Need to Know: The Campus Bookstore and Mailroom

Graci Escobar

Nestled underneath the Student Center in the Don Love building is the Campus Bookstore and Mailroom, a place where you’re going to spend a lot of time the first week of school. This is where you can buy all of your books for your classes, stock up on school supplies and snacks and pick up the care package Mom and Dad sent. It’s a pretty straight-forward process, but here’s a couple of things you might want to know.

The Store

When buying your books, this is your one stop shop. Bring your class schedule along with you, or have a list of your course codes. An example of a course code would be ART 145 01—which is Watercolor Painting. We’d also love to know who’s going to be teaching your class, since some classes, like College Writing or Christian Beliefs, are taught by multiple professors. After you’ve collected this information, simply hand one of the staff members stationed at the book section your list and we’ll hand you back a nice stack of books. Be sure to also clarify if you already have some of the books or not.

Once you reach the register you can pay a few different ways. We love cash, check, and credit/debit card, but if you’ve set up a bookstore account with Student Financial Services, you can just scan your ID and you’ll be good to go. If you aren’t fully registered (yes, this includes being financially cleared 100 percent) or haven’t set up a bookstore account, your ID won’t work, so make sure you have all that settled before stopping by.

Also–your bookstore account is a budget set up to keep you from accidentally charging too much onto your tuition. Until you spend the money, you aren’t charged for it, so while we love to see you stock up on Nike gear and pens, don’t feel the need to spend it all.

The Mailroom

Our mailroom is just like an on-campus post office.

We’re open from 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.—3 p.m. on Friday and closed on weekends (unless otherwise noted).

If you order something from Amazon or receive a birthday present from Grandma, the mailroom is where it arrives and where it will stay until you come and pick it up. One of our workers will send you an email stating that you have a package and its number. Come on in, tell us the number, and enjoy your goodies.

Need to send something? We’re stocked up with envelopes and stamps (for purchase), and we even have our own mail machine if you need to send a package, UPS, US Mail, or FedEx. We also are a drop station for these carriers if you have a prepaid package that needs to be picked up.

We know quarters are a precious commodity, but if you need to buy postage, you need to bring cash. Your student ID can buy anything in the store, except postage. However, we do have free boxes and don’t mind helping you box and tape up your packages if need be.

If you are planning on sending something, make sure you get it there before 4:30 p.m., because our mailman likes to be punctual. Once he’s gone, your mail can’t go out until the next day.

These are some of the basics; if you have any questions, feel free to stop by and ask. Or if you can snag me in between classes, I’m always willing to help you out if I can.

See you in the store!

Graci is a junior studying english.