The University of Connecticut bookstore has made accommodations for students attempting to return their rental textbooks from home this semester.
Len Oser, the general manager of the UConn Bookstore, said students are able to return their rentals to the the bookstore in Storrs through mail by accessing free UPS shipping labels on the bookstore’s webpage.
Oser also added the date that rental textbooks are due back to the bookstore has been pushed to July 15 and may be extended further for students who have textbooks in their dorms on campus and will not be able to access them.
Celina Daigle, a second-semester communications major who rented more than half a dozen textbooks this semester, said the bookstore made a “smart decision,” especially with many students trying to maintain social distancing.
“I think that, had the bookstore decided to charge students to send their textbooks back, it would have caused a lot of frustration from those who may find it difficult to pay for their textbooks in the first place,” Daigle said. “Hypothetically, if we were still on campus, by the end of the semester it wouldn’t have cost anything to go to the bookstore and return your textbooks in person.”
Conner Caridad is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.