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  • 1.  Types of Higher Ed Events

    Posted 04-24-2023 12:51

    Hello! I would be interested to know about High Eds using Cvent for events outside of development/alumni relations. What types of events - any educational programs, CEU/credit tracking, format (in-person, webinar, blended or hybrid), etc.? Thx!

    Darlene Ishler
    Event Registration System & Operations Manager
    Penn State UniversityUnited States

  • 2.  RE: Types of Higher Ed Events

    Posted 04-25-2023 07:51

    Hi Darlene, 

    We use Cvent for most everything that you have described - large conferences (multi-day, breakout sessions, etc.), event sponsorship, small meetings, educational seminars (in-person and hybrid), online course registration, software registration, and donor tracking for our program.  We also utilize the membership management and e-marketing modules for non-event activities.  I would be happy to connect further!

    Heather Darrow
    Conference Coordinator
    Cornell University - Department Of Animal Science

  • 3.  RE: Types of Higher Ed Events

    Posted 04-25-2023 09:15
    Edited by James Rose 04-25-2023 09:15

    Hello Darlene,

    Just to piggyback on Heather's reply, we use Cvent event management for our development events, continuing education, homecoming, alumni reunions, in-person, hybrid, and seminars. Our user groups have started using the Attendee Hub and OnArrival more and more as well. Some of our groups do use the e-marketing and membership modules too. Our events can range from 10 - 1500 registrants, just varies per event.

    Feel free to ask any follow up questions

    James Rose | Senior Web Developer and Platform/Product Manager
    Digital Infrastructure
    Office of University Development | University of Michigan

  • 4.  RE: Types of Higher Ed Events

    Posted 04-25-2023 09:42

    Good Morning Darlene,

    We use Cvent for every type of event ranging from board meetings, reunions, student send-offs, virtual faculty programs, social events, internal meetings, and our Forever Learning Institute (FLI)--which is an educational program aimed at our alumni whom are interested in continuing their learning after graduating. These FLI events are built as semester-long themes comprised of between 3-5 related sessions. They are open to the public and free of charge. However, our primary audience remains alumni. Here is an example:


    I love hearing about all of these ideas/topics/types of events that everyone is doing through Cvent. Thanks for asking the question, Darlene.

    P.S. --WE ARE!

    Jeremy Houser
    Projects Coordinator
    Duke University

  • 5.  RE: Types of Higher Ed Events

    Posted 07-31-2023 14:00
    Edited by Christine D'Arcy 07-31-2023 14:01

    Hi Darlene - my department uses Cvent to manage our event registrations, communications, and online experience for our undergraduate and graduate new student orientation programs. For many years we only used event management, but this year we brought on Attendee Hub, OnArrival, and Premium Surveys. We are moving forward with a hybrid orientation experience for our undergrads and leaning into a virtual format for our graduate students. We process over 10-15k registrations annually for our new student orientation events. Another department on our campus utilizes some Cvent products for family weekend.

    Christine D'Arcy
    Cvent Administrator | Office of Orientation Programs
    University of Southern California