Johns Hopkins welcomes thousands of graduates back for Alumni Weekend

More than 5,500 Johns Hopkins University graduates are expected back on campus this weekend for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration, including one notable member of the Class of 1964:

The festivities kick off Friday with a number of events, including a bioethics panel discussion at Mason Hall at 12:30 p.m. and a lecture by Bill Leslie, who is researching university history, at 4 p.m. in the Hutzler Reading Room.

Other weekend highlights include:

  • Blue Jay Bull & Oyster Roast, Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m., Decker Quad

  • Foreign Affairs Symposium, Friday 8 p.m., Shriver Hall—Shabana Basij-Rasikh, co-founder of an Afghanistan boarding school for girls, speaks at the first Anne Smedinghoff Memorial event

  • Young Alumni Tent Party, Friday 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Bloomberg Courtyard Tent

  • President & Dean's breakfast, Saturday 8:15-10 a.m., Glass Pavilion—President Ron Daniels, Dean Katherine Newman, and Dean T.E. Schlesinger host a breakfast for alumni to share their vision for the future of the Homewood schools and the university (space is limited)

  • Johns Hopkins vs. Maryland lacrosse, Saturday 2 p.m., Homewood Field—The Blue Jays and Terps face off for the 111th time in one of the most storied rivalries in college sports

  • The Hullabalooza, Saturday 9 p.m.–12:30 a.m., Decker Quad—Party features a live band and a cash bar

  • 12th Annual Blue Jay 5K Race for Lymphoma, Sunday 9:45am, Newton H. White Athletic Center—Details and registration information at

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