Alumni Weekend 2011: Were you there?
August 31, 2011 |  by Johns Hopkins Staff

More than 5,000 alumni and friends returned to the Homewood campus April 29–May 1 for a memorable weekend of reconnecting with old friends, engaging activities, and great food. Were you there? Maybe you enjoyed a picnic lunch under the magnolias in the Decker Garden, listened to student a cappella groups battle it out Glee-style, or participated in the first-ever Alumni Authors Book Fair. And let’s not forget Saturday’s traditional crab cake lunch followed by a nail-biting 8-to-7 Blue Jay win over the Loyola Greyhounds!

If you missed it, plans for Alumni Weekend 2012 are already in the works, so mark your calendar now for the weekend of May 4–5 when the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays take on the Army Black Knights.

Friday’s bull and oyster roast drew a crowd of roughly 350 alumni—including Samantha Marks, A&S ’96, with her daughter Sophie (top left) and Tom Hoffman, A&S ’71 (top center). Ranjit Bagga, A&S ’89, and his family (top right) enjoyed their share of the 2,400 crab cakes served at the pregame crab cake lunch, and alumni from the Class of ’76 gathered for a photo with the Hopkins Blue Jay at the President’s Breakfast (bottom center). Close to 1,000 young alumni and their guests enjoyed a night of music and dancing at the Young Alumni Tent Party (bottom left), and two members of the Class of ’96 (bottom right) enjoyed a laugh at their 25th Reunion Party.

To view more photos, check out the Johns Hopkins Alumni Weekend page on Facebook or visit

Photos by Stuart Watson