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Welcome Class of 2028!

Convocation is a ceremony formally welcoming new students into the Johns Hopkins University academic community and is bookended by Commencement at the end of your Hopkins journey.

Incoming students, as our newest Blue Jays, you will be introduced through videos throughout the ceremony, so please send in a short video and/or photo to be included.

Video Prompts:

  • Begin your video by saying, “Hello, my name is INSERT YOUR FIRST NAME” in your chosen language.
  • Where are you from?
  • Why did you choose to come to Hopkins?
  • What are you most looking forward to as a new Hopkins student?
  • What do you hope to accomplish in your time at Hopkins?

Family and friends, your student will soon receive a New Blue Jay feather pin in the mail. We would like to honor the role that you have played in getting our newest Blue Jays to this important milestone by asking that you present them with their pin. Please take a photo or short video of you pinning your student. Some of the submitted videos will be compiled and shown during Convocation.

Guidelines for All Submissions:

  • Film your video on either your phone or computer.
  • Film your video in landscape.
  • Be sure there is a light source in front of you, so you are not backlit.
  • Film in a location without background noise.
  • Your video should be no more than 30 seconds.
  • Name your file as follows: StudentLastName_StudentFirstName_School_GraduationYear

Incoming students submit here!

Family and friends submit here!


Watch the 2024 Universitywide Commencement ceremony

To watch the universitywide Commencement ceremony, click here. For viewers that require ASL interpreting, click here.

Last updated July 3, 2024