The Student Philanthropic Council (SPC) announces two weeks of virtual events for students to end the 2019-2020 academic year. Some are serious, and some are silly. But all of them will keep students connected to the Catholic University community so they can finish the year confidently with a smile.
Although SPC has developed most of these events specifically for students, they encourage the broader University community to show its support by participating. Even though students are finishing the year off campus, they are part of a vibrant family of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends.
Virtual event schedule
For most of these virtual events, you'll need to post a themed photograph on Instagram and tag @CatholicSPC and an event-specific hashtag in your comments. Follow @CatholicSPC now!
Instagram: Tag @CatholicSPC and #CUpuppylove
Get some puppy love before the dog days of summer! Share a photo of you and your furry friend. We'll post a collage of submitted photos at the end of the day.
Instagram: Tag @CatholicSPC and #CUclub
Show some love for your favorite Catholic University club! Share your favorite club photo. When everyone returns to campus, we'll host a celebratory meal for the club that gets the most mentions.
Instagram: Tag @CatholicSPC and #CUagain2020
A day for encouragement and advice. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors should cheer for the Class of 2020, and seniors should share advice for students who will return in the fall. Other members of the community can cheer or share advice! We'll share your posts with our followers.
Virtual Career Panel on Zoom: Sign up
Make your best first impression! A LinkedIn representative will explain how to get the most from LinkedIn, covering how to improve your profile, navigate your feed, publish content, and use LinkedIn Learning. One lucky participant will win a LinkedIn Premium account. Presented in partnership with the Busch School of Business.
Instagram: Tag @CatholicSPC and #CUwfh
Show us how you work from home! Do you have a favorite study spot? Do you escape your surroundings with headphones? Do you have a special snack to fuel your learning?
Instagram: Tag @CatholicSPC and #CUjustAddyou
Return to campus for the last week of school! Post a selfie, and next week, we'll photoshop you into an otherwise-empty photo of campus.
Instagram: @CatholicSPC and #CUjustAddyou
The virtual reopening of campus! Get ready for a laugh as we photoshop students into images of campus. This may be the perfect antidote to a stressful finals week!
More support for students
Our prayers are with students and their families during this stressful time. If you are a student experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, please apply for aid through the Office of the Dean of Students. (Please contact cua-deanofstudents [at] cua.edu if you have any questions about the application process.)
If you are in a position to do so, please make a gift to the Light the Way Crisis Response Fund. Together, we can show our strength, compassion, and unity and help our students become tomorrow's leaders by continuing their Catholic University educations. Learn more about the fund.