OSU-Tulsa unveils new bookstore experience
In partnership with the OSU University Store, OSU-Tulsa is transitioning to a new and more convenient bookstore experience.
OSU-Tulsa students will now purchase textbooks through the University Store website at shopokstate.com and have them shipped directly to their home.
Students also will have access to a greater selection of products, including graduation regalia, apparel and other OSU-branded goods.
“College students throughout the nation are increasingly purchasing their textbooks online because of the convenience and pricing,” said Kevin Holmes, assistant vice president of budget and finance for OSU in Tulsa. “We believe this move will better serve our students as they work to balance college life with full-time jobs and family responsibilities.”
Among the benefits of using shopokstate.com, students can:
- Buy all books for courses at OSU-Tulsa and OSU-Stillwater in one place
- Get greater access to OSU goods and apparel
- Take advantage of competitive pricing and a larger selection
- Charge up to $1,500 for textbooks and some other items to their Bursar account
In addition, students will have the ability to sign into shopokstate.com using their OKEY login and bring up their individual class schedule along with a list of required textbooks for each course.
In addition, OSU-Tulsa students can purchase their graduation essentials, including caps and gowns, announcements and diploma frames, directly from the University Store. The store also offers textbook rentals, often a cheaper alternative to purchasing textbooks, for select courses on shopokstate.com. This new partnership features daily order deliveries from the University Store to OSU-Tulsa’s campus via the Big Orange Bus shuttle system. This allows students at OSU-Tulsa to conveniently pick up their online orders from shopokstate.com at the North Hall Lobby free of charge. Most orders are processed within one to two business days and will be placed on the shuttle to OSU-Tulsa the same day they are processed.
“The University Store is thrilled to enter into this new partnership with OSU-Tulsa and to be able to serve even more of the Cowboy family,” said Kassidy Conway, University Store eCommerce manager. “We think Tulsa students will be pleased with the expansive selection and competitive pricing we are able to provide.”
The University Store works directly with OSU faculty members to ensure shopokstate.com has the books and materials that students need to be successful in class. And because OSU owns and operates the University Store, every shopokstate.com purchase directly benefits OSU students and services.
At the end of each semester, the University Store will provide a location at the Tulsa campus for its textbook buyback program. This program allows students to sell select textbooks back to the University Store for cash. Students will get an email toward the end of each semester with a list of which textbooks they are able to sell back. Information regarding when and where textbook buybacks happen each semester will be posted at universitystore.okstate.edu and tulsa.okstate.edu. Students are also encouraged to follow OSU-Tulsa's Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Blue Books, Scantrons and More
Students can purchase Scantrons, Blue Books, pens and other supplies through a self-serve kiosk in the North Hall Lobby. The kiosk accepts credit and debit cards and is available whenever North Hall is open.
For questions, contact OSU-Tulsa Events Manager Travis McBride at 918-594-8252 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated June 22