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C of I introduces new College Store on campus

The College of Idaho’s new College Store is open for business on the main floor of McCain Student Center. The store, formerly located in the McCain basement, carries a wide assortment of C of I clothing, gift items and souvenirs. The Coyote logo adorns a stylish array of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and polo shirts, while a fresh wave of sportswear also is available thanks to the College’s recent partnership with Under Armour.

Select t-shirts are available from as little as $9.95 to accommodate cash-strapped college students. Football t-shirts have been especially popular–they quickly sold out on freshman move-in day.

“It’s nice that the store is really affordable now,” said C of I senior Erica Martens. “I had a great experience at the new store.”

College Store manager Susan Hunsperger, who also managed the old bookstore, said the new location in McCain has been working extremely well. As students wait for food from the McCain Pub or do homework in the lounge, they can easily step in to browse for a new school pride item to wear to the next big Coyotes game.

One big difference for students is that school books no longer are sold at the College Store. The C of I bookstore is now entirely digital, and students can buy, sell and browse for books online at

“Students already have been buying most of their books online in [recent] past years,” Hunsperger said. “So it’s nice to not have to deal with books in-store.”  

The College Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The store will host a grand opening celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, before the Homecoming tailgate party and volleyball game. Hunsperger also is taking suggestions from students about which products they would like to see offered at the College Store. To submit questions, comments and suggestions, please call (208) 459-5407.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit