Tips to help prepare you for Alumni Week events
- On the day of your event, ensure that you’re using your most stable internet connection.
If you have an Ethernet cable, simply plug one end into your home’s internet router and the other end into your computer. A wired connection is always stronger than WiFi. If you must use WiFi, move yourself and your device as close as possible to your internet router. It’s also helpful to disconnect all other devices from WiFi (i.e. any smartphone, tablet, etc. not in use for the event).
- Join your event early.
Use the event link provided in the Alumni Week Daily Digest email.
- Familiarize yourself with Zoom.
Most of the events will be through Zoom, but you won’t have access to the camera or mic function. If your event does let you use your camera and/or mic, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following functions before Alumni Week: Mute, Unmute, Camera On, Camera Off, Join with Audio, Chat.
Accessing the event
If you’re using a desktop computer, you shouldn’t need to download anything. However, if you’re using your tablet or smartphone, you may need to download the free Zoom app. To download, go to the App Store on your tablet or smartphone, search “Zoom” and download.
Note: Zoom may offer you the option to upgrade to a paid subscription, but you do NOT need to upgrade. Alumni Week events are FREE.
Most of the events offer both a video and phone-in option. These details will be included in the daily digest emails or you can reach out to the event coordinator directly to find out more.
If you would like to continue watching at a later date, we recommend contacting the event organizer to find out if the event is being recorded and where it’s being posted.
We recommend reaching out to the event organizer once you register so they can assure the event experience meets your needs and expectations.