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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to reach out to with any additional questions. We look forward to seeing you in June! 

What is the purpose of the 2020/2021 Graduate Celebration?

The pandemic prevented opportunities for the graduates from December 2019 to May 2021 to celebrate their accomplishments. The School is eager to remedy that by offering programs to not only applaud your successes, but connect you with your classmates, faculty, staff, and School leadership. 

When is the 2020-2021 Graduate Celebration?

A variety of programming will be held in-person on the East Baltimore Campus on June 10 and 11, 2022. Some events will also be offered virtually, see the registration form for details.

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Who is invited?

All graduates from December 2019, May 2020, August 2020, December 2021, and May 2021, who did not have an in-person graduation ceremony are invited to attend. 

Can I bring guests?

Yes, you are welcome to bring guests! Just be sure to include them on your registration. 
Please note:
Some events will be limited to alumni only (ex. Professional development and networking), and others will require overflow seating based on room capacity and registrations. All guests will be accommodated in person to the best of our ability at Department/Program events.

Will I get to walk across the stage like a traditional graduation ceremony?

No, this is not designed to be a traditional graduation ceremony. But we did hear your request for that special moment through surveys, so personalized acknowledgement will happen in a variety of ways during the Department/Program events.

What measures are you taking to keep us safe during the weekend?

All events will follow state, local, and JHU guidelines, keeping food and beverage limited. 

Proof of full vaccination OR daily 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 optional indoors if you are vaccinated and boosted. However, masks will be required for alumni and guests attending lecture-style events or traveling on a JHU shuttle. Masks will be optional for presenters at lectures if they are able to maintain a 6-foot distance from others in the room.

See our Health and Safety page for more information.

How do I show proof of full vaccination?

Upon arrival and before entering the BSPH building, all attendees must show their proof of vaccination or negative test result.  
Valid forms of documentation include: 

  • State or Country 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 JHU ID

See our Health and Safety page for more information.

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: 

  • You must test daily 
    • Attendees with negative tests are issued a daily wristband 
    • Attendees who test positive will be asked to leave campus immediately 

See our Health and Safety page for more information

Are there any special events for my program or department?

Yes! Check out the schedule or registration page for department- and program-specific events.

How do I register for the Celebration?

Registration is open from April 22, 2022 to June 1, 2022.  

Some events may reach capacity, so early registration is recommended!

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Can I see who else is registered to attend?

Registrants will appear on the Who’s Coming page.

Can I register for events once I get to campus?

Yes. We will do our best to accommodate last-minute requests, contingent upon venue capacity.

Where can I stay during the Celebration?

Check out the local hotel options on our Planning Your Visit page.

What is the attire for the Celebration?

Business casual attire is recommended for most events.

Do I need graduation regalia?

There is no traditional graduation ceremony, so caps and gowns are NOT required. 

What should I do when I am not attending events?

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

  • Walk through JHU’s East Baltimore campus (either on a formal or self-guided tour) 
  • Connect with friends or faculty 
  • Take a walk to Eager Park for coffee or a meal 
  • Explore Patterson Park 
  • Head to Matthews Johns Hopkins Medical Campus Bookstore on the corner of Monument and Wolfe Street to stock up on new JHU gear. The Bookstore is open on Friday from 9:30am – 3:30 pm, but closed on Saturday. See additional recommendations around Baltimore here

Check out our Planning Your Visit page for additional information.

Where should I go if I need assistance?

BSPH staff and volunteers will be available at reception desk 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 Reception Desk will be open Friday, June 10, 9am – 6pm and Saturday, June 11, 8am – 6pm.

What should I do if I have an emergency or safety issue?

For emergencies, call 410-955-5585 for campus security or call 911. For non-emergencies, please call campus security at 410-955-5585. 

Where can I eat when I'm on campus?

Check out our list of local and recommended Baltimore restaurants

I can’t make it to Baltimore. Can I still participate in the weekend virtually?

Yes! We will be livestreaming several events! Check out the full list here. Make sure to register via the main registration link.

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Additional Information

From health protocols and disability accommodations to guest capacity and restaurant recommendations, use these links to find answers to all your frequently asked questions.