Each region plans events for their members to attend. Check out what’s happening this year!
March 23, 2017 – New York, NY (Region 4)
Come join CIVSA in the Big Apple on Thursday, March 23! We would like to invite you to join CIVSA for a day of discussions, tours and networking. Both members and non-members are invited to attend.
9:30am Registration (St. John’s Manhattan Campus)
10:00am Opening Session – Mentoring and Managing Your Student Employees
11:15am New York University Campus Tour
12:30pm Regional Lunch and T-Shirt Exchange
1:30pm Campus Visit Hot Topics Round Table Discussions
3:00pm Columbia University Campus Tour
4:30pm Conclusion of Regional Event
This regional event is free but space is limited so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in New York!
February 9, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN (Region 3)
Come join us from 9am-3pm at Marian University in Indianapolis for a day of conversation and idea-sharing. Optional campus tour from 2-3pm. Student ambassadors are welcome to attend (limit 2 per school) as long as they are accompanied by a professional staff member. Information on lodging can be found at https://www.marian.edu/about-marian/lodging
This regional event is free but space is limited so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!
February 3, 2017 – Carrollton, GA (Region 2)
Come join us from 9am-4pm at the University of West Georgia for a day of conversation and idea-sharing. Student ambassadors are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by a professional staff member.
9am-9:30 am Check in and Welcome
9:30 am-11:00 am Campus Tour
11:00 am-12:00 pm Session 1
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch (pay on your own)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Session 2
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm-3:30 pm Session 3
3:30 pm-4:00 pm Wrap Up and Picture
This regional event is free but space is limited so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in Georgia!
December 13, 2016 – Austin, TX (Region 2)
Join us for a Campus Tour Caravan where you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful campuses of St. Edward’s University and The University of Texas at Austin and discuss about some of the hottest topics in Collegiate Visitor Center and Admission offices! Student ambassadors are welcome to attend (limit 2 per school) as long as they are accompanied by a professional staff member.
8:00am: bus picks up attendees from Hampton Inn and Suites
8:30am: UT Austin – breakfast, campus tour, discussion, lunch
1:00pm: bus departs for St. Edward’s
1:30pm: St. Edward’s – campus tour, student panel, discussion
5:00pm: bus departs from St. Edward’s
5:30pm: bus arrives at Hampton Inn and Suites
5:45pm: optional off-campus dinner (Texas Chili Parlor – pay on your own)
April 29, 2016 – Salt Lake City, UT (Region 1)
10:00 AM – Registration
10:30 AM – Introductions/CIVSA Basics
11:00 AM – Discussion: Ambassador Duties
11:30 AM – Discussion: Ambassador Compensation
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:30PM – Discussion: Tour Layouts/Group Visit
1:30 PM – Break
1:40 PM – Campus Tour
2:30 PM – The End
This regional event is free but space is limited so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in Utah!
April 19, 2016 – Corvallis, OR (Region 1)
Join us at Oregon State University on April 19 from 10am-3:30pm!
– Welcome and introductions
– Visits and programs: hot topics discussion
– Small groups roundtable & networking
– Information about CIVSA and annual conference
– Tour ambassador training and tips w/a student panel
– Oregon State University Campus Campus Tour
This regional event is free but space is limited so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in Oregon!
March 31, 2016 – New Haven, CT (Region 4/5)
Join us at Yale University on March 31 from 10am-4pm!
9:30 a.m.—Registration/Continental Breakfast
10 a.m.—Opening Session presented by Claire Fitzgibbon, Director of Admission, Hofstra University
11 a.m.—Yale University Campus Tour
Noon—Lunch and T-shirt Exchange at Mory’s Club
1 p.m.—Session 1—Putting On a Production, by Lindsey Darling of Merrimack College
1:45 p.m.—Session 2—Surveying for Success, by Jenny Shelby and Christopher Bakes of Yale University
2:30 p.m.—Shuttle Departs for Quinnipiac University
3 p.m.—Quinnipiac University Campus Tour
4 p.m.—Return to Yale University
This regional event is free but space is limited so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in New Haven!
February 4, 2016 – Chicago, IL (Region 3)
Join us in Chicago at Saint Xavier University on February 4 from 9am-3pm!
9:00am – Welcome from CIVSA Region 3 Director and Saint Xavier University
9:15am – Group Visit practices and Underrepresented Student Recruitment (Aurora Flores Garcia, Post Secondary Coach for Chicago Public Schools)
10:15am – Small group discussion and networking
10:45am – Visitor Center Design and welcoming aesthetics (Erik Halloway, Assistant Director of Admission at Northwestern University)
11:15am – Small group discussion and networking
11:30am – Lunch
12:00pm – Information about CIVSA, SDI and annual conference
12:15pm – Student Employee management and development (Jean Riordan, Director of Career Services at Saint Xavier University)
1:15pm – Tour Guide Training and Tips
2:15pm – Wrap up
2:30pm – Optional campus tour of Saint Xavier University
This regional event is free but space is limited to the first 50 participants so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
January 22, 2016 – Atlanta, GA (Region 2)
Join us for a one-day mini conference at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. Hear from exciting speakers, enjoy a tour of Georgia Institute of Technology, brainstorm hot topics with peers, and get “the insider’s information” from our student panel.
10:00am – Registration
10:30am – Hot Topics Discussion
11:15am – Break
11:25am – Small Groups Roundtable
12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Featured Speaker: Sam Williams, Business City Partnerships
1:15pm – Break
1:20pm – Student Panel featuring students from Emory University, Georgia State University & Georgia Tech
1:50pm – Group Picture
2:00pm – Georgia Tech Campus Tour
3:30pm – Adjourn
If you would like to stay in a hotel before the event, Georgia Tech has provided a list of preferred hotels: http://admission.gatech.edu/visit/lodging. If you are planning to drive to the event, please note parking on Georgia Tech’s campus is $1.50 per hour.
Specific location information will be made available via a confirmation email closer to the date of the event. In the meantime, if you have any additional questions or are interested in presenting or speaking at this event, please contact Philadelphia Shoop at email@example.com.
This regional event is free but space is limited. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
December 15, 2015 – Fort Worth, TX (Region 2)
Join us for a Campus Tour Caravan where you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful campuses of Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas Wesleyan University, and discuss about some of the hottest topics in Collegiate Visitor Center and Admission offices including:
- Finding & acquiring donor namesakes for Visitor Centers
- Attracting and keeping good student ambassadors
- Customizing your campus tours for each of your visitors
- Bonus: You’ll hear the perspective of current college students during a student panel!
Bus picks up attendees from Homewood Suites Hotel
Registration/Tour of Texas Wesleyan University
Discuss the challenges of recruiting at a small private school
Discuss training of tour guides
Leave for UT-Arlington
UT-Arlington visitor center tour and lunch
Tour the visit center
Discuss their virtual tour model
Challenges they have to overcome as a large public institution
Leave for Texas Christian University
TCU campus tour and student panel
Full campus tour
Tour the visit center
Student panel (all 3 schools can have 2 reps there each)
Leave TCU and head back to Hotel
Arrive at hotel and drop off those who don’t want to go to dinner
Leave hotel and head to dinner (optional)
Arrive at Los Vaqueros (pay on your own)
Leave restaurant and return to hotel
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Homewood Suites for $140/night plus taxes. Contact Trent Sandles at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your room today.
This regional event is free but space is limited to the first 50 participants so be sure to register now! We look forward to seeing you in Fort Worth!