WESTCHESTER, IL, Jul 24, 2019 – Follett Corporation, the largest campus retailer in North America, announced today that the Wheaton College Campus Store has transitioned to Follett Higher Education Group management, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois, selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community.
With this new partnership, Wheaton College students and faculty will have access to Follett's expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books, as well as Follett's text rental program that saves students up to 80 percent compared to purchasing new. Follett also delivers a varied selection of digital learning technologies that help promote anywhere, anytime access to needed materials. New store services include Follett's year-round buyback program and price match, which helps ensure students get their materials at the lowest cost possible.
Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for class and campus life essentials. Wheaton College Campus Store customers can expect a custom merchandise assortment that reflects local interests, as well as national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. The full breadth of Follett's products and services can be explored both in-store and online through the world's number-one online provider of textbooks and fan gear, wheatonstore.com.
"Follett's focus is on enhancing the Wheaton College experience, and you can expect a campus store that delivers great products, welcomes the community, celebrates campus spirit and promotes affordable course material options," said Clay Wahl, president of Follett Higher Education Group. "We look forward to serving Wheaton College students, parents, alumni, fans, faculty and staff."
Under the new management, merchandise will continue to align with the Wheaton College mission. The store will sell Bibles, faculty publications, "Tor" stuffed animals, and an array of convenience store-type items.
"After many years of serving faculty, staff, students and alumni very well with our retail operation, the market has shifted," said Wheaton College Chief Information & Campus Services Officer Wendy Woodward. "Increasingly, people are ordering their books and services online, and the time has come for the college to partner with an experienced retail organization that is better positioned to address the needs of the future."
Beginning in early August, textbooks will be distributed from a temporary location in North Harrison Hall at 800 Centennial Drive. Later this fall, the campus store will operate in a newly renovated space in the Student Services Building.
For more information regarding Follett's services, please visit www.follett.com.
About Wheaton College Campus Store
The Wheaton College Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Wheaton community, offering products and services both in-store and online at wheatonstore.com. The Wheaton College Campus Store is located at 418 N. Chase Street and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
About Follett Corporation
Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of educational materials, digital content, eCommerce, and multi-media for libraries, schools and institutions. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools, and more than 2,700 physical locations, and campus eCommerce platforms in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library markets.