Welcome Class of 2018 Parents! 

We hope you find this page a helpful resource for current information and direction as you assist your student with the transition to college life. 

First Things First! 

  • Please take a moment to fill in your Family Information Form.  To keep your family informed, we need accurate and up-to-date contact information, especially email addresses as we use electronic communication frequently. 
  • Take a look at a carbon copy of the Freshman Portal which provides an extensive checklist of forms and procedures that must be completed before matriculation into the university.

Orientation and Move-In

  • The big day is almost here!  Here is the schedule for the 2014 Orientation and Move-In on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, 2014.     
  • Freshmen received their Move-In day based upon their housing assignment. It is always acceptable to move in a day late but can be problematic to move in a day in advance.
  • Here is the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar to help you plan your student's travel for scheduled breaks. 

Family Weekend 2014

  • Register now, and make plans to attend Family Weekend-- a fall weekend fully programmed from early Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26 2014
  • Our Hotels resource page will assist you with your planning for this activity packed weekend with your JHU student. 
  • Plan to arrive on Friday by noon because Parents College is always a huge hit!  These crash courses instructed by stellar Hopkins faculty are a fantastic opportunity for parents to experience a taste of what students are exposed to daily here at Homewood. 

Ways to be Involved -- Parents Programs

  • Become a Hopkins Parent Ambassador by volunteering your time to one or more of our many outreach programs, or hosting an event in your local area.
  • Join the Hopkins Parents Council.
  • Coordinate your place of business with the JHU Career Center to provide valuable internship opportunities for students through the Parent Internship Network (PIN), summer and full-time employment, or offer your expertise in a specific providing career advice.
  • Participate with your fellow parents in supporting the Student Life Experience on the Homewood campus with your gift to the Hopkins Parents Fund.
  • Have you joined the Hopkins Parents closed Facebook group?  Its a great place to get your questions answered and keep in touch with the 2,000+ parent member commmunity.  

Published Resources

Helpful Links

  • JHU Admissions provides students with a link to the admitted student website in the admissions packet.  This site contains helpful information for both the admitted students and their families.  Please access through packet information.
  • JHU News Website, The Hub, highlights announcements and noteworthy, timely news stories.

Contact Us

Carol M. Lorton, DirectorMargie Carney, Assistant DirectorMegan Young, Coordinator
clorton1@jhu.edumcarney5@jhu.edumyoung59@jhu.edu