Maryville University's Virtual Homecoming Experience
University back to school events are looking a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many students are returning to a whole new version of campus life, others are at home continuing courses online. And with this new set of precautions, the traditional Fall staple events like Homecoming have moved to the virtual format as well. This has been a difficult feat for campus activities boards who have had to find creative ways to take the necessary precautions for safety, while still giving students some semblance of the traditional back to school campus experience. As a result, many universities moved to hosting virtual versions of the big events like Maryville University’s virtual Homecoming week celebration.
Missouri based university, Maryville University recently held their virtual Homecoming where they promoted a lineup of interactive challenges and events to get students involved in the week leading up to Homecoming.
Here's what they did:
- Students were encouraged to register for events including the Student Photo Challenge, Family Scavenger Hunt, live-streamed cooking and painting course, among many others.
- Maryville University incorporated Photoboxx Printing & Digital Display and encouraged students to tag their photos with @Maryville_U and #MaryvilleHomecoming to enter to win some awesome prizes like Airpods or an Apple Watch.
- Students snapped photos decked out in their red and black gear on campus Spirit Rock for the perfect photo-op and were able to take home their free prints.
While students weren’t able to watch the big game from the bleachers this year, they were still able to get out and celebrate the iconic Fall event. Live Printing and Digital Display made it easy for Maryville University to host a fun event where students could share the experience virtually with their peers. During a time when we’re all expected to stay apart, Maryville’s Campus Activities Board created a virtual experience that brought students together.