Civic Holidays

Campus Takeover is a nation-wide effort to mobilize students around elections and to create a culture of civic engagement on college campuses during the Civic Holidays.

Campus Takeover focuses on college and university campuses because they are natural hubs for student engagement. By centering our efforts on campuses, we are able to help students realize their identities as voters, remove common barriers from civic engagement, and create a culture of voting and non-partisan civic engagement on campuses that students are likely to carry with them long after they graduate. 

The Campus Takeover team, led by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition provides specialized resources and support to college campuses through toolkits, webinars, and more! Student organizations, campus offices, and community organizations are all welcome to partner and receive resources.

Campus Takeover is run in partnership with the four Civic Holidays: National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, Vote Early Day, and Election Hero Day. 


Community College Resources

Organizing on a community college campus? We have a special Campus Takeover opportunity EXCLUSIVELY for you!

The Students Learn Students Vote Coalition joined the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, and Good Trouble Collaborative in partnering with Levi’s and SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios to launch the nonpartisan Community College Concert Competition!

Community colleges can enter the competition by September 20th, 2024, and the winner will receive a free concert by a major recording artist on their campus on Vote Early Day (October 29th).

Additionally, be sure to check out National Voter Registration Day’s Community College Grant Program to apply for funding for your 2024 NVRD celebration!


Each of these toolkits provides campuses and organizations with a step-by-step guide for how to run a successful Civic Holiday event on your college campus. Toolkits include resources and strategies for planning your event, recruiting volunteers, communications, event execution, and so much more. 

National Voter Registration Day Campus Takeover Toolkit (coming soon!)

National Voter Education Week Campus Takeover Toolkit (coming soon!)

Vote Early Day Campus Takeover Toolkit (coming soon!)

Nonpartisan Messaging Guide

The past few years have seen a disturbing rise in partisan attacks on fundamental democratic rights. Standing up to these attacks is vital, but doing so while remaining nonpartisan can be tricky. Use the Voting Access Isn’t Partisan Messaging Guide to craft forceful, nonpartisan messaging in support of your right to vote.

Local Elections Messaging and Activations Guide

Use this guide developed by the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition to help you convey key messages to students about the importance and impact of participating in state and local elections, to find resources for gaining funding support and media coverage, and to inspire ideas for educational and outreach programming.