Parents can boost Transformative Life Design Students (recorded January 2020)
- A Dive Into Fraternity and Sorority Life at Johns Hopkins University (recorded January 2020)
- Navigating Academic Success: Academic Advising & Academic Support at JHU (recorded December 2019)
- The Blue Jay Family Guide to Off-Campus Housing (recorded November 2019)
- Understanding the Accommodations Process for Students with Disabilities (recorded October 2019)
- Understanding Care & Accountability at JHU (recorded September 2019)
- Dining Programs: Navigating Campus Dining, Resources & Offerings (recorded August 2019)
- Student Health Benefits: An Overview of Health, Vision & Dental Plans at Johns Hopkins University (recorded June 2019)
Parent and Family Guide
The JHU Parent and Family Guide is released each year and provides a broad overview of the campus and relevant campus and community resources. This year’s version will be released in the coming weeks—please continue to check back for updates.
We encourage you to contact Parents and Family Relations with questions or concerns. Please email or call us at (410)-516-7355 anytime!