CORONAVIRUS UPDATES REGARDING ALUMNI CLUB OF DC PROGRAMMING
During this public health situation, we want to provide updates regarding previously scheduled March, April, and May events and ongoing DC alumni club programming.
The University of Chicago recently released new guidelines on health and safety precautions related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Per the university's guidance, events where more than 100 people are expected to gather are postponed effective immediately through April 15. More information from the university can be found on its Coronavirus Updates website.
Unfortunately, several previously scheduled events for March, April, and May organized by the Alumni Club of DC and our affiliate alumni groups have been cancelled or postponed. Event organizers are operating out of an abundance of caution to prioritize the health and well-being of our alumni community.
The March 18 storytelling event, “Mistakes Were Made: Storytelling About Failure,” has been rescheduled for April 15. More information about previously purchased tickets will be communicated directly to purchasers.
The March 20 “Boomers to Busters Tenth Anniversary Celebration” has been postponed. Details will be announced and previous registrations will be credited or refunded.
The March 29 meeting of Café Philo has been cancelled.
The April 19 tour of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, organized by the DC alumni club and the Chicago Women's Alliance, has been postponed. A new date and registration information will be announced. Those who registered for the April 19 date will be refunded.
The May 14 Harper Lecture, “Caravans and Invasions: Human Rights at Our Border,” has been postponed until a future date, to be announced.
As our public health situation continues to develop, the Alumni Club of DC will refrain from organizing any new in-person events during this time. We wish everyone the very best and hope to see you all soon. We will be in touch with updates on future programming.
Please know that the UChicago Alumni in Washington, DC Facebook group is an online gathering place for any and all alumni in the metropolitan DC area. If you'd like, share your recipes that make the most of pantry staples or those time-intensive cooking and baking projects that don't normally fit into your schedule. Start a discussion about the best long-form articles you've read recently—the ones you save but don't usually get around to reading. Solicit ideas for activities for children who are stuck at home all day. Most importantly, share any local resources you've come across for our at-risk communities and those most financially impacted. While we call our friends and family, we can also connect with each other online.