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!
Think of these school videos as cool gadgets that support your storytelling powers. Whether you want to use them to fill up a moment when words are not enough, or just to better paint the picture on facts and numbers about your school, we're here to help. The content of your live virtual tour can be the batmobil for you as a supertour guide, let's enhance it with a few simple videos. Learn more about how to create these videos here.
What makes a student decide on a school? The most attractive thing about any school is the people. When an admitted student gets to talk and connect with a current student, they aren’t just learning more about your school, but they are starting to imagine what their future could be like if they attended. But how do you get that connection?
It is vital for your school to keep a powerful and attractive virtual presence within college admissions! And, because our HelloCampus Live technology is so versatile, you aren’t only limited to hosting campus tours. Any of your in-person events can also have a live virtual event to coincide with it, so no students have to miss out! There are endless ideas for you to utilize HelloCampus Live, but we've described 4 awesome ideas here.