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How to Add an Email Request to Basecamp

In Basecamp, go to the project called "Communications | Your College." In the To-Do List, name the to-do to match the subject line of your email. Add your OUA Contact Person to the Assigned to section. Add the date you want the email to be sent in the Due on section. Be sure to select A specific day ("Runs for multiple days" doesn't show up on our assignment list, which may cause delays in processing the email). We recommend adding all email requests to Basecamp two weeks before the send date. We require a lead time of three days for email processing. Your OUA Contact Person will [...]


Program Explorer Edit Policy

What is the Program Explorer? The Program Explorer is an interface on the Admissions website that allows users to explore undergraduate majors. What information is editable within the Program Explorer? College staff may request an edit to the following information: Description –Descriptions are carefully crafted to be informative and understandable for those who do not yet have a high school degree. Please consider these factors when submitting an edit suggestion. If an edit is submitted by a department, it will be sent to the applicable college/unit's communication and recruitment representatives for approval. Career options Related majors – This section is designed [...]


Email Send Policy

Email Requirements All emails to inquiries or admitted students must be sent via Slate, and in coordination Enrollment Management. This ensures that student statuses are accurate, reduces the risk of emails being filtered as spam, and enables centralized metrics and functional tracking. An email from an academic unit must be about the academic unit, it's subject area, relevant interests, or majors. Broad campus topics such as application dates and deadlines, visiting (in general), living on campus, etc. are covered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and should be avoided by academic units. Email Send Request Requirements The email send request must [...]


Text Messaging Policy

Texting Requirements All text messages should be sent via Slate, in cooperation with the Office of Enrollment Management. This ensures that student statuses are up to date, reduces the risk of texts being filtered as spam, and enables centralized metrics and functional tracking. The unit sending the text message must have staff online for at least two hours after sending a text message to handle responses. Communication expectations with text messages are immediate, unlike email. You must have consent to text the people on your list. When a student or parent fills out an inquiry form, they have the option to [...]

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