Thanks for spreading the word about Black Alumni Weekend at WashU on social media. With your help, we’ll reach as many friends as possible, so they can join us for the amazing weekend we have planned, October 13-15, 2023. Below are a few images and example posts and tweets to get you started.
If you have any questions, please email Elizabeth Williams-Johnson, AB ’10, MSW ’17, director, diverse alumni networks.
Things you can do to help:
- Make sure you’re following WashU Alumni on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Mark that you are “Going” to the Black Alumni Weekend Facebook event.
- Invite your friends to the Facebook event.
- Share the Facebook event as a post on your feed.
- Share the save-the-date Instagram post as an Instagram Story. (Pro tip: Add a Black Alumni Weekend sticker! Click the sticker button and search for “WashUBAW.”)
- Retweet the save-the-date tweet.
- Starting one week out, on October 6: Change your social media profile pictures and cover photos to those provided below to increase awareness of Black Alumni Weekend.
- During Black Alumni Weekend: In any Instagram Stories you share, add a WashU and/or Black Alumni Weekend sticker! Click the sticker button and search for “WashU.”
Posting and tweeting about Black Alumni Weekend
In all posts and tweets, make sure to:
- Upload the provided images or your own photos before pasting the suggested text and URL.
- Include this link to the WashU Giving Day webpage: bit.ly/WashUBAWsocial.
- Tag @WashUalumni.
- Tag your WashU friends.
- Include #WashUBAW.
Sample posts and tweets
Meet me in St. Louis on October 13-15 for Black Alumni Weekend! We’ll hear from university leaders about how WashU is engaging and supporting Black students, faculty, and alumni. Register today! #WashUBAW bit.ly/WashUBAWsocial
Registration for Black Alumni Weekend at WashU is open, and it’s going to be an unforgettable weekend in St. Louis! I’ll be back on campus in October. Will you? #WashUBAW bit.ly/WashUBAWsocial
Explore St. Louis, attend the 40th anniversary Sneaker Ball, enjoy the Black on the Quad Cookout, and celebrate the powerful legacy of Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni at WashU. Join me for an unforgettable weekend at WashU in October! #WashUBAW bit.ly/WashUBAWsocial
Black Alumni Weekend at WashU is happening! The first thing I’m going to do when I’m back [on campus/in St. Louis] is […] Join me to recreate that “Black gravity” magic. I hope to see you there! #WashUBAW bit.ly/WashUBAWsocial
Black Alumni Council Sneaker Ball? Black on the Quad Cookout? Yes, please! Black Alumni Weekend at WashU is happening October 13-15, 2023. Be there. #WashUBAW bit.ly/WashUBAWsocial
Sample post and tweet images
Open the link below each image, right-click, and choose “Save image as….” or touch and hold to download the full-size image to your mobile device.