Go-To Campus Speaker Ideas For Welcome Week and Beyond

Go-To Campus Speaker Ideas For Welcome Week and Beyond

Inviting a speaker to your college campus is a great way to introduce students to new topics and ideas. Great speakers can help students stay motivated and engaged with your campus activities throughout the year.

Bringing a campus speaker during Welcome Week is a special opportunity to inject vitality and inspiration into the academic atmosphere and set the tone for the upcoming year. Different types of speakers can offer diverse perspectives, sparking your student’s intellectual curiosity and fostering critical thinking.

At Metropolis Management, we’re home to a variety of acts that serve as dynamic campus speakers and provide unique experiences for your students. We’re here to help you create lasting memories and cultivate a vibrant campus culture.

Our acts can provide practical insights into career paths, personal development, and societal issues, enhancing students’ holistic growth. 

Tips for Choosing Your Campus Speaker

First, you’ll want to determine the purpose of bringing a speaker to campus. Is it to educate, inspire, entertain, or provoke thought? Understanding your objectives will help guide your speaker selection process.

Consider Your Students’ Interests

You should always consider the interests and needs of your student body when selecting a speaker. Choose someone who can address relevant topics or issues that resonate with students, such as career development, mental health, or leadership skills.

Look for Diverse Speakers

Strive for diversity and inclusivity in your speaker selection to represent different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. Speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences can connect with a wide range of students. This fosters a richer and more inclusive campus environment.

Ask Your Campus Community

When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to solicit input from students, faculty, and staff before hiring a campus speaker. You could do this through email surveys, focus groups, or social media to gather suggestions and preferences for potential types of speakers. 

As an added bonus, engaging the campus community during the selection process ensures buy-in and interest in the event once you select your campus speaker!

Campus Speaker Types

Metropolis Management offers an impressive catalog of award-winning speakers from diverse backgrounds. Their presence on campus cultivates a sense of community, uniting students and faculty around shared experiences and aspirations

1. Motivational Keynote Speakers

Of course, you can’t go wrong with booking a motivational campus speaker for your school’s welcome week. Motivational speakers are particularly well-suited for the start of the year. Students are just starting their journey at a new school. It’s a great time to help them feel empowered and ready to take on new challenges.

We offer speakers that focus on teamwork, education, and empowerment. Their engaging presentations offer valuable insights and practical advice through stories that resonate with diverse audiences.

The versatility of motivational speakers also means you can find an ideal speaker for different events throughout the year. After all, what student body couldn’t also use a little motivation around finals or graduation?

2. Comedian

College can be a challenging time for many students and they say that laughter is the best medicine. Booking a comedian as a campus speaker is a great way to help your students relax, unwind, and still learn something. 

Laughter has the power to bridge gaps, alleviate stress, and foster a sense of community. Bringing in a comedian breaks the monotony of traditional lectures, offering a refreshing perspective on various issues. 

More than that, comedy encourages critical thinking in a relaxed atmosphere. By embracing comedy, your campus can cultivate an inclusive environment where diverse voices are heard and celebrated, enriching the educational experience for students and even the faculty, too!

3. Hypnotist

What better way to break the ice during welcome week than with a hypnotist? A comedy hypnotist act can help your students break the ice, get a little goofy, and get more comfortable with each other as they embark on this new college journey together.

Hypnotists can also offer health and wellness insights perfect for students adjusting to their new college environment. College is an exciting time for students, but many of them are usually juggling multiple responsibilities between work, school, and their social lives.

Beyond the laughter, our campus hypnotists offer the potential for personal transformation. From breaking bad habits to enhancing self-confidence, these shows empower your students to embrace new perspectives.

4. Spoken Word Artist

Bringing a spoken word artist to campus infuses creativity and passion into the academic environment. Their rhythmic delivery and poignant storytelling captivate audiences, sparking introspection and empathy. 

Spoken word artists provide depth and insight on important topics and can help your students reflect on different perspectives. Through poetry, they explore themes of identity, social justice, and personal growth, igniting dialogue on pressing issues. 

The intimate nature of spoken word encourages vulnerability and connection, fostering a sense of unity among students and faculty. As they share their experiences and perspectives, they inspire others to find their voice and advocate for change. By embracing spoken word, campuses embrace the power of art to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of leaders.

5. Magician

Inviting a magician as your campus speaker adds an enchanting twist to your typical Welcome Week. Their mystifying illusions captivate audiences, sparking wonder and curiosity. 

Beyond entertainment, magicians teach valuable lessons in perception, problem-solving, and creativity. They demonstrate the power of perspective and the art of storytelling through sleight of hand and mind-bending tricks. 

Magicians can also weave messages of resilience and adaptability, inspiring students to approach challenges with a sense of magic and possibility. Their performances foster a sense of unity and excitement, creating memorable experiences that transcend the classroom.

6. Variety Acts

Welcoming students with variety acts during Welcome Week introduces campus life with energy and excitement. 

Variety acts offer a diverse range of performers, from speed painters to specialty music acts. Their dynamic performances engage and inspire new students, setting a tone of creativity for the academic year ahead. 

Variety acts foster a sense of community as students come together to celebrate diversity and shared experiences. Beyond entertainment, these performances encourage students to step out of their comfort zones, embrace new experiences, and forge connections with peers. Hiring a variety act ensures a memorable and uplifting start to the college journey.

Why book a campus speaker from an entertainment agency?

Overall, booking through an entertainment booking agency streamlines the process and guarantees a professional and memorable experience for your campus event.

At Metropolis Management,we have a diverse roster of speakers, allowing you to choose from a wide range of personalities and expertise. More than that, we can also provide valuable insights and recommendations based on your specific needs and budget.

Our goal is to revolutionize events with enthusiasm, intentionality, and a dedication to diversity. We streamline the process helping handle all logistics, including contracts, travel arrangements, and technical requirements, saving you time and effort.

Book your next campus speaker today!

Your students deserve the best. Our acts are ready to provide your students with a memorable experience that will inspire them in welcome week and beyond.

Reach out to our team today to book your next campus speaker.

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