15 Vintage College Sweatshirts: Relive The Glory Days In Style

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Timeless doesn’t even begin to describe the college sweatshirt. Generations upon generations of reckless college students have been rocking the oh-so-comfortable pullover to everything from lectures to frat parties for decades - and yet they never go out of style. Vintage and stylish? It’s a hipster dream.

You might be wondering to yourself: but Hipstery, I didn’t go to college or inherit a vintage sweater from my parents - how will I achieve that effortlessly academic look? Never fear! Thanks to the wonders of the internet and commercial accessibility anyone can pull off (or, should we say, pullover) the college sweatshirt nowadays.

You can throw on an oversized sweatshirt emblazoned with the Harvard emblem whether you went to Harvard or not, or you can source a sweater from your alma mater if you want to be authentic.

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Champion Cornell Sweatshirt

CHAMPION CORNELL UNIVERSITY SWEATSHIRT

Maryland Tigers Sweatshirt

MARYLAND TIGERS CREW NECK SWEATSHIRT

UO Washed Phoenix Falcons Sweatshirt

UO WASHED PHOENIX FALCONS SWEATSHIRT

Champion Cornell University Sweatshirt

Champion Cornell Sweatshirt

champion cornell university sweatshirt

Ivy league-ready pullover sweatshirt from Champion. 

Get ivy league-ready with this retro pullover sweatshirt from Champion. This oversized fit sweater is made with a reverse weave cotton fleece and a soft-brushed interior to keep you warm, and also features ribbed banding at the neck, cuffs, and hem. Topped with a Cornell graphic over a light gray base - this is classic college at its best.

  • Cotton and polyester
  • Machine wash

Maryland Tigers Crew Neck Sweatshirt

Maryland Tigers Sweatshirt

maryland tigers crew neck sweatshirt

Vintage-inspired sweatshirt from Urban Outfitters. 

Topped with a varsity logo for the Maryland women's basketball team, the Tigers, this vintage-inspired sweatshirt is available in three colors: navy, maroon and yellow. opped with a varsity look logo to the front. Pullover style with a crew neckline & finished with ribbed-knit trims.

  • Cotton and polyester
  • Machine wash

UO Washed Phoenix Falcons Sweatshirt

UO Washed Phoenix Falcons Sweatshirt

UO WASHED PHOENIX FALCONS SWEATSHIRT

Pullover sweat with a super-soft fabrication and washed-out colourway. 

Get that genuine vintage look with this Urban Outfitters pullover sweatshirt with a washed-out colorway and super-soft fabric. The relaxed-fit sweatshirt, which is available in turquoise or brown, features a crew neck, drop shoulders, and long sleeves with fitted trims and is finished with a vintage-effect Phoenix Falcons graphic.

  • Cotton and polyester
  • Machine wash

Champion Harvard University Sweatshirt

Champion Harvard University Sweatshirt

champion harvard university sweatshirt

Ivy league-ready pullover sweatshirt from Champion. 

It’s okay if you didn’t get into Harvard (most of us didn’t), now you can pretend you did with this pullover sweatshirt from Champion. Cut in an oversized fit, this pullover has ribbed banding at the crew neck, cuffs and hem and is finished with the maroon Harvard graphic at the front.

  • Cotton and polyester
  • Machine wash

X-Men Xavier Institute Crew Neck Sweatshirt

X-Men Xavier Institute Crew Neck Sweatshirt

x-men xavier institute crew neck sweatshirt

 Pullover silhouette features lightweight fleece lining and a rib-knit trim.

What do you mean the Xavier Institute isn’t a real college? Okay fine .. but we had to slide this X-Men sweatshirt in the list anyway. This pullover sweatshirt with lightweight fleece lining is part of a special batch of custom-made-to-order shirts that feature a retro X-Men graphic on the front. The design itself isn’t gimmicky so you could get away with wearing this to almost any occasion!

  • Cotton and polyester
  • Machine wash

SDI NCAA Baylor Bears Sweatshirt

SDI NCAA Baylor Bears Sweatshirt

sdi ncaa baylor bears sweatshirt

This cozy sweatshirt is finished to protect you from the long cold winter season.

Texans do love their college football, so it’s no surprise you can get this Baylor Bears sweatshirt despite not attending the college. This classic sweatshirt is available in three colors - black, grey, and green - and has the green and yellow Bears mascot on the front. It’s comfy, simple, and shows off your college loyalty - what more could you want?

  • Cotton and polyester

NCAA Bucknell Bison Sweatshirt

NCAA Bucknell Bison Sweatshirt

ncaa bucknell bison sweatshirt

Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs and waistband. 

It’s Bucknell Bison time! Show off your loyalty to the double Bs with this simple sweatshirt. Available in gray, white, and navy, this sweatshirt is probably one of the simplest college pullovers we’ve found, as it just has the Bucknell text on the front and no graphics. The faded vintage lettering also adds an element of retro appeal.

  • Cotton and polyester

SDI NCAA Kent State Sweatshirt

SDI NCAA Kent State Sweatshirt

sdi ncaa kent state sweatshirt

Warm, cozy, and the perfect quality for warmer weather.

Available in three of the most classic sweatshirt colors: black, gray, and navy, this Kent State Flashes pullover is about as quintessential as you can get for a college sweatshirt. It is undeniably comfortable and easy to wear thanks to the reduced pilling, softer air-jet spun yarn, and rib-knit collar.

  • Cotton and polyester

NCAA SMU Mustangs Sweatshirt

NCAA SMU Mustangs Sweatshirt

ncaa smu mustangs sweatshirt

This sweatshirt is 50% cotton, 50% polyester, and imported.

Where are our SMU Mustangs fans at? Even if you’re not a fan you will still appreciate the simplicity of this classic sweatshirt. Featuring the red and blue SMU emblem on the front, the pullover comes in gray, red, or white and is designed to have that typical sweatshirt look with rib-knit collar cuffs and waistband.

  • Cotton and polyester

Embroidered College Sweatshirt

Embroidered College Sweatshirt

embroidered college sweatshirt

A comfortable sweater that will add a splash of uniqueness to your wardrobe! So cute and ready for your next Instagram picture!

This sweater from Etsy has a distinctive Y2K look like it could’ve come right out of 10 Things I Hate About You or Clueless. The handmade v-neck sweater is embroidered with baby blue graphic lettering which matches the ribbed trimming the collar, sleeves, and waist. You can pick the sweater in either white or black.

  • Polyester

OSU 1942 Crewneck

OSU 1942 Crewneck

osu 1942 crewneck

Warm up your throat for the Buckeye Battle Cry, and pay homage to the early glory days.

This crewneck has a bit of history behind it - it’s not just a boring old sweater! 1942 marked the first football national championship for Ohio State. The Buckeyes were led by the legendary head coach Paul Brown and they secured a near-perfect season record. It was an iconic season, and this is an iconic shirt, plus it’s super-soft and features the original 1942 script.

  • Polyester, cotton, and rayon blend

Ivysport Crewneck Sweatshirt

Ivysport Crewneck Sweatshirt

ivysport crewneck sweatshirt

It's made from a finely tuned 10.5 ounce blend of 90% cotton and 10% polyester that makes the apparel ready for game day.

Every sale of this classic Ivysport sweater supports the Ivy League schools, their students, and the university programs. Wear your pride in the most comfortable way with this premium cotton-blend garment that features a vibrant silk-screen Ivy League logo. The shirt is authentic to the different schools and each will feature its signature college colors.

  • Cotton and polyester

Gameday Crewneck Sweatshirt

Campus Colors Adult Arch & Logo Gameday Crewneck Sweatshirt

campus colors adult arch & logo gameday crewneck sweatshirt

The unisex fit of this is ideal for both men and women.

It’ll feel just like game day with one of these super comfortable college sweatshirts from Campus Colors. Complete with fleece lining and a high-quality screen-printed university logo, this unisex sweatshirt is ideal for chilly evenings out and comfortable nights in. If there’s a college out there, Campus Colors is guaranteed to have a sweatshirt for it!

  • Cotton and polyester

Fayette Colorblock Crewneck Sweatshirt

Fayette Colorblock Crewneck Sweatshirt

fayette colorblock crewneck sweatshirt

Vintage-inspired pullover sweatshirt with colorblock detailing. 

This vintage-inspired pullover sweatshirt is one of the prettier, more feminine college sweatshirts on this list. With beautiful green and white color block detailing and a Fayette college graphic with a laurel wreath, this pullover is great for the flirty vintage types.

It may still scream ‘college’ but it doesn’t scream ‘frat’.

  • Cotton
  • Machine washable

Urban Renewal College Hoodie Sweatshirt

Urban Renewal College Hoodie Sweatshirt

urban renewal college hoodie sweatshirt

An updated hoodie perfectly fitted and made for colder weather.

The Urban Renewal team uncovered a bunch of genuine vintage hoodies and have updated them by hand over-dyeing them. These renewed college hoodies come in violet, lime, peach, and yellow and each features a unique college graphic on the front.

  • Cotton
  • Hand wash only

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