Facebook Launches Facebook Campus for College Students

Facebook Campus

INTRO: Facebook started off as a social network for college students under the name ‘Thefacebook’ back in 2004. The company has now launched a similar ‘college-only’ space called Facebook Campus.

“In the early days, Facebook was a college-only network, and now we’re returning to our roots with Facebook Campus to help students make and maintain these relationships, even if they’re away from their college,” wrote the company in its announcement.

Facebook Campus is not launching as a separate app. Instead, the company has added it as a section in the main Facebook app. Students need a college email address (.edu) to access Campus. While signing up, students should specify the graduation year as well. According to the company, adding other details like major, classes, hometown, and minor are optional.

With Facebook Campus, students can find classmates by various factors including class, major, and year. It offers students a platform to create study groups, plan virtual concerts, or ask for advice with college-only Groups and Events.

Facebook Campus is now available in the U.S. for students in the following universities:

Benedict College
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
College of William & Mary
Duke University
Florida International University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Johns Hopkins University
Lane College
Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)
Middlebury College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Northwestern University
Rice University
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Smith College
Spelman College
University of Louisville
Stephen F Austin State University
University at Albany – State University of New York
Tufts University
University of Hartford
University of Pennsylvania
Vassar College; Virginia Tech
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University

A notable exception in availability is Harvard University, where The facebook flourished in its early days. Facebook may expand Campus to more universities and other countries in the future.

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