Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

Virtual Activities and Programming

You can still put some good out into the world from your couches! 
  •  7 Cups - Empathetic, multilingual students can serve as webpage translators 
  • Be My Eyes - Sighted students can lend vision assistance to the blind and visually-impaired.

You can find more opportunities here and here.

Plus, the local non-profit groups that your campus usually partners with and the philanthropies that student orgs support may also appreciate virtual help. Reach out to see how you can continue supporting their work.

Focus on yourself and learn something new! From starting a new hobby to learning a new language, the possibilities are endless! 
  • Cooking Lessons 
Experience the best museums from NYC to France to Seoul in the comfort of your own home. Check out these sites to go on virtual tours of different museums and specific exhibits.

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Just want a cute and cuddly distraction? Check out several different animal live cam options from watching silly sea otters and curious elephants or just mellow out to the hypnotic drifting jellyfish.

  • Have everyone contribute to a collaborative playlist. You could even have a Playlist of a Day, inviting everyone to listen to a set of songs together.
  • Dedicate some time each day or week to virtual dance parties. In the morning, get energized by tweeting out a video of a catchy pop tune. Or in the afternoon, stay awake with a quick digital dance-off to the best boy bands, show tunes, or the fight song.
  • Pick a film or TV show that can be streamed for free from Vudu or Tubi.
  • Share your favorite YouTube video. By setting a time limit of five minutes or less per video, you can encourage folx to savor a quick laugh, a bit of inspiration, or some animal cuteness — without much of a commitment.
  • Whose line is it anyway? Yours! Many improv games can be slightly adapted to work well virtually, including One Word Story, Convergence, and 5 Things.
  • Word puzzles are a great mix of rewarding and challenging. You can find numerous premade ones online, or better yet, create your own word search or crossword puzzle.
  • Use a tool like Kahoot or Quizziz to challenge your friends to a fun round (or two or 50) of trivia. You could get creative with themes that are either serious (such as national news, politics, and institutional history) or wacky (like types of pasta, famous Instagram cats, and memes.)
  • Get board, not bored. Students can join multiplayer board games through Pogo, Tabletopia, Bingo or Poki. Score!
  • Use an online karaoke catalog like Karafun, SingSnag, or Smule for an off-the-charts competition. Or, you can simply search for karaoke versions of popular songs on YouTube.
  • Check out the 25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2018
  • Print off a free printable coloring page from the “Color Our Collections” campaign with coloring sheets from over 100 museums and libraries from around the world.
  • Online Music Festival with concerts from various artists
  • Tour a National Park virtually
  • Watch a Broadway musicals from the stage at home
  • This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs
  • Walkthrough the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps! This virtual tour allows you to explore 3 floors of fun.
  • Check out the Met Opera to see performances streaming at 7:30 PM each night.

UToledo Student Leaders

As we navigate this uncharted territory, we want to be sure we are providing as much clarification for you as possible as it relates to your student organization and members. Please see below for items that particularly effect student organizations. 

All in-person meetings and events have been canceled for the remainder of the semester due to the COVID-19 outbreak; however, you can still find virtual events in the Involvement Network (sign-in using your UTAD username and password to see all events). If your organization needs to meet, we suggest hosting those meetings through Zoom.
All University of Toledo funding has been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This means that all budgets granted from SAC have been stopped while students are not on campus. This should not affect your budget for the 2020-2021 school year, but if there are any questions please email getinvolved@utoledo.edu.
As with University funding, travel has also been suspended for the remainder of the scholastic year. 
Many organizations and offices, including the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership have begun doing virtual programs through their social media outlets. Stay involved and follow your favorite organizations on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated with their programming. Be sure to follow OSIL @getinvolvedut on Twitter and Instagram!
As we are in uncharted territory with doing everything virtually, making sure that leadership transitions go smoothly. Please make sure that all documentation, passwords, and financial information are successfully transferred between one leadership team to the next.
Registration requirements have changed slightly for the 2020-2021 year. Now, each organization's President and Treasurer must attend position-specific training. Although we are virtual, these trainings are still regularly happening through Zoom. Please check here for available dates. Also, the President, Treasurer, and UToledo faculty/staff advisor of the student organization must log into Invonet and accept the terms and conditions of their position before registration can be approved. These, along with the annual report and any updates needed to be made to the organization's constitution, must be completed before submitting registration. For any further questions, comments, or concerns, please email getinvolved@utoledo.edu.
Last Updated: 4/29/20