Friday, June 14, 2024

The CollegeNET Annual User Conference is July 21-24 in Portland, Oregon

We’re looking forward to welcoming our new and returning customers to sunny Portland for the 2024 CollegeNET User Conference, July 21-24!  

We have a packed schedule of fun and educational activities planned for all three days, beginning with our glittering Welcome Reception and dinner at the new Ritz-Carlton, Portland Hotel. 

We’re also excited to be bringing back our popular alfresco dining and social networking evening featuring a selection of Portland’s iconic food carts. Attendees will enjoy a variety of artisan cuisines and some of the best locally made ice cream in Portland. 

There’s plenty to do and see while you’re in town. You’ll want to get out and experience some of Portland’s natural beauty and cultural gems.  

Here are a few attractions just a short walk or ride from the Conference’s central downtown location: 

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) 

Pearl District Shopping and Restaurants 

Powell’s City of Books 

Washington Park, home to the International Rose Garden, the Japanese Gardens, and the Portland Zoo 

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park 

If you’re a CollegeNET customer and you haven’t registered for the User Conference, you can REGISTER NOW

See you in Portland in July! 


Thursday, May 23, 2024

Why Are so Many Schools Switching to Series25® Scheduling?

With so many schools replacing their old scheduling software with Series25, we decided to ask our customers why.  

Here’s what they told us: 

Series25 is the only scheduling software that provides: 

  • State-of-the-art tools for all your academic AND event scheduling needs 
  • Seamless SIS integration 
  • No double bookings 
  • Automatic bi-directional data transfers with your SIS – every minute! 
  • Continual software enhancements plus quarterly product roadmaps 
  • Modern SaaS platform 
  • Streamlined workflow and approval processes 
  • Gold-standard customer service and a dedicated account manager with years of CollegeNET experience 
  • Integrated campus-wide scheduling and calendaring  

“When we compared 25Live to its competitors, everyone – the Registrar, IT, and Events – agreed it was an easy decision. 25Live won out by leaps and bounds!” -- Kylea Swanson, Director of Camps Scheduling and Event Services, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

To learn more about Series25 scheduling or to schedule a free demo, contact: 


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

New Features Added to StandOut® Classroom for Virtual Learning

Some exciting new features have just been added to StandOut Classroom, the first schedule-free classroom that eliminates absenteeism and enriches the learning experience. 

  • New, patented communication and research tools enable students to ask and respond to questions and dive deeper into anything referenced in the lecture, directly through the electronic transcript. These tools support self-guided exploration and enriched learning for students.
  • New, PEAK performance analytic feature measures user engagement data and provides graphical analysis on students’ interaction with videos uploaded to the platform, measuring variables such as cumulative watch times, annotations, use over time, user retention, and more.
  • New transcription bookmarking enables bookmarks created by students to be shared or kept private. Bookmarks are also available for reviewing in a separate location.  

Learn more about StandOut Classroom – schedule a free demo at:

Friday, January 26, 2024

The Tenth Annual Social Mobility Index Reveals Encouraging New Trends in Higher Education

The 2023 Social Mobility Index (SMI) was released in December, marking 10 years of ranking U.S. colleges and universities according to how well they advance educational opportunities and successful outcomes for economically disadvantages students. A quick look at the rankings reveals Cal State and CUNY schools dominating the top 20 spots, with California State University, Dominguez Hills placing number one. It’s exciting to see state schools take pride in advancing access and opportunity across multiple campuses/institutions. California, New York, and New Jersey ranked the highest in social mobility by state. 

While State schools in California and New York have historically led the national in social mobility as measured by the SMI, this year highlights a remarkable shift from the norm: the advancement of typically low-scoring elite institutions. For example, Harvard University moved from 1363 in 2022 to 363 in 2023, and Stanford University jumped from 1260 to 236. 

We're looking forward to seeing which schools take another leap in supporting social mobility in 2024 and which schools continue the excellent work they’ve been showing in the last few years.  

The Top 20 SMI Schools for 2023 

1. California State University – Dominguez Hills 

2. Winston-Salem State University  

3. California State Polytechnic University – Pomona 

4. CUNY Lehman College 

5. Farmingdale State College 

6. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College 

7. California State University – Long Beach  

8. California State University – Los Angeles 

9. California State University – Northridge 

10. New Jersey City University  

11. CUNY Brooklyn College 

12. CUNY City College 

13. California State University – Channel Islands 

14. California State University – Fresno 

15. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 

16. California State University – San Marcos 

17. SUNY Buffalo State University  

18. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 

19. CUNY York College 

20. California State University – Sacramento  

Visit for the full 2023 SMI ranking.