Decision day is behind us! You now have a school to cheer on and love forever, even though you have to wait until fall to actually go there. But just because you have all summer until you leave doesn’t mean you can’t show your school spirit. Let people know which school you are going to by flaunting your pride. Show your school spirit as early as you want with these fun ways to rep your school while still at home!
1. Change your school supplies
Start showing off your school with your binders and writing utensils! Buy pens with your school’s insignia and binders in your college’s colors. “When I got my acceptance letter, I was so excited!” says Ashley, a student at the University of Puget Sound. “I bought everything maroon – I still do!”
Lots of stores sell school-specific merchandise that you can purchase online. And don’t forget to stick them in a cute backpack with your school’s mascot stitched on it!
2. Make your own dress-up day
Get a group of friends together and wear shirts from your university! You can even ask your high school administration if they’ll make it a school-wide event.
“My best friend and I go to the same college,” says Samantha, a student at the University of Michigan. “When we got in, we made a day of wearing our school shirts to tell everyone.”
This is a great way to show off which school you’re going to as well as allow you to see where everyone else is attending. Don’t forget to take pictures!
3. Have a fight-song battle with your friends
Time to bring out your competitive side with your fight song! Get your friends together and sing your respective fight songs, seeing who can sing it loudest and proudest. Now, when you go to games, you’ll know all the words!
“Learn your fight song before you come,” says Camryn, a University of Oregon student. “I went to my first football game and realized I had no idea what the words were. It was embarrassing.”
4. Change your ringtone
There’s no way to show off your school spirit like showing off how cool its fight song is! “Our fight song is really catchy,” says Anna, a student at New York University. “I noticed some other kids had changed their ringtone, and I did it too. Definitely a good choice, and I always catch people tapping along when I get calls.”
Skip the boring Top 40 tunes and represent your school with a unique and awesome ringtone. And when your phone rings, you’ll definitely know it’s yours!
5. Get your hashtags ready
Use Twitter and get involved! Find the social media accounts and hashtags for your graduating class and join in by tweeting about how excited you are to attend your school.
“Everyone is on Twitter,” says Farrah, a student at Occidental College. “My advice would be to follow your college’s Twitter because it’s a great place to stay updated.”
Some schools use certain hashtags when posting about school life, so make sure you check before tweeting. Post a selfie of you at orientation, tweet about classes you want to take and post about how much you love your school!
6. Put decals on everything
Buy school decals and put them on everything you can, like the walls in your room, your car, your parent’s car and all of the windows in your house. Make sure everyone knows where you’re going and how much you love your school by painting your town in decals!
“When I got into UPenn, I couldn’t believe it!” says Mindy, a University of Pennsylvania senior. “I put decals on my car [and] on my walls, and I gave some to my parents so they could decorate their offices.” Represent!
It is never too early to show off your school spirit, and with this list you can be the most spirited collegiette before you even enter your freshman year! Your enthusiasm for attending might even make your school one of the most spirited campuses. Now go show them how much you love your school, pre-collegiettes!