Through Modern Campus Presence, students are now seeing how everything on campus is amounting to something bigger. They understand how their co-curricular involvement connects to their internship or their job. It allows us to really help students become better-informed citizens and participants in a global society.
About Manhattanville College
first-year students living on campus
registered student organizations
Without a centralization platform, students didn't know how to get involved on campus
Like many college students, Manhattanville learners are a spirited bunch, boasting a range of interests and an eagerness for putting ideas into action. Yet, they lacked a path forward. They didn’t know where to head on campus, whom to speak with, or what websites to visit to unearth opportunities that would excite them.
“There was a major communication issue wherein students didn’t know where they could find the information they needed. And our professional staff didn’t often know what was happening either. Venues were getting double-booked and plans were getting lost. It was all very murky.” – Alex Barkley
All this murkiness also meant that the benefits of co-curricular involvement were hidden from everyone’s view. Student took pride in their clubs and events, but they didn’t know how to convince their peers — beyond insisting “trust me; it’ll be fun!”
Manhattanville's branded web portal, powered by Presence, makes engagement easy, personal and rewarding
By implementing Modern Campus Presence, Manhattanville is about to personalize student engagement pathways. Starting at orientation, they direct each student toward co-curricular opportunities that support workforce-ready skills in line with each student's career interests.
We’ve really closed the loop on how orientation transitions students into college and how their experiences in college transition them into career readiness. Presence — both the software and the wonderful team behind it — positively challenge us to emphasize core skills and competencies, and help us gamify pathways for student attainment.
Presence's gamification tools are key to Manhattanville's success. Students are awarded points for each experience, which allows them to visualize their progress toward tangible goals. The result? Over 70% of students attended at least one event during the first six weeks of the semester, up from 57% previously.
It’s substantially improved my work efficiency overall. I would not have made it through my first several months as a new director if it was not for how efficient I’ve been able to become because of Presence.
Simplifying processes has also motivated more student leaders to plan events. They planned a whopping 45% more events than in the previous semester!
Manhattanville College's Favorite Features
Above-and-Beyond Customer Support
Comprehensive Event Registration Forms
Customizable Co-Curricular Frameworks
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About Modern Campus
Modern Campus is obsessed with empowering its 1,200+ higher education customers to thrive when radical transformation is required to respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt and even school closures.
Powered by Omni CMS, DIGARC, Presence and Destiny One, the Modern Campus modern learner engagement platform enables innovative institutions to create a “learner to earner” lifecycle that engages modern learners for life.
Delivering massive personalization, AI-driven recommendations and a modern e-commerce engine, Modern Campus creates a student-first digital experience and removes silos across campus. Presidents and provosts, marketing and IT teams, admissions, registrars, student affairs and CE divisions can partner to attract, enroll, empower, retain, credential and re-engage students with pathways for lifelong learning.