Countdown to college colors day:

Participation Ideas

Getting Started

  • Register your company as a College Colors Day 2014 participant at www.collegecolorsday.com.
  • Have your CEO/HR executive declare it College Colors Day for your company on August 29, 2014 by stating that all employees should wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day of Friday, August 29, 2014.
  • Publicize College Colors Day internally:
    • Notice or logo in employee newsletter
    • Notice or logo in employee blog
    • Notice or logo posted on company website
    • Email blast sent to all employees
    • Email blast sent to clients
    • Post signs/posters around your office(s)

In the Office

  • Have a lunchtime tailgate party at the office (potluck or catered) to get the team together.
  • Have a College Colors Day king and queen contest to see which team member best supports their team by donning their college colors.
  • Prepare a list of where employees attended college and send it around for fun.
  • Have a desk or office decoration contest and award prizes for the most spirited decor.
  • Have a college karaoke contest where team members sing their fight songs.
  • Prepare a college trivia contest with sports and college traditions-related questions and send it around the team.
  • Have a photo contest with college photos from your team members and see who guess everyone correctly.

In the Community

  • Contact your local or state Chamber of Commerce, industry professional organization, or community organization and ask them to promote College Colors Day to all their members through email notices encouraging member businesses to participate.
  • Use College Colors Day as a community outreach opportunity to talk about careers at your company with a local school or bring local school children to your facility to talk about the importance of pursuing higher education.
  • Work with a local school (K-12) to participate in a program or event on College Colors Day such as reading to children, assisting with class projects, or beautifying the campus or school, and have the school promote College Colors Day by having the students wear their colors.
  • Contact your state or county board of education seeking College Colors Day participation across the entire school system.
  • Take a field trip to the local University in your area. Arrange a campus tour or a speaker from an area of the campus or curriculum that most impacts your organization (i.e., business, research, economic development, engineering, alumni association, etc.)

Above all – HAVE FUN!


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