Ways to Stay Connected from a Distance

Monday, April 18, 2022

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Whether students have been traveling away from family to attend college or university, leaving friends to move back home or in their off-campus residence, every year students deal with being distanced from others.

 

Below are some fun ways for students and landlords to keep things social while dealing with distance.

 

FOR STUDENTS:

 

Get connected with family, friends, and classmates to enjoy some discussion, laughs, or meals together.

 

  • Virtual Game Nights – apps like Bunch allow you to set-up virtual game nights with friends and family. Video chat while playing games from pool to trivia.

 

  • Virtual Family Dinner – pick a family favourite, share a recipe with friends, and set a date where everyone can cook virtually using House Party. Once the meal is ready, sit down and enjoy a much-needed family dinner “together”.

 

  • Virtual Jam Sessions – music sharing apps like JQBX allow you to set-up playlists that can be listened to in sync with others.   

 

  • Virtual Book Clubs – set-up a virtual book club with applications like Google Hangouts or Zoom. Set-up a “time to meet” and share your favorite books to read.

 

  • Virtual Movie Nights – Netflix Party is a Google Chrome extension that allows for synchronized viewing and group chat.  This is a great way to sit and enjoy a movie with the ones you love from anywhere in the world.

 

FOR LANDLORDS:

 

Setting-up some fun events for student tenants to participate in can bring a sense of community and belonging to your rental property(s).

 

  • Virtual Paint Night – pick an image to paint and supply tenants with materials needed. Think about creating a social media campaign through your channels where tenants can upload their masterpieces for others to vote on. Incorporate prizes and giveaways to get people involved!

 

  • Virtual Trivia Night – use platforms like House Party to engage your tenants in a virtual trivia night.

 

  • Virtual Dance Party – launch a virtual dance party for your tenants using JQBX. Send out invitations, decorations, and a link to your playlist, so that everyone can set-up their party at home.

 

SEE ALSO:  Rental Tips for Student Tenants



The Places4Students.com Team