The senior class gathered on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 for Senior Information night: an evening of drinks, food and camaraderie among peers.
Senior Information Night was held in order to relay information about senior activities to this year’s graduating class. The event was held at Massry in Snyder Hall. Information tables were set up with representatives at each table to chat with seniors. These tables included information on class rings, senior portraits, 21 Club/Dogpound sign-ups and Senior Gift Committee sign-ups.
Many seniors were in attendance and Massry buzzed with the excitement of the senior class. Appetizers were served and drinks were poured as students mingled. Ryan O’Hora ’19 said, “I’m glad they put this event on for us. I’m looking forward to the 21 Club once the season starts.”
A popular activity to sign up for is the Senior Gift Committee. Jake Hill ’09, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, formed the Senior Gift Committee with the Class of 2012 to support the class’ Senior Gift Campaign. Since then, a committee has been recruited every year with the aim to surpass the prior year’s gift goal. Siena alum Joe Redding ’15 and Jaclyn Aubin ’17 are also working with the Senior Gift Committee this year. In an email to the Senior Gift Committee, Hill said, “With our efforts, we are not only trying to raise money, but also working to really solidify your class spirit and legacy before you and your classmates finish your degrees and move on from Siena College to the next stage of your lives.”
The 21 Club is also a popular activity for seniors to sign up for. A handful of men’s home basketball games include the 21 Club. These are games where seniors can mingle with their peers and enjoy drinks before and during the game. If seniors sign up for the Graduate School Essay Panel, Navigating an Offer Event, the Wellness Fair, Etiquette Dinner or Professional Development Night, then they are also eligible to register for Senior Week activities early.
It is sure to be an exciting year for seniors with the various activities and events planned for them.