Gel - Connecting Students 4+

Meet & Chat With Classmates

Zachary Shenkman

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 86 Ratings
    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


Gel is a different kind of connection app, aimed at bringing students together through their university classes.

Meeting new people on a giant college campus may seem like a daunting task, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Gel digitizes this quintessential aspect of college life by providing a smarter, safer, and less intimidating medium to build connections with your peers.

Customize your Gel profile with your academics, personal interests, study habits, and other attributes. Afterwards, you can view other students’ profiles filtered by course and let our high-powered Smart Pairing algorithm go to work connecting you with your future best friend and go-to study partner.

Gel’s native messaging service is designed to be clean and naturally intuitive, rich with all the features you’d expect from a messenger and several you wouldn’t. Use our built-in chat applets to keep the conversation fresh with polls, scheduled calendar events, or even Zoom meetings that can be scheduled right from within conversations.

No more endless scrolling through online group forums hoping someone has created a chat for your other classmates- Gel’s full-course group chats are easily located and automatically created for every course at your university. Share useful information with your whole class at once!

Whether you’re on or off campus this semester, Gel can help you connect with others in your area. Our Nearby feature helps you discover those around you who are studying for a course you’re in and don’t want to do it alone.

Gel requires all users to go through a university email verification process to ensure that every profile you see is owned by a real student- no catfishing in our house. We also guarantee this same level of safety with your personal data, and practice minimal data collection as well as full transparency regarding what we do store about you.

What’s New

Version 1.2

BIG NEW UPDATE! We’ve been hard at work creating major new features and improvements we know you’ll love!

Here’s just some of what we’ve added:
- A brand new Nearby experience, featuring a fresh map interface to make meeting up with your classmates fun!
- A redesigned menu for creating new chats, including the ability to create public groups
- Explore public groups created by your classmates- join one and get the conversation going!
- Admin role has been added to group chats
- Many, many behind-the-scenes bug fixes and performance improvements

For more information about the changes we've made, visit

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Steve194662 ,

Great Application

This app has a great interface and has helped me in many different ways. The ease of access allows for the app to be used with no problems. This app has brought to life a great feature and made it easily accessible to everyone.

dimples123321 ,

The perfect app for college students

If you’ve ever needed help in a class or just wanted to meet new people at your school then StudyDate is perfect for you. This app takes the big world that is a college campus and shrinks it down into a smaller, more manageable bubble. My college experience improved dramatically after I downloaded StudyDate!

edward7269 ,

Amazing app

This app has substantially improved my my connections on campus through the availability of communicating with students in the same classes. It gives the opportunity to better yourself as a student and improve the class experience.

App Privacy

The developer, Zachary Shenkman, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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