Promoting A&S Events
Want to publicize your event to the UVA community? Arts & Sciences Communications and other communications offices around the University offer a variety of resources to help you get news about your event to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Charlottesville community. Here are just a few of the most effective options.
Twice a month, A&S Communications publishes Inside A&S, an email newsletter featuring news and announcements for College faculty and staff. Inside A&S is published every other Wednesday while classes are in session, and event announcements can be accepted as late as the Monday preceding publication. Contact us to let us know about an upcoming event or let us know if you would like to subscribe.
The University Events Calendar
University Communications hosts an event calendar that serves as a central clearinghouse of information about events on and around Grounds. Submissions are open to anyone with a valid computing ID. To submit your event, scroll down the calendar’s main page to find the “Submit an Event” Button.
University Communications also publishes a daily newsletter of its top University news stories and events for the entire University community. To request consideration for your event or to subscribe to UVAToday, contact University Communications.
Every Wednesday, the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer publishes a newsletter called Connections that features announcements and events of interest to students. All graduates and undergraduates in the College receive the newsletter automatically. See the latest issue here, or submit an event or announcement here.
Social Media at UVA
Social media is an especially effective way to reach your audience and encourage them to share news of your event with others. University Communications welcomes suggestions for content, but keep in mind that individual departments, schools, centers and institutes at UVA may also have their own social media feeds. For help contacting communications officers outside of the College email A&S Communications. University Communications also provides a useful Social Media Guide.
If your event is open to the general public, it’s a good idea to inform the local media. Their online calendars often include University events, and letting them know could lead to additional media coverage. The Daily Progress, NBC29, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau all invite event submissions online.
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