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4 College Graduation Events for College Stores

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/17/19 6:30 AM

It is that time of year again. Seniors are getting ready to take their final tests as undergraduates. The college store has been part of their higher education experience from their first year to their last. Make sure your college store is prepared to give these students the send off they deserve.

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Graduation Goes Green at Roosevelt University

Posted by Stephanie Kubas on 5/8/13 11:00 PM

Graduation at Roosevelt University is getting a new look thanks to Roosevelt University Registrar Sheila Coffin and her graduation team. The recycled caps and gowns are made from plastic bottles and they will be worn for the first time ever by more than 750 undergraduates and graduate students during the Spring Commencement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

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Campus Culture and Graduation Rates: What Role Does the Campus Bookstore Play?

Posted by admin on 1/21/13 10:00 PM

The following excerpt, from the article Campus Culture and Graduation Rates: What Role Does the Campus Bookstore Play?, was written by Jennifer Roland, freelance writer and author of The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology, and published on Edcetera. We think it offers great insight into importance of a college bookstore beyond simply providing necessary course materials. Take a look at this interesting information and share it with others on your campus. You can view the full article and all of the study's findings here.

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Graduation Gift Giving to Top $4.7 Billion in 2012

Posted by admin on 6/5/12 11:00 PM

The following article was written by Kathy Grannis, NRF spokesperson, for Retail's Big Blog.

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Bronco Bookstore Generates Excitement with Grad Fair Games

Posted by admin on 5/13/12 11:00 PM

In an effort to increase attendance at his store’s Graduation Fair, Clint Aase, director of Bronco Bookstore at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, began to think of new ways to advertise the event to students.

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HWS College Store Enhances Image with a Special Senior Salute

Posted by admin on 3/18/12 11:00 PM

With graduation just around the corner, The College Store at Hobart and William Smith Colleges wanted to take the time to say thank you to their loyal customers before they transitioned to the next phase of their lives. In an effort to show their appreciation, the store recently hosted an exclusive celebration called Senior Salute.

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Convert College Seniors into Long-Time Customers

Posted by admin on 3/8/12 10:00 PM

The time for graduation and finals is near. Many seniors will be making some of their last purchases at their college store for caps, gowns and any supplies they may need to make it through their last exams. Now is the time to reach out to them so they will remain loyal customers as alumni.

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The Duck Store Encourages Students to Let Their Personality Shine at Graduation

Posted by admin on 7/4/11 11:00 PM

After noticing a dramatic decrease in attendance at their main commencement ceremony, the University of Oregon recently decided to take another look at their traditional approach and identify room for improvement.

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