Been There – University of Colorado Boulder

Here’s another addition to the Campus Collection, a mug from the Centennial State, Starbucks Been There – University of Colorado Boulder. CU Boulder is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System. It was fascinating to learn that it was founded five months before Colorado became a state in 1876. Another rather interesting fact is that CU Boulder is the alma mater for 5 Nobel Prize laureates and 10 Pulitzer Prize winners so far.
The front of the mug showcases the aerial views of the campus, Folsom Field (stadium), and the beautiful peaks of the Rocky Mountains in the background.… Read more

Been There – UNLV

Here is the Starbucks Been There – UNLV mug that was released for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas this week. It makes it the sixth mug from the Campus Collection
UNLV was officially founded as the Southern Division of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) on September 10, 1957, with the first classes starting in 1959. It changed its name to Nevada Southern University in 1965. As the university grew it gained equal status with its parent from Reno (UNR) and it was decided to change the name once again to the present one.… Read more

Been There – University of Washington

Starbucks Been There – University of Washington is finalizing the list of mugs from Campus Collection for now. There is a big chance there will be more of this kind this year, so stay tuned for the news.
The University of Washington (also informally known as U-Dub) was founded in Seattle in 1861, making it one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. The city itself was founded just ten years prior, and it was growing along with the university since.… Read more

Been There – Arizona State University

Yet another mug from Campus Collection, Been There – Arizona State University has been released this week. It seems that apart from Starbucks stores inside the university campuses, you can buy this mug around the city as well. ASU is a public research university located in Phoenix, one of the largest by enrollment in the U.S. It was founded in 1885 as Territorial Normal School.
The front of the mug shows the Future Sun Devil Welcome Center which is a mixed-use facility that also serves as the ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and the Sun Devil Marketplace.… Read more

Been There – Rutgers

Starbucks Been There – Rutgers was not on the list of the mugs I expected for the Campus Collection. Well, like I always say, the more the better

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a public land-grant research university based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers was originally called Queen’s College. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States.
“The Birthplace of College Football” phrase can be seen on the front of the mug. It is the reference to Rutgers being the place for the first intercollegiate football game between Rutgers and Princeton on November 6, 1869.… Read more

Been There – San Diego State

Starbucks Been There – San Diego State University mug is the second out of four that were planned so far as a part of “Campus Collection” (sub-set of Been There Series).
SDSU is a public research university founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School and is now accepting around 25k students per year. The front of the mug is featuring Hepner Hall, the iconic academic building in the center of SDSU’s campus. The same building can also be seen on the University’s official logo.… Read more

Been There – Florida International University

Been There – Florida International University is the first out of at least four “University Mugs” that I’ve heard are coming out soon. It seems that Starbucks is expanding the list of Been There mugs by adding new types of locations and we’ve seen the trend with Star Wars and Yosemite mugs. It adds variety and attracts new collectors on one hand, but also can blow your budget on the other hand (in case you decide to collect the whole series).… Read more