Before Covid-19, several studies found that summer melt rates were up to 40% among intending college students. With the unimaginable toll that the pandemic has had on the graduating class of 2021, this percentage is only expected to rise. It has been proven that there is a direct correlation between stress (amplified by lack of socialization/support) and increased summer melt.
Watch the recording of our webinar where we shared our solution to summer melt and introduce our new platform, HelloCampus Connections:
We have created a texting service that welcomes and supports incoming freshmen by connecting them with peer mentors/counselors.
Our solution is centered on creating personal connections for intending students, that aim to simplify the onboarding process and reduce anxieties related to transitioning to college.
Not only is texting personal, but it keeps social distancing and can be done from anywhere, with no scheduling or planning ahead.
There is a natural interest for students, ages 18-24, to use texting as their main form of communication.
We built Connections from the ground up for your unique needs.
Brian Lawe, CEO
Just a few of the challenges that HelloCampus Connections covers:
For intending students: it is voluntary. We get their permission to share texts and profile.
For orientation and tour guides: it must fit their summer plans. We offer a help desk and texting ideas.
Privacy: we don't use the guides' or counselors' real numbers, we use masked, system-generated ones.
Monitoring: we flag inappropriate texting for your review. You get copies of every text.
We have set up a Demo for you, it only takes a few minutes. Check it out below!
If you have been struggling recently to get visitor registrations, we have got you covered! It is not enough to just keep your live, virtual tour option in your back pocket. In order for more visitors to know about your tour and sign up, you need to advertise it on their channels and be considerate with their schedules! We have a few tips for you to help make your live, virtual tour more readily available to visitors. And remember, no matter what you decide to implement, the real value comes from your message.
The success of a college campus tour depends on one thing: personal connections. Not only do students want to make sure that a university or college will meet their expectations and needs, but they also want to find a sense of belonging. A campus tour should allow each student to really feel the campus, help them imagine themselves living there, and give them the opportunity to interact with current students during their visit.
The digital landscape is wider than ever, especially since physical distancing and isolation have forced us to embrace technology. It’s natural for students to constantly check their phones and to communicate with peers over text. So why not start a conversation today and build a bond with your students early on in their admissions process.