Webinar: Making Your Class Amid COVID-19

Month: March 2020

Spark451 Strategy TeamBy Spark451 Strategy Team|March 20, 2020
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For the past several weeks, COVID-19 (a.k.a. “the Coronavirus”) has been top-of-mind on college campuses throughout the nation. Numerous enrollment managers are reevaluating spring yield events in an atmosphere where groups of people congregating are temporarily unwelcome.

In our recent webinar, enrollment and marketing experts Steve Kerge, Michael McGetrick, and Western New England University’s VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Bryan Gross, discussed smart strategies for keeping your team and your students safe while still building your class for the year ahead.

Though the live event already occurred, you can still watch a recording of the webinar to:

  • Get up to speed on how COVID-19 is impacting the admissions practices at colleges and universities
  • Anticipate how your prospective families are going to react, and how you can adjust accordingly
  • Determine how you should adopt and leverage remote events and presentations
  • Rethink counselor travel
  • Learn how to adapt a communication plan that is proactive, empathetic, and captures the spirit of your brand

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College Campuses and COVID-19 Interactive Map

Month: March 2020

Spark451 Strategy TeamBy Spark451 Strategy Team|March 11, 2020

The college community around the United States has created a crowd-sourced Google Sheet to track college campus closures and the replacement of in-person classes with online versions as a result of COVID-19 issues. This map represents a visualization of that data with with circle size representing the enrollment of each institution. You can roll-over for notes and use the zoom and pan tools in the top left. Please note that the vast majority of college campuses listed have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their campus community, and are pro-actively closing or moving online out of “an abundance of caution.”

Since the document has become too popular and repeatedly times out, we have created a snapshot of the data here, and will updated it at least once a day.