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You are invited to attend Family Weekend 2015!

Family Weekend 2015 will be held on Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25, 2015.  

In the meantime,

  1. Consider area hotels!
  2. Take a look at our 2014 Family Weekend Schedule to see some of the great things that may be in store for 2015! 
  3. Stay tuned for more details!


Family Weekend 2014 Schedule                       

Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion
Pick up your Family Weekend materials and get a copy of the final schedule.                                   

Classes Open for Parent Observation         
A select list of participating classes will be available at registration.  Please visit for the full list.                  

Guided Tour of Homewood Campus              
Mason Hall
Join the Blue Key Society tour guides as they provide guided tours of the Homewood Campus.                     

George Peabody Library Tours                    
Peabody Institute, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Pl.
Transportation available via JHMI Shuttle at the corner of 33rd and St. Paul Streets.  Disembark at the Peabody stop.       
Widely heralded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the Peabody Library holds a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts dating from ancient Mesopotamia to the 20th century.  Come peruse the “cathedral of books” and its treasures.  For more information, visit collections.

Homewood Museum Tours
Homewood Museum                                       
Tours offered every half hour with the last tour beginning 3:30 pm.
Enjoy free guided “Hopkins History at Homewood” tours of Homewood Museum, a 210-year old National Historic Landmark that has a long and fascinating history, including its varied use since 1902 by the University, and see the special exhibition Finery & Finish: Embellishments on Baltimore Federal Furniture. Please contact 410.516.5589 or for more information.                         

Evergreen Museum and Library Tours
Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.
Tours offered every half hour with the last tour beginning 3:30 pm.
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, and one of the largest private collections of Tiffany glass, and see the new focus exhibition From Here to Eternity: The Symbolism of Evergreen’s ‘Eight Immortals’ Scrolls, curated by Hopkins junior Shilei Chen. Please contact 410.516.0341 or for more information.                               

Historic Homewood ArtWalk
Departs from Homewood House Museum
Explore the art, architecture, and history of this quarter mile urban oasis during a free, outdoor walking tour of the University’s Homewood Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.  For more information, visit or call 410-516-5589.                                       

Parents’ College             
Experience college the Hopkins way.  Pick and choose from courses taught by JHU faculty.  Seating is first-come first-served.                                        

Student Affairs Departmental Information Meet and Greet
Visit with staff members from offices such as the Counseling Center, Residential Life, the Registrar, Career Center, J Card Office, IT Services, Dining, Athletics, Interfaith Center, Security, Health Center, Multicultural Affairs, and Student Accounts.                                    

The Deans’ Hour with Q&A                        
Hodson Hall, Rm. 110
Join the Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, the Interim Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Interim Dean of Academic Services, and the Associate Vice Provost/Dean of Students as they provide an overview of undergraduate life at the Homewood campus and answer parents’ questions.  Questions will be moderated by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Kevin Shollenberger.                                        

Family Weekend Tailgate 
Freshman Quad (Rainsite: FFC and AMRs)
This is a ticketed event.  Please pick up your tickets at Family Weekend registration in Glass Pavilion at Levering Hall and then join your student for a cookout before the Hopkins Blue Jays take on the Gettysburg Bullets at Homewood Field.  Students on the meal plan will not need a ticket, but will “swipe in”.  Co-sponsored by the HOP and RAB.                                                  

Friday Night Lights-JHU Bluejays Football vs. Gettysburg Bullets
Homewood Field
Tickets not required.                                                 

Disney’s Muppets: Most Wanted 
Gilman Hall, Room 50

Presented by the Hopkins Organization for Programming (HOP)                                                 

Arellano Theater
Author: Benedict A. Dorsey
A 45 year old successful lawyer falls for her 24 year old law student. How long can their love stay afloat in dangerous troubled waters? "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." ~Albert Camus                                               

Is He Dead?
Swirnow Theater
Author: David Ives (Adapted from Mark Twain’s original play)
Presented by Johns Hopkins Barnstormers
Show Description (adapted from Playscripts): Jean-Francois Millet, a genius young painter, is in love with Marie Leroux but is also in debt to a picture-dealer, Bastein Andre. Andre forecloses on him and threatens him with debtors prison unless Marie marries him; to avoid this fate and keep Marie, Millet fakes his death and becomes famous while disguised as his sister. Now a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life and marry Marie.

Hopkins Parent Facebook Gathering
Levering Hall, Sherwood Room
Come meet your fellow FB parent friends for coffee and conversation.  We look forward to this second gathering of our FB community on campus!

Provost’s Welcome Address
Hodson Hall, Room 110
Join University Provost, Robert C. Lieberman, as he welcomes families to campus, discusses JHU strategic planning initiatives, and shares insights about the Hopkins undergraduate experience.

Parent Information Sessions:        
Career Services (offered once from 10:00-11:00 am)         
Gilman Hall, Room 132
Representatives Career Services will provide information about resources and services available to JHU students as they prepare for careers beyond their undergraduate years.

Pre-Professional Advising
Hodson Hall, Room 210
The director of pre-professional advising and a current applicant will share perspectives on the opportunities and challenges facing students pursuing careers in medicine and other health professions at JHU.  Special focus will be given to changes in medical school curricula, the new MCAT, the timing of applying to medical school, and profiles of successful applicants.

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Hodson Hall, Room 211

School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering Advising
Ames Hall, Room 234
Representatives from our Arts & Sciences and our Engineering Academic Advising offices will lead a discussion on academic advising programs for undergraduate students at Hopkins. 

Hopkins’ Summer & Intersession Programs: B’More and Beyond
Hodson Hall, Room 203
Join Jessica Madrigal, Director of Summer and Intersession Programs for a discussion about B’More and other Intersession programs. 

Study Abroad
Hodson Hall, Room 213
Join Dr. Lori Citti, Director of the JHU Study Abroad Program, to hear about opportunities for Hopkins students to experience international programs that foster creativity, discovery, and excellence in undergraduate education.

Student Life @ Hopkins: Treasures from the University Archives
Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q level gallery
What did Hopkins look like when YOU were in college? When were women first admitted as undergraduates? We’ll show you! Stop by to see photos, yearbooks, and memorabilia from 138 years of Hopkins student life, help yourself to coffee, and enter to win a Hopkins tradition scarf.  Sponsored by Hopkins Retrospective and the Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives.                                       

Digital Culture Jamming           
Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion
Join the Baltimore-based art-activist group, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. FORCE is famous for digital pranks, internet memes and public installations aimed at promoting a culture of consent and support for survivors of sexual violence.  Learn how FORCE has leveraged parody websites such as “PINK loves CONSENT” and “Playboy’s Top Ten Party Commandments” to generate a nationwide dialogue about combatting sexual violence.  Sponsored by the JHU Digital Media Center and JHU Center for Health Education and Wellness.                                      

Student Performing Arts Showcase
Shriver Hall Auditorium
Enjoy the talent of Hopkins’ finest student singing and dance groups as they each present one number in this showcase performance. Selections range from chamber choir to a cappella, and from ballet to African dance. 

Music at Evergreen: Dublin Guitar Quartet
Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) 4545 N. Charles St.
Dubbed a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the trailblazing Dublin Guitar Quartet has singlehandedly transported the classical guitar canon well into the future with ingenious and approachable arrangements of modern masterpieces by internationally acclaimed composers. Advance tickets strongly recommended: $20 public; $15 members and JHU faculty, staff and alumni; $10 students (includes museum admission and a reception). Please contact 410.516.0341 or for more information.                                    

Student Performing Arts Showcase Reception
Shriver Hall, Lobby
Join student performers and their families for a reception after the performance.                                                  

JHU Bluejays Men’s Soccer vs. Muhlenberg Mules
Homewood Field                

Crab Feast for ALS, presented by Phi Delta Theta
Freshman Quad
Welcome to our first Crab Feast for ALS! In recognition of the suffering caused by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and to honor the patients and families affected by this disease, the Brothers of Phi Delta Theta are hosting a charity crab feast to raise money and awareness for the local ALS Association. We welcome you to join us in enjoying a famed Baltimore tradition, a crab feast featuring crabs, bbq chicken, corn on the cob, and much more. In addition to the food, there will be a competitive crab-shuffle, as well as corn hole and assorted lawn games for guests of all ages. Tickets can be purchased online at For the latest updates, find us on Facebook at                                  

Diwali Dhamaka – Hindu Festival of Lights
Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center
Join us for a free dinner of Indian food from a local restaurant, Aarthi and Puja, student dance performances, and then free-for-all dancing.                                  

MSE Symposium presents Laura Ling
Shriver Hall Auditorium
American journalist Laura Ling was one of two foreign reporters detained by North Korean authorities in March of 2009 for purportedly attempting to enter the country illegally. She remained in custody as a prisoner for nearly six months until former U.S. president Bill Clinton traveled to Pyongyang to negotiate a pardon.  With gratitude to J.J. Barnicke for sponsoring this event.

Pi Beta Phi-ve (5) K
Homewood campus
The Pi Beta Phi-ve (5) K is a walk/run that raises money for Read>Lead>Achieve, which works to create a more literate and productive society.  To register, visit or register onsite. Registration costs are $15 for Hopkins students, $20 for non-Hopkins students. The race will begin at the circle in front of the Recreation Center and will go through and around campus.  A map of the course can be found on the registration page.                           

Sterling Brunch
Fresh Food Café
Sterling Brunch is a Johns Hopkins Dining Tradition that offers a wide variety of menu offerings such as peel and eat shrimp, smoked salmon, made to order stations, chef attended carving stations, premium desserts and a live Jazz Band. Please join us for this very special event and celebrate the tastes of the fall season prepared by our campus chefs. Sterling Brunch is served at Fresh Food Café from 10:00AM to 2:00PM on Sunday, October 26. Advance tickets will be available on Friday, October 24 at Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company in Levering Hall. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Café on Sunday.                      

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Enjoy free admission to a Baltimore jewel, the Baltimore Museum of Art. Founded in 1914, the Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art.             

Homewood Orchard Fest
Homewood Museum
Celebrate the University’s new interpretive heirloom orchard at Homewood Museum! Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of activities related to orchards, gardening, and Baltimore’s agricultural history, plus explore the museum’s period-decorated rooms and special exhibition, Finery & Finish: Embellishments on Baltimore Federal Furniture. Live music by the Mobtown Stringband! Suggested donation: $5 per person or $15 for a family of any size.  Please contact 410.516.5589 or for more information.