Today at Cedarville, we’re welcoming 700 guests on campus for CU Friday. Our admissions recruitment days are always a blast, and prospective students and parents gain so much from experiencing campus life with us. However, as a chapter leader, you will have the chance to bring Cedarville University to prospective students in your own area!
Alumni Chapter Leadership Blog
Archive for March, 2014
A major piece of the event planning puzzle is choosing your venue. Making sure the venue fits your guests’ needs and event goals is important when planning a successful alumni event. Here are five points to consider when you are deciding on the perfect venue for your event!
1. How many guests will the venue hold? When making decisions about where to host alumni, always make sure the space you choose allows room for alumni to feel comfortable. When your guests feel like they have room to move freely and mingle with ease, the atmosphere becomes pleasant and enjoyable. However, on the other side, (more…)
Confession: one of my dreams is to work with a chapter team to plan a group travel event. For now, I’m practicing with the Alumni Cruise: we are elbow-deep preparing for the 2015 Friends for Life Cruise to the sunny Western Caribbean. Such a learning experience for me!
I have really enjoyed figuring out how to share what the experience is like to alums who, like myself, may be first-time cruisers. Group travel definitely seems intimidating. So, to encourage some of you to plan a travel event, here are some great reasons I’ve learned for why travel is the way to go (literally anywhere):
It’s like summer camp all over again. Spending extended periods together on group excursions allows guests to (more…)
You’ve got a great venue, delicious food, and a conflict-free date all lined up for your next chapter event. You’re feeling pretty good about your event elements, but want “something special” to draw a crowd. Simple solution: request a guest speaker!
At a loss for who to invite? Allow me to offer some suggestions:
Favorite faculty members: Cedarville University has been blessed with many faithful professors who dedicated thirty, forty, even fifty years to teaching. I think of Professor Ed Spencer or Dr. Rob Gromacki (who incidentally is one of our special guests on the 2015 Friends for Life Cruise). (more…)