Follett Higher Education Group to Manage UHD Bookstore
In June, the University of Houston-Downtown Bookstore will be under new management. Follett Higher Education Group, the nation’s largest campus retailer in North America, will manage the UHD Bookstore, as well as other retail outlets at all University of Houston System (UHS) universities.
Follett will officially begin managing the UHD Bookstore on June 24 and is working to facilitate a smooth transition to accommodate faculty, staff and students.
Faculty textbook requests that have been submitted for Summer I, Summer II and Fall have been transferred to Follett.
Requests that have not been submitted for Summer II must be submitted no later than June 7. Fall requests must be submitted by July 1. Requests should be submitted to Follett here with the following information:
- Course number
- Section or Course Reference Number
- Estimated Enrollment
- Instructor Name
- Instructor phone and email address
- ISBN number
- Required or Recommended designation. (It’s important to note this information even if a text is not required.)
A new online system for textbook adoptions will be developed in time for spring 2020 requests. More details will be available on this system during the fall semester.
In addition to the June 7 and July 1 deadlines, other important dates are as follows:
- June 14 – Final Day of Operations for the bookstore’s current management
- June 24 – Follett will assume operations of the UHD Bookstore
During the transition period (June 17 through June 21), needed scrantrons and bluebooks for exams will be available free of charge at the following locations:
- Student Affairs, OMB S380
- Veterans Affairs, GSB 318
- W. I. Dykes Library, OMB S501
The UH System Board of Regents recently approved a contract with Follett to manage retail bookstores at all UHS institutions.
“We are excited to partner with the UH System—the fourth largest university system in Texas,” said Alan Stratman, VP of Marketing at Follett Higher Education Group. “As the largest campus retailer in North America, Follett is committed to improving campus life for students and is well-positioned to take the UH System to the next level.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.