‘Tis the Season: Video and E-Greetings for Alumni, Students, Faculty and Friends

It’s the season to wish alumni, students, faculty and friends a happy holiday season. The list below highlights just a few of the many creative communications. Have one you want to share? Post it in the comments.

Gonzaga University shared this fabulous Advent Calendar with its alumni, students and friends on Giving Tuesday—including digital wallpaper, quizzes, recipes, and information about scholarships and donations. I had a great time checking behind each day, and I’m not an alum!

MIT shared this snowflake-and-building-themed holiday e-greeting from the institution’s president.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Rutgers University’s undergraduate admissions office released this animated video to wish applicants happy holidays, linking viewers to its virtual tours at the end.

University of Connecticut decked the halls in this video shared with the UCONN family.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shared this video of campus scenes, with “Jingle Bells,” played by Sue Wood, Chime Master for the past 43 years.

University of Maryland’s University Libraries shared this video with its mascot, a terrapin (a type of turtle for those not in the know), snow and an empty library.

University of Southern California Dornsife released this video highlighting the art and science of peppermint, accompanied by a holiday card. Read the recent blog post about the creative process behind the video and card.

Webster University introduces the world’s most confusing carolers, singing “Deck the Halls” in multiple languages, in this video.

West Virginia University’s president wishes Dobies, senior write and social media manager, about how the university tied this video to other holiday communications and contests.

Has your institution or alma mater released a great video or other holiday communication? Please share it in the comments.

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