Annapolis Parents and Families

We are so excited that your student has selected St. John’s College Annapolis as the next step on their lifelong journey of learning. On behalf of our tutors, staff, students, and alumni community, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your student. The information on this page is designed to provide you with important information about family engagement opportunities and resources available to you and your student.

If, after exploring this information you still have unanswered questions, please email anparents(at) and your email will be forwarded to the department best equipped to answer your question.

Annapolis Commencement

Information for Commencement in Annapolis.

See Commencement Information
Virtual Family Orientation

As parents, family members, and people who love and support the incoming first-year students, we know you have a lot of questions.

Learn about virtual orientation
Opening Week

Information for Opening Week for new students in Annapolis.

More about Opening Week
Academic Year Breaks

Information on academic year breaks including specifics for residence and dining hall closures for on-campus students.

Academic Break Details
Johnnie Family & Friends Weekend

Parents, family, and friends are invited to take a closer look at the life of a Johnnie.

Join us for Johnnie Family Weekend
Johnnie Family & Friends Newsletter

The Johnnie Family & Friends Newsletter is published monthly between August-May and provides updates from the college on topics like upcoming deadlines, student life activities, support services, and academic matters. The newsletter will only be sent to family members with emails listed in the portal within the student information system.

Subscribe for Updates

St. John’s College invites the community to awaken their intellect by engaging in mindful exploration. The college offers an array of online and in-person events, ranging from world-class concerts and art exhibitions to lectures and theater performances, as well as tutor-led seminars that provide lifelong learners opportunities to study the Great Books.

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