Free publicity for departmental events

When your department holds a public event (seminar, lecture, reception, etc.) for which you wish to maximize attendance, we suggest you consider the following in addition to any individual invitations and/or social media posts.

Using these no-cost, low-effort outlets will help you get the best exposure for your event at the University and in the local community, especially among those who may not be familiar with your programs. 

(In addition to the venues described below, there are opportunities for paid advertising on campus [bus ads, dining hall video monitors, etc.]. Please email CAHNRComm@uconn.edu if you would like additional information on these venues.)

In all announcements, include:

  • Name of the event
  • Name of the sponsor
  • Date, time and location of the event
  • Brief description of the event
  • If applicable, include the rain/snow date
  • If there’s a website or FB event page for the event, include the url

Submit your announcement to:

  • University Events Calendar
    • Submit at least 2 weeks before the event
    • If your department has its own calendar in the system, choose it as the primary calendar. If you don’t have one, choose the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (alphabetized under College of …)
      • In addition to the calendar display, we will post to the CAHNR Facebook and Twitter sites.
    • You may choose up to 5 additional calendars.
      • We suggest choosing the University Master Calendar as one.
        • To be a featured event on the University Master Calendar, you must include a photo (of the speaker, etc.)
      • Be sure to submit to the CAHNR calendar, either as primary or additional
         
  • Faculty/Staff and Student Daily Digests (and, for those in health-related disciplines, UConn Health Lifeline)
    • Submit at least 2 weeks before the event ( the minimum requirement is 2 days before the event)
    • You may run each announcement up to 3 times
    • When entering the Suggested Headline, unless your speaker's is a household name, consider using the speaker's name and the presentation title rather than the department's and speaker's names.
      For example:
      • Not: ANSC Seminar: Dr. Aoife Heaslip
      • Rather: Dr. Aoife: Heaslip: Oh, the places you’ll go! Vesicle trafficking in the human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii
         
  • To place a slide in the W.B. Young Building lobby video slideshow, email Kevin.Noonan@uconn.edu at least 3 weeks before the event.

 

Questions? Email CAHNRComm@uconn.edu