Due to the global health crisis, this year will be unlike any other as we welcome our students this fall. To ensure the safety of our community, this year’s First Look Fair will take place online. In this virtual setting, students will have the opportunity to learn about student organizations, community partners, and campus resources through an engaging and informative website. The First Look Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 on TerpLink starting at 12:00pm (both days).
The First Look Fair will feature a live component as well as a passive component for the event. For the live component, a person in your organization with access to create events will need to sign-up for the fair through TerpLink. You’ll be able to add a link to your virtual table (zoom room, google hangout, etc), add a link to your social media, website, or youtube page if you don’t want to host a virtual room. Students who attend the live event will be able to stop by your "table" and ask questions or look through the link you provide. They will also be able to ask questions, send a direct message to you, or join your TerpLink page. Organizations can participate in either or both days of the event, but you will need to sign-up for both days of the event to have your link posted both days.
For the passive portion of the fair, please submit a 90-second or less video that will be advertised on our Virtual Tabling Website. Video submissions must be received by September 4, 2020 to be included on the Virtual Tabling Website. The website will have organizations listed by your identified category in alphabetical order; these videos will be uploaded to STAMP’s YouTube Channel, and students who go to the website will be able to click on your organization name and go directly to your video. If you do not wish to upload a video, SORC will have your organization’s name linked to your TerpLink profile. The Virtual Tabling Website will remain active after the event days for students to be able to access information about your organization.
Want to learn more about this year’s event, or have questions for SORC? We encourage you to attend one of SORC's "Prepare for the Fair" events for more information on what to expect and more about how the event will be run. The events will be 30 minutes and held virtually on:
Tuesday, August 25 at 3:00PM EST - https://terplink.umd.edu/
Thursday, August 27 at 5:00PM EST - https://terplink.umd.edu/
Monday, August 31 at 4:00PM EST - https://terplink.umd.edu/
Please RSVP at one of the links above.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org