Conference Recordings

The Dynamics of Student Engagement and Socialization in Virtual Environments

Published March 19, 2021
Presented by Danile DeBoo, DLR Group | Richard Yeager, University of Massachusetts-Amherst | David Harrower, Haverford College | Andrew Barclay, Swarthmore College
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Haverford College, Swarthmore College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

A key component of student success is socialization. In this session, we'll explore ideas on how to engage students through virtual learning and how the physical campus can supplement those socialization efforts. Panelists from three different institutions will discuss the past, present, and future state of their campuses' built and virtual environments and how they impact student success. Join us to learn how you can employ virtual student engagement and socialization practices—including how to leverage facilities—to enhance the student experience on your campus.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify challenges with changing spaces, facilities, and educational pedagogy.
  2. Educate your peers about opportunities for dealing with change and addressing incoming students about different types of learning environments.
  3. Develop ideas, strategies, and planning principles for engagement in both virtual and physical spaces on your campus.
  4. Discuss how to overcome challenges in order to holistically address the dynamic between students and the campus.


Danile DeBoo

DLR Group

Richard Yeager

Director for Campus Planning
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

David Harrower

Assistant Director of Facilities Management Planning & Design
Haverford College

Andrew Barclay

Director of Student Activities
Swarthmore College

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPN21C1135) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 19, 2021.

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