10 Event Ideas College Students Will Actually Attend

10 Event Ideas College Students Will Actually Attend

Planning and hosting campus events for college students can be difficult to implement, and even more challenging to track and measure success. There are a number of factors to consider, like student engagement, budgets, novelty, and the "cool" factor, just to name a few. But when you successfully put together a program that has a good turn-out and gets students excited, there’s no more gratifying feeling. So to help you achieve that success on campus, here are 10 college event planning ideas that will get so much interest, you’ll need a waiting list. Puppy Play Parties What has become a…
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The Higher Ed Professional’s Guide to Reducing Zoom Fatigue

The Higher Ed Professional’s Guide to Reducing Zoom Fatigue

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of higher education beyond recognition over the past year. Once-buzzing seminar rooms lie empty, while students spend most of their days learning via Zoom or other video technologies. For many higher ed professionals, the ability to deliver information and student programming while surrounded by home comforts represented a luxuriant novelty during the early days of the pandemic. If you’ve come to dread a long day of Zoom-based classes and departmental meetings, however, you’re not alone. The exhausted feeling that creeps up on you during virtual meetings is now popularly referred to as ‘Zoom…
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Do’s and Don’ts of Connecting with Students Virtually

Do’s and Don’ts of Connecting with Students Virtually

As the country continues to grapple with the pandemic, education has had to shift to online learning. Since school closures at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, school-sponsored distance learning rose from 65% in March to 83% in April, and this figure is set to continue on an upward trend as the current academic year unfolds. Millions of students needed to adjust instantly to the new realities of distance learning. In one survey, teachers reported that only 60% of their students were regularly engaging in distance learning. They further claim that engagement continued declining through the rest of the…
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‘Tis the Season to Build Student Engagement and Connection Virtually with these 10 Tips!

‘Tis the Season to Build Student Engagement and Connection Virtually with these 10 Tips!

The holiday season is approaching and although many college students are currently off-campus and at home, there’s still ways to provide virtual programs for student engagement to help students feel connected with their university in easy and accessible ways during this holiday break. 1) Let’s Meetup with a Netflix Streaming Party Whether you’re a fan of the holiday romantic comedies starring Vanessa Hudgens or are already in need of a break from all things holiday-related and would rather watch something less festive, plan a Netflix Movie party. To get started install the app, send an invite with the details to…
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8 Res Life Engagement Platform Must-Have Features

8 Res Life Engagement Platform Must-Have Features

Throughout 2020, Res Life programs have transformed into more socially distant programming and virtual activities. Communication and engagement are essential to maintaining a positive residence life experience. With the power of a Res Life engagement platform, it makes it a lot more efficient to manage these interactive efforts and continuously provide entertainment and connection between residents. We’ve compiled 8 features your residence life engagement platform must-have to build a dynamic space for residents to not only stay informed on the latest updates, but also discover and participate in activities, whether in person and socially distant or virtual. 1) Virtual Communities…
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Why Traditional Student Engagement Platforms Fail to Engage

Why Traditional Student Engagement Platforms Fail to Engage

It’s become the norm for universities to utilize a student engagement platform to help manage student communications, maintain organization, connect student groups, simplify processes, and track and measure student engagement. Traditional student engagement platforms help you accomplish all of these, but can be limiting when it comes to modern capabilities and essentials for the modern student body. Modern student engagement platforms go beyond these essentials and offer a roster of features and benefits that can help universities thrive when it comes to operation and offerings. There’s multiple ways traditional student engagement platforms fail to truly engage, and where modern platforms…
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