Every December, Duhawks in the Chicago area gather to kick off the Christmas season at the annual Cubby Bear Christmas Social. Alumni, grads and friends have been celebrating this Loras College staple event for over 30 years and many attend every year.
2003 graduate, Sarah Hanson has been attending the Christmas party for the past 4 years with many of her Loras classmates and friends. We asked her why she keeps the tradition and why you should join the fun on Friday, December 1!Cubby Bear Christmas Social Sign-up
Why do you attend the Cubby Bear Christmas Social?
I attend to mingle with fellow Duhawks and catch up on everyone’s careers, families, and holiday plans. This event is very fun and casual, with no requirement to bring a dish, nor wrapped gift!
What makes the tradition so special?
The Cubby Bear’s location near Wrigley Field is in itself iconic, and it is in early December, before we all scatter for the Christmas season.
Why should other Duhawks join this year?
The Christmas social is held in a private room with a bar, so it is as if you are back in Dubuque, surrounded by fellow Duhawks. Wherever Duhawks are gathered, you can be sure it will be a good time! Lastly, you don’t have to wear an ugly Christmas sweater.
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