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Stay on top of the latest news, events, resources, and happenings at JHU.


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.

Updating Your Email Address

Your student may add or update your email address on the Student Information System (SIS).

Social Media

“Like” us on Facebook to receive frequent updates on JHU happenings, events, and approaching deadlines.


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.

2020-21 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all webinars begin at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Please continue to check back for registration information.

DateTitle of ProgramDescription 
Sunday, Nov. 1Student Disability ServicesStudent Disability Services will provide families with resources and updates as to how students can thrive in a virtual environment.View Recording
Sunday, Dec. 6How 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. 10Town Hall on Spring Semester ReturnRepresentatives 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. 14Spring Semester Return and Move-InThis 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.
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Sunday, Jan. 31Faculty Fireside Chat: What is the common good? Hopkins faculty address this year’s Common QuestionOver 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. 21Coffee and Cocktails Blue Jay Family MixerOpportunity 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. 28What 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 1Best Practices: How Your Jay Can Secure Employment or an Internship in a PandemicThis session will provide strategies to assist families whose student is actively seeking employment or an internship during the pandemic.View Recording

Sunday, March 7Early Decision Family WelcomeA 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 8Community and Conversation with First-Generation and Limited-Income FamiliesThis 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 11How 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
April 19
(8:00 - 9:00 am ET)
Coffee and Conversations with International FamiliesA 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 2Your 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

Previous Webinars

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.

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact Parents and Family Relations with questions or concerns. Please email or call us at (410)-516-7355 anytime!

If you are interested in making a gift to the Hopkins Parents Fund, please email Parents Programs and Giving or call (410) 516-3413.

Other Resources