Facebook returns to its roots with launch of Campus for students
Facebook announced today the launch of a new social networking platform, Facebook Campus, which offers college students a private place to connect with classmates, join groups, discover upcoming campus events, get updates from their school’s administration and chat with other students from their dorm, clubs or any other campus group.
The new platform requires a school email address to join and will live within a dedicated section of the Facebook app. At launch, Facebook Campus is only available at around 30 colleges and universities across the U.S., but the company plans to expand over time. Some colleges have a deeper partnership with Facebook and have signed up to publish updates and news to their students’ Facebook Campus feed.