NAfME Collegiate Kickoff Week 2023 Recap

By Ben Reyes, NAfME Membership Manager

It’s back to school time for our NAfME Collegiate members! This year marked the third annual NAfME Collegiate Kickoff Week and took place this year from September 11–15. What started in 2021 as a response to the shift to a virtual education landscape has become a nationwide celebration of NAfME Collegiate members and chapters.

East Carolina NAfME Collegiate 2023 Kickoff Week Instagram post Charleston Southern University NAfME chapter 2023 Kickoff Week Instagram post

Throughout Collegiate Kickoff Week, NAfME Collegiate members were encouraged to take to social media to share chapter activities, ideas, and all things NAfME Collegiate surrounding each day’s themes. This year’s themes were as follows:

  • September 11: Service Monday
  • September 12: Musical Tuesday
  • September 13: Advocacy Wednesday
  • September 14: Professional Development Thursday
  • September 15: Chapter Recruitment Friday
Moravian University NAfME chapter 2023 Kickoff Week Instagram post Oklahoma State University NAfME chapter 2023 Kickoff Week Instagram post

The themes, developed by the NAfME Collegiate Advisory Council members, were selected to reflect the Chapter of Excellence Recognition categories (more information regarding Chapter of Excellence Recognition awards will be shared at a later date).

San Diego State University NAfME chapter 2023 Kickoff Week Instagram post

Chapter involvement for this year’s Collegiate Kickoff Week was most prevalent on Instagram, with posts containing chapter activities being reshared through the NAfME Collegiate official Instagram page (@nafmecollegiateofficial) and Facebook page ( using the hashtag #NAfMECollegiate. See highlights from the week on the NAfME Instagram story “Collegiate 2023.”

Below is a list of some of the chapters that participated in the social media campaign:

East Carolina University @ecucnafme Austin Peay State University @apsu.cnafme Appalachian State University @nafme_appstate
University of Wisconsin

River Falls

@uwrfmusiced Moravian University @mupcmea William Carey University @wmcarey_nafme
San Diego State University @cmeasdsu Clayton State University @claytonstatemusic Troy University @troyucnafme
University of Idaho @nafme.uidaho University of Indianapolis @uindy_cnafme University of Miami @umfcnafme
Florida Southern University @fscnafme Millikin University @ilmea_mu Indiana University @nafmeatiu
California State University


@csunnafme Ohio Northern University @onu.ocmea California State University


Oklahoma State University @osunafme Texas State University @txstacda University of Alabama @ua_cnafme
Butler Community College @butler_cnafme Georgia State University @nafmegsu And many more!

A huge thank you to the NAfME Collegiate members and advisors for their involvement in kicking the school year off! Check out the recap video below for a glimpse at some of the activities shared throughout the week.

Collegiate Kickoff Week 2023 Recap Video from NAfME on Vimeo.

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