Answered By: Reference Librarian Last Updated: 2014.Aug.14 Views: 50
Please keep in mind; the course schedule you create at Orientation is tentative. Yes, you are expected to have and read all required textbooks. Many professors will expect you to have your textbook on the first day of class. We recommend that you have your books for the first day of class AND that you purchase, or rent, them in the SHIP bookstore. The bookstore will ensure that you have the proper text and edition for the course. Keep the receipt and do not open any plastic wrapped books or make any markings in the books until you are sure that you need them. This will enable you to return any unneeded texts to the bookstore. If you decide to purchase textbooks online, remember that it may take several days to receive the books AND there may be a risk in not being able to return an unneeded book. The University Store will be open at Orientation; however, textbooks will not be available for purchase at this time. Dates for textbooks availability will be posted on the University Store website: http://bookstore.shipstudents.org.