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

  • Mark your calendars for the big day!  The 2014 Orientation and Move-In will take place on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, 2014.  The full 2014 program schedule is still being developed but you can view the 2013 schedule to get a good idea of what to expect.   
  • Freshmen will receive their Move-In day based upon their housing assignment.  Housing assignments will be annouced mid-July.  For planning purposes, espcially if you have need to travel from far away, it is suggested that you make plans to move your student in on the 2nd day.  It is always acceptable to move in a day late but can be problematic to move in a day in advance.
  • Looking further into the next academic year, the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar will help you plan your student's travel for scheduled breaks. 

Family Weekend 2014

  • Make you plans to attend Family Weekend-- a fall weekend fully programmed from early Friday through Sunday.  Save-the-dates of early morning 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.   
  • Keep your eyes out for a printed post card in mid-July detailing Family Weekend information.  You can expect the link to Family Weekend to begin showing a schedule-in-progress during mid-July that will evolve throughout the summer as events and activities are confirmed. 

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.
  • Keep an eye out for your invitation to join the Hopkins Parents closed Facebook group in July 2014 with other Class of 2018 parents.

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