Curated for Campus – 25 Promotional Merch Picks for Colleges and Universities

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Walk around any college campus, and you’ll see branded merchandise and promotional products everywhere! If you’re looking to make an impact during your next orientation, homecoming weekend, with alumni gifts, or staff recognition, check out this blog!

Building a sense of community on a college campus goes beyond classes and events; it involves creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels connected. Promotional products are a fun and effective way to reinforce this sense of pride.

After all, according to, 68% of Gen Z reported that branded merch has had a positive impact on brand perception. (You can read more interesting stats about promo products and Gen Z here!)

Ready to get inspired? Here are 25 of our favorite promotional products that are perfect for campus.

Custom Campus Giveaways

Rally Towel

Made from 100% cotton terry cloth, these colorful rally towels are perfect for showing team spirit and are ideal for giveaways, promotions, or just for fun!

Felt Pennant Magnet

A new way to show your Team Pride! These felt pennant magnets are perfect for your locker, refrigerator, or office file cabinet

Wheat Straw Box with Mints

Get more people to show interest in what you can do when you give out this wheat straw box with a sliding cover, filled with 16 grams of mints! Make your brand much more visible for marketing success!

Select Your Sticker Sheet

This vinyl sticker sheet is waterproof, fade-resistant, and ultra-removable!

Custom Accessories

Rope Trucker Mesh Back Cap

This cap features a high-profile five-panel structured design with a modified flat visor, made from a poly/cotton blend with trucker mesh, adorned with a braided rope accent and adjustable plastic snap tab closure.

Tether Phone Cord Lanyard

The adjustable 6mm rope lanyard with a lobster claw attachment and tether patch can be worn around the neck or crossbody, fits inside phone cases while allowing access to the charging port, and is compatible with most smartphones.

Two-Sided Embroidered Big Size Key Ring

This embroidered key ring can show different designs on each side for one low price. Background twill color can be different on either side. Includes key ring and grommet.

Polyester Dye Sublimated Lanyard

These lanyards are perfect for hospitals, schools, co-op catalogs, sales meetings, community groups, business ID’s, sporting events, trade shows and conventions.

Custom Lifestyle Products

Fully Custom, Sublimated Laundry Bag

Experience the convenience of breathable storage with thoughtfully designed laundry bags. Perfect for students and boasts an edge-to-edge print.

Pickleball Paddle Set Game

Take it to the court – the pickleball court! This portable Pickleball Game includes the essentials for America’s fastest growing sport with 2 wood paddles and 2 balls—all in a beautiful carry case made from recycled materials.

Port & Company Core Fleece Sweatshirt Blanket

Cuddle up with this classic 50”x60” fleece blanket!

Custom Drinkware

22 oz Mood Stadium Cup

Made in the USA, this cup changes color when filled with ice-cold beverages, is sturdy and reusable, and BPA-free.

Summit 40 oz Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Press-In Straw Lid

This stainless-steel tumbler features a matte powder-coated finish, double-wall insulation with copper lining, and a matching lid with a silicone straw hole. It keeps beverages hot for 6 hours, and cold for 16 hours.

Tempercraft 22 oz Bottle

Made from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel with isothermic, vacuum insulated, this bottle features double-walled construction which keeps contents cold for up to 24 hours and hot for over 6 hours. Included is a condensation-free design, BPA and PFAS-free materials, and compatibility with most standard cupholders.

Custom Bags and Backpacks

Clear Drawstring Backpack

This clear PVC drawstring bag features reinforced eyelets, a matching drawstring with colored trim, a drawstring closure, and is easy to spot clean and air dry.

Crossbody Sling Bag

Constructed from durable 300D polyester snow canvas, this bag features a double zippered main compartment, a large front zippered pocket, adjustable padded shoulder sling, and web carrying handle.

AeroLOFT Anywhere Belt Bag

This versatile unisex belt bag is made from water-resistant polyester. It offers multiple wear options (cross-body, shoulder, fanny pack, and waist pack) and features an easy-access main compartment with organizational mesh pockets, plus a backside zippered stash pocket.

Thule Straven 16” Laptop Backpack

The Thule Stravan 16″ Computer Backpack has expandable storage, featuring padded compartments for a 15″ laptop, a crush-proof area for sunglasses, multiple organization pockets, and two side mesh pockets.

Custom Office Products

5D Round Coasters

These stunning & unique full-color round coasters give you an amazing visual experience with 5D technology. They are the perfect conversation starter and are sure to be viewed many times by your guests, which generates more visibility for your brand.

Windsor Impressions Jr. Zippered Padfolio with FSC Mix Paper

The Windsor Impressions Jr. Zippered Padfolio with FSC® Mix Paper is durably constructed from pebble grain Ultrabond and features a zippered closure to protect your accessories.

Jumbo Paper Clip

This jumbo paper clip features a hole in the back handle for hanging on non-metallic surfaces, a strong magnet for super holding power, real rubber handles for a great feel, and offers hundreds of versatile uses.

Cork and Linen Journal

This retail-inspired design showcases sustainability hosting a cork and cotton cover, complete with a cork-covered pen. Finish it with ivory-lined paper and you’ve got a great-looking journal that will go with any brand.

Custom Tech Products

5000mAh Power Bank + Wireless Charger with 3-in-1 Charging Cable

This compact device features a powerful 5000mAh/3.7V battery and a 5W wireless charger, with a built-in 3-in-1 charging cable for Type-C, micro-USB, and 5-pin connections, LED power level indicator lights, and USB-C & micro USB inputs.

Tiki Speaki Wireless Speaker Lantern

The Tiki Speaki™ is a wireless speaker lantern that blends entertainment with ambiance. It’s IPX6 waterproof with a flame-lighting effect, a 10-watt speaker, and can be staked into the ground, hung, or placed flat.

Hang4 USB Hub

Introducing the Hang4 USB desk hub! This sleek hub clips onto your desk, providing two USB-A and two USB-C ports for effortless connectivity. Stay connected with the Hang4!

Promotional products are not just something to give away or fill an event booth; they’re used strategically to provide a connected experience for students, staff, and faculty. These items carry your college’s brand and spirit, from the first steps of new student orientation to enhancing daily life in residence halls, showing appreciation to university staff, and recognizing alumni.

Feeling inspired? Reach out, and let’s turn your marketing vision into a success!

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