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For Students

Friday Finals Food: Midnight Breakfast!

Late nights. Extra-strong cups of coffee. Glazed over eyes. Finals week has arrived. Although this next week may not be the most relaxing one of the semester, this doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun in between those study-sessions! In fact, finals week means the...

Holiday Shopping in a Basement: The Annual Mac Craft Sale!

With final papers and tests rapidly approaching, it can be hard to think past the next couple of weeks to what comes after…. The holidays!!! Black Friday and Cyber Monday heralded in the holiday shopping season this past week, but if you’re anything like me, these big...

Winter Ball 2016! #HeyMac

#HeyMac winter is finally here. Well… Winter Ball, that is! This much-anticipated event starts at 7:00 Friday night and all across campus you’ll see students walking, dancing, skipping, and running their way to the buses behind Janet Wallace. Droves of elegantly...

Smail Gallery Lights Up for Diwali!

While Daylight Savings last weekend gave me a much-needed extra hour of sleep, I’m haven’t loved the fact that it now gets dark before 5:00pm. I’m a big fan of sunshine but I’m not exactly the earliest riser, so the extra hour of light that Daylight Savings is...

Have You Seen UrineTown: The Musical Yet?

It’s officially the first weekend of November and while the approaching chill of winter hasn’t arrived just yet, I’m already embracing the upsurge of indoor events coming to campus. While many ambitious souls still venture outside to study on the picnic tables or toss...

Women’s Volleybal v Northland College

#HeyMac! Have you been enjoying these past few days off of school? Taking a break from the craziness of midterms and getting some much needed sleep? Whether you spent yesterday sleeping in till 12 or binge watched Netflix all last night, Fall Break is the perfect time...

Apples for Days!

Apple Pie. Apple Cider. Apple Turnover. Apple Crisp. Those are just a few of the dishes I’m going to be making this coming weekend. Where am I getting all the apples that I need? This Saturday, Macalester’s Program Board is funding a trip to Afton Apple Orchard! They...

Mac Family Fest Feature: Petting Zoo!

Leaves are changing colors, there is a chill in the air, and when you wake up in the morning it’s hard to get out of your warm, cozy bed. Yup, fall is most definitely here and winter is coming… If that makes you want to curl up under your covers with a steaming hot...

Mac Women’s Soccer vs Concordia College

#HeyMac! The initial buzz of the start of the school year is settling down and schedules are falling into place, but Soccer season is just getting started! I know I certainly didn’t get my soccer fix this summer with that disappointing Olympic turnout… luckily, the...

What’s Bumpin in my Neighborhood

Now that finding events on campus is a piece of cake, you can use Bump to start branching off campus as well!  That’s right, Bump doesn’t just show you what different student and school groups are up to, you can also use it to see what promotions are being offered by...

For Universities and Colleges

Explore. Engage. Bump.

All across campus you could hear the music blasting from the dance team’s speakers; you could smell the samples of Babka that the Jewish organization was handing out; you could feel the student buzz of everyone getting involved in a club. The student organization and...

Making Social Media Social Again

Student retention and student success is an enormously important issue for colleges and universities. In the last several years it has become clear that a huge part of student success is tied to student engagement: students must form strong relationships with their...

Why Social Matters in Social Media

We often say that “humans are social creatures” and historically we can look at the evolution of people through social groups. We need each other not just to sustain the species but as a basic part of our makeup. We live in groups, we define our society around group...

Creating Connection with Social Media

Student retention and student success is an enormously important issue for colleges and universities. In the last several years it has become clear that a huge part of student success is tied to student engagement: students must form strong relationships with their...

What kind of Events should a University post to Bump?

The easiest place for a University to start is with the student activities team – simply repost all the same activities you have in your app or online calendar – directly into Bump. This is easy, quick and painless to do with our online portal. Bump is also a great...

How can a School add Events to Bump?

Step One: Apply for access Why do we make you apply for access? So we can control which third-parties, apart from students, are able to post content to the app. We want to make sure that all content is appropriate, non-abusive, and related to college-life. Step Two:...

Why use another Events app?

Your activities team already pays for and uses one of a number of college-focused online Events aggregators – right? But have you looked at student usage? The bottomline is that most students are aware of university resources, and may have even downloaded the...

For Sponsors

How do I know if Bump is doing anything for my business?

Built into Bump is a powerful analytics system that shows you for any event: How many users saw it in the Feed How many users click through to view the detail page How many users share your event How many users say they’re “in” How many users actually “attend” the...

What kind of Events should a Sponsor post to Bump?

The easiest place to start is with the events, discounts or offers you’re already promoting through other channels. This is easy, quick and painless to do with our online portal. Bump is also a great place to post special student-only promotions – really ANY kind of...

How does the Bump Sponsor Portal Work?

Step One: Apply for access Why do we make you apply for access? So we can control which third-parties, apart from students, are able to post content to the app. We want to make sure that all content is appropriate, non-abusive, and related to college-life. Step Two:...

Why Use Bump to Reach Students?

Download the Overview You already advertise your specials, discounts and events in the school newspaper, on the school website, and in social media – right? But there is a LOT of noise in all of those mediums and you need to get student attention to drive traffic to...