How do I create a group with Campus Connect in GroupMe?

When you create a group in your college or university community, you can make it discoverable to anyone with an email address from your college/university or make the group hidden so it's by invitation only. Learn more about Campus Connect.

Note: Campus Connect is currently only available for colleges, trade schools, and universities. GroupMe Campus Connect is independent of (and is not managed by) your college or university.

  1. Tap Discover  Campus Connect button.

  2. Tap the new chat  GroupMe new chat button button, then tap Start School Group.

  3. You can Set an Avatar (profile picture) for the group from your device’s images.

  4. Type in your Group name, which is required.

  5. Add an optional Group topic, then tap the checkmark.

  6. To add people to your new group, you can:

    Tip: You can select to Skip adding members if you would prefer to get your Campus Connect group setup first.

    • Search for contacts using their name, email address, or phone number.

    • Choose from your existing CONTACTS.

    • Choose GROUPS to use an existing group’s member list to add to yours.

    • Choose from the list of Suggested contacts.

  7. Tap the checkmark to create your group.

  8. In Advanced Settings, you can set up Who can join, Visibility, Customize group and Emoji like. Learn more about managing your group settings.

    Tip: You can select to Skip and manage these options later from the group settings.

  9. Tap the checkmark again to finish creating your group. 

Learn more about how to find and join existing groups.

  1. From the Chats tab GroupMe chat tab, tap the new chat button GroupMe new chat button.

  2. Tap Start School Group  GroupMe Start School Group button.

  3. You can Set an Avatar (profile picture) for the group from your device’s images.

  4. Name your new group, which is required. You can also Give your group a topic, which is optional, then select Next.

  5. To add people to your new group, you can:

    Tip: You can select to Skip adding members if you would prefer to get your Campus Connect group setup first.

    • Search for contacts using their name or phone number.

    • Choose from your existing Contacts.

    • Choose Groups to use an existing group’s member list to add to yours.

    • Choose from the list of RECENT contacts.

  6. Tap Done to create your group.

  7. In Advanced Settings, you can set up Who can join, Visibility, Customize group and Emoji like. Learn more about managing your group settings.

    Tip: You can select to Skip and manage these options later from the group settings.

Learn more about how to find and join existing groups.

  1. Select Discover  Campus Connect button.

  2. Select the Start a new chat button New chat button.

  3. Select Start School Group  GroupMe Start School Group button.

  4. You can Set Group Avatar (profile picture) for the group from your device’s images.

  5. Enter Group Name, which is required. 

  6. Enter Group topic, which is optional, then select Create Group.

  7. To add people to your new group, you can:

    Tip: You can select to Skip adding members if you would prefer to get your Campus Connect group setup first.

    • Search for contacts using their name, phone number, or email.

    • Choose from your existing Contacts.

    • Choose Groups to use an existing group’s member list to add to yours.

    • Choose from the list of Recent contacts.

  8. Select Add member to finish creating your group.

  9. In Settings for your group name, you can set up Who can join, Visibility, Customize group and Like icon. Learn more about managing your group settings.

Tip: You can select to close the window and manage these options later from the group settings.

Learn more about how to find and join existing groups.

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