Bookstore (school supplies and more)
I can’t believe how long it took me this time to find a good topic to write about! I am happy now that I found it, and my article is ready for you! I think this topic, will help you learn where to buy all your school supplies, textbooks, Gopher’s items, computers, electronic supplies, and more.
When I started the MS CS program, on the first semester I had to buy 2 textbooks; Data Communications and Networks, and Software Engineering. Prior weeks to my first semester I was living in California, and I flew to Minneapolis very close to my first day….actually on the same day, first flight. (I don’t recommend anyone to follow my steps here).
I needed to get ready quickly for school; I knew that at the Coffman Union building (it is one of the most visited for lunch, special activities like Career Fairs, Graduation Festival, Indian/Chinese/Etc. cultural activities, Bookstore sales, etc you can see a map here) had a store called the Bookstore. Please I do strongly recommend visiting it as soon as you arrive to campus.
The Bookstore makes a great effort to be prepared for the beginning of each semester, and in general during the whole calendar year, with school supplies (pencils, tape, agendas, folders, sheets, laptops, textbooks, UofM cups, sweaters, greeting cards, general literature, magazines,…what else? Gifts, webcams, mouse, graduation gowns …so many things!
Personally this is the place where I buy my textbooks (new ones and used as well), and occasionally I will go there to buy a card for my family, get light bulbs! (One day my desktop lamp’s bulb burned, and I was in finals), pencils/pens, highlighters, and from time to time I will buy a magazine to read.
It is very convenient to have an on-campus store with (almost) everything you need during the semester. I wrote between brackets “almost” because I guess there must be something they might not sell; but to be honest, I always found it here. The Bookstore is open Monday-Friday 8am to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm (Sundays is closed).
I think these are most useful links I can point out for you (new student) right now:
Technology department: here
Graduation department: here
The Bookstore, and overall Coffman Union offers multiple services, products, and facilities that I am more than sure you will have to visit it while your studies. So please, write down on your agenda to make a stop at the Bookstore and Coffman Union as soon as you get a chance.
CONGRATUALTIONS TO ALL NEW UofM STUDENTS!
PS: Coffman Union is “the place” where most of the cultural and social activities happen during the semester; they provide entertainment, food, convenient services, ATMs, and more. Please I do strongly recommend visiting it as soon as you arrive to campus.