10 In-Person and Online Welcome Week Activity Ideas

10 In-Person and Online Welcome Week Activity Ideas

As students prepare for the new academic year, universities are gearing up to welcome new and returning students this Fall 2021. The pandemic, specifically the Delta variant, has been a cause of concern for many universities as they decide between predominantly in-person activities or hosting virtual events online. Whether your college leans toward one method, we wanted to help your team plan for a hybrid. Here are ten welcome week activity ideas you can execute for your students who prefer to participate on campus or for your students who would like to join in the fun remotely. 1) Food Fest…
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Raftr Support: August 17 Update

Raftr Support: August 17 Update

Android: Introduced new Home page "Don't Miss It" section with content from member Rafts All page with a list of all member Rafts and non-default Channels with previews of recent activity, and which is sorted according to recency of content (default/ Everyone Channel messages are included on the Rafts, rather than on a separate line item) Chat, Events, and Posts feeds for member Rafts Channel invites can be found via the three-dots menu in the feeds header Contextual create prompts for each feed Updated app-level feeds Events feed is now all (member and non-member) Rafts Former Posts feed is now…
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5 Ways to Ease College Students’ Apprehensions About Studying Abroad

5 Ways to Ease College Students’ Apprehensions About Studying Abroad

College students have a bucket list of goals to accomplish during their university journey. From social to academic, they can range in all areas, including joining Greek life, earning an internship at their dream company, and residing in another country for a semester. These are all attainable, but there’s no denying that the pandemic has become a roadblock, especially for studying abroad.  As more universities open this fall, offices of global engagement/international education’s study abroad programs will also return this upcoming school year. According to the Forum on Education Abroad, over 40% of organization respondents said they plan to resume…
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10 Podcasts to Help Higher Ed Professionals Stay Up-To-Date

10 Podcasts to Help Higher Ed Professionals Stay Up-To-Date

While we hope everyone in Student Affairs and Higher Ed is getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation this summer you might also be looking for ways to stay informed on trends, tips, and advice, as well as stay connected to your Higher Ed community.  With a little help from our Higher Ed Co-op, we’ve compiled a list of Higher Ed related podcasts that you can stream at your leisure to help get back into the work mindset and prepare for the new school year: SA: Voices from the Field As a Student Affairs professional, your experience significantly differs from your fellow…
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