How Colleges Can Deal With Homesick Students

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Aug 6, 2014 Under Tips

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Many college students find themselves homesick their first year at school. For many of these students, it is the first time they have lived away from home. With today’s economic environment making a college degree essential, some kids can feel stuck. Twenty-five percent of college students will leave for a different university before their second year.

Universities are using special events to welcome students and make them feel at home. Once a student makes new friends at school, they discover college truly can be a fun experience. If the university can help their new students adjust to college life and feel like they belong, they will be much more likely to stay. Organizing outdoor movie nights, fall welcome back events, and spring flings will help students connect with others. This gives them a sense of belonging, and it’s a great way to find friends on campus.

Colleges can get the year off to a wonderful start by hosting a welcome back outdoor movie event. Returning students will be welcomed back while new students will be greeted in a fun and exciting way. The first week of school can be stressful for newbies. Meeting new people can make them nervous. Being invited to an outdoor movie event brings them into the group, allowing for the perfect opportunity to meet fellow students. Watching a movie together in the crisp fall air also sets a positive tone for the rest of the year.

Inclement weather doesn’t need to mean the end of the college fun. During the winter months, this type of event can be brought inside. An indoor cinematic experience can be set up within an auditorium or gym easily. Using an inflatable movie screen allows these areas to quickly be transformed into a movie theater for special events. Screens can be set up and taken back down all within one day, so as not to disturb the room’s normal daytime use.

Inflatable movie screens can turn any available space into the perfect event venue. Parking lots, the quad, and athletic fields can be the ideal theater setting for a spring fling. Your outdoor movie event production company can help you see blockbuster films before they come out on DVD. They will guide you through any licensing processes involved.

School organizations may also want to use inflatable movie screens to help promote their special causes. Outdoor movie events can be educational as well as fun. Documentaries can be shown just as easily as movies. For example, the political club may choose to show election results while the Earth Day club could use inflatable screens for movies about the environment.

Watching a movie with fellow students lets everyone relax and relieve those feelings of homesickness. It gives students an opportunity to bond over common interests. These events give everyone a chance to make friends and socialize in a way they can’t in the classroom. Those who enjoy their experiences while away at college and make new friends are much more likely to return to the same school the following year, eventually earning their degree without the struggle of being homesick.

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Southern Outdoor Cinema, LLC, is the LARGEST producer of high quality outdoor movie events in the United States for movie studios, film festivals, marketing agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, schools and cities. Southern Outdoor Cinema produces extraordinary outdoor movie experiences with big screens and bright and colorful images so that your audience members feel like they are at a real Hollywood film premiere. Contact Southern Outdoor Cinema to receive a free consultation for your next special event.

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College Attracts Students With Unique Campus Tour

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday Apr 4, 2013 Under Event Productions, Tips

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As colleges and universities try to attract prospective students and their families, administrators are hosting unique tours to make their institution memoriable. While academics, location, and tuition are all important factors for students to consider when choosing a college, students also are looking for campus with amazing extracurricular activities. Many college admissions offices are coordinating with the student actiivities offices to plan campus tours during times when specials on-campus events are scheduled. Touring students and families after a day of touring a campus are treated to a relaxing outdoor movie events. A movie under the stars experience on blankets and chairs helps build the feeling of belong to campus life.

Southern Outdoor Cinema of Atlanta offers turn-key high-quality outdoor movie event productions throughout the South. To arrange an outdoor movie night on your college or university campus during tour week, contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com

Blankets are setup in front of an inflatable movie screen on campus for a movie

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Southern Outdoor Cinema recently brought the magic of the drive-in movie on location to a college campus during spring fling week. Here is how Southern Outdoor Cinema used the latest in inflatable movie screen technology to create an unforgettable drive-in movie experience right in the parking lot of this college campus.

Our crew transformed an ordinary parking lot into a drive-in movie theatre for just one night. SOC used a huge, inflatable movie screen, a monster sound system, and an FM transmitter to create the ultimate drive-in movie experience for students, with clear picture and sound. Students who sat on chairs or walked past the area were able to see and hear the movie clearly on the huge screen, and hear it through our monster sound system. Others were able to enjoy an authentic drive-in movie experience by tuning their car radios in and listening through the FM transmitter.

Southern Outdoor Cinema uses AIRSCREEN brand screens, the world’s leader in inflatable movie screen technology. These screens feature a highly reflective surface that offers a picture just like you would enjoy in an actual movie theatre. These technologically advanced screens, along with HD projectors, allowed us to present video on the screen long before dusk, while other providers must wait until 20-40 minutes after sundown to begin displaying images on their screens.

Our AIRSCREEN inflatable movie screen made it possible for the client to display several student made videos before the featured movie. The movie was then able to begin right at sundown. These screens and projectors make it possible for events to begin earlier, so students can enjoy the event and still return to their dorms before curfew.

By using the latest and greatest inflatable movie screen technology available, Southern Outdoor Cinema is able to transform an ordinary place like a parking lot on a college campus into an amazing, on location, drive-in movie theatre. The advanced screens, projectors, and sound system we use give our clients an edge when it comes to hosting unforgettable movie events.

Check out the video below to see how Southern Outdoor Cinema transformed a college parking lot into a drive-in event…

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