New platform immerses newly admitted families in college life, connects them with current students, and lets them learn more about other students in the acceptance pool.
MORRISTOWN, NJ March 16, 2017 — Evolution Labs announced today that Drew University has launched a new engagement platform to change how admitted students experience the post-acceptance and pre-matriculation periods. DREWNIVERSE and DREWNIVERSE for Parents harness the Evolution Labs S360™ technology and content platform, designed to immerse accepted students in an engaging, one-to-one web and mobile-based experience.
Newly admitted students are now using DREWNIVERSE to dive deep into their program of study, follow current student “ambassadors” with similar interests, connect with other incoming students and explore out-of-classroom (and out-of-country) experiences.
“DREWNIVERSE brings ‘immersion learning’ to admitted students and their families, enabling users to dive deeply into key aspects of student life long before classes begin,” said Dr. Robert Massa, Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Institutional Planning at Drew University. “Drew offers its students a uniquely customizable education. By tailoring content to students’ interests, DREWNIVERSE promises to be an ideal entry point to the Drew experience.”
DREWNIVERSE will use a proprietary platform to help the university better understand the attitudinal trajectory of admitted students and their parents. The programming provides them with highly individualized content tailored to their interests, including articles, videos, and quick “pulse surveys.” The same platform will also let students interact with and “shadow” current students, view “real-life” social media feeds, and share their passion for Drew by connecting to their preferred social networks. The school will receive engagement insights from the platform in real time, arming staff to make better communication and enrollment decisions.
According to Peter Kraft, co-founder of Evolution Labs, “Drew offers its students an incredibly personalized academic experience with a student-faculty ration of 10:1 and a stunning campus that inspires visitors, students and staff alike. We believe that our S360 platform is a perfect match for Drew’s highly mobile- and web-based audiences.”
About Drew University
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as New York City semesters focusing on Wall Street, the United Nations, Contemporary Art, Theatre, Social Entrepreneurship and Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs.
About Evolution Labs
Evolution Labs is changing the way students engage with schools and the way schools engage with students. Its proprietary software platform helps high schools and colleges recruit, enroll and retain students and their parents (driving key institutional goals and student learning outcomes). The company’s Suite360 engagement platform provides institutions with technology and a highly immersive content experience to better connect with students while driving more successful educational outcomes. Learn more at https://www.evpco.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Labs_Evolved.