FAQs

FAQ's

Q: What is Alumni Weekend?

A: Alumni Weekend is an annually hosted weekend of events for alumni, family, and friends to return to the Homewood Campus and reunite with classmates. There are about 120 events held during the weekend. This year, we are celebrating reunion classes ending in 0’s and 5’s, but everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fun!

Q: Do I have to be celebrating a reunion year to attend Alumni Weekend?

A: Absolutely not! Most events throughout the weekend are open to everyone.

Q: Can I bring a guest to Alumni Weekend?

A: Of course, guests are welcome at every event during the weekend! The more the merrier! Just make sure to register everyone who is attending.

Q: Can I bring my child(ren) to Alumni Weekend?

A: We’d love for the kids to join the fun of Alumni Weekend. We offer many child-friendly events including Blue Jay Kids Activities Club and Jr. Jays Lax Clinic. We even have child care during class celebrations on Saturday evening (Camp Blue Jay for ages 5 – 12 and Teen Scene for ages 13 – 17). Make sure to register everyone who is attending.

Q: How do I register for Alumni Weekend?

A: Register online at alumni.jhu.edu/AW2020, fax your completed paper registration form to 410-516-6858, or mail the paper form to Reunion & Homecoming Office, The Johns Hopkins University, San Martin Center, 2nd Floor, 3400 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Online registration closes April 17. All registrations made or received after April 17 will be charged an additional $10 per person, per event.

If you are celebrating a reunion this year, you can choose between your class signature package, which will be a discounted price for a bundle of signature events, or your class a la carte package, which will allow you to individually choose which events you’d like to attend.

Q: Can I see who else is registered to attend Alumni Weekend?

A: Check out the list of “Who’s Coming” here: https://jhu.events.alumniq.com/who/aw20/homewood

Q: Can I register for events once I get to campus?

A: Yes! Onsite registration will be available at the Welcome Tent on Decker Quad, adjacent to Mason Hall, throughout the weekend. All on-site registrations will be charged an additional $10 per person, per event.

Q: Is there a fee for Alumni Weekend?

A: Some events do have a fee associated. On the registration form, you will see a cost next to all events that have a fee. For events without a fee, you will see the option to choose either “Attending,” or “Not Attending.” We encourage everyone to stay up to date on emails and social media for special promotions! Follow us on Facebook at Johns Hopkins Alumni Weekend and Instagram @jhualumniweekend. Register as an Early Bird (before February 1) for 10% off your registration!

Q: If I pay for an event I don’t attend, will I be refunded?

A: Refunds will be honored through April 17. After April 17, refunds will no longer be processed.

Q: Where can I stay during Alumni Weekend?

A: Check out the local hotel options on our accommodations page.

Q: What is the attire for Alumni Weekend?

A: Casual spring attire is recommended for most Homecoming events. Dressy casual is recommended only for reunion class celebrations on Saturday afternoon/evening, unless otherwise indicated for your class event.

Q: I can’t wait for the Homecoming lacrosse game vs Maryland! Where do I get tickets?

A: You can purchase tickets for the lacrosse game on our registration form. There are two ticket options: general seating ($12) or reserved seating ($15). Tickets are limited so register as soon as you can!

Q: The campus has changed since I was a student! How can I find my way around and visit new buildings on campus?

A: We invite you to register for a campus walking tour during the weekend. There is one on Friday, April 24 and one on Saturday, April 25. We also encourage you to flag down a golf cart driver and ask for a tour around the campus. There will be campus maps available in the Welcome Tent throughout the weekend.

Q: What should I do when I am not attending events?

A: There is so much to do around campus when not attending events:

  • Walk through JHU’s campus and check out all that is new
  • Connect with friends at your favorite spots on campus
  • Take a walk or drive over to St. Paul Street for coffee or a meal
  • Head to the Bookstore on the corner of 33rd Street and St. Paul Street to stock up on new JHU gear. The Bookstore hours during Alumni Weekend are as follows:
    • Friday: 9am-9pm
    • Saturday: 9am-9pm
    • Sunday: 10am-9pm
  • Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art

Q: Are services available for people with limited mobility?

A: Yes! Complimentary campus shuttles will be offered Friday, April 24, 11:00am – 1:00am and Saturday, April 25, 7:30am – 1:00am. Shuttle stops include all designated parking lots, the Welcome Tent, the Inn at the Colonnade and all event locations. All Reunion shuttles and events are handicap accessible. There will also be golf carts and drivers to help you move quickly across campus.

Q: Where should I go if I need assistance?

A: University staff and volunteers will be available at the Welcome Tent on Decker Quad to answer any questions or address any needs that may arise. Please do not hesitate to stop by with questions or just to say hello. Welcome Tent hours are Friday, April 24, 10am – 10pm, and Saturday, April 25, 8am – midnight.

Q: What should I do if I have an emergency or safety issue during Alumni Weekend?

A: For non-emergencies, please call campus security at 410-516-4600. For emergencies, call 410-516-7777 for campus security or call 911.

Q: Is there a quiet place on campus where I can nurse my baby or pump?

A: Lactation rooms on the Homewood Campus are located in the Bloomberg Physics and Astronomy building – 3rd Floor, Olin Hall – Room 309, and Shaffer Hall – Room 309.

Q: Can I eat in the dining halls?

A: Levering Marketplace will be open to the public on Friday, April 24 from 7:30am – 4pm. On Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, we will be hosting several events on campus with food. Check out the full schedule of events under the “Food” tab to find them.

Q: Can I work out at the Recreation Center or visit the library during Alumni Weekend?

A: Of course! Just show your Alumni Weekend name badge at the front desk of both locations to enter without a fee. All family members and guests must be at least 18 years of age and accompanied by a JHU alumnus, and must sign a liability waiver prior to entering the facility. Guests without an Alumni Weekend name badge will be charged the standard $7 fee per guest.

Q: What is the weather policy for Alumni Weekend?

A: Alumni Weekend 2020 will be held rain/snow or shine.