“Foursquare for Universities” Goes Global

February, 2011

Foursquare has announced a world wide rollout of it’s “Foursquare for Universities” program, making special university badges available through relevant check-ins at every college or university around the world. The program began last year with Harvard University and aimed to help students connect with friends and professors on their campus, and help visitors find out more about the campus. Before the program went global, more than 25,000 university badges were unlocked and Foursquare received requests from 1,200 non-partner schools to bring the app to their campus. Standard badges available for conquering include Bookworm Bender, Smells Like School Spirit, Quad Squatter, Munchies and College Explorer.