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Peer Learning Events feature Best Practices using Digital Experiences Transforming Admissions and Orientation

Join us at these Events, Conference Sessions & Webinars

Featured Event

March 20, 2024

Student Services Professionals Explore Online Orientation

Webinar Discusses and Demonstrates How Online Orientation Influences Student Success

Mar 20
Student Services Professionals Explore Online Orientation

Webinar presented in cooperation with the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services


The Big Sky Experience at the University of Montana (UM) is a recognized community immersion experience. The program, focused on new-student retention and persistence, played a major role in raising UM’s status from the US public flagship with the highest enrollment decline to within reach of the institution’s all-time retention record.

So, if new student transition programming was so successful, why add an online orientation? Why now?

Adding the right online orientation solution to the student onboarding process solved many problems:

  • Replace physical space limitations to host important sessions with unlimited “space” to provide information in a more engaging way.
  • Provide training for sensitive topics that is accessed privately (not in a group setting) to reduce activations and encourage completion
  • Appeal to a more diverse student population with more relevant orientation content, including Traditional Age, Transfer, Adult, and Military-Affiliated students.

Student Satisfaction Ratings Soar

Today, UM’s online orientation is personalized to every student, uniquely presents the institutional brand, and delivers interactive and video-rich content to any device. Since launch, student satisfaction ratings have soared, especially among previously underserved student populations. The system has added another layer of flexibility and creative delivery options, positioning the University of Montana to stay on pace to exceed enrollment goals well into the future.

Our special student groups all reported higher levels of satisfaction than traditional incoming students, so that’s an excellent indicator that satisfaction will continue to rise as we develop more personalized content. 

Attend this Webinar to

  • Learn from Devin Carpenter, Director of New Student Success, University of Montana
  • Explore the strategies and decisions behind the development of online orientation
  • Tour UM’s online orientation like a student
  • Understand how technology automates processes and improves efficiency
  • Engage in Q&A to get your chat questions answered
  • Discover a virtual orientation model you can follow

Upcoming Events

Mar 12

Build Belonging with Virtual Orientation

CSSO 2024 | March 12-24 | San Francisco

CSSO 2024

CSSO 2024 Annual Spring Conference


Digital Experiences at California Community Colleges

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Mar 12

Attract & Prepare Graduate Students for Success

CHBGS & CSGS Annual Meetings | March 13-14 | Greenville


Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Annual Meeting


Virtual Solutions Supporting Graduate Admissions

Event Details
Mar 20

Building Enrollment Momentum with Online Orientation

Wednesday | March 20 | 1 PM ET

CACUSS Webinar

Online Orientation Webinar


University of Montana

Devin Carpenter
Director of New Student Success
Event Details
Apr 04

Solutions Serve U.S. & Canadian Graduate Admissions

NAGS Annual Meeting | April 4-6 | Quebec City


Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools


Virtual Enrollment & Onboarding Experiences 

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Apr 05

Virtual Onboarding with Advantage Orientation

AACC Conference | April 5-9 | Booth 24 | Louisville

AACC 2024

2024 AACC Conference


Virtual Orientation Solutions

by Advantage Design Group®
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Past Virtual Orientation Events

Watch or Request Access to the Recordings

Start with First Impressions: Online Orientations that Stand Out

Ohio University, University of Montana, University of Tampa

The Digital Hub of Graduate Student Onboarding

Clemson University Graduate School

Pioneering Virtual Orientation

Colorado State University

Empowered Onboarding Experiences

Sampson Community College

Onboarding Platform for Diverse Learner Communities

Mount Wachusett Community College