FLC current and admitted students now have a new way to connect with their classmates: FLC on Facebook!
Fort Lewis College is now offering a private Facebook community just for admitted and current students to make friends, share interests, and get involved on campus. Inigral’s Schools App on Facebook, allows students to create a separate “college only” profile to help students get connected to their virtual campus community.
“We chose to offer this service to our students due to the many functions that it encompasses,” said Lindsay Nyquist, Fort Lewis College’s Social Media Coordinator. “Students can take place in discussions specific to classes, residence halls, majors, or interests and make strong social connections. It’s great that it is housed within Facebook, a format most students are comfortable using, but is separate from their personal Facebook accounts. I think this tool will be especially powerful for newly admitted students who are eager to connect with their future classmates, but may be separated geographically.”
The new application launched on Thursday, November 1 for all currently enrolled and admitted students. Students will be invited by emails to their Fort Lewis College email address, or can visit app.fortlewis.edu directly. An FLC on Facebook app is available for iPhone at the iTunes Store; non-iPhone users can utilize the mobile website.
For questions or concerns about FLC on Facebook, please contact Lindsay Nyquist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco-based Inigral Inc. is the creator of Schools App, a private Facebook application for students to make friends, share interests and get involved on campus. The app has proven to be effective at retaining students on two- and four-year private and public campuses. Founded in 2007, Inigral has worked with over 100 colleges and universities to build community, increase enrollment and improve retention. In 2011, Inigral was named one of the 10 most innovative education companies by Fast Company. For more information, visit www.inigral.com