Move-in day is not just the beginning of a new academic year for most colleges; it is also one of the most crucial events in the higher ed lifecycle. A strong first day (and week) on campus can successfully pave the way to a fulfilling and memorable college experience.
From planning to execution, move-in day is a lot to handle. It can be stressful and overwhelming, and leave higher ed professionals feeling like they’ve started the year off on the wrong foot. You can, however, start yourself on the right foot with an interactive campus map tailored to move-in day.
A traditional PDF print map of your campus can only go so far. For instance, it may cover the basics of what your students need to find the right spots from a fixed point, but that kind of map is missing better virtual opportunities.
A virtual map is your all-in-one tool for move-in day success.
An internal 2022 survey by Concept3D found that incoming students’ usage of interactive maps rose from 83% to 87% once they had been accepted to that school. Another internal survey found that new and current students were the third most frequent use case for campus maps. They were only behind students researching and applying for schools.
When used the right way, interactive campus maps help make your fall 2022 move-in day a success. These five approaches show how your virtual map can help incoming students navigate the campus while taking a load off the shoulders of event organizers.