Undergraduate Organizations

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How to start a campus organization

  • The UOFC undergraduate organizations handbook (really useful): http://ycc.yale.edu/files/2011/09/Online_Organization_Handbook.pdf
  • Tips for starting an organization.
    • registration
    • reserving rooms
    • mailing lists (link to it, it’d be another page)
    • Scheduling meetings (not doodle! lol)
    • Create a bank account (Bank of America gives small business status to student organizations, which has only a 25 dollar start-up, though you will need to swipe once a month, which can be anything like a donut to laundry)

What groups allow for fluid membership?

(you can just go hang out with them nbd~)

Yale Classroom Reservations Online

Most undergrads can’t reserve rooms, but you can check to see if other people have reserved them here:

See more detailed seating and AV info for classrooms, you can look here: http://amtapp.yale.edu/classroom/search.faces

I’ve heard that one undergraduate from a registered Yale organization can go through a process to make room reservations. Email classrooms@yale.edu with name, location, time, purpose, and group name.

For Bass study rooms, see:

Scheduling Meetings

  • Let you "paint" over times by dragging the mouse
  • You must click every check box, but more options
  • Google Calendar Rescheduler (Labs) seems pretty cool too.

Inviting People to Facebook Events

  1. In the event, click that you are attend­ing and select "Invite Friends".
  2. Change "Search by Name" to "Yale University" (don't accidentally invite home friends to Yale events!)
  3. Scroll all the way down to the end of your friends list. This may take a long time if you have a lot of friends.
  4. Copy the fol­low­ing code by select­ing it then press­ing CTRL-C
    • Chrome:
      • var x=document.getElementsByTagName("input");for(var i=0;i<x.length;i++) {if (x[i].type == 'checkbox') {x[i].click();}}; alert('Done: please scroll and repeat until all your friends have been selected');
      • Then type "javascript: " at the beginning of the line. Chrome won't let you just paste it as one line.
    • Other Browsers
      • var x=document.getElementsByTagName("input");for(var i=0;i<x.length;i++) {if (x[i].type == 'checkbox') {x[i].click();}}; alert('Done: please scroll and repeat until all your friends have been selected');
  5. Depending on your browser:
    • Firefox
      1. Open up the console by pressing CTRL-SHIFT-K or CMD-SHIFT-K (on Macs)
      2. Paste the code into the box with the cursor by pressing CTRL-V, and press enter; this will probably take a while since Firefox is a little slow
    • Other Browsers
      1. Clear your address bar and paste the code by press­ing CTRL-V.
  6. Be patient and all your friends will even­tu­ally get check marked! That should do it! It'll take a while for facebook to invite the huge list on the backend, but within <30 min maybe everyone should be invited.

Source: Antranik.org

How to Remember to Send Emails

There are some emails shouldn't be sent the moment you write them (like event-reminders) How do you ensure that you send that email on time? I have two tricks:

  1. Have your calendar email-remind you to send the email "23 hours before the event" (or whenever you want to receive the email). gMail certainly does this, and I imagine other calendar apps have the same ability. However, this requires you see the email, and act on that email. You might or might not~
  2. Or you could have an application do it for you - http://www.boomeranggmail.com/
    • Boomerang is amazing. Even though you only get 10 future-sends a month, that's enough for most people probably - certainly enough for me. You can send email at 8am while you're still asleep, or even when you're far away from computers.