Welcome to Senior Spring!
We're excited to have everyone back (spring break trips instagrams/snapchats/profile pics look ah-mazing), and we're excited to kick things into high gear in what we like to call the real Senior Spring.
Check below for all things coming up soon this Senior Spring!
Our Newest Challenge:
1000 GIFTS BY MAY 3RD
for $75,000 to Financial Aid
THANK YOU again to the 800+ folks who have already donated to senior gift for helping us reach our goal in the #50by5 challenge.
Building on this momentum, we are excited to announce the second and final challenge of our Senior Gift campaign. Class of 1987 friends Bob Cleary, Mike DeVoe, and Mark Monaco were so inspired by our success in the first challenge and they want to encourage even more seniors to join in supporting the Harvard College community. Collectively, they will give $75,000 to Financial Aid if the Senior Class can reach 1,000 gifts by May 3. Please join us in this class-wide effort and make your senior gift now! Right now, we're just 190 gifts away from reaching our goal.
Getting ready for the real world?
The 'Real World Series" is here!
WEEK 4: THE FUTURE YOU
Confused about how to do your taxes, cook for yourself, maintain the work-life balance, or even find true love? Well, so are we! Get ready for the 2017 "Real World Series," a set of workshops designed to prepare you for post-grad life.
This is your chance to hear from experts on the things they wish they'd known upon graduation! For the month of April, here's what in store:
Week 4: Finance - RSVP HERE!
Filing taxes? Managing my credit score? You mean I'm supposed to know how to do these things? This week we're offering workshops to help you learn how to manage your $$$ so you're prepared for the real world. See more info below and RSVP HERE!
Finding, Dating, and Keeping the One you will Love Forever
Monday, April 24th
Join Adams House Faculty Dean Sean Palfrey and a group of Panelists as they share their own love stories from disasters to triumphs. Whether you think you've found the one for you or are single to mingle, this workshop will help you navigate your love life for the years to come. Love is out there; we just have to find the right one!
"Who", not "What" you Want to be in 15 Years
Wednesday, April 26th
How do you choose the best career path for you? How will you find meaning in your life? How do you figure out what you value most in your work? How will you find WHO you are? Adams House Faculty Dean Sean Palfrey and a Panel will discuss some of the most challenging questions, and help us find these answers for ourselves in our own lives.
Space fills up quickly, so be sure to sign up ASAP!
Be featured in the Harvard Reflections Book.
Mehdi Aourir '17 will be taking individual portraits of seniors and collecting stories from our four years in college. Participants will be featured on the Class of 2017 website and a Harvard Reflections photo book, and you can reserve a 5-minute slot on this Doodle Poll. Around 200 people have already signed up, so make sure to reserve your time slot soon.
> POST-GRAD CITY FB GROUPS
Find roomies, friends and stay connected with fellow classmates as we move all over the world through our City Groups! Click on your region below to join the FB Group. We are also holding Tea with Strangers events for each city/region this weekend -- RSVP byWednesday night to connect and reflect with Seniors who will be in your area next year!
oston Group + RSVP to Tea here
Chicago Group + RSVP to Tea here
Los Angeles Group + RSVP to Tea here
NYC Group + RSVP to Tea here
San Francisco Group + RSVP to Tea here
Seattle Group + RSVP to Tea here
Washington D.C. Group + RSVP to Tea here
U.K./Europe Group + RSVP to Tea here
China Group (interested in organizing a Tea? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Super Seniors Group aka who's still on campus next year!
Don't see your city/region listed? Fill out this quick form and tell us where you'll be next year! If there are a substantial number of classmates in your area, we'll make a group.
> POST-GRAD CITY FB GROUPS
Serve as an Activities Chair (also known as City Captain) for your post-grad home starting over the summer and throughout the upcoming academic year (and beyond if you choose)!
City Captains are College alumni volunteers who bring classmates and alumni from surrounding classes together in their post-grad cities and regions, serving as key players in keeping College alumni connected to each other.
Please fill out this form by May 31 to sign up. If you do not know your post-grad location at this time, that is fine! You can always edit it later.
Planning for this October’s Welcome to Your City events will begin over the summer. These annual events, organized by City Captains and Harvard Clubs with support from the Harvard Alumni Association, welcome the newest alumni to their cities and provide an informal opportunity for recent grads to connect with their local Harvard community. City Captains will receive more information from the HAA in June.
If you have any questions, please reach out to John Prince at the Harvard Alumni Association. We look forward to having you on board!
> SENIOR TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS STARTING APRIl 26
Audition to perform in front of the senior class during Senior Week at the Talent Show. We'll be in the SOCH Cinema (in the basement) on Wednesday, April 26th from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M.
> MOVING TO NYC? join the harvard club of ny!
The Harvard Club of New York will be on campus Friday, April 28th from 6:30-9:30 P.M. at the Faculty Club to share information on its membership program for 2017 grads. If you're planning to attend, please sign up for their event here––there is an open bar for those 21+!
> Get your class ring!
> CHECK OUT THE UPDATED SCC CALENDAR
Keep up with all our class events by adding our Google Calendar to your account. When you've logged into your Harvard email account on Gmail, just follow these steps:
1. On the left side, find "Other calendars" and click the down arrow.
2. Select Add by URL.
3. In the field provided, enter https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/e152cblpmfggmhgsch5vv8rli0%40group.calendar.google.com/private-eb22ccce38246ce917383dc8479efa45/basic.ics
4. Click Add calendar. This calendar will appear in the left side under "Other calendars."
Join us at our first spring Senior Night on February 8th in the Queen's Head Pub! Visit our Facebook page for pictures from past Senior Nights + more. Tag your friends!
MEET THE SCC
Meet the SCC! Visit the About Page.
Banner photo courtesy of Dean Shu '15 | deanshu.com