Launching an Alumni Spaces site for you alumni group is one of the most exciting things to do on the planet. Well, that might be an exaggeration but it's a lot of fun and super easy. To start, visit http://launch.alumnispaces.com. Next, start typing the full name of your school and select it when you see it appear in the list. Click the arrow button that appears beneath the school name. Now, give your site a name. This can be anything, assuming that another group hasn't already claimed it. What you enter here will be part of the URL we automatically provide your club (after your site is launched, you can link your Alumni Spaces URL to a custom vanity URL). After you've entered your site URL, you should see a green check mark next to the text field verifying that the URL is available. Now, click the "Launch My Site!" button. Occasionally this can take a few moments, but just give it time and when the site has been created you'll be prompted to create a user account using Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. For information on why we use these to link your account you can read more here, and for more information on how exactly it works you can read more here.
To create your account, just click on the network that you would like to login with and follow the prompts allowing Alumni Spaces to connect.
After you've authorized your account, you'll be brought back to your Alumni Spaces site and a button will appear saying to "Customize It!" Click this button and you'll be directed to the back end of your website. When you first login you may have a few messages from us, welcoming you to the site, or announcing a major new feature. After you've reviewed these messages, you'll be prompted to enter your zip code. This will help determine the suggestions we provide for location addresses in your city, as well as determine the local time zone for events.
After you've set your zip code, you're ready to get started creating content and customizing your site!