Recent Articles

Flag Displays: Signs of Diversity, Nationalism, or Just Good PR?

September 22, 2021

Flag displays are not trouble-free, but they can be a way for the campus to express the diversity of nations from which students arrive from to attend classes. Most are updated annually based on enrollment information, and many offer some way for students to make corrections or additions if specific countries might be missing.

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First-Year, Second-Year Students Surge to Campus Welcome Weeks

September 9, 2021

Record freshman classes are being welcomed around the country, this in a year when the previous class, now rising sophomores, experienced those same orientations and welcomes in a mostly virtual format. In many cases, on campus welcome events and programs are now catering to twice as many “newcomers.”

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Fighting the Surge: Campuses Grapple with COVID Testing, Vaccine Protocols

August 25, 2021

The expected “return to normal” for the fall semester has quickly become another leg in the continued COVID-19 struggle. At Unions such as the Carolina Union at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, extensive, on-site testing has remained the norm in helping keep everyone safe.

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A Return to Normalcy: Campuses Resume In-Person Dining for the Fall

July 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic looms with concerns of the Delta variant, but college and university campuses seem to agree on one big move: a return to normalcy for the fall semester. This means in-person classes, events, and particularly in-person dining.

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Student Center Equity by Design: Where Intention Meets Impact

July 25, 2021

If student center spaces are going to be truly welcoming for everyone on campus, universities should expect and demand a design process that is inclusive, equitable, and representative. Underrepresented voices must be heard and valued.

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Making a Mark with Environmental Branding

July 25, 2021

Environmental branding. is a powerful tool for improving the campus atmosphere without having to completely reshape the campus environment. Extremely adaptable, it can be applied to a multitude of settings to infuse brand personality into your campus and make the student experience more engaging, rewarding, and fun.

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2021 Renovation and Construction Showcase

July 26, 2021

This edition of the Bulletin offers tours of 16 projects from across the country, messages from ACUI’s CEO and president, and two important articles about how to create successful environmental branding in the campus community and on how to design with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity in mind.

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Rowan After Hours: A Late Night Success in Every Format

July 14, 2021

The Bulletin asked the leadership at Rowan University’s Student Center & Campus Activities to talk about their successes in adapting and redesigning its late night programming during COVID, and to offer some clues as to what the future holds during a transition back to in-person programming.

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Joining Forces: The Blending of Custodial and Maintenance Programs

July 1, 2021

Custodial and maintenance teams are an essential part of maintaining a successful operation plan. So what might be the ramifications related to an institution making a structural change that moves custodial and maintenance service responsibilities from the facility to the existing campus-wide facilities program?

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