More than Textbooks-The Bookstore is Leading the Way.

posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in  Parent Newsletter

Mark Your Calendar for these Important Hawkeye Bookstore Dates:

  • November 1, 2019 – Spring semester booklist published online for reference
  • December 1, 2019 – Students can begin ordering spring semester books online
  • December 9-20, 2019 – Fall buyback and rental returns in store – sell your textbooks for cash.
  • December 20, 2019 – Fall semester rentals due back in store to avoid late fees.
  • January 3, 2020 – Student accounts open for students to charge textbooks

Spring Textbook Info

There has been a big push on campus this fall to make textbook information available at the time of spring semester registration. This has been a collaborative effort between instructors, deans, department secretaries and the bookstore manager. What it means for your students is that when registering for classes, they are able to research book information to help them determine which classes they want to take. Starting November 1, students can go online to and see which books are being used for their spring semester classes. While we are still working on pricing, students can see which classes are offering Inclusive Access, OER options, or which textbook formats are offered for their physical books.

Seasonal Job Opportunities

If your student is looking to make some money to help with textbook costs (or any other expenses), we are always looking for seasonal employees that are willing to work during the first few weeks and the last few weeks of each semester. Anyone that wants to help out for a couple weeks, take most of the semester off, and help out a couple weeks at the end.  No year-round commitment!  A little extra money can go a LONG way!

More than Textbooks:

While we deal primarily with textbooks, the bookstore has much more than just books to offer.  We have Hawkeye and RedTail gear as well as souvenirs. We carry a selection of office supplies, earbuds, and charging cords if your student gets to campus and finds their pen is out of ink, their earbuds are tangled, or their phone is almost dead. While these extra things can’t be charged to their student account, they are still some of our best sellers in those times of need!

We do try to have some fun sales in store (excluding textbooks and electronics) that always go along with free popcorn. If you’re anywhere in Hawkeye Center and smell popcorn, chances are we’re giving away free bags so stop on by for a snack. Want to know when these events are happening? Follow us on the outlets below to keep in touch!

Looking for store info?     Rental due date reminders?     Sales?     FREE POPCORN???

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