How to Plan Your Event
Follow these easy steps to publicize your campus event.
Allow three to four weeks for maximum publicity.
Student events are scheduled through ConnQuest.
Once your event has been booked, it will automatically be considered for the online campus calendar. All events approved for the calendar will also be considered for external newspaper publicity and local community calendars (if the event is open to the public).
Create a poster. There are several Microsoft Word templates to help you make your own poster. For templates, tips and step-by-step directions, visit http://graphics.conncoll.edu/, select the "Editable Templates" link at left, and scroll down to "Poster Templates."
Submit event announcements to the Daily CONNtact, a student-run publication that appears online and on dining hall tables. Ads can be submitted online at http://www.conncoll.edu/conntact/submit/oncampusform.html. (A CONNtact ad costs $1 - $2).
Email the student newspaper, The College Voice, at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that the staff can consider your event for coverage.
Consider purchasing an advertisement in the student newspaper, The College Voice. The paper offers special rates for on-campus advertisers, and for a small fee, the business staff at the paper can design an ad for you. For rates and more information, visit http://thecollegevoice.org/about/advertising/.
Is your event newsworthy?
We may be able to interest media in your event if it is the first of its kind or part of a larger trend; integrally involves students; or has a "human interest" connection or local angle. To discuss possible newspaper or television coverage of your event, please contact Deborah MacDonnell at email@example.com, ext. 2504, or Amy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 2526, to discuss media possibilities.