Alumni Weekend 2020

All Weekend Events


Ring Ceremony

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Gilman Atrium
You are cordially invited to attend the Johns Hopkins University Ring Ceremony and Reception. Students and alumni will receive their rings indicating their affiliation and commemorating their graduation from our great institution! The ceremony will be followed by a festive reception. 

Red Cross Blood Drive with Alpha Epsilon Delta

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Charles Commons
Help save a life this Alumni Weekend by donating blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by AED. First timers welcome!

JHU Press Author Meet & Greet

Event Type: Hop Talks
Mason Hall Auditorium
One of the wealthiest women in 19th-century America, Mary Elizabeth Garrett is a towering figure in the history of Johns Hopkins and the city of Baltimore -- and an unsung hero of the suffrage movement. She leveraged her transformative gift to Hopkins in 1893 to ensure that women would be admitted to our medical school. She championed women's education at other pioneering institutions such as Bryn Mawr. She was a savvy and resourceful supporter of women's suffrage. As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020, author Kathleen Waters Sander joins us for an Alumni Weekend discussion of her highly-regarded Garrett biography, recently published by JHU Press in paperback edition with a new foreword by Senator Barbara Mikulski. 

Lunch at Levering Market

Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Food
Levering Marketplace
$1 discount per person, courtesy of Bon Appétit. 

Hop Talks: Hacking Democracy - Cybersecurity and the 2016 Election

Mason Hall Auditorium
How were hackers able to compromise the cybersecurity of our country’s election in 2016, who was responsible, and what can be done to reduce future risk. Hear from the company that uncovered the source of the breach and find out how they did it!

JHU Press Tour 1

Event Type: Tours
Leaves from Mason Hall
Shuttle departs from the front of Mason Hall at 12:30 p.m. Tour the editorial offices of America's oldest university press and follow The Life of a Book from its acquisition through its design, publication and distribution in print and online. Space is limited.

Hop Talks: Fly Fishing

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities Event Type: Hop Talks
Johns Hopkins Club, Nobel Room
Discover the thrill of fly fishing by Johns Hopkins own Jim Truscott, KSAS ’62, ’63, ’70 who will share the mechanics and history of the sport. Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at fly-casting. Space is limited.

DREAMS Day of Undergraduate Research in Engineering, the Arts & Humanities, Medicine, & the Sciences

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Goldfarb Gym, O'Connor Recreation Center
What is DREAMS? DREAMS is HOUR’s (Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research) annual celebration of the undergraduate research, scholarly and creative projects of our own Hopkins undergraduate students from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Peabody Institute, and the Whiting School of Engineering. With our undergraduates involved in such varied research and creative opportunities, DREAMS provides the perfect venue to celebrate and share these projects with the Hopkins community, family and friends. DREAMS takes place every spring on the Friday of the Homewood Alumni Weekend. Everyone should plan to attend!

Hop Talks: The AI-Driven Future: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Event Type: Hop Talks
Hackerman B17
Anthony Dahbura, Eng' 81, Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Assured Autonomy, will lead us through a discussion of artificial intelligence and the future. 

Tour of FastForward U

Event Type: Tours
FastForward U
See the hub for student innovation and entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins on a tour with the FastForward U team. FastForward U provides students with space, funding and resources to support their ideas, serving all students from the curious to the committed. This 10,000 square foot co-working and makerspace hub also offers students professional meeting space and event space to support their ventures. Learn more about student entrepreneurship at Hopkins with this tour.

Hop Talks: A Conversation with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

Event Type: Hop Talks
Mason Hall Auditorium

Known worldwide as the “First Lady of Nails,” OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann initially made her lasting mark on the beauty industry in 1989, when she created the first 30 OPI nail lacquers. In her 35 years at OPI, Suzi has created thousands of iconic OPI shades, including You Don’t Know Jacques!, Russian Navy, Bubble Bath and Cajun Shrimp. I’m Not Really a Waitress, one of her best-known colors, has been heralded as the perfect shade of red by women across the globe. Allure inducted this lacquer into its Beauty Hall of Fame in 2011, after it won the Best Nail Polish award nine times. Her memoir, which chronicles her personal journey from a life of oppression in Hungary to a true “American Dream” story running the world’s largest professional nail brand, shares its name with this famous shade: I’m Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time. Suzi is also known for pioneering the development of OPI partnerships, elevating consumers’ overall brand experience. Under her guidance, OPI became the first nail care brand to collaborate with Hollywood’s top films and celebrities, as well as iconic companies including Coca-Cola, DELL and Ford Mustang. As Brand Ambassador, Suzi is the go-to authority for beauty editors and fashion designers alike, regularly contributing to stories both in the U.S. and internationally about nail care and color trends. 

Campus Walking Tour 1

Event Type: Tours
Mason Hall

Tour of Station North & Parkway Theatre

Event Type: Tours
Station North & Parkway Theatre
Visit Hopkins' new Film and Media Studies facility. Shuttle departs from in from in front of Mason Hall. Space is limited.

Hop Talks: Cancer Drug Scarcity - A Crisis in American Healthcare

Event Type: Hop Talks
Gilman 50
Critical drug shortages are putting patients at risk across the United States, particularly children afflicted with cancer.  Join Dr. Yoram Unguru of the Berman Institute of Bioethics to discuss a systematic problem of scarcity that is threatening lives in the richest country in the world, and hear what Johns Hopkins is doing to address this issue.

Homecoming Baseball Game: Johns Hopkins vs Swathmore College

Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium

Class of 1950 Reunion Tour

Event Type: Reunion Class Events Event Type: Tours
Leaving from Homewood House

Hop Talks: Opioid Innovations - A Baltimore Story

Event Type: Hop Talks
Mason Hall Auditorium

Uncover some of the innovative ways that the Hopkins community has come together within Baltimore to address some of the challenges related to the opioid epidemic.

BME Alumni Reception and Open House

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Clark Hall

Departmental Showcase

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Glass Pavilion
The Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts & Sciences present the Departmental Showcase. Join JHU departments from across the institution as they give you a taste of what makes learning at Johns Hopkins so great! Jump right in and experience the types of learning JHU students see every day. You can test, touch, and try a variety of technologies and engage with manipulatives and other teaching tools as you make your way across the room.

Hopkins Retrospective: "Reflections: LGTBQ History at Hopkins"

Event Type: Hop Talks
Great Hall
Professor Bill Leslie will host a conversation on LGBTQ history at Hopkins, with members of the community and related organizations.

Class of 1950 70th Reunion Dinner

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays

Event Type: Entertainment Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Batter up! Join fellow alumni and friends for Johns Hopkins University night at Camden Yards as the Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Pre-game reception includes a buffet of Boog's Pit Beef and Pit Turkey, traditional ballpark fare, soft drinks, and domestic beers.

We hope to see you at the Yard!

Tickets are non-refundable.

Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) Annual Norris Pig Dinner

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Inn at the Colonnade

Join your fellow Fiji graduates and their guests from the past six decades starting with cocktails in the Colonnade bar at 6 p.m. The dinner program begins at 7 p.m., and will conclude with an auction to raise funds for the AAA Scholarship program. Spouses and/or guests are welcome. Cost for the dinner is $75 per person.

Maryland Untapped

Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Food Event Type: Signature Events
Tent on Decker Quad

Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine paired with Maryland’s finest beverages. From beer and wine, to spirits, and a variety of dinner options, there is something to please everyone! Enjoy what Maryland has to offer, untapped!

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Buffet Dinner

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Gilman Atrium

Jonathan A. Jarzyna Memorial Poker Tournament

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Charles Commons
Hosted by JHU PAWS, all proceeds go to the Maryland SPCA. In 2011 Hopkins alumni Jon Jarzyna, KSAS ’97, passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition just shy of his 38th birthday. After his wife and friends, two of Jon’s biggest loves were animals and playing poker. As a way to honor him and keep his memory alive, seven years ago his friend and classmate Matt Zaft, KSAS '97, decided to sponsor a Jonathan A. Jarzyna Memorial No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament at Johns Hopkins University. It is a $100 buy in for alumni ($25 for undergrads), and 100% of the entry fees go to the local MSPCA as a donation in Jon’s memory.

Carey Business School - Welcome Reception

Event Type: Carey Business School
Mustang Alley's
Kick off Carey Alumni Weekend with classmates and friends at Carey’s Welcome Reception. Spouses and partners are welcome.

A Cappella Concert

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities Event Type: Entertainment Event Type: Family Friendly
Shriver Hall Auditorium
Don't miss this musical showdown featuring Hopkins' own student a cappella groups!

Young Alumni Tent Party

Event Type: Entertainment Event Type: Signature Events
Bloomberg Courtyard Tent

Don't miss this year's epic Young Alumni Tent Party. Includes entry to the tent party, 3 drink tickets, and food. Must be 21+ to attend with valid, government issued ID. Last call 12:30 am.
**No entry or re-entry after midnight.**

President & Deans' Breakfast

Event Type: Hop Talks Event Type: Signature Events
Glass Pavilion
President Ron Daniels, Dean Beverly Wendland, and Dean T.E. Schlesinger share their vision for the future of the University. Space is limited.

Junior Jays Lacrosse Clinic

Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Practice Field at O'Connor Recreation Center
Children ages 6-12. Enjoy drills and scrimmages coached by both the Women's and Men's Club teams. Everyone gets to take home a children's lacrosse stick along with other goodies from our athletic department.

Prospective Student Tour

Event Type: Tours
Leaving from Mason Hall
A campus tour led by students for college-bound high school students and their families.

Historical Campus Tour

Event Type: Tours
Starts on the sidewalk that runs between Homewood Museum and the Library
Tour begins between the Library and Homewood Museum. Led by Jim Stimpert, Senior Reference Archivist in the Sheridan Libraries

JHU Press Tour 2

Event Type: Tours
Mason Hall
Shuttle departs from the front of Mason Hall at 10 a.m. Tour the editorial offices of America's oldest university press and follow The Life of a Book from its acquisition through its design, publication and distribution in print and online. Space is limited.

Student and Alumni Coffee Chat

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Levering Hall, Student Lounge
Join us for a casual morning drop-in of networking and conversation with alumni and students, and learn more about opportunities to mentor students.

Phi Mu Alumnae Reunion Brunch

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities Event Type: Food
MSE Q Level
Stop by to chat with your sisters over bagels and coffee!

Blue Jay Kids Club Family Activities

Event Type: Family Friendly
Decker Quad
Take a break during your day on campus to have fun with your little ones! Rain location: Levering Hall

Campus Walking Tour 2

Event Type: Tours
Mason Hall

Class of 1970 Service of Remembrance

Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Mason Hall Auditorium

Hop Talks: Women of Hopkins - Empowerment, Leadership and the Future

Event Type: Hop Talks
Great Hall

FastForwardU Accelerator Demo Day with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities Event Type: Food
FastForward U

Please join Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) at FastForward U, the 10,000-sq-ft student innovation hub at Homewood for our Accelerator Demo Day. You will eat well and hear pitches from our cohort of promising Hopkins student-led ventures competing for additional funding. Hopkins alumni, students and the entrepreneurial community in Baltimore are invited to participate in this entrepreneurship and networking event.

Carey Business School - Open House

Event Type: Carey Business School
Carey Business School
Visit the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Harbor East campus at your leisure to learn how the school is continually improving the educational environment for students, faculty, and staff and enjoy the pristine views of the Inner Harbor. Alumni, spouses, partners, and guests can meet student leaders and gain an understanding of ways the school will “build for what’s next.” This is the exclusive place to pick up your Carey-branded swag and enjoy some delicious bites to eat.

"A Wild and Precious Life: Celebrating Edie Windsor's Legacy"

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Hodson 210

Pride and LGBTQ Life sponsor a moderated book talk and discussion with Edie Windsor’s biographer, Joshua Lyon and Edie Windsor’s widow, Judith Kasen. Published in 2019 the biography “A Wild and Precious Life” tells the story of marriage equality pioneer, Edie Windsor’s journey, her life in New York City in the 50s and 60s and her work as an activist. Edie Windsor and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan received Honorary Degrees from Johns Hopkins in 2014. 

Homecoming Crab Cake Luncheon at Johns Hopkins Club

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Student Tailgate Lunch

Event Type: Food
Freshman Quad

Come get ready before the Blue Jays take on the Maryland Terrapins with plenty of barbecue and local eats. You can also hydrate in style at our hydration station featuring everything from coconut water to La Croix. A great place to meet up with friends and fuel up before the game. Admission includes food and non-alcoholic beverages. Rain location: Bloomberg Courtyard Tent.

Traditional Crab Cake Lunch

Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Food Event Type: Signature Events
Tent on Decker Quad

Young Alumni Tailgate Lunch

Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Food
Freshman Quad

Come get ready before the Blue Jays take on the Maryland Terrapins with plenty of barbecue and local eats. You can also hydrate in style at our hydration station featuring everything from coconut water to La Croix. A great place to meet up with friends and fuel up before the game. Admission includes food and non-alcoholic beverages. Rain location: Bloomberg Courtyard Tent.

Men's Tennis: Johns Hopkins vs Washington College

Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Homewood Tennis Courts

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Reserved Seating at Homecoming Lacrosse Game: Johns Hopkins vs Maryland

Event Type: Reunion Class Events Event Type: Signature Events Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Homewood Field

Come represent the Class of 1970 while cheering on the Blue Jays as they take on the Maryland Terrapins. Game ticket required. Tickets will be available to pick up in the Welcome Tent until 12:45 p.m. on game day. At 1 p.m. on game day, they will be available to pick up at the tent by the steps of the Newton H. White Athletic Center adjacent to the stadium. 

Reserved Seating Ticket Price: $15

TICKETS EXTREMELY LIMITED

Please note: NCAA prohibits tickets from being discounted.

Class of 1995 25th Reunion Reserved Seating at Homecoming Lacrosse Game: Johns Hopkins vs Maryland

Event Type: Reunion Class Events Event Type: Signature Events Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Homewood Field

Come represent the Class of 1995 while cheering on the Blue Jays as they take on the Maryland Terrapins. Game ticket required. Tickets will be available to pick up in the Welcome Tent until 12:45 p.m. on game day. At 1 p.m. on game day, they will be available to pick up at the tent by the steps of the Newton H. White Athletic Center adjacent to the stadium.

Reserved Seating Ticket Price: $15

TICKETS EXTREMELY LIMITED. 

Please note: NCAA prohibits tickets from being discounted.

General Seating Homecoming Lacrosse Game: Johns Hopkins vs Maryland

Event Type: Signature Events Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Homewood Field

Come cheer on the Blue Jays as they take on the Maryland Terrapins. Game ticket required. Tickets will be available to pick up in the Welcome Tent until 12:45 p.m. on game day. At 1 p.m. on game day, they will be available to pick up at the tent by the steps of the Newton H. White Athletic Center adjacent to the stadium.

General Admission Price: $12 

Please note: NCAA prohibits tickets from being discounted.

Old Guard Lacrosse Game Watch Party

Event Type: Reunion Class Events Event Type: Sports & Wellness
The Johns Hopkins Club, Library
Come to the Hopkins Club to cheer on the Blue Jays as they take on the Maryland Terrapins. Cash Bar Only.

Reserved Seating Homecoming Lacrosse Game: Johns Hopkins vs Maryland

Event Type: Signature Events Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Homewood Field

Come cheer on the Blue Jays as they take on the Maryland Terrapins. Game ticket required. Tickets will be available to pick up in the Welcome Tent until 12:45 p.m. on game day. At 1 p.m. on game day, they will be available to pick up at the tent by the steps of the Newton H. White Athletic Center adjacent to the stadium.

Reserved Seating Price: $15

TICKETS EXTREMELY LIMITED.

Please note: NCAA prohibits tickets from being discounted.

Fiji Islander

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities Event Type: Entertainment Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Food
President's Garden

Join your classmates, their families and current students at the Islander, which has been a staple of the Johns Hopkins Homecoming Celebration for over 30 years. The Islander features entertainment, food, a beer garden and kids activities for families. The event runs from half time of the lacrosse game until a few hours afterwards. Admission is $8 for advanced purchase, or $10 at the door. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the One Love Foundation.

Johns Hopkins News-Letter Open House

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Gatehouse
Please note: $5 admission fee cannot be discounted.

Camp Blue Jay

Event Type: Family Friendly
Levering Marketplace
Childcare for kids ages 5 – 12 will be provided while you attend your class dinners and parties! Dinner, crafts, activities and snacks will be provided. Kids’ friendly movie will also be shown later in the evening.

Teen Scene

Event Type: Family Friendly
Levering Marketplace
Teens ages 13 - 17 will be kept busy with exciting on-campus activities while you are enjoying your class dinners and parties! Dinner and snacks provided! 

Class of 1940 80th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Class of 1945 75th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Class of 1955 65th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Class of 1960 60th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Class of 1965 55th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Post-Game Party

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Class of 1975 45th Reunion Post-Game Party

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Bloomberg Center & Courtyard

Class of 1990 30th Reunion Celebration - Return of "Hoppy Hour"

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Levering Hall - Great Hall and Student Lounge

Class of 2005 15th Reunion Post-Game Party

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
HomeSlyce

Carey Business School - Carey Affinity Network Pre-Reception

Event Type: Carey Business School
Carey Business School
Celebrate Carey’s affinity networks and network with alumni and friends with shared interests.

Carey Business School - Capstone Reception

Event Type: Carey Business School
Carey Business School
Join Carey leadership, faculty, and staff for the weekend’s premiere event and an evening of fellowship and fun. Mingle with fellow alumni and hear school updates. Spouses and partners are welcome.

Class of 1980 40th Reunion Dinner

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Johns Hopkins Club

Class of 1985 35th Reunion Dinner

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Hodson Hall Lobby

Class of 1995 25th Reunion Dinner

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Gilman Atrium

Class of 2000 20th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Glass Pavilion

Class of 2010 10th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Brewer's Art

Class of 2015 5th Reunion Celebration

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Mudd Hall Lobby

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Biannual Concerto

Event Type: Entertainment
Shriver Hall Auditorium

Jed Gaylin, Music Director & Conductor
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116
Concerto Competition Winner/s TBD
6:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk with WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky
Capping off the season, HSO's biannual concerto competition is always a high-spirited event with winner/s performing with the orchestra. The competition winner/s are JHU students and show the true depth of talent across the JHU campuses. Following the winner/s performance, HSO presents Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra -- rejoicing in the individual voices of all the instruments of the orchestra. This work celebrates the wealth of human expression and experience in an optimistic testament to humanity. Please join HSO for this exciting season finale!

Tickets for this event will be available at the door. 

Hullabalooza

Event Type: Entertainment Event Type: Signature Events
Tent on Decker Quad
The party where your yearbook comes back to life! Live band, cash bar, and lots of fun! One drink ticket is included for guests 21 and older. 

18th Annual Blue Jay 5k Race for Lymphoma

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities Event Type: Family Friendly Event Type: Sports & Wellness
Newton H. White Athletic Center
Race departs from the front of Newton H. White Athletic Center. Details and registration information can be found at www.hopkinstrack.com/bluejay5k.html.

Class of 1970 Brunch

Event Type: Food Event Type: Reunion Class Events
Cordish Center

6th Annual JHU Pride Brunch

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities Event Type: Food
Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Join the JHU Pride Affinity and current Hopkins students and friends for a delicious brunch, informal networking and celebration of the Hopkins LGBTQ community. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. 

Alumni Weekend Champagne Buffet Brunch

Event Type: Food Event Type: Signature Events
Johns Hopkins Club
Space is limited.

One Love x Hopkins

Event Type: Campus Groups & Activities
Homewood Field
One Love x Hopkins is an event to raise awareness and support for the One Love Foundation, an organization that combats relationship violence and educates young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Our spring event strives to bring attention to the cause and the resources that are available to college students. Please come join us for free food, raffle prizes, yard games, music and more!

Senior Dinner

Tent on Decker Quad

JHU Octopodes 30th Anniversary Concert

Event Type: Entertainment
Shriver Hall Auditorium




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