Please apply a number of these suggestions when building the agenda that works best for your group.
- Introduce the club/affiliate members on the call, and give each student and parent the opportunity to introduce themselves.
- Ask each person answer to share about a few specific points about themselves to keep introductions quick (ex. name, high school, living on campus or off, intended major).
- Create various polls throughout the call and have each student answer the questions.
This option will allow for more social interaction to happen during the event. Some examples are:
– What are you most excited about?
– What organizations/activities do you plan on being involved in?
– Why did you decide to come to Auburn?
– What is your favorite Auburn tradition?
- Utilize the breakout room function on Zoom to have conversations with both students and parents. You may include talking points of various questions to keep the conversation going.
– Parent Breakout Room Ideas:
— Consider organizing a parent panel to answer any questions parents of incoming freshmen may have.
- Please contact your Auburn Clubs Coordinator if you would like to include a campus representative into your event and we can make the request as necessary. This could include, but is not limited to the Admissions Office, Student Housing, Student Recruitment, etc.
- Connect with current Auburn students from your area and ask if they would be willing to join the event to answer questions for the incoming freshmen.
- Play a game of trivia or host a scavenger hunt to engage the incoming freshmen during the virtual event.
Please add your own ideas into the Virtual Freshmen Send-Off experience. We know each group has a different approach when the events are hosted in person, and we encourage you to add your personal touches to this online event as well.