Wintervention Is Back!

There’s a slight chill creeping through the New England air, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for another L.L.Bean Wintervention! Last year’s inaugural Wintervention Tour was such a success, we’ve packed up the Bootmobile once again to visit college campuses across the Northeast to ensure students have the gear they need to enjoy the winter season.


Bootmobile with UNH mascot


While on campus, we’re inviting students to stop by the Bootmobile for a chance to win several great gear packages, try on our L.L.Bean Boots, play fun games, grab some freebies and receive discounts on L.L.Bean gear. Plus, the first 25 students to visit us at each campus wearing L.L.Bean gear will receive a $10 gift card as a thank you.


Students visit the L.L.Bean tent at UNH


This year, we’ll be awarding a grand prize to help one lucky winner and four friends get outfitted for the winter months ahead. To enter, students can don L.L.Bean gear, pose in front of a picturesque winter scene and share their photo on Instagram and Twitter using #Wintervention. The winner will be selected at the close of the Wintervention College Tour and will be announced here on our Trailmix blog.



Check our preliminary schedule below to see if your school is on the list:

University of New Hampshire: 4-8 p.m. Friday, October 11, at Boulder Field (watch for the Bootmobile in the parade too!)

Tufts University: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, on the Upper Patio at the Mayer Campus Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, October 17, in the Student Center Plaza

University at Buffalo: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, outside of the UBS Student Union

University of Rochester: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, in front of the Palestra

Ithaca College: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, October 24, at the Campus Center

Binghamton University: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, October 25, near the University Union and the Engineering Building

Syracuse University: 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, October 28, on the Quad

Rutgers University: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, on the LSC Livingston Courtyard

University of Connecticut: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, November 4, on Fairfield Way

Villanova University: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, November 8, behind the Connelly Center

Lehigh University: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, November 9, by the Stadium Entrance

Boston College: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, November 11, at the Stokes Amphitheater

UMass Amherst: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, between the Goodell building and the library

Temple University: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in front of the Bell Tower

We’ll be announcing additional Wintervention events soon, so be sure to follow L.L.Bean on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to know if we’re rolling your way. See you around campus!

Official contest rules.

  1. Clara R. | October 8, 2013 | 4:01 pm

    U of MN?

  2. Pat | October 8, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    Hope you visit Rutgers, the State University, in New Brunswick NJ.

  3. EJ Bosworth | October 8, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    My granddaughter, from Maine, goes to Wheaton in Norton, Mass. Just down the road a bit from Tufts. That would be so awesome.

  4. Samantha Messmer | October 9, 2013 | 5:31 pm

    Where is UMO?!! It’s only 2 hours from Freeport and we have people up here from Brazil. They are not used to the cold.

  5. Trazy | October 19, 2013 | 3:18 am

    Aww, Frostburg State University needs a wintervention being one of the chilliest in the entire state of MD.

  6. Really? | October 20, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    So you have to already own LL Bean gear to enter… well, if I already had that stuff, I wouldn’t need to enter.

  7. Shelby | October 21, 2013 | 8:33 pm

    come to university of denver!

  8. Michelle | October 23, 2013 | 7:50 am

    It ‘s Binghamton University, not University of Binghamton.

  9. Jenny | October 28, 2013 | 7:36 pm

    Come to Penn State! We’re not that far and I need skiing gear!

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