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 100 events held during the weekend. This year, we are celebrating reunion classes ending in 2’s and 7’s. We’re also celebrating Reunion Redos for the classes ending in 0’s, 1’s, 5’s, 6’s, and Young Alumni since they were unable to celebrate their reunions in person. But, everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fun!
Q: When is Alumni Weekend?
Alumni Weekend will be held in-person on the Homewood campus March 25 -27, 2022. This year, Alumni Weekend is a little bit earlier than normal as the home lacrosse games in April conflict with Passover and Easter. The week also coincides with Spring Break, but there will still be plenty of student participation! We’re so excited to welcome you back on campus for the first time in 3-years!
Q: What measures are you taking to keep us safe during the weekend?
All events will follow all state, local, and JHU guidelines. Most events will be held outside under tents with heaters and flooring.
Proof of full vaccination OR daily on-site rapid testing for alumni and guests 5 and up who are not fully vaccinated or are unable to produce a vaccination card is required.
To be considered fully vaccinated you must meet the below requirements:
- At least 2 weeks have passed after your second dose in a two-dose vaccination series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, OR 2 weeks have passed after your single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson/Jansen.
- If more than 6 months have passed since the second dose of a two-dose series OR more than 2 months have passed since the single-dose vaccine, you must have received a booster shot.
Masks are required indoors at all times. N95, KN95, and double masking with a surgical and cloth masks are accepted. Also, to align with social distancing requirements, some events will have limited attendance capacities.
Q: How do I show proof of full vaccination?
Upon arrival, all attendees with proof of full vaccination must proceed to the Documentation Station located next to the Welcome Tent on Decker Quad.
Valid forms of documentation include:
- Your state’s verification app showing proof of vaccination
- An original CDC Vaccination Card
- A digital photograph or photo copy of CDC Vaccination Card (both sides)
- Students, Faculty and Staff can check in with their J-Card
Guests will receive a wristband that must be worn at all times while on campus. Guests who show proof of vaccination only need to check in one time during the weekend.
Q: I am not fully vaccinated or do not have a vaccination card, what do I do?
If you do not have proof of vaccination, are not fully vaccinated, or have children under the age of 5:
- Proceed to Shriver Hall to perform a rapid test every day that your arrive on campus
- You must test daily
- Attendees with negative tests are issued a daily wristband
- Attendees who test positive will be asked to leave campus immediately
Q: Are there any special events for Young Alumni?
Yes! All events are listed on the main Young Alumni Weekend page.
Q: What other events are happening during the weekend?
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. If you fall into the classes ending in 0’s, 1’s, 5’s, 6’s, and Young Alumni there are Reunion Celebration Redo events for you!
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: How do I register for Alumni Weekend?
A: Registration will open Feb. 2, 2022. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a blanket upon check-in during Reunion. If you register during our Early Bird Special Feb. 2nd – Feb. 22nd, you will receive 10% off your entire order, except for the lacrosse game. Preregistration closes March 20. You can continue to register online after March 20, however there will be an additional $10 per person, per event charge.
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: Once registration is live, registrants will appear on the Who’s Coming page of our registration page.
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 and how do I pay?
A: Some events do have an associated fee – we can accept all major credit cards through the registration form. Please note: refunds can only be returned to the credit card on file. Please make sure the card does not expire prior to the date of the Alumni Weekend event. If you pay with a prepaid gift card, hold on to the card in case the card number needs to be referenced in the future. 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 22) 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 March 18. After March 18, 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, but keep in mind, this year Homecoming will be a little earlier and many events will be taking place outside with heaters, so please plan to dress for the elements. Dressy casual is recommended only for reunion class celebrations on Saturday afternoon/evening, unless otherwise indicated for your class event. Post-Lacrosse Game events, typically held around 4:30, are on the more casual side.
Q: I can’t wait for the Homecoming lacrosse game vs Michigan! 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 ($15) or reserved seating ($20). Kids (3-12): general seating ($5) or reserved seating ($15). Tickets are limited so register as soon as you can!
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. The Welcome Tent will be open Friday, March 25, 10am – 10pm and Saturday, March 26, 8am - midnight.
Q: What should I do if I have an emergency or safety issue during Alumni Weekend?
A: For emergencies, call 410-516-7777 for campus security or call 911. For non-emergencies, please call campus security at 410-516-4600.
Q: Can I eat in the dining halls?
A: The institution is still deciding which dining facilities will be open during Spring Break. On Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26, Sunday, March 27, we will be hosting several events on campus with food. Check out the full schedule of events.
Q: Are you able to accommodate dietary restrictions?
Yes, please contact us at 410-516-5185 or email email@example.com before March 18 for special requests.
Q: Can I work out at the Recreation Center or visit the library during Alumni Weekend?
A: With the current campus COVID policies, guests are, unfortunately, not allowed to work out at the Rec Center.
Q: What is the weather policy for Alumni Weekend?
A: Alumni Weekend 2022 will be held rain/snow or shine.
Q: I can’t make it back to campus this year. Can I still participate in the weekend virtually?
A: Yes! We will be livestreaming all lectures as well as the President’s and Deans’ Welcome. Make sure to register for the virtual events via the main registration link and include your mailing address so we can send you a Reunion hat!
Reunion Office Contact
Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions. We look forward to seeing you in March!
The Johns Hopkins University will photograph Alumni Weekend 2022 events and participants. Please be advised that JHU may use photos taken during the weekend for JHU publications in print and online, fundraising materials and other non-commercial purposes. Please contact the Reunion Office in advance if you object to being photographed for these purposes.
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