Over the years Everyone Loves Buttons has supplied custom buttons to dozens of school and colleges. Be it elementary school or grad school, buttons are a great way to show off your school pride, drum up support among the Booster club, and support your teams!
Here are four ways that school and universities can use custom buttons:
Organize Freshman Orientation
Freshman orientation week might only be built around 1/4 of the student population, but it’s arguably one of the most action-packed and confusing weeks your campus sees all year! With hundreds, if not thousands, of new freshman getting dropped off (not to mention their parents milling around), you’re going to have a lot of people with a lot of questions. Custom buttons can be handed out to all your orientation leaders so parents and students know who to go to when they need help. It’s hard to miss a big, bright orange button! You can even color coordinate your buttons by responsibility—the move-in crew can have green buttons, RAs for each floor can have red, event leaders can wear blue, and so forth. This makes it easier for new students to find the help they need when they need it. It also makes it easier for orientation workers to spot each other in a crowd.
Show Pride for Your Organization
Clubs and organizations can use buttons to promote their upcoming activities; plays, talks, open mic nights, and more. As walking billboards, buttons are a great way to get the word out on a busy campus! One button might be spied by hundreds of eyes. Buttons are also are a great hand-out during orientation to help remind freshman of all the activities they could be involved in! Most freshman are given a lanyard for their dorm keys, making it a ready-made holder for all those new buttons!
Wear Them At Graduation
Different colleges (School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, etc) within your university might want to hand out custom buttons for graduates to wear during the graduation ceremony. They can say what college they belong to, what their program was, if they graduated with honors, and so forth. It’s a fun and unique way to celebrate the success of your graduates and give them a lasting keepsake to take home and remember their collegiate career (in addition to the diploma of course!)
Support Your Teams on the Road
Playing away games is hard. It’s not your stadium, you don’t have the usual fan support, you’ve been travelling all day, and more. Support your teams on the road with big custom buttons for your super fans to wear! Even a small section of passionate fans can inspire a team to get fighting even when they aren’t playing at home. Parents can buy buttons that showcase their player’s number (a great fundraising tactic!), or you can create generic fan/pride buttons that you hand out to every fan that follow the team no matter where they go.