Themed months of giving


A passion for every 4th year

We, the Senior Class Gift Committee, are on a mission to help every fourth-year support their passion. That’s why each month, we pair up with RSOs and campus departments to bring awareness to areas of the University that directly affect student life and our community. Check out the months for this academic year and consider supporting the areas that matter to you most.

Days Until Convocation








Make a gift before convocation and you’ll be included in a number of perks exclusively for the senior class.


Any fourth-year who gives a senior class gift of $20.21 to anywhere in UChicago gets the limited edition Class of 2021 gift and an invitation to an exclusive event. Check out the Theme of the Months below for how to participate.  

2020-2021 Themes

Oct ’20

Dough a Good Deed

Nov ’20

Nine Neighborhoods

Dec ’20

Nine Neighborhoods

Jan ’21

UChicago Arts +

Hot Chocolate Night

Feb ’21


Mar ’21


Apr ’21


May ’21

Celebrating Culture

Jun ’21

Student Support

A donation of $10 or more to the Odyssey Scholars Program will be matched with $300 by the Joanie and Jim Ducayet, AB’91 

Answering your questions about SCG Themed Months of Giving  

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$20.21 is the standard gift and represents your class year – fitting for the senior class gift. You’re welcome to give any amount to anywhere in the University and a gifts of $20.21 or more receive perks (see below).
You’re not obligated to support the current month’s theme. Any gift to anywhere in the University counts toward the senior class gift.
Absolutely, and your senior class gift is cumulative. For example, if you give $15 to ArtsPass in January and $6.21 in May to the Student Emergency Fund, you total gift is $20.21.
SCG stands for three things: 1) The senior class gift is the compilation of support that fourth year students offer to improve student life for classes to come. 2) The senior class gift is also the gift you get back for contributing to the community.  3) The Senior Class Gift Committee is a group of 30+ students dedicated to improving student life through philanthropy and oversee the senior class gift effort. Click to learn more.
Yes, if you give your standard senior class gift of $20.21, you get the theme of the month’s gift PLUS the end of the year gift shown below. For example, if you give $20.21 to support UChicago Arts in January, you’ll recieve the Hot Chocolate Night Mug immediately and the senior class gift (shown below) at the end of the spring quarter.

Perks of giving

To say thanks for giving back to our community an improving student life, the Senior Class Gift Committee offers these gifts for every senior who participates in the senior class gift by giving the standard senior class gift amount ($20.21) or more.

The Theme of the Month Gift

Each month, you’ll find that by giving, the Senior Class Gift thanks you back. Check out the 2020 – 2021 Themes of the Month above to discover the surprise gift for each month.

Entrance to Spring Celebration with Second City and Dean Boyer

At the end of the year, SCG Committee throws a huge bash in honor of completing your undergraduate career at a world class institution. It’s one of the most popular traditions at UChicago and this year, any gift of any amount gets you in! Stay tuned for exciting details to come.

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The Class of 2021 Lunchbox

For giving a gift of $20.21 or more, you’ll receive this exclusive Class of 2021 lunchbox designed by Ella P, PLUS the entrance to the Spring Celebration with Second City and Dean Boyer, AND the Theme of the Month gift if applicable.

The Chicago Society Blanket

For seniors who give $100 or more, you’ll receive an exclusive micro-fleece embroidered blanket, automatic entrance into Chicago Society PLUS the senior class gift shown above PLUS exclusive entrance into the SCG end of year event AND the Themed Month of Giving gift if applicable.

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