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Arizona State University - International Students and Scholars CenterThrough end of March beginning of April we have moved all of our programs virtual (using Zoom). We are brainstorming more interactive programs breaking students into virtual groups for movies and making new friendsGetting students to login and engage, someone suggested more social media streaming.Cara Appleton/ Yuezhong yuezhong.zheng@asu.eduAdvanced Social Media Strategies for Student Affairs:
Babson CollegeWebEx Meetings, Google Hangouts, InstagramCreating and facilitating community amongst marginalized populations; also looking for creative post ideas for engaging and building follower base (our office account is brand new as of last week)Patrick
Bates CollegeEmail, Social Media, Zoom, Daily college-wide email bulletin, student engagement platform (Involvio), virtual trivia and live streaming of party games like Jackbox Party PackWays to be in community with our students even from a distance; creative ways to engage via programming.Nick Dresslerndressle@bates.edu207.755.5963
Bradley UniversityWorking on itHow to create meaningful connections virtually with students. Norris Chasenchase@fsmail.bradley.eduDigital Student Engagement & Community Building

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Bridgewater CollegeVirtual/social media based eventsCreative ideas on how to engage students virtually and keeping them connectedSam Schlernitzauersschlernitzauer@bridgewater.edu540-828-5326
Broward College6 week programming calendar using social media engagementIdeas of keeping our part-time students gainfully employedStephanie Repacisrepaci@broward.edu954-756-1332
Dalton State (GA) Making sure we are reaching studnetsAmber
Dartmouth CollegeBrainstorming ideasVirtual community engagement for students to help them feel supported and engaged. Exploring ways to develop virtual programs that would have typically taken place on campus.Kayanat Parachakayanat.paracha@dartmouth.edu603-646-1641
Delaware Valley UniversityCurrently brainstorming ideas: We are doing "Win It Wednesday" on our Instagram page where students can comment and tag other students for a chance to win prizes. We're doing e-gift cards to places that deliver (Amazon, Door Dash, etc.). Also looking into doing virtual trivia & bingo. Justin Brousejustin.brouse@delval.edu
Eastern Kentucky UniversitySocial media engagment with activities, engagement posts, and information. Some in the works.Keeping students connected to campus and our officeDylan Bogarddylan.bogard@eku.edu859-622-1740
Endicott CollegeHelping keep students from feeling isolatedAlyssa Laurenzaalaurenz@endicott.edu203-815-5299
Humboldt State UniversityDaily Trivia Questions,
daily Motivaltional Posts on social media
Looking at incorporating a silly lesson by our student staff each week.
Sending out information for how student organizations can continue to engage their members through electronic meetings.
Recipe days where we post a recipe and ask students to post themselves making it.
Molly Kreslmjk360@humboldt.edu7077021762
McDaniel College Brainstorming ideas for student engagement events, have emailed major student groups asking questions about how they would like to stay engaged with campus and each other Keeping students connected to campus, what is the best practice to engage programmatically? What do they want to see? Amanda Gelber agelber@mcdaniel.edu717-448-1678Prizes: Ready made gift baskets/subscription boxes from companies example listed
Messiah College Zoom and Brain Storming additional ideas Curtis Kurtzckurtz@messiah.edu717-809-6556
Northeastern UniversityBrainstorming ideas for staff training and student engagementWorking in Orientation - we will be utilizing OLs somehow, we just don't know in what capacity yet. Looking for ways to have OL/student engagement online. Looking for ways to create "team bonding" experiences for an OL staffNick
Portland State UniversityEmail, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Text, Youcanbook.meAccessibility for Zoom/webinars - how do we know we're being inclusive?Erin
Portland State UniversityEmail, Zoom, Social Media, NewslettersBest practices for recruiting and engaging students, how to facilitate an inclusive and successful virtual talk/webinar, brainstorming ideas for virtual eventsKara
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Daily posts to college app, weekly posts by Student Ambassadors, sharing apps with temporary free memberships for wellness and home exercise e.g. Down Dog App, directing students to previously recorded events. Tentative: Virtual Cooking Classes, online contests, exercise challenges. Maintaining community engagement, ideas for virtual programming, online workshops and meetups. Keeping Student Ambassadors engaged and finding new ways to adapt their job description to an online environment. Melinda Kern 720-618-4271These groups might be helpful:

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Rollins CollegeCurrently trying to utilize our online platforms (insta, webex, youtube.) Still trying to figure out to actually engage studentscommunity engagement, how to engage students in potentially unsafe environmentsMeredith Ewenmewen@rollins.edu407-912-4150
Roosevelt UniversityWorking on ways to utilized current platforms better/differently to encourage/maintain student involvementBest practices, brainstorming ideas, surveying students to determine interest/accessMeagan Jarmuzmjarmuz@roosevelt.edu312-341-2201
Saint Louis UniversityEmail, Zoom, social media (moving as much online as possible)Motivating students leaders to want to provide remote/online engagement opportunities for their communities Brieanna Criscionebrieanna.criscione@slu.edu314-977-2805
Slippery Rock UniversityDeveloping a campus wide group that all programming and engagment will be coming from. Reaching out to vendors to see what they have available.Christopher Overdorffcdo1001@sru.edu717-479-0967
Southern Methodist UniversityBrainstorming ways to stay connected with students who live(d) in our residential facilities. We are continuing with weekly newsletters and finding creative ways to keep students engaged like an "at home scavenger hunt" via Zoom (aka - go find a fork in your house and show it on the web cam). Our Faculty in Residence are sharing recipes they can make at home and encouraging students to post pictures and tag our social media accounts. Some of our Residential Community Directors are using a gaming platform called Discord to host group movie watching or virtual game nights. Would love to hear more ideas about staying connected with students and ways for RAs to continue building community with residents remotely.Lauren Anne
Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX)Using Google Drive and hangouts, virtual Trivia Night with university swag as prizes sent via bookstore mail, braintstorming with University Programming Council team leaders via virtual meetings and paying students for remote work as an additional incentive for continued creation and facilitiation of programs, collaborating with various departments for shared events, trying to avoid the need to process payment to external vendors and offer more homemade programmingConnecting students to one another during the remaining weeks of the semester and maintaining student motivation and school prideJennifer Frias (Student Activities)friasj@southwestern.edu512.863.1862
St. Lawrence UniversityEmail, zoom, conference calls (students were on break last week so first week we are trying to truly connect with them through remote learning)How to determine what groups/organizations want to/need to continue to engage during this remote learning period; how to come up with community engagement programmingAshlee
SUNY JCCEmail, zoom, phone, social mediaVirtual event ideas to keep students engaged with their career developmentJulie Page, Annie, anniechartrand@mail.sunyjcc.edu858-243-1748
Suny Old WestburyWorking on ways to connect with students via social media and utilizing other methodsBrainstorming ideas for virtual events Andrew Cranecranea@oldwestbury.edu516-876-3079
The College of WoosterWe have put together a few ideas for virtual programming. Our current ideas are to do a virtual bingo and trivia nights. We are also going to be hosting twice a week a journal prompt video meeting where students are given a prompt and then there is time at the end to discuss or share any thoughts that have come out of it. We are also looking into utilizing jackbox games for students to play together in groups. Lets 8 play at a time and then 100 are aloud to view.Trying to plan events but dont want to play too much without knowing what the engagmenet will be like. We dont want to put too much work or spend money on speakers or things without knowing if students will attend or engage. How often are others planning programs? or trying to engage students a week.Sarah
University of California, IrvineZoom, Trello, Microsoft Teams, Social Media. Someone asked about e-sports Tournaments: UCI esports and our Campus Rec are teaming up to host esports intramural this quarter including a staff league. Also NASEF has an online community clubs and some tournaments they'll be doing but think its internal to official clubs. Link in the resources section.
I run a Latinx Resource Center, that doesnt quite exist yet. My space is scheduled to open in July 2020, this academic year I've already been working without a physical space and trying to build a following. Worried about how that will happen now, as we were being more successful with individual person to person flyering on campus to get folks to follow social media. We are continuing our Study Jams (Mermeladas de Estudio) virtually and since it's virtual we will expand on the courses we are offerring support for since we can create breakout rooms in Zoom. Looking for more ideas. mdeppe@uci.edu
University of Colorado BoulderZoom, Microsoft Teams, social mediaI work in a community engagement office and we're currently assessing best ways to support the campus and larger community during this time.Amanda Scuderiamanda.scuderi@colorado.eduMy colleague, Maggie Shelton, hosted a Zoom meeting the other day with colleagues across the country to brainstorm ideas of how to facilitate End of Year Awards. Participants put ideas in the following Google Doc and Maggie gave me permission to share out. Thanks!
University of IowaEmail, Social Media, GroupMe, Zoom. Planning a "virtual" Take Back the Night eventLinda Stewart
University of IowaFacebook, GroupMe, Zoom meetingsConnecting with students remotely, replacing in person programming with on line optionsLaurie
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Using zoom, google hangout, and Webex for virtual meetigns and programmingWould like to get creative ideas to build community as we are planning an orientation for our new scholars cohort. How do we ensure connections are happening and meaningful interactions occur via onlineAntoinette
University of MichiganSlack, Zoom (group and breakout room feature for smaller discussions), Email, Calendly, Running Resource Sheet, Mentor Directory, Video Resources/RecordingsMaintaining sense of community and fellowship, moving mentors online to help students, helping students adapt/pivot their projects (some of which relied heavily or solely on in-person connection)Lisa Bergumbergum@umich.edu248-238-9185
University of Missouri- ColumbiaEmail, social media, zoom meetings, recording presenations and distributing them via social media or to professorsHow to get students to attend virtual eventsPeyton
University of Nebraska - LincolnBrainstorming ideas, nothing concreteIdeas that students will actually participate in, programming that will not "out" students in unwelcoming environmentsJD McCownjd.mccown@unl.edu402-547-3205
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University of North Carolina WilmingtonCampus Life offices have created virtual events such as Pour the Tea (hot topics), Coffee & Convos with student leaders, virtual mini-concerts, and workshop Wednesdays. My office (Transition Programs) is researching starting a podcast with our two Coordinators who focus on first-year students and transfer students to discuss online learning, transition issues, etc. Does anyone currently have a podcast about transition type issues or anyone also researching at starting one? What tips would you have starting a podcast and gaining listenership?Carrie Westwestc@uncw.eduCheck out the higher ed podcasting network/communinty :
University of OklahomaZoom, Brainstorming Social Media ideas, virtual membership, online escape rooms, online trivia, live music on instagram, social media challengesSomething free or low cost to do for seniors as a token for losing part of their senior yearSehrish Shahabuddinsehrishs@ou.edu405-609-7403
University of Oregon - University HousingMS Teams, Zoom, Social medianedzer
University of RochesterTitle IX Office programing moved virtually: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, our office plans to post Monday - Friday or follow the 30 days of SAAM from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Will be doing drawings and mailing April SWAG to those selected. Hoping to have the University communication team push our Instagram/Facebook handles through their large platform. Will encourage folks to tag us wearing teal or denim for national awareness days.Increasing social media following for these to be impactful. Unsure how successful virtual events would be.Tiffany Streettiffany.street@rochester.eduFacebook:
University of San Francisco Email, Zoom, Social Media, NewslettersBest practices for remote engagement-buidling and sustaining communityLester Deanesldeanes@usfca.edu408-646-6103
University of TampaWorking on it. Virtual opportunities. Online casino night hosted by programming board. Looking into online gaming options with video. Providing info for RSO leaders to meet virtually through Google Hangouts/ZoomMeaningful virtual connections. "Safe" service ideas while students are not in the area. Virtual leadership developmentAna Maia and Angela; award@ut.edu561-715-8127
University of Wisconsin La CrosseNothing yetLeadership and service ideas, keeping students connected to campusKelsi Grubisich
University of Wisconsin-MadisonEmail; Social Media; in-person events (when we still could)...still brainstorming ideas.Creative and best practices for recruiting and engaging students, how to facilitate an inclusive and successful virtual talk/webinar, brainstorming ideas for virtual events for recruitment. How to create an inclusive and accessbile virtual open house/info sessionDonna;
Wayne State UniversityEmail, Social Media, MS Teams, Zoom. Six-week e-programming calendar made. "Learn Anywhere" approach.Brandon Shamounbshamoun@wayne.edu313-577-2255
Brevard College (North Carolina)Social Media: Instagram (main Source for Online Engagement). Netflix Party for movies, Trivia Kahoot, IG Contest like Tik Tok videos, Ted Talk Discussion... We are in the process to start Podcasts, not sure what will look like yet and we are still brainstorming ideasOnline Engagement, Virtual Webinar, and in general how to keep our students connect to campus. I am also looking for ideas for events at No CostAlessandra (Le) Tavoloni tavoloaj@brevard.edu828-333-0772