Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Campus Quad Unveils New App That Empowers Students to Tap into Their Campus Community

Campus Quad, creators of an innovative social mobile communication technology for college campuses, today announced that Duke University, Stanford University, and Foothill College are rolling out the groundbreaking Campus Quad platform and app to students this fall. The company also announced that it has received $1.5 million in seed funding from Follett Corporation and ICG Ventures Inc., an Ingram Content Group company.

Developed to leverage college students’ use of smartphones, averaging 3.6 hours per day, Campus Quad provides a mobile-first way for all campus members to create and share a photo flyer with a campus community in seconds. Flyer categories such as Photo, Event, Classified, and Coupon help students and administrators reach the optimal audience for their post, which can be shared with the entire campus, a designated group, or privately. At any time -- day or night -- Campus Quad has a pulse on what is happening on and around the campus so students can follow and engage with their interests, friends, clubs and campus resources.

“Our mission is to give students a collective voice in their campus community by connecting them to learning opportunities and social experiences that fuel success,” said Frances Cairns, Founder and CEO of Campus Quad. “The Campus Quad app enables every student to be the creator and owner of content, empowering them to drive their own college experience. Flyers are presented in a social, location-based and mobile format that immediately resonate with today’s always-connected student. Campus Quad delivers the rich experiences and services a university has to offer directly to students’ fingertips, 24/7.”

The cloud-based Campus Quad platform is also a game changer for higher education institutions as it replaces ineffective, one-way communications such as antiquated university list serves and out-of-date websites with a real-time mobile communication platform. Campus Quad collects ancillary data from student interactions and provides universities with their first glimpse into mobile data analytics based on student community engagement. With the mounting pressure for universities to recruit, retain and graduate students, the Campus Quad platform delivers immediate feedback allowing administrators to monitor and assess the effectiveness of a broad range of student services from admissions to school-sponsored events and career placement.

Technology-forward institutions such as Stanford University, Duke University, and Foothill College recognize that offering the Campus Quad engagement experience will have a long-term impact on the success of its students.

“Despite the existence of scores of web sites announcing campus events and activities, students continuously complain that they don't know what's going on,” said Thomas Black, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs & University Registrar at Stanford University. “Students are using mobile devices, accessing hundreds of thousands of apps, which means they are connected, but are they connected successfully with each other; with what is important, academically or even socially? Because of communication fragmentation, we're experimenting with new platforms with the goal of forming communities that are well informed and actively engaged."

Students have also played an integral role in shaping the Campus Quad feature development and leading the campus rollouts.

“The power of the Campus Quad app is that it allows students to not only be connected with the pulse of the entire campus, but also answers questions and solves problems that students face each day in real-time,” said Duke Student and Campus Quad Student Founder Tre’ Scott. “From creating flyers and centralizing information about campus events and activities to forming a school-wide social network, Campus Quad gives students the freedom and control to connect, share, explore and create opportunities with each other or the entire school. It’s like having command central in the palm of your hand.”

About Campus Quad:
Campus Quad was founded in 2012 with the vision to leverage mobile technology to improve college retention, graduation rates and student success. The company’s platform fosters student success through the creation of mobile campus communities that are student-powered and facilitate connections to people, information, and choices.

The Campus Quad platform and iOS and Android app allows students to create and share a photo and text within a community in seconds. Categories such as Photo, Event, Classified, and Coupon help students reach the optimal audience for their post, which can be shared with the entire campus, a designated group, or privately. At any time -- day or night -- Campus Quad has a pulse on what is happening on and around the campus so students can follow and engage with their interests, friends, clubs and activities. More information about Campus Quad can be found here: www.campusquad.co

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"We've just seen a huge influx of new partners coming into our ecosystem, and partners building unique offerings on top of our API set," explained Seth Bostock, Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Learn how to solve the problem of keeping files in sync between multiple Docker containers. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Aaron Brongersma, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Modulus, discussed using rsync, GlusterFS, EBS and Bit Torrent Sync. He broke down the tools that are needed to help create a seamless user experience. In the end, can we have an environment where we can easily move Docker containers, servers, and volumes without impacting our applications? He shared his results so yo...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Chuck Piluso presented a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Prior to Secure Infrastructure and Services, Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of International Te...
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world...
Public Cloud IaaS started its life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adop...
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Haseeb Budhani, CEO and Co-founder of Soha, shared five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the friction an...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect t...