requently Asked Questions
What is Facebook Connect?
Facebook Connect is a utility that links your community account with your Facebook profile.
How do I initially sign in using Facebook Connect?
When you visit the community login page, you will see three options:
1.) First time login
2.) Return visitors
3.) The “Connect with Facebook” icon:
If this is your first visit to our site, you will need to activate your account using our first time login option. Find out more...
activating your account, you can sign in using your alumni community
username and password. Or, you can click the “Connect with Facebook”
Once you click the icon, a pop-up window will appear on
your screen. Enter the e-mail address and password associated with your
Facebook account. The pop-up will close, and your Facebook profile
picture will appear onscreen with a short confirmation message.
input your alumni community username and password in the fields to the
left of your profile picture. Click the login button. This completes
the link between Facebook and community, and only needs to be done
once. The system will return you to the community homepage.
You are now Facebook Connect-ed!
What if I’m automatically logged into community because I checked the “remember my password” box?
problem. Log out of the community by clicking “logout” at the bottom of
our left-hand navigation menu. Then, activate Facebook Connect via the
How do I sign in on subsequent visits to community?
you return to the site and wish to log in, visit the login page and
click the “Connect with Facebook” icon, rather than entering your
community username and password. Provide your Facebook e-mail address
and password in the pop-up window, and you will be able to access
community services as usual.
How does an event or gift post to my news feed?
Once you confirm your
online event registration or gift, you will see an option at the top of
the confirmation screen to publish this item on Facebook. Click
"Publish" or "Skip." You can set the default action by checking "Always
do this for community" in the bottom left corner before making your
choice. PLEASE NOTE: THE AMOUNT OF YOUR GIFT WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT.
once I’ve activated Facebook Connect, I login using my community
username and password, will my site activity post to my Facebook
No. In order to use Facebook Connect functionality, you must log in to community via the “Connect with Facebook” icon.
How do I Facebook disConnect? (Or, how do I turn the thing off?)
are two ways of turning off the connection between Facebook and
community. You can visit your Facebook application settings and check
the box that says “Never publish stories from community.”
once you’re logged in, you can visit the community home page and click
the “revoke authorization” link in the text at the top left of your
screen, near your Facebook profile picture. If you change your mind and
want to re-establish the link, simply return to our login page and
click the “Connect with Facebook” icon. (You will need to re-enter your
community username and password as well.)
Why should I use Facebook Connect?
Facebook Connect makes community more convenient because you can use your Facebook e-mail and password to access both sites.
Facebook, your friends already know what movies you like, what books
you love, and how much you adore your dog. Facebook Connect lets them
know that is an important part of your life, too. When classmates on
your Facebook friends list visit your profile or glance at their news
feed, they’ll see that you have registered for an event — one that they
might like to attend. If you approve the post, your recent activity
will also note when you have invested in the university through our
online giving form. We like to think of it as leading by example.