Thank you for a wonderful Reunion Weekend!
Reunion 2016 Top 10 Highlights
- Approximately 4,000 alumni, family, and friends converged on the Hilltop for four days of reliving their Georgetown past and catching a glimpse of Georgetown’s future. President John J. DeGioia hosted numerous receptions and discussions throughout the weekend, including Friday’s Welcome Home Luncheon featuring the Honorable Melanne Verveer (I’66, MS’69, P’94), and a panel discussion on Georgetown’s efforts to address racial injustice and the legacy of slavery at Georgetown.
- More than 95 events were held on campus over the weekend.
- School of Dentistry alumni attended a continuing education lecture, toured the Dental Legacy Project, and mingled at a dinner reception hosted by the Georgetown University Alumni Association.
- Reunion classes collectively raised more than $59 million. See which classes took home this year’s Cups.
- More than 10 family-friendly events were offered for alumni with children of all ages, including Storytime at Alumni House and the All-Class Family Picnic, featuring an obstacle course, face painters, and a balloon artist!
- Reunion attendees were able to download the Georgetown Alumni Events app to view their full schedule, panelist biographies, and a map of all the events happening on campus!
- New personalized scan codes printed on everyone’s name tags and located in the Georgetown Alumni events app meant quick and easy check-in at panel events, receptions, class parties, and more!
- Programs inspired by the University’s Catholic and Jesuit heritage provided an opportunity to attend an All-Class Mass or memorial mass; to revisit The Problem of God with Rev. Christopher Steck, S.J.; and to have a healthy discussion around the impact Pope Francis has made on the world as the very first Jesuit pope with Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (C’88), Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., Daniel S. Gustafson, S.J. (C’11), and Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., Ph.D. (C’81).
- Alumni couples who met on the Hilltop attended a special champagne toast in their honor at our Love on the Hilltop event.
- Hundreds of alumni attended the Hilltop Dialogue: The Race for the White House panel event on Saturday afternoon, where there was standing room only in ICC Auditorium. Co-sponsored by GU Politics, panelists Ron Christie, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter (L’97), Mo Elleithee (F’94), and Chris Cillizza (C’98) led a fascinating discussion on the factors that have contributed to the current political climate, and what we can expect to see from the last remaining candidates moving into the party conventions.