Guidebook for Edu

University Apps for the Full Student Lifecycle

Build mobile guides for new student orientations, open house, alumni events, campus tours, and more.

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Connect with students through mobile

Instantly send push messages

Deliver time-sensitive updates to student’s home screens, even if the app isn’t active.

Get feedback in the moment

Survey students about programs and activities to gather insights you can implement right away.

Participate in the conversation

Build community and encourage lively discussions through social media integration and a live activity feed.

Provide an up-­to­-date schedule

Keep students on track by allowing them to create personal schedules and to-do lists based on your full events calendar.

Showcase your campus story

Use an interactive self-guided tour to help students and visitors navigate campus, even when you’re not around.

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Top schools around the world use Guidebook

NC State's New Student Orientation App

Students are welcomed to NC State's campus with a wonderfully detailed orientation app. Their orientation app features:

  • Pictures and bios of orientation staff
  • Easy­-to­-follow schedules for freshmen, transfers and parents
  • Social media integration to stoke school spirit

University of Oregon's Mobile Campus Tour

Admissions staff provide prospective students an option to tour Oregon's campus at their own pace, while still getting the true student experience. Their campus tour app features:

  • GPS guidance to the next POI on campus
  • Audio narration in the words of a student ambassador
  • Customizable interest form captures students right when they’re most interested

The University of Illinois at Urbana-­Champaign's Career Fair App

Engineering Career Services dumped a printed program for an easy­-to­-distribute and update app. Their career fair app features:

  • Complete participant company listings with details and sorting
  • Prominent and valuable sponsorship opportunities
  • Students can self-curate a to-do list of desired employers

La Trobe University's Resident Services App

Residential services at La Trobe University in Australia afforded themselves a 24/7 communication channel directly to students. Their resident services app features:

  • Important contact information never more than a few clicks away
  • An up­to­date activities calendar informs students of social programming
  • Push messaging increases engagement and attendance at special events

Mobile Campus Tours

With Guidebook, you can provide a virtual campus tour to prospective students. The GPS-enabled audio walking tour allows students to feel the “real campus experience” at their own pace, on their own time.

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Put data to work

Learn about students’ preferences and behaviors by monitoring app usage.

No technical knowledge needed

Our simple app building platform allows you to drag-and-drop features and easily add content - no developer resources required.

Work as a team

Our collaboration tools make it easy to share responsibility across team members.

Update from your phone

Send push notifications and adjust schedules from your phone while you’re out and about on campus.


webinar New Student Orientation Apps Webinar

New Student Orientation Apps Webinar

Learn how to capture students’ attention on Day 1 with an app.

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Mobile Campus Tours Webinar

Hear strategies for making an impact when prospective students visit.

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The 3 Elements of an Admissions App Strategy

How can Admissions professionals use mobile communication channels to attract new students?

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