Annual Class Banner Competition

#JHU2024 Class Banner Competition


Class of 2028

Welcome to the nest, New Jays! During the next four years, you will have many opportunities to make an impact on campus. This is your first chance to make a lasting impression at Johns Hopkins.

Class banners have been a Hopkins tradition for over 100 years. Design a banner that shows your class pride, and will represent your class throughout your time at Hopkins and beyond! Submit your design to by Wednesday, June 19th. The Class of 2023 will narrow down the designs to the top 10, and then, you and your 2028 classmates will vote for your favorite. The winning design will be unveiled and presented to the President during Orientation Week at Convocation and will hang in a designated spot until you graduate.

Banner Guidelines

  • Must be approximately 4' by 3' ratio.
  • Must include the 2028 class year.
  • Must include school athletic colors (black/Blue-Jay Blue) and/or school academic colors (black/gold). Note: black and gold CANNOT be the dominant colors. 
  • School colors can be found at 
  • Format -- .jpg, .png, Vector Art, or InDesign are preferred. 
  • If the banner design has more than 5 colors, the winner will need to reduce number of colors to 5. (This is the request of Student Life and will be used on the t-shirt)

Check out our current class banners, designed by students from the Classes of 2025, 2026, and 2027.  Want to throw it way back? Check out the archive of banners here!

Contact the Reunion Office at 410-516-5185 or email

Class of 2027

Johns Hopkins class of 2027 banner with blue jay

Class of 2026

Class of 2026 Banner

Class of 2025

Congratulations to Jaya Hamkins, winner of the Alumni Association's annual class banner competition for #JHU2025. Jaya's design was unveiled during #JHU2025 Convocation and currently hangs in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. Stop by and see it, along with the banners for #JHU2024 and #JHU2026!