Wednesday at Hopkins

Join us on Wednesday, September 20, at our Homewood campus!

NACAC’s annual conference is one of the best opportunities for professionals to learn the latest trends and network with colleagues in the field of higher education. Ahead of this year’s conference in our hometown of Baltimore, we invite you to arrive early to attend “Wednesday at Hopkins.”

Designed specifically for secondary school, community-based organization, and college counseling professionals, you’ll learn about the undergraduate student experience at Hopkins and gain additional tools for supporting your students in the admissions and financial aid processes.

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Schedule highlights 

Morning & Afternoon 

  • Workshops
    • Letter of Recommendation and School Profile
      • Learn effective ways to write letters of recommendation and your school profile for both large and small caseloads.
    • Financial Aid
      • Deepen your understanding of the need-based financial aid process.
    • Telling Your Story
      • Understand how to advise students to use their essay(s) and activities list to tell a cohesive story in crafting their strongest application.
    • Life Design Lab
      • Discover our Life Design approach to help students keep an open mind and explore more than one academic interest in their college search.
  • Specialized experiences
    • Dive into a selection of our notable programs, such as First-Year Seminars and undergraduate research.
    • Listen to Ted Talks led by members of our community, each with a focus on a different topic.
    • See what our Blue Jays are investigating at our student research showcase.
    • Ask questions about student support during panels hosted by campus resource offices.
  • Campus hotspot tours & field trips
  • Session with Admissions Leadership 
    • Get insights from a Director of Admissions about our most competitive applicants and what we look for when reviewing applications.
  • “Day-in-the-life” campus tour 
    • Take a personalized tour with a student guide to go beyond our academic buildings and discover where they hang out. This includes an excursion to the nearby neighborhood Charles Village.
  • Lunch or coffee with Hopkins students  
    • Meet in small groups with current students over a meal in one of our dining halls or coffee on campus.


This year’s NACAC Conference will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from September 21-23. We hope to see you there!

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