A grand re-opening of the UNC Student Stores was recently held to celebrate the major renovation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus bookstore.
With a revamped café; expanded Bull’s Head Bookshop, which doubled in size with 70,000 titles; a new third-floor lounge; and one of the largest campus Nike and Jordan brand stores in the country; the Student Stores has been transformed into a campus destination where students can study, socialize and relax. “It’s already becoming a buzzing center of student and faculty activity,” said Lloyd Kramer, director of Carolina Public Humanities and member of the Bulls Head Faculty Advisory Committee. “Every time I come through here there are a just a lot of people.”
Chancellor Carol L. Folt joined Student Stores General Manager Michele Gretch-Carter, Barnes & Noble College Vice President Paul Maloney, Director of UNC’s Program in the Humanities and Human Values Lloyd Kramer and Makayla Proctor ’16, to officially re-open the store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the completion of the summer-long renovations.
Proctor, a course materials supervisor at UNC Student Stores and former student bookstore employee, said the design and renovations were based on extensive feedback from the UNC-Chapel Hill campus community. “We want this store to be a staple for students,” she said. “We’re here for when you start your first day of orientation all the way up until you buy your regalia.”