University Level

University Level Team MembersAnnouncements

Thank you for participating this year at our highest Challenge level. University Level teams are an essential level in our Program.  Elementary, middle, and high school teams, their supporters, and our VIPs benefit from seeing the application of 21st century skills by our University Level teams.

Currently, the Destination Imagination, Inc. staff is working to amplify the educational value Global Finals provides for our participants. Through these efforts, we look forward to developing new and exciting events tailored to benefit and engage our University Level participants.  At Global Finals 2014, our University Level teams will have several special opportunities, such as the opportunity to interact with our VIPs, take a key role in our Graduation Ceremony, and have an opportunity to meet and greet our Innovation Expo Exhibitors.

Please continue to visit this site as it will be updated with new information. Should you have any questions, feel free to email me at the address below. I look forward to seeing you at Global Finals 2014!


Lucas Henderson
Creative Initiatives Coordinator



University Level Team Members

University students form teams of 2-7 members and recruit an adult who can serve as Team Manager. Teams will then select one of six open-ended Challenges: Structural, Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improv, or Service Learning. After selecting a Challenge, the team’s members will work together to develop a solution to the Challenge and present it at Global Finals. Click here to view the Challenge Previews.

Important Dates

TeamPak Purchase: April 1st
Global Finals Registration: May 2nd


How else can I get Involved?

Our organization is supported and led by our volunteers. At Global Finals and throughout the year, we would like to incorporate college students’ ideas and suggestions. If you are interested in having a larger role at Global Finals or would like to hear about other volunteer opportunities with Destination Imagination, please email us at

What is Global Finals?

Global Finals is the world’s largest celebration of creativity and is Destination Imagination’s culminating event where teams from around the world present their Challenge solutions. University Level (UL) teams present their solutions and compete against other UL teams in the same Challenge area.

Which Universities have participated?

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Chapman University, Orange
California State University, Fresno
Occidental College, Los Angeles

University of Colorado, Denver

Universidad Francisco, Marroquin
University de la Luna

Columbia College, Chicago
Illinois State University, Normal
Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington
Northwestern University, Evanston
Millikin University, Decatur
University of Illinois

Notre Dame University, South Bend
Perdue University, West Lafayette
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Grinnell College, Grinnell
Luther College, Decorah
Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield

Brandeis University, Waltham
College of Holy Cross, Worcester
Regis College, Weston
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Wellesley College, Wellesley
Wheaton College, Norton

Calvin College, Grand Rapids
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
Kettering University, Flint
Michigan State University, East Lansing
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Wayne State University, Detroit

Martin Luther College,  New Ulm
Minnesota State University, Mankato
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Mississippi, Oxford

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe

New Hampshire
Hesser College
Keene State College, Keene
University of New Hampshire, Manchester
University of New Hapishire, Durham

New York
Canisius College, Buffalo
Clarkson University, Potsdam
Cornell University, Ithaca
Hofstra University, Hempstead
NYU (New York University), Manhattan
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
State University of New York (Maritime), Bronx
United States Military Academy at Westpoint, Westpoint

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Wilmington College, Wilmington
Xavier University, Cincinnati

University of Guelph, Ontario

Allegheny College, Meadville
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Rhode Island
Roger Williams University, Bristol

South Carolina
University of South Carolina, Columbia

Rhodes College, Memphis
Vanderbilt University, Nashville


Austin Community College, Austin
Baylor University, Waco
Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene
Kingwood Community College, Kingwood
Rice University, Houston
Texas A&M University, College Station
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
University of Texas, Austin
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Texas, San Antonio

Saint Michael’s College, Burlington

Bluefield College, Bluefield
James Madison University, Harrisonburg

Washington State University, Pullman

Marquette University, Milwaukee
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin- Stout

University of Wyoming, Laramie



Additional Resources

The following articles provide research about the need for 21st century skills at post-secondary level.

College and Career Ready: Soft Skills Are Crucial

21st Century Knowledge And Skills In Educator Preparation



Contact Us

For more information about the benefits for University Level students, the Challenge Program, or team resources please contact us at