Gopher Gear Up 2021

08/31/2021 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Tuesday)
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Join us for Gopher Gear Up 2021, a campus wide event for students and families to them learn about course material options, textbook affordability and other services and information available at the University of Minnesota Bookstores. Plus, enjoy major sales, games, prizes, treats, and activities including several grand prize giveaways. This event takes place at the University of Minnesota Bookstores in Coffman Memorial Union.

During the event, students can pick up their pre-ordered textbooks, talk to vendors about resources on and off campus, do on-the-spot interviews for U of M Bookstores, shop the U of M Bookstores' huge selection of apparel, gifts, books, supplies, technology, and more!

Catch these great sales for one day only at the Gopher Gear Up event:
• 25% off apparel, gifts, and books*
• 20% off select school supplies*
• 20% off headphones*
• 20% off computer sleeves*
• 20% off backpacks
• 30-50% off art supplies

Have some fun with these activities:
• Video gaming courtesy of MTech
• Make a U of M art print with MacPherson art supplies
• Play corn hole for prizes with Champion
• Check out the brand new Graduate The U board game

Enjoy refreshments from:
Insomnia Cookies
• Ice cream courtesy of UMPD
• Coke products

Vendors include:
• Play corn hole and win prizes with Champion
• Visit with Gopher Athletics for U of M sports posters, student ticket information, and more!
• Check out the all new Graduate The U Board Game
• Interview for a coveted position at the U of M Bookstores on-the-spot!
• Visit with Huntington Bank for banking information and giveaways!
• Learn about college jewelry with Jostens. Get $100 off class rings and $50 off Sarah Chloe items. Must order at event for discount.
• Take advantage of education savings on technology at MTech and talk to our certified technicians about on-campus services.
• Make an art print with MacPherson Art
• Meet with UMPD to learn about campus safety resources.
• Learn all about what U of M Libraries can do to help you succeed and grab some fun books from their pop-up library.
• Say hello to the U of M Parent & Family Program to get program information and calendar giveaways.
• Visit with our Textbooks staff for answers to your questions about Inclusive Access, textbook rentals, buyback programs, and more.

Grand Prizes Include:
• U of M Bookstores gift cards courtesy of Jostens
• A bundle of tech goodies from MTech
• Free textbooks for a year
• A U of M Bookstores shopping spree
• Brand new Pacific Bike

Mark Your Calendar Now!
The Gopher Gear Up 2021 event is Tuesday, August 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstores in Coffman Memorial Union. Registration or RSVP not required. This event is free for all attendees. Please note that at this time, masks are required indoors at Coffman Memorial Union per the University of Minnesota Face Covering Protocol effective Aug. 2, 2021.

*some exclusions apply