Last August, foursquare released a series of five college badges, but they were only available at foursquare’s official partner schools. While the number of schools has been growing, it didn’t cover nearly all the colleges in the world. As of today, foursquare has announced that they’ve made those badges available to anyone, at any school, anywhere in the world.
As a refresher, here are the details on each of the badges:
- Bookworm Bender: Check in to any designated study area/library after midnight. “Looks like you’re throwing a late night bender at the library. Ain’t no party like a Pythagorean Theorem party!”
- Smells Like School Spirit: Check in at any sports stadium, field or complex five times. “Woah! That’s your 5th check-in showing your school pride. You’re a super fan! Now remember to wash off that face paint before you go to bed – huge mistake!”
- Quad Squatter: Check in to a quad or commons 10 times. “That’s your 10th check-in at the Quad. Either you’re majoring in Botany, or you just gave up on class altogether.”
- Munchies: Check in to five different campus cafes or dining halls.”Nom Nom Nom. “That’s 5 check-ins at campus dining halls. You must be a Grilled Cheese connoisseur. You deserve a TV Show!”
- Campus Explorer: Check in to 25 different campus locations. “You’ve travelled far and wide to explore every corner of campus – all without getting scurvy. Magellan’s got nothing on you!”
They’ve also posted an application for students who want to join the campus ambassador program to spread foursquare to their own schools. As we’ve said before, colleges are a perfect market for foursquare to focus their efforts due to the close physical proximity of so many digitally-connected students.
What do you think of the decision to expand the college badge program?