Been There – Sacramento State

Here’s the second in the row Campus Collection release from this week, Starbucks Been There – Sacramento State mug. The full name of this public university is California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) a.k.a. Sacramento State a.k.a. Sac State. Speaking of the California State University system, it incorporates another 22 campuses, and some of them we’ve already seen releases for: Fresno and San Diego. It doesn’t necessarily mean that all 23 campuses are getting the mug, however, I am sure, we can expect more.… Read more

Been There – Notre Dame

Starbucks Been There – Notre Dame mug is expanding the Campus Collection, making me question how many are there planned for us. The University of Notre Dame du Lac, a.k.a. Notre Dame, a.k.a. ND, is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana. Established in 1842, the University consists of seven schools and colleges now and is considered one of the top universities in the US. Students of the ND enroll in more than fifty master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees in law, science, engineering, medicine, architecture, and business.… Read more

Been There – University of Missouri

The latest addition to the Campus Collection is Starbucks Been There – University of Missouri mug, designed using black and “MU Gold” colors. The latter, as you could guess, is an official custom color of the University.
The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, or Missouri) is a public university located in Columbia. When founded in 1839, it was the first public university west of the Mississippi River. As many as 30,000 students enroll in more than 300-degree academic programs at Mizzou, each year.… Read more

Been There – Georgetown University

Even though Been There – Georgetown University has been already released, I am not seeing a lot of inventory just yet. But that just makes the hunt even more exciting!
Georgetown University is a private research university founded in 1789 as Georgetown College. It is ranked among the top universities in the US, admitting only 10-12% of the applicants each year. Here’s an interesting fact, two of Georgetown’s students became US presidents later: Bill Clinton and Lyndon Johnson. It is worth mentioning, however, that Lyndon Johnson quit after the first semester.… Read more

Been There – Northeastern University

Been There – Northeastern University is the tenth mug from the Campus Collection, at least so far. I didn’t hear about any other University mugs for now, but that doesn’t mean Starbucks doesn’t have more coming.
Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private research university founded in 1898. The main campus is located in Boston, with smaller campuses in many other states and even Canada. A distinctive characteristic of the University is its cooperative education (co-op) programs. In these programs students alternate periods of academic study with periods of professional employment related to their major.… Read more

Been There – Fresno State

Starbucks is expanding the Campus Collection with Been There – Fresno State mug. Founded in 1911 as the Fresno State Normal School, Fresno State (California State University, Fresno) is a public university with some unique facilities like a planetarium, on-campus raisin, and wine grape vineyards, and even a commercial winery. You can see the references to that in the design of the mug: a person holding a bunch of grapes and also a wine press on the back.
Other symbols of the Fresno State that were added to the mug’s design:
– Victor E., the bulldog, was chosen as the University’s mascot in 1921.… Read more

Been There – University of Georgia

I am finally reviewing a new mug from the Campus Collection, namely Been There – University of Georgia. Although “new” is probably not the right word since these have been available in stores for a couple of months now.
The University of Georgia (UGA) founded in 1785, is one of the oldest public universities in the United States. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, and consists of five sections, North, South, Central, East, and West Campuses. UGA is now considered one of the best public universities in the US.… Read more

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

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