Homecoming

10 Ways to Engage Students During College Homecoming

Homecoming should be a time of year when student engagement and school spirit is running highest, but with students gearing up for midterms and involved in work and other activities, sometimes school spirit is the last thing people are thinking about. Here are 10 easy things you can do to bring students, staff and alumni  Continue Reading »

How to Create an Engaging College Homecoming Theme

Choosing a theme is one of the most important parts of planning your college Homecoming. The theme sets the tone for the entire week of festivities and determines how engaged your students and alumni will be with all the events associated with Homecoming. The right theme is essential for maximum participation. So, how do you  Continue Reading »

3 Must-Haves For the Perfect College Homecoming Float

Homecoming season is fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about your Homecoming float. Many colleges and universities design at least one, if not many, floats for their Homecoming parade. While each float should express the unique personality of whatever school club or organization it’s representing, there are 3 must-haves you need to start  Continue Reading »

Easy and Effective Ways to Promote College Homecoming Events

It’s important that as many people as possible attend Homecoming events on your college campus. High attendance means high student engagement, and high engagement could lead to higher enrollment numbers. So, how do you ensure that you get the highest attendance numbers at all your Homecoming events? First and foremost, you have to get the  Continue Reading »

College Homecoming Traditions: Pump up spirit and increase student engagement

Many colleges and universities celebrate Homecoming sometime during the first few months of school, This time of year is filled with fun and excitement, school pride, and lots of school traditions, as alumni return to their alma mater. Whether you want to enhance some of your current Homecoming traditions or start new ones, here are  Continue Reading »

10 Quick Tips For Planning Your College Homecoming

While there are way more than 10 steps to planning the perfect college Homecoming, here are 10 quick and easy ideas that will help keep students engaged, promote alumni participation, and pump up school spirit all over campus during this fun time of year. 1. Start planning EARLY! Ideally, you want to start planning next  Continue Reading »

Homecoming For a Cause: 6 Ways to Incorporate Social Responsibility into College Homecoming Festivities

College students want to make a difference in their communities and world but often don’t have the time or resources to do so. Offering ways to do this on campus makes it easy for students to be socially responsible and keeps student engagement high. Homecoming is a great time to host campus events that foster  Continue Reading »

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Alumni at College Homecoming

Ideas for when alums return to campus:   1)    If you have a budget for it, you can do some superficial landscaping to spruce up the campus. Whether it’s a new small flowerbed, some new trees, or even recreating an aspect of signage, a small change in appearances can make a big difference. 2)    If  Continue Reading »

5 Fun Activities to Engage Students at Your University

Engaging students, both new and old, is a huge goal of college student activities departments at every college and university. An engaged student (though it has many different definitions) is essentially someone who is emotionally and psychologically engaged in school. They’re eager, motivated and inspired to achieve their best work. One of the best way  Continue Reading »