Put New Students at Ease With a Pocket Size Campus Map

Put New Students at Ease With a Pocket Size Campus Map

Aug 28th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps
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Pacific Lutheran University message pocket map from PocketMaps on Vimeo.

Students at a new school often feel a lot of anxiety about getting to class on time and not getting lost. A campus map can make the process of finding classrooms and school services simpler. In many cases, creating a small pocket map for students helps them to feel more confident. A pocket-size campus map also offers other advantages.

Welcome Aboard!

A big part of any school is creating a sense of community. Unfortunately, it can be hard to greet each student individually and personally help them find all their classes – no matter how much you may want to. A pocket map is a great solution. It shows that you care enough to help and offers real assistance in an easy-to-use format so that a student feels welcome. A pocket-size campus map is a significant part of a welcome package at school.


What Are You Looking for?

Not only is it hard to address each student individually, especially on larger campuses, but new students tend to ask the same questions again and again. A pocket-size campus map can be customized for each specific school to highlight the buildings most students ask about. In many cases, maps can even help a school advertise school services as well as local and campus businesses.  This can aid in fundraising efforts and help students discover nearby services.

Walk Tall

Happy students make for better students. A pocket-size campus map can make a student more confident so that they will find their way around campus and can encourage students to explore a campus more thoroughly, which in turn can translate to more involvement. Arming students with a pocket-size campus map show that the school cares and encourages students to take advantage of all that the campus has to offer. 

Schools can print off a black and white campus map on a piece of paper, but a pocket-size campus map is about more than just wayfinding. A professionally created map can make it easier for students to find their way around and shows students and visitors that the school cares enough to create a reliable guide. A pocket map is also accessible to carry around and use, just because it is so portable and fits in your pocket. 

If you would like to create a colorful and useful guide to your campus, contact us, the map solution with a smart design built-in.

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