99 Things to Look Forward To: Senior Spring Edition

99 Things to Look Forward To: Senior Spring Edition

By: Maggie Chaquette (C'18)

Although it feels as if senior spring just started, the beloved tradition of the 99 Days Club at The Tombs is about to begin. For those of you that don’t know, the 99 Days Club is a senior year endeavor in which Georgetown students attempt to visit a favorite Hoya hangout, The Tombs, every day for the 99 days leading up to graduation, purchase at least one item, and if successful, have their name immortalized on a plaque on the wall. As Tombs puts it on their Facebook page, it is their way “of showing that perfect attendance does matter.” It is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and reminisce on the past few years on the Hilltop, but also to meet new, fascinating people you may otherwise have never gotten to know. As many of us in the senior class begin to (if we haven’t already) feel the nostalgia as we face our impending graduation and journey beyond the Hilltop, and in the spirit of this senior class favorite, it’s only fitting to think about the 99 things to look forward to during the remainder of our time here at Georgetown. Here we go:

  1. The first day that it is truly nice enough to lay out on Healy Lawn
  2. Outdoor classes
  3. One last game cheering on the Hoyas from the student section at the Capital One Arena
  4. Peak cherry blossom season
  5. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
  6. The smell of GUGS grilling in Red Square
  7. The return of the Farmers’ Market
  8. T Sweet’s
  9. Dahlgren fountain turning back on
  10. Taking in the never-gets-old view of Georgetown from the Key Bridge
  11. The return of outdoor IM sports
  12. Professors ignoring instructional continuity when we finally have a snow day
  13. Lau Sings
  14. More chances for free food
  15. Brunch at that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try forever
  16. The next cool speaker to come to campus
  17. Not having to go through the housing selection process
  18. Ms. Frankie’s smile and welcome every time you visit Einstein’s
  19. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
  20. Tombs Trivia Nights
  21. Sitting outside at the HFSC
  22. Reconnecting and catching up with friends you haven’t seen in a while
  23. More Georgetown memes
  24. Hoping someone steals the Healy clock hands right before finals
  25. Free printing during finals
  26. Wisey’s cookies for every occasion
  27. Taking a walk, run, or bike ride to the Mall without having to put on a bunch of layers
  28. Seeing the tourists on the Mall experiencing the city you’ve been lucky enough to call home
  29. Listen to Georgetown acapella groups during the Cherry Tree Massacre
  30. Warmer weather to enjoy the view from the Village A rooftops
  31. Wingo’s Wednesdays
  32. Happy hour(s), just because
  33. Lounging in a hammock in your favorite spot on campus
  34. Actually getting to sit outside at UG on the Leavey Esplanade
  35. Sunbathing on the Leavey Esplanade
  36. Improv shows
  37. Finding a part of Georgetown’s campus that you haven’t explored yet
  38. Hoping Sweetgreen opens their outdoor patio
  39. Holi festival on Copley Lawn
  40. The Georgetown French Market
  41. Alternative Spring Break trips
  42. Spending time with your friends on spring break
  43. Kayaking or paddleboating on the Potomac
  44. Girl Scouts selling cookies outside of Saxby’s
  45. Actually waking up to go to First Bake
  46. Flowers all around campus
  47. Anticipating the Georgetown hit party song of the spring
  48. Insomnia Cookies opening on O Street
  49. GUGS Guggernaut Week
  50. Oscars watch parties
  51. The Washington Capitals being in contention for the Stanley Cup playoffs
  52. Waiting to hear who is headlining the GPB Spring Concert
  53. Tanktop season
  54. Watching the hype unfold on Facebook during GUSA election season
  55. Seeing if Hot Chick and Chicken Madness are in the running for GUSA again this year
  56. Hoping Dr. Todd Olson will bring back handing out lollipops to students on their way home on weekend nights
  57. Easter Break
  58. Seeing the excitement of accepted students during GAAP Weekend
  59. The return of outdoor sports games on campus
  60. GUASFCU membership discounts
  61. New Stall Seat Journals
  62. NationalsOpening Day
  63. Catching a free show at Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
  64. White House Spring Garden tours
  65. Not dreading the walk to the gym in a few weeks because it will no longer be an arctic tundra outside
  66. The end of flu season
  67. Sitting outside at Booeymonger’s and Mai Thai
  68. Hearing music coming from the Village A rooftops on the weekend
  69. Watching everyone fly kites on the Mall at the Kite Festival during the Cherry Blossom Festival
  70. Truckeroo starting back up again
  71. Half-price burger Mondays
  72. When it’s warm enough to eat Chick-fil-A outside
  73. Talking about life goals and post-Georgetown plans with a favorite professor
  74. Having a picnic on the Georgetown Waterfront
  75. Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day
  76. Passport DC at the embassies
  77. The Anacostia River Festival
  78. Trips to shop outside at Eastern Market
  79. Tuesday morning Pop-Tarts and coffee from the Office of Neighborhood Life
  80. Not having to go to Lau quite as much as you used to
  81. Baked & Wired’s spring cupcake flavors
  82. Tombs Senior Night giveaways
  83. 3 a.m. conversations in Lau
  84. When it isn’t too cold to make the trek to Epi from off campus
  85. Cheering friends on while listening to great music during the Rock N’ Roll Marathon
  86. Joining in on a tour group to remember what it felt like the first time you visited campus
  87. CFT at Leo’s
  88. Celebrating post-graduation-related achievements
  89. Not having to preregister for classes
  90. More dogs running around campus
  91. Realizing how much you’ve learned at Georgetown
  92. Going to your last class as an undergraduate
  93. Finals study breaks & study snacks
  94. Finishing final exams
  95. Celebrating Georgetown Day
  96. Returning to your freshman dorm room during Senior Week
  97. Senior Week
  98. Sunsets over Healy Hall
  99. Watching the sunrise at Lincoln Memorial on the morning of graduation
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