Need help? Come here first!

Correct on Campus is devoted to being the go-to source for the answers and ideas campus events planners need most.

Need help? Come here first!

Correct on Campus is devoted to being the go-to source for the answers and ideas campus events planners need most.

Need help? Come here first!

Correct on Campus is devoted to being the go-to source for the answers and ideas campus events planners need most.

Special event planners in higher education inhabit a unique world. Tradition, history, and campus peculiarities are part of our planning mix. Of course, we must possess an expert command of the basics: planning, budgeting, site selection, catering, production, and the like. But we must also understand the arcane world of academia. We're expected to coordinate high-tech symposia as deftly as we orchestrate tradition-infused academic ceremonies. Our audiences vary from prospective students to distinguished faculty members and public officials. And the functions we oversee range from intimate dinner parties to multi-day conventions. We take it all in stride. Indeed, we thrive on the variety. But do we have questions? Naturally! The good news is that Correct on Campus is here to provide answers. I hope you’ll come here often.

About

April L. Harris has provided expertise, workshops, coaching, and consulting about special events, etiquette, and academic ceremonies and traditions to colleges and universities since 1993.

Workshops

Group and individual training delivered at your site and structured so that participants can easily absorb information and put it into immediate practice. Seminars can be customized to meet your training needs. Topics include etiquette for advancement professionals, etiquette for special events planners, business etiquette, dining skills, dressing, business leadership skills for women, and hosting international visitors. Invest in your staff by giving them the gift of training. Group training is far more economical than sending individual staff members to conferences and has the added advantage of establishing a shared culture among employees.

Consulting

Get an objective opinion and expert advice on your school's big project or special event during an on-site consulting visit. Capital campaign events, ceremonies, and milestone occasions such as anniversaries and inaugurations often gain focus with the review of an off-campus expert.

Online Consulting

Is there an inauguration in your future? Are you preparing for an important dignitary visit or redesigning commencement? Online consulting is an efficient, economical way to get personalized, expert answers to your specific needs.

Why Choose Me

APRIL L. HARRIS is a recognized authority on collegiate special events management, academic traditions, etiquette, and protocol. The first to define the important role of events in institutional advancement with her book, Special Events Planning For Success, she is also the author of the best sellers Etiquette and Protocol A Guide for Campus Events; and Academic Ceremonies A Handbook of Traditions and Protocol.

The founder and former publisher of Events newsletter, she has established a reputation as an advocate for elevating the stature of events planners on campus and for upholding academic traditions…. Read More

April is the Associate Vice President for University Events at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she is responsible for ceremonies, major public events, and university protocol… Read More

In 2008 she was chosen as the recipient of one of the Council For Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) highest honors, the Frank Ashmore Award for service to the advancement profession… Read More