FSU SocialFest is a month-long festival of digital and on-campus events. Photo via youtube.com
Ferris State University wants students to get social, and it’s ready to show them how.
The university’s Social Media Team is hosting SocialFest 2013. The month-long festival begins Monday and offers students free events that encourage engagement through social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vine and YouTube, as well as campus events.
The festival’s goal is to show students how to connect with the university, learn about resources — and help teach them how social media can be an effective method of communication, said FSU news services and social media manager.
Social media contests
As the students find their first classes on Monday, FSU wants them snapping pictures and uploading the images to Instagram, using the contest’s #FerrisSocial hashtag, for FSU’s Instagram Scavenger Hunt.
The “I’m a Bulldog” YouTube contest challenges individual students and Registered Student Organizations to create 1-2 minute videos, showcasing their school spirit. Winners will receive $200 cash cards and be featured on the university’s Facebook page.
SocialFest 2013 is also giving students the opportunity to chime in during a live Twitter chat and attend a presentation by Michael Ayalon, business owner and executive director of Sigma Pi Fraternity International, titled “Networking 101.”
The video below stars FSU students and was produced by an FSU digital media production student.