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.
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 great part of a welcome package at school.
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.
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 shows that the school cares and encourages students to take advantage of all that the campus has to offer.
Schools can simply 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 actually find their way around and shows students and visitors that the school cares enough to create a reliable guide. A pocket map is also easy to carry around and use, simply because it is so portable.
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August 28th, 2014
by Mark Minoff