JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jacksonville University has selected Barnes & Noble College to manage its in-store and online campus store operations. Effective July 15, 2019, the Jacksonville University campus bookstore has opened for business under the management of Barnes & Noble College. In addition, Barnes & Noble College opened JAX Outfitters, a brand new spirit shop located in the Frisch Family Welcome Center.
“We are pleased to welcome our new partners, Barnes & Noble College, to the Jacksonville University campus,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Randy Freebourn. “Their expertise and premier customer service will enhance the book-buying experience and expand affordable resources for JU students.”
With a strong focus on driving affordability, access and achievement, Barnes & Noble College will act as a complete support system for Jacksonville University. Through the on-campus bookstore, Barnes & Noble College will offer an extensive selection of affordable learning materials, including new, used and digital books, open educational resources (OER) and OER-based digital courseware, a robust textbook rental program and a Price Match program.
In addition to operating the JU Bookstore, Barnes & Noble College launched JAX Outfitters, a dynamic spirit shop located in the heart of the Frisch Family Welcome Center. Students, alumni and fans can shop for their favorite Dolphins apparel in a dedicated on-campus store, which will offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gifts and more.
JU clothing, gifts, course materials and school supplies are also available to browse online at www.ju.bncollege.com.
“We are excited to deliver exceptional service to the Jacksonville University campus community,” said Barry Brover, Executive Vice President, Barnes & Noble College. “Our presence across two locations on campus will allow us to serve as an important campus resource, providing even greater value for the University and the students it serves. We look forward to driving success for Jacksonville University students, faculty and alumni.”
Barnes & Noble College currently operates more than 770 campus stores nationwide. For more information about Barnes & Noble College’s services and locations, visit www.bncollege.com.
About Jacksonville University
Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for more than 10 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, the University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs, including in-demand degrees in Nursing, Business, Biology and Marine Science, Engineering, Finance, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of Aviation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Film, Animation, and Sport Business. Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.
About Barnes & Noble College
Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company (NYSE:BNED), is a leading operator of college bookstores in the United States. Barnes & Noble College currently operates 772 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving more than 5 million college students and faculty nationwide. General information on Barnes & Noble College can be obtained by visiting the Company’s website: www.bncollege.com.
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