Jill Wells - Oregon State University Administrative Program Assistant in Sport Programs.
00:30:04Anthony U of Central Arkansas
What the rules are for coming into our facility.
How to continue participation engagement with our virtual programming.
Signage, marketing plan for opening
COVID signage is my big project. We just ordered a plotter printer and frames for 24x36 posters to hang around the facility
00:30:36Krista Herring - UCCS
My priority right now is getting our communications strategy for covid specific items together/finalized
We’ve been working a lot with signage for virtual fitness and trying to encourage fitness while away from the facility
Signage, policies, promoting virtual programs
00:30:55Ben Nelson - Minnesota State, Mankato
Working on a video to discuss changes/new rules patrons will see when we open.
Also working on a reopening video/tour
00:31:46Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
Princeton: Working on Signage/Verbiage on signs for space in the building. Other Priorities: Re-developing strategy for social media content that relates to our solidarity statement to ensure we aren’t going back to “normal content”.
00:31:53David Podschun - USC
How are you balancing current and new signage around facility?
00:32:20David Podschun - USC
AND - if those policies are fluid how are you creating signage that might change frequently...
00:33:13Anthony U of Central Arkansas
@David: Most of the signage is the information that comes from CDC and our department of health. Most likely not changing.
Thank you for sharing Cristina!
YouTube link of our director's welcome back message with footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQka_OI4rRs
I would be interested to know how others are connecting with /marketing to new entering students. Our orientation is 100% online and we are doing some virtual (zoom) resource fairs to connect and answer questions.
00:40:53Mo Phillips - Sonoma State University
00:40:55David Podschun - USC
@Ben we have set up a specific webpage that's sort of a one-stop place for new students and also allows them to submit questions. It goes live next week for us and will be sent to all new students.
at UTRGV they are providing the public image of COVID-19 signage
00:41:41Ben Nelson - Minnesota State, Mankato
Our University-wide marketing team has some general template signage they're using in most facilities, we will have to design our own for signage for anything specific to us.
I use a large format printer (Variquest) with templates I can make flyers / signage immediately.
00:42:17Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
Simplifying policies and using graphics that align with the message. We have building signage that has been created through the University’s Environmental Health Services. Then I have been customizing signage for specific activity rooms.
00:42:24Krista Herring - UCCS
There is also a thread on the NIRSA Marketing Facebook group about signage so feel free to hop over there and upload any signage or request any examples to be sent to you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/nirsamarketingprofessionals/
@anthony that is a cute slogan.
00:43:36Krista Herring - UCCS
We are looking to create a campaign for Fall to market our programming and using student employees to relay the message
00:44:14Anthony U of Central Arkansas
@Cristina: We are working on the verbiage and checking for already used #s.
We’re using Your Help Matters and We’re In This Together for a lot of our messaging
00:44:22Anthony U of Central Arkansas
We had signage on every other machine for proper distancing
00:45:26Anthony U of Central Arkansas
Yes, signs and marking tape.
00:45:40Krista Herring - UCCS
UNL video is on this page: https://crec.unl.edu/covid
00:46:06Anthony U of Central Arkansas
Yes @Michael. I have heard those in other chats.
UTRGV created a What to Expect video to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDFpG2OgHk
We used CriCut to create internal stickers to place on windows and plexiglass
00:48:09Anthony U of Central Arkansas
@Maria. See pic.
Is anyone requiring masks at all times in the facility including while working out? If so, do you have specific signage/language for this? If any schools are in the same situation, would be happy to talk more individually as well
00:50:14Anthony U of Central Arkansas
@Cristina: I love the "make big sign maker."
00:50:17Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
@Anthony - Thank you!
00:51:51Krista Herring - UCCS
@Anthony HEARD! I appreciate the heads up for sure!
* We are going to host a staff test day before we open and will be making a video showing how to enter and how to maneuver around the facility
Those that have made videos, have they had success in being viewed by patrons? What platforms have you shared the videos on?
Videos hosted on YouTube, shared on FB, TW, IN.... Looking to embed into website.
00:55:47Jessica Allen of Texas Southern Univ.
IGTV, Youtube, twitter, campusrec website
00:56:30David Podschun - USC
We will use our Reach TV's in facility for videos and signage
We started offering as many classes as possible on multiple platforms at ones to increase attendance - most are on IG Live and Zoom at the same time
What equipment/setup do you recommend for creating a virtual / on-demand group exercise space?
00:59:35Anthony U of Central Arkansas
Esports and the virtual 5k are more popular than our zoom group ex.
We just started reaching out to groups on campus to present to: (1) SGA and (2) ResLife since they are active in the summer... we are also working with recruitment office to send to entering freshman
01:00:01David Podschun - USC
@Gina and @Adrienne how has participation been in the social media live classes?
01:00:47Anthony U of Central Arkansas
@Kristia: Yes on routes on their own. Also make them "honest" with app information.
We ar ein the process of marketing to all new students through new student orientation and trying to link them to our social media, IMLeagues and website
@David we’re currently not offering, but we’re looking forward to fall quarter..
01:01:06Jessica Allen of Texas Southern Univ.
Same reaching out to different Orgs on campus, and hosting health and wellness chats
@David - We’ve been averaging 20-30 per live class but higher numbers after they are saved to IGTV
01:01:23David Podschun - USC
IG Live and IGTV are highest for us
01:01:37Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
We’ve been hosting ALL classes via Zoom only. For spring Virtual Classes we’ve had an average of 295 participation per week. For summer, I’m not sure of numbers. However we’ve found that participants are those who have not attended in person classes.
01:02:03Mo Phillips - Sonoma State University
our orientation is online right now so we have been sending info to the O leaders to share with the new students.
01:02:15Andrew C. UMass Boston
how are students login to accounts ?
01:02:33Mo Phillips - Sonoma State University
we also have a seawolf chat program where we can send a text/insta like message to all first year students through the chatbot program
We use it for live classes, weekly PT and Fitness classes posted to our feed
01:02:59Andrew C. UMass Boston
student employees login on to department accounts
01:03:10Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
IGTV content has not been as successful as regular feed videos on our end.
01:05:10Jessica Allen of Texas Southern Univ.
We filmed a block of fitness videos in our rec center when this started and we post those weekly - we will be filming more in August to get us through fall. Higher quality fitness classes to break up all of the IG Live classes
We also rotate them out on our website and point to YouTube
Is anyone using twitch?
01:09:20Krista Herring - UCCS
@Jay we’ve only used it for the Trivia challenge in the springs semester
Our department is actually in charge of new student orientation as well. Here is direct link to online and inperson orientation - https://life.southtexascollege.edu/activities/fyc/
01:10:14David Podschun - USC
We are also hosting virtual sessions for orientation through zoom, sorry my son is making too much noise :)
01:10:37Michael Wilson - Texas Woman's University
We found an Instagram account that focuses specifically on the 2024 class. We followed that account and all of the students mentioned in their posts. That gained us over 100 new followers. We also created a virtual welcome/orientation video that shows the facility. We are also working on First-year only student events.
01:10:52Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
@David never apologize!
01:11:18Michael Wilson - Texas Woman's University
David, gotta love that Dad life!
01:11:24Ben Nelson - Minnesota State, Mankato
@David lol, thanks. Been there the last few months too.
01:11:27Anthony U of Central Arkansas
@Krista: and copy!!!
01:11:49Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
Looking into Discord to host virtual space for Class of 2024.
UTRGV recruitment is now introducing a drive thru pick up... so we added materials
Our Sport Clubs recruit a lot during our new student orientations. They will not have that opportunity with our online orientation. How are others supporting their student clubs with their new student recruitment efforts?
Joining social media pages to share material to
(we're being hopeful that sport clubs will be active this year of course.)
01:14:56David Podschun - USC
@Jill We are doing zoom sessions for club interest - histed by our RCC
01:15:24Mo Phillips - Sonoma State University
we are doing zoom club fairs
01:15:53Mo Phillips - Sonoma State University
also looking at instagram swipe club fair
01:16:14Mo Phillips - Sonoma State University
sorry, i have to go , but thanks for hosting this and sharing events.
01:17:20Anthony U of Central Arkansas
Any info, items, Qs YOU NEED for opening, let me know. Marketing, facilities, opening notes....firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you everyone.
01:19:47Krista Herring - UCCS
01:20:12Krista Herring - UCCS
Email Emily Hughes if you are interested in joining in on this
01:20:40Krista Herring - UCCS
Krista Herring – email@example.com
Kendra Moretti – firstname.lastname@example.org
01:20:56Danielle Anderson @ Fairfield University
What date does the 202 Rec movement end?
01:21:12Danielle Anderson @ Fairfield University
01:21:30Maria Lauron-Ramos (She/Her/Hers)
Thanks Krista and Kendra for hosting space again!! We appreciate you :)
01:21:59Anthony U of Central Arkansas
Thank you both. Be safe all and wash your hands. Wear your masks.