“We are truly honored to have formed this new partnership with such a distinguished institution, known for empowering thousands of women through its incredible educational mission,” said Max J. Roberts, President and CEO, Barnes & Noble College. “We are eager to bring a dynamic campus store to Wellesley College, focused on delivering a retail and digital learning experience that complements this renowned school.”
Barnes & Noble College recently cemented its position as the leader in setting the digital standard in higher education with its partnerships with Microsoft and Pearson. Wellesley students, faculty and the entire campus community will now be at the forefront of this dynamic and emerging space.
Wellesley students will enjoy an in-store and online campus bookstore that reflects the Wellesley brand, including a wide selection of school spirit apparel, award-winning NOOK devices and other technology gadgets, as well as gifts for alumni, friends and family. Course materials will be offered in variety of options including rental, digital, used and new formats ensuring students have access to the options that best suit their needs. Faculty will also have access to a groundbreaking online community, FacultyEnlight, a streamlined textbook adoption platform that combines advanced search capabilities with detailed information on course material formats, pricing and reviews by other Faculty.
Students will also benefit from the new partnership with Barnes & Noble College with opportunities to participate in the company’s GenNext Panel. The GenNext Panel is a national, online student insight panel, designed to provide students an opportunity to share their opinions on course material needs and emerging trends on campus to help Barnes & Noble College ensure products and services deliver the utmost value to the student community.
The new Barnes & Noble College campus bookstore team will work closely with the Wellesley College community to establish a strong social media presence on Facebook that reflects local events and promotions. In addition, the new bookstore team will reach out to both faculty and student organizations to ensure these groups are able to leverage the full resources the new bookstore team has to offer.
Wellesley College is a highly selective private women’s liberal-arts college located in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. A member of the original Seven Sisters Colleges, Wellesley is known for cultivating women as global leaders and for its influential alumnae. Founded in 1875, Wellesley is consistently ranked among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the United States by multiple ratings groups (Forbes and U.S. News & World Report). In 2012, Princeton Review’s The Best 376 Colleges named Wellesley’s faculty number one in the country. The College enrolls approximately 2,300 students from all 50 states and 83 countries, and offers 56 departmental and interdepartmental majors.