Campus Life 2.0
Planga is a completely free social calendar and event platform for college campuses. Groups and events are organized into a cutting-edge cloud system using the latest social web technologies. It's a next-generation platform for an ultra-organized campus and more vibrant student life.
Discover what's happening. Students see what events are occurring, who's attending, where the free food is, and what's popular on a map of your campus. With a personal news feed, friends' profiles, and an intelligent discovery area, students are always in the loop with what's happening at your school.
Stay in touch. Planga makes staying in touch with clubs, teams, and other organizations a breeze. Students are kept up-to-date, automatically, using their Planga calendars. It syncs events and updates with campus groups of their choice, so they never miss a beat.
Lead your organizations. Leading a group on campus is easy and effective with Planga. Group leaders take control of their own dead-simple social space to manage their calendars, memberships, and discussions. It allows them to effortlessly keep fellow members (and fans) in the loop, lets students opt in & out of communications, and drives traffic to events.
Get connected. Planga integrates with the most popular social networks and calendar services for a seamless experience. Students can connect their Facebook, Twitter, Google Calendar, and Apple iCal accounts, so they can access their Planga events from anywhere and promote events without boundaries.
If your school is on Planga...
Sign up using the Get Connected button above. You'll need access to your .edu mailing address in order to access your school network. Sign up using Facebook for instant access and to make the most out of Planga's social features. If you'd like, you can register through Planga and link your accounts later.
If your school isn't on Planga...
Please express your interest
or schedule a demo
for your school. We work with student governments and student life/activities administrators to bring Planga to campus. We're rapidly adding new institutions all year long, and look forward to bringing Planga to your school.
Group Management Done Right
Planga's social tools completely redefine your experience leading campus organizations.
Your Group's Own Social Space
Every campus organization, whether it represents a club, fraternity, sports team, or something else entirely, has its own social space on Planga. Students can become fans of a group to keep tabs on public events and announcements, or request to be full-fledged members with total access. The page displays a calendar of upcoming events, recent announcements, real-time event discussions, and who's involved. Interested students are kept in the loop automatically according to their membership level. It's dead simple!
Spread the Word
When a group adds new events, the invitations automatically sync to the personal calendars of members and fans, so they never miss out accidentally. Public events appear on the campus map, and can be discovered easily by the whole student body. Invitations for members only events appear only on members' calendars, and are hidden everywhere from anyone not a member of the group.
Effortless Group Management
Group leaders are made the pilots of their own group page, and the group management panel is their cockpit. It allows group leaders to easily update the group calendar, manage group memberships, and send announcements to the group in just a few clicks. Announcements about events automatically reach all invitees, as well as students who added the event to their calendars manually!
Building a Better Campus
Planga fosters community for a richer campus experience.
Redefining Campus Life
Planga creates a more vibrant and unified campus by increasing student involvement and participation. We are confident that schools that deploy Planga exhibit improved student satisfaction, lower attrition, and fewer at-risk students in the very first semester. It also reduces paper consumption for a greener campus. It's the first and only solution students want to use daily, and you'll be amazed by how it changes student life for the better at your school.
Planga includes a powerful control panel for administrators and student governments that provides valuable data about student group involvement and activity. It also gives administrative control to create, edit, and suspend groups. The panel uses a streamlined approval queue to make getting new schools online a breeze. Student governments also find it useful for determining funding allocations.
Planga improves communication campus-wide, and provides additional benefits to administrators, student governments, and academic departments. Students are auto-joined to groups of your choosing upon signup, often including SGA, the Academic Calendar group, and the Office of Student Life/Activities. Events and announcements made by these groups will automatically reach all students on their own turf. At many schools, academic and athletic departments make use of Planga to better reach students with their own events and announcements.
Industry-Grade Security & Support
Planga is built with rock-solid security that our MIT brethren can be proud of. Each school network conforms to an industry-grade 256-bit SSL encryption to protect student data - twice what is typical for online banking websites. Each school is also hosted on its own hardware in the virtual cloud for added security. Planga features 24-hour technical support, with phone support during business hours.
Fast and Effortless Deployment
Planga will be up and running and actively used at your campus as quickly as you're ready for it.
Ready to deploy Planga? It's simpler than you ever imagined. As a cloud solution, your school network can be set up and ready to go live in as little as one day. Managing the network after launch is incredibly simple, and can be done in just minutes per month. In order to deploy Planga, we require that schools conform to our simple launch guidelines, which are intended to maximize the effectiveness and impact of the Planga launch. Please contact us for additional information.
A Truly Free Solution
When we say Planga is free for institutions to implement, we really mean it. It's free to deploy, requires no contract, and all updates go live at your school automatically. All posted content is owned by the students and staff who post it. Keeping Planga free to institutions and students keeps with our long-term goal of improving campus life for all students nationwide. We'd be happy to discuss our long-term plans with you, and we are confident that both you and your students will be pleased with what we have to say.
Does My Institution Qualify?
Planga works fabulously at educational institutions of all types and sizes. Please keep in mind that the Planga team will only launch Planga at institutions where student government and/or administration plans to fully support Planga on behalf of its students. Planga is launched in rounds and availability is limited, so if you'd like to be considered for the upcoming launch round, please express your interest and we'll get back to you shortly.
The Inspiration Behind the Platform
Planga was created to make your best four years even better.
During the academic year, Planga's founders were flooded with e-mails each day about what's happening on campus. We relied on flyers, sidewalk chalkings, out-of-date group websites, and Facebook posts to discover what events were taking place. We used a plethora of decentralized web tools to keep in touch with our campus groups, and managed our own calendars manually. As group leaders, we spent hours each week publicizing our groups and events, and wasted reams of paper trying to get the word out.
Recent graduates and current students at Cornell, MIT, UPenn, and Trinity College banded together to create a next-generation social platform that would put an end to campus disorganization. By providing a centralized system for groups and events, students can easily discover everything that's happening on campus, and decide what they want to attend. Students no longer miss out on events that interest them, and automatically stay in touch with all of the clubs, teams, & campus organizations they care about. No more flooded inboxes. No more messy calendars. No more searching the web or asking neighbors what's happening on campus. And no more hurdles in driving traffic to the events group leaders host. Planga was built by students, for students, with today's tech-savvy young adult in mind. It's the first and only software for higher education that students actually want to use each and every day.
We built Planga in the hopes that students will be more informed and get more involved on campus. Planga helps to be build community, and results in a greener & healthier campus environment. Join us in the social campus revolution. Welcome to campus life v2.0.