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A Letter from the SCC

January 11, 2021

Dear Senior Hoya parents and family members,

Like last spring semester, we know that the fall semester was challenging for many. Despite the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to make the best of our last few months as Hoyas! Last semester, the Senior Class Committee worked with campus partners, including the Georgetown University Alumni Association, to plan virtual events for seniors near and far. As we plan for the upcoming semester, we look forward to more exciting events for all seniors and their families!

Like many, we have had to reimagine many of our traditional senior events due to the University’s commitment to limiting the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all seniors, their families, and their friends. Please see the following information for updates on events and activities for this spring. As with the fall semester, all events are subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic.

Senior Parents & Family Engagement: Due to University policy, the Senior Class Committee will sadly be unable to host its traditional in-person Senior Parents & Family Weekend the weekend of February 5-7, 2021. However, we still wish to provide you with an opportunity to engage with the Georgetown community and see exactly what makes our community special, even in a virtual setting. Thus, the Committee is offering a Virtual Senior Parents & Family Day on Saturday, March 20, 2021! Similarly to our annual weekend, the virtual day will include opportunities to hear from your senior’s favorite professors and academic advisors as well as connect with other senior families from the comfort of your home! An invitation will be emailed to you by February 15, 2021, detailing the schedule. Though we will miss having senior parents and families on the Hilltop this year, we are excited to meet you all regardless! These events are planned entirely by students on SCC; please direct any questions to scc@georgetown.edu.

Senior Auctions: In November, SCC’s Auction Chair, Alyssa, planned a wonderful virtual silent auction that raised over $2400 to plan Senior events in the spring. Like our annual in-person Senior Parent & Family Weekend, our annual live Senior Auction will be virtual this year. Our wonderful Auction Chair, Alyssa, is currently planning a virtual live auction for the night of Saturday, March 20, 2021. Traditionally, many of the prizes raffled off in our auction are donated by senior parents and families to support the outgoing class. Past auction items include restaurant or store gift cards, tickets to concerts or games, domestic and international trips, gift baskets, sports club memberships, and experiences such as hikes, tours, and wine tastings! If you would like to donate to support this tradition and make this event possible, please fill out this form. If you are unable to provide an auction item, but would still like to support this event financially, please see the attached sponsorship guide to learn how.

Graduation Weekend, Logistics, and Materials: The Office of the Provost has still not finalized graduation plans for the Class of 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. While SCC is not responsible for the planning of the event, please visit the Georgetown University Commencement website for updated information throughout the semester at http://commencement.georgetown.edu.

Senior Month: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and campus schedule changes, we have decided to replace Senior Week with Senior Month. Upon our return from Spring Break & Easter holidays, the Senior Class Committee will plan a number of small in-person (if allowed) and virtual events to celebrate, reflect upon, and savor each senior’s Georgetown experience. Though Senior Ball will not be possible this year, the committee is looking for alternative options to celebrate graduation and the culmination of the Class of 2021’s time as a Hoya.

Yearbook photos and orders: Ye Doomesday Booke, the Georgetown University yearbook will be available for purchase online at http://www.jostensyearbooks.com. This past semester, a limited number of seniors living on and around campus had the opportunity to sit for a portrait. Pending health and safety recommendations, seniors may have another chance to do so. With the purchase of a Yearbook, seniors can apply a discount to their portrait sittings. Your senior will receive an email with sign up instructions. Seniors not living in the DC area this semester will be sent instructions regarding how to send in a portrait to be included in the yearbook in the coming months. The yearbook publisher will send you information directly about purchasing an ad to honor your senior at http://www.gradad.com. Any questions can also be directed to yearbook@georgetown.edu.

Updated information about all the events can be found online at http://scc.georgetown.edu.
We hope this information will assist you in making your plans for the semester and thank you for your continued support of our Senior Hoyas throughout this unprecedented year. If you have any questions, we are also happy to respond; Aysha can be reached at aysha.dos@georgetown.edu and Winston can be reached at scc@georgetown.edu.

Congratulations to you and your seniors for making it to the final semester! We wish everyone continued health and safety for the coming months.

Sincerely,

Winston Ardoin
SFS ’21
Chair, Senior Class Committee

Aysha M. Dos
Director, Center for Student Engagement
Advisor to the Senior Class Committee