If you want to avoid the crush of people at the bookstore in August, it might be a good idea to take advantage of the University Bookstore’s early-bird registration program. Once you register online, the bookstore will pull the books for your fall classes and have them boxed and waiting for you to pick up in Brady Commons from Aug. 15 to Aug. 21.
To sign up for the program, go to www.mubookstore.com by July 31 and click on the red “early-bird reservation program” icon on the right-hand side. Be ready to fill in the registration form with your name, student number and campus e-mail address. This form allows you to choose whether you want new or used books and whether you’d like professor-recommended titles to be included with the required textbooks.
The registration form also allows you to order general books, such as dictionaries, and common computer software.
Once you submit the form, the bookstore will access your class schedule starting Aug. 1 and set aside the books you need. By submitting the form, you authorize the bookstore to charge the textbooks to your student account when the order is prepared in August.
The final step is to skip wandering among rows of books in the fall and just pick up the box the bookstore has prepared for you.