Campus Communication

See the below information about campus communication channels and procedures. 
  • Announcements & Today at Manhattan Daily Email

    All employees have access to submit a campus-wide announcement. All announcements appear within this website, and are also sent out to all employees and all students in a daily email blast. Announcements are also featured in the Manhattan College iPhone and (forthcoming) Android apps.

    See How to Submit an Announcement

    Announcement Guidelines

    • Write short, compelling headlines that convey the point of your message
    • The first 120 characters of your announcement are the most important part of your message because this is what's initially shown in the preview before someone clicks to read the full announcement. Make sure your first sentence contains the most important information and compels someone to want to read the rest of the message. 
    • Announcements are published without moderation. Please make sure to double check your spelling and ensure that your submission is professional and appropriate. 
  • Events Promotion

    There are several ways to promote your event:

    Website, Email, Digital Signage & iPhone App

    When submitting a room reservation in 25Live, select the category called "ADVERTISE - email, website, digital signage, app." This allows your event to appear on the following channels:

    • the college website calendar
    • the Jaspernet log in page
    • the daily Today at Manhattan email
    • digital signage across campus
    • Manhattan College iPhone and (forthcoming) Android apps

    If you want to promote your event, make sure to write a compelling and informative event description in 25Live. Additionally, you can add an image for your event in the Event Image field. It must be a full URL from a hosted image. You can upload an image and get the URL for it here: manhattan.edu/eventimage

    Social Media

    If your department or office has a social media account, use it to promote your events. Additionally, you can notify the Office of Marketing & Communications and they can tweet about your event from the @ManhattanEdu Twitter account.

    Press Releases

    For high profile events that are open to external, off-campus audiences (e.g. our local Riverdale neighbors), the Office of Marketing & Communications can write a press release about the event to distribute to the local media. Email public_relations@manhatan.edu to submit a request.

    Posters

    • For certain high profile events, the Office of Marketing & Communication can assist with poster design. There is a nominal cost for printing fees that your department must pay for.
  • Listserv Emails

    In addition to the announcements system, certain employees also have access to send blast emails to certain groups on campus.

    See Email Lists

    Listserv Email Usage Policy

    Content

    • Emails sent to these listserv groups should be used for conducting College business only.
    • These groups are NOT to be used for repeated event promotion or trivial topics. Messages about events or topics that are not specifically related to conducting College business can be communicated to the community via the calendar and announcements system which sends out a campus-wide daily email.
    • Communication to students should primarily utilize the announcements system and not listserv email. Instances where an email to students would be appropriate should mainly relate to retention and graduation issues (e.g. info/reminders about course registration, required surveys, graduation deadlines/requirements, etc.). 


    Moderation

    • Emails that go to the full employee or student lists will be held in queue for moderation and will not go out until approved.
    • Emails that go to smaller groups of employees or students will not require approval for approved senders.
    • Everyone who send emails to these lists is expected to respect fellow colleagues and students, and not abuse these lists by overusing them and sending too many emails
    • Refrain from using "Reply All" unless necessary

Questions, Concerns or Suggestions?

If you have questions, concerns or an idea about how to improve campus communications, please email public_relations@manhattan.edu