The Best University Holiday Greeting Videos

YouTube_LogoHoliday greeting videos are a great tool for bringing alumni, donors, and friends back to campus virtually, but the holidays aren’t the only time for video greetings. Think about other times during the academic year to engage your constituents through an up-beat, celebratory message, like the beginning of the school year, homecoming, the announcement of a special award or prize, or the kick-off or conclusion of a capital campaign.

The best holiday greeting videos share a few characteristics, as BWF’s Director of Social Media, Justin Ware, describes in this short video.

Here are some examples from 2012 to fuel your imagination as you create your own holiday greetings. 

The University of Minnesota integrates the M symbol with images that portray its various colleges.

The University of North Texas communicates the importance of students  in an engaging way.

SUNY Albany makes use of a digital pop-up book with the sights and sounds of campus.

The University of Connecticut captures the energy and enthusiasm of the marching band and school mascot.

Ashland College has an interactive feature that keeps the viewer engaged.
Ashland’s interactive video

Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences uses a digital slide show that viewers can share.
Weinberg’s shareable slide show

If you’d like to share your institution’s holiday greeting video, please share the link in the comments section below this post. 

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One Comment on “The Best University Holiday Greeting Videos”

  1. Robin Kaler says:

    http://go.illinois.edu/happynewyear
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise is joined by some campus icons to send holiday greetings to the Illinois family.


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