University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s new $4 million state-of-the-art College Campus Store is scheduled to open in the fall. The one-story addition to the Campus Center spans 8,500 square feet with a configured layout that includes textbook, computer, apparel and café areas. One merchandise display will be dedicated to products developed, labeled and marketed by students in UH Hilo’s business classes, along with those from other UH campuses.
The College Campus Store will replace the existing bookstore located near the Old Gym as the primary outlet for the sale of textbooks, materials, school supplies and various merchandise including Vulcan logo clothing, sundry items, snacks, computers and computer accessories.
“I think the storeʻs close proximity to the new Student Services Building, combined with the goods and services it offers will provide students with an added element of convenience,” said Jason Tanaka, College Campus Store manager. “That will enable them to get more of the things they need in the same, general area.”
The College Campus Store is expected to become a popular gathering place to relax, work, study and socialize. The store also has computers with free internet access and a big screen television featuring university news, public information and merchandise offerings.
The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with extended seasonal hours. An official grand opening is expected to be held in the fall.
Adapted for a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo news release.