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Instagram Class Accounts are student-run school-specific Instagram accounts for college freshman featuring profiles on individuals accepted to the school so that those individuals may make connections with other students.

Origin

On December 12, 2016, Instagram user csaint66[] was featured on Cornell University’s class account accompanied by a short personal story. The post gained 110 likes in three years (shown below).


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On January 29th, 2018, the North Carolina State University class account, ncsu22[], began posting profiles for the class of 2022 (show below, left). For example, Felicitu Hoppes, detailed profile included two pictures and a caption reading, “Hey everyone!! My name is Felicity Hoppes and I’m from Shelby, NC (about 45 minutes west of Charlotte). NC State is definitely where I want to be, I just haven’t enrolled yet. I plan on majoring in Biological Sciences with a genetics intent! I’ve played soccer my whole life and I LOVE to be outside. I don’t really care if I live in a hall style or suite style, trying to keep my options open. DM me if you wanna be pals! 💗😁” The post gained 25 likes in a year. On June 23rd, UMass Amherst began featuring profiles for the class of 2022 (shown below, right).


9 ncsu22 ncsu22 Hey everyone!! My name is Felicity Hoppes and I'm from Shelby, NC (about 45 minutes west of Charlotte). NC State is definitely where I want to be, I just haven't enrolled yet. I plan on majoring in Biological Sciences with a genetics intent! I've played soccer my whole life and I LOVE to be outside. I don't really care if I live in a hall style or suite style, trying to keep my options open. DM me if you wanna be pals!e 9 JANUARY 29, 2018 UMASS 077 umass2022 umass2022 "Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica" UMASS 022 alexisxc6 JUNE 23, 2018

By 2019, numerous students began accounts for the class of 2023. In April 2019, The Atlantic outlined the challenges associated with these accounts including fees charged to students wanting to be featured and student verification to avoid people who are attempting to “gain followers or clout.” Many students began setting the accounts to private (shown below).


SSACHU 106 596 583 posts followers following Follow OF TECH MIT Class of 2023 MIT class of 2023!! DM a picture and bio to be featured This Account is Private Follow this account to see ther photos and videos.

Various Examples


391 830528 posts followers following 20 23 Follow Howard's Class of 2023 College & University Connecting the next generation of Bison! DM us to be featured on our page. #HU23 forms.gle/4JqKHxjX1MAChsSx8 CLASS OF го Ssnt pri Accepted Day 19 Twitter ASD 2019 Email 2021 154 2,659 1,868 posts followers following Follow Cornell Class Of 2021 Community Welcome to the official student-run page for Cornell University's Class of 2021! Follow to find and meet your fellow students! GO BIG RED docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ 1r075JoiHdkwAwG5LyDOmz95JEC4olGXIsF O-30UShvl/edit?usp Email Y TODAY WORK FOR BIG RED SHIPPING LIFTING STORAGE! TEAMWORK HAT SERVICES STUBNTS EVERY DRIVING 214 607 10 posts followers following BROWN UNIVERSITY Follow #8RON 2023 Class Of 2023 Bios For committed students only please! DM a picture of yourself and: -name -country/city concentration -fav food -favorite quote -small fact (if u want) This Account is Private Follow this account to see their photos and videos. 261 766 1,099 posts followers following Follow 1770 CofC Class Of 2023 DM this account a short paragraph about yourself and 1-10 pictures!! Click the link to join the incoming freshman group chat!! web.groupme.com/join_group/46488946 N2F6EP 12 49 421 posts followers following 10 Follow 1819 UVA Class of 2023!!! College&University Follow us for all UVA Class of 2023 events and information, and DM us your profile to be featured and meet fellow classmates! #uva23 news.virginia.edu/content/decision-day- part-1-uva-releases-early-action-decisions VIRGINIA our class! congrats! Email 378 1,811 776 posts followers following Follow UGA Class of 2023 Community dm us a pic & short intro to be posted to be done immediately cashapp $class2023 $5 with your ig name not affiliated with the University of Georgia* University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia be featured done we've opened a cash app cash app it ss send it with your !!DORM HIG. Email

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External References

Source : https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/instagram-class-accounts