Social Media Retreat

UMW’s #GreatMinds are coming together to craft the university’s social story for the 2015-16 academic year. Students, faculty and staff will meet on Thursday, July 16 in the Link for a day of presentations and brainstorming and to see what #UMWSocial is all about.

Note: Registration for the retreat is now closed. Please contact Erika Spivey at if you have questions.

Retreat Schedule

8:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

Join your colleagues for coffee and take time to wake up!

9 a.m.
The Big Picture of #UMWSocial

A snapshot of UMW’s accomplishments from 2014-15.

9:15 a.m.
Getting Social with Hashtags

A quick tutorial on creating successful social campaigns.

9:30 a.m.
First Brainstorm: Year-Long Campaigns

Group brainstorm sessions of four key 2015-16 campaigns.

11 a.m.
VCU Presents #MIR Campaign

VCU’s social team presents their brand campaign.

12 p.m.
Lunch Break

Participants are free to leave for a lunch break or stay to enjoy a complimentary deli buffet.

1 p.m.
Power Hour

Faculty, staff and student presentations on social projects.

2 p.m.
Second Brainstorm: Event Campaigns

Group brainstorm sessions of four 2015-16 events.

3:30 p.m.
Social Media Awards Presentation

 Recognition for the people behind our social accounts.

4 p.m.
Retreat Ends