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Flash Drives Can Help Colleges and Universities

Educational institutions of all different sizes constantly find new, innovative ways to use flash drives for promoting the school and improving life for both faculty and students.

Flash Drive History

Before jumping into the many possibilities of flash drives, we'll take some time to review their history. First, they are named flash drives because they contain flash memory - solid state memory chips - as opposed to the magnetic spinning disk in a hard drive.


These handily small memory “drives” plug directly into the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port of a computer. They usually can hold from 64 to 128 gigabytes of content. These small USB drives, about as large as a pack of gum, function as portable, reusable hard drives. 

Many Uses for Flash Drives at Colleges and Universities

Found all over educational institutions, flash drives have many options for schools to take advantage of. A university can choose to imprint a logo or mascot over school colors for a custom logo flash drive. A college could even hang a customized lanyard from the drive. Many students and faculty members will want to buy these flash drives from campus stores. 

USB flash drives also can help for recruitment and many additional educational uses. You can preload music, video, slide shows, and other promotional content. You can even choose to have the flash drives load a specific website or automatically run custom messages after being plugged into a computer.

Users can choose to place additional data on the flash memory stick along with the preloaded content. If you have a customized college logo on your drive, the user can see a reminder of your brand each time he or she uses it.

Specific Uses of USB Flash Drives for Schools:

Courses and Exams

As technology increases its presence, colleges are merging flash drive technology with exam and homework procedures. For instance, a USB drive can be customized to contain information on the teacher, department, or course, in addition to exams. The student turns in the flash drive after completing the course.

Admissions and Recruitment

Whether enrollment materials, promotional videos, or a presentation about a specific department, custom content can be pre-loaded onto a USB drive. University or college custom flash drives are great for giving to students at a recruitment event. The admissions department could even mail them as incentives for high demand students.

Gifts for Donors

Custom USB drives imprinted with a school's logo provide a practical, fun gift – a perfect tool to provide your donors a feeling of significance. CFgear can preload the flash drive with donation or tax benefit materials, a “President's Thank You” video, or a school event calendar.

Student Organizations, Event Schedules, and School Departments

Custom USB drives preloaded with data offer more potential than magazines, handbooks, brochures, and flyers.

Presentations, Speeches, and Lectures

You don't need your briefcase or bookbag. A flash drive can hold every one of your lectures for a whole year and even information from multiple classes. You can use multiple USB drives to organize by class or by topic.

School Handbooks

University student and faculty handbooks can be loaded onto a flash drive, together with other manuals and links to useful websites.

Community Relations

Take lots of pictures and videos at events to preload onto a USB flash drive. The result is a useful piece of technology to advertise your community involvement. Local businesses could sell these flash drives to help boost the school's image.  

Graduation Gift

Send your confident graduates out with flash drives bearing your brand! Preload the drives with information, such as links to your alumni website, donation information, and event schedules, to help keep graduates involved with your college.

The Ultimate Tool

USB flash drives are the ultimate tool to promote your institution. The capabilities of the technology itself provide endless opportunities. But preload some data and imprint a logo to turn the the flash drive into an effective marketing tool that can improve your educational process and boost enrollment.