A Letter from the SCC

August, 25 2021

Dear Senior Hoya parents and family members,

Congratulations! Your student has recently begun his or her senior year at Georgetown.  The past few years have been filled with excitement, new challenges, important friendships, and learning both inside and outside of the classroom.  This year will be no different, and in many ways will be the culmination of your student’s experience on the Hilltop.  We write to give you a preview of the months to come and share information about events for both you and your student to assist you in planning for the year.

We serve as Chairperson and Advisor to the Senior Class Committee, which will be planning and hosting events throughout the year for you and your student.  Information will be mailed to you periodically throughout the year, and updates can be found on the Senior Class Committee website at http://scc.georgetown.edu.  To aid you in planning for the year, the following is a general outline of information and events that you can expect during your student’s senior year at Georgetown. 

Yearbook photos and orders.  Ye Doomesday Booke, the Georgetown University yearbook, will begin taking senior portraits in November and will be available for purchase online at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Portraits will be taken beginning in November; your senior will receive an email with sign up instructions.  The yearbook publisher will send you information shortly about purchasing an ad to honor your senior at www.gradad.com.   

Senior Parents Weekend.  During the weekend of February 11-13, 2022, the Senior Class Committee plans to host Senior Parents Weekend, an opportunity for you to visit the campus and enjoy events with your senior and the people who make Georgetown special – faculty members, friends and organizations that bring the campus to life.  The weekend will culminate in the Senior Auction on Saturday, February 12. An invitation will be mailed to you in early November with hotel information, schedules and a preview of the auction.  These events are planned entirely by the Senior Class Committee, so questions can best be posed by emailing seniorparentsweekend@georgetown.edu.  

Graduation Weekend, Logistics and Materials.  The Office of the Provost will send general information concerning graduation events to you and your student later in the fall semester. Ceremonies abound during the weekend, from the Tropaia Awards ceremony to commencement exercises.  All ceremonies will take place from May 20-22, 2022.  Visit the Georgetown University Commencement website for information about limited on-campus housing, visitor accommodations, and travel suggestions at http://commencement.georgetown.edu.  Students will be able to purchase graduation announcements, class rings, diploma frames, caps and gowns during Senior Parents Weekend, February 11-13, 2022, at the Georgetown University Bookstore located in the Leavey Center.  

Senior Week and Senior Ball.  The week preceding graduation is Senior Week, planned by the Senior Class Committee and filled with events and occasions for your student to celebrate, reflect upon, and savor his or her Georgetown experience.  The culmination of Senior Week is the Senior Ball, a gala event for the entire family held at Union Station in Washington, DC.  Start polishing your dancing shoes!  More information about Senior Ball, including ticket ordering information, will be mailed to you in late March or early April. 

Information about all the events for your Georgetown senior will be sent to the parent address listed in your student’s official university record.  If your student would like to add another parent or family member to the mailing record on file, they can make that request through the Student Access software program.  Only your student may request that change.

We hope this information will assist you in making your plans for the year.  Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Senior Class Committee at scc@georgetown.edu.  Information is also available on the Senior Class Committee website at http://scc.georgetown.edu.  We are also happy to respond to any questions you may have; Aysha can be reached at ad1578@georgetown.edu and Sara can be reached at scc@georgetown.edu.

Again, congratulations on reaching the start of an important year for your Georgetown senior. We wish you the very best for a wonderful year.


Sara Villanueva             
NHS ’22                    
Chair, Senior Class Committee     

Aysha Dos
Advisor to the Senior Class Committee