Auburn recently created a new app, Auburn Guides, as a way to allow students, faculty, families and fans access to campus information with a tap of a finger.
With nearly 500 student organizations, 13 colleges and even more individual departments, the information being sent to the Auburn family is often overwhelming.
However, with Auburn Guides the information on organization’s websites, Facebook pages and hand-fliers is now in one location.
Jackie Young, marketing director for Auburn Guides, said, “Nothing that is on the guide is necessarily new information, but it puts it all in one place, which is really nice to have on your phone because you don’t have to go through websites and search.”
Auburn Guides allows each Auburn organization or department to create a personalized guide of their own within the app.
It also brings interactive elements including organization’s event calendars and tailored to-do lists.
“The schedule is our most popular feature,” said Young. “You can choose to attend 10 of the 200 events planned that week and set an alarm to remind you of them. They will also send out push notifications when plans change directly to your phone.”
Want to attend UPC’s next concert? Add it to your calendar and receive all updated information throughout the night.
Need to remember that appointment with the Career Center? Add it to your to-do list and receive reminders.
So far 12 departments and organizations have joined Auburn Guides including:
- Academic Support Services
- Auburn Global
- Career Center
- First Year Experience
- Parent and Family Programs
- Parking Services
- Student Conduct
- Student Government Association
- Student Organizations
- University Housing and Residence Life
- University Program Council
- Welcome Week
Camp War Eagle began requiring freshmen and transfer students to download it in order to access camp content and this has led to an increase in usage.
“Camp War Eagle helped us tremendously,” said Young. “Students are more inclined to think of Auburn Guides after being exposed to it at camp. Perhaps this will lead to them exploring the career center or checking out what UPC has planned for the week. Ideally, it will become their source for campus information.”
All guides within the app are also available online, allowing students without smart phones the same access to information.
“In general, we hope students will explore what all Auburn Guides has to offer because there’s tons of useful information on there and it really is an extension of people’s website,” said Roehm.
So to all those people who avoid flyers on the concourse but still want campus information, fear no more. All the information you need is in your hand.
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