SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Cal Poly Corporation today announced that it will soon transition management of the Cal Poly University Store to Follett Higher Education, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. Store operations under the new agreement include the on-campus University Store located in the University Union, Cal Poly Downtown and the University Store e-commerce site. The transition is scheduled for July 1.
“It is vital that Cal Poly have a partner who represents the university’s commitment to ongoing improvement and reinforces our ability to meet the needs of today’s campus and today’s students,” said Lorlie Leetham, executive director of Cal Poly Corp. and associate vice president for commercial services. “Follett has had remarkable staying power in the higher education industry and has demonstrated its commitment to innovative store design and services – particularly attractive features for a campus with our proud history.”
With this new partnership, Cal Poly faculty and students will have access to Follett’s wide range of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett’s text rental program that delivers significant savings compared to purchasing new. Follett also offers a number of digital academic tools that provide access to needed materials, including affordable open educational resources (OER) content and courseware. New store services also include Follett’s year-round buyback and price match programs.
“We look forward to serving Cal Poly students, parents, alumni, fans, faculty and staff,” said Clay Wahl, executive vice president of Sales Operations at Follett Higher Education Group. “Our goal is to enhance the Cal Poly University Store experience with hassle-free shopping and great products and services that celebrate the campus spirit.”
Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh general merchandise offerings to create a one-stop shopping experience for class and campus essentials. Cal Poly University Store customers can expect a custom merchandise assortment that reflects local interests and national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. Follett’s products and services will be available in-store and through eFollett.com, the leading online source for textbooks and fan gear.