The General Merchandise Department serving Valdosta State University is located on the first and second floors of The VSU Bookstore in the Student Union Building at 1500 N. Patterson Street. This department provides school supplies as well as clothing and items imprinted with the VSU logo. The primary mission of this department is to provide needed school supplies and various items, including clothing, with the VSU logo all at the best prices possible.
The VSU Bookstore is a member of the Fair Labor Association in order to work with other universities, manufacturers, and non-government organizations (NGO's) to eliminate the use of sweatshop labor in the production of any merchandise containing the registered marks of Valdosta State University.
- General Merchandise Department
- Graduation Supplies
General Merchandise Department
The general merchandise department of the University Stores includes all of the school supplies, backpacks, imprinted clothing and memorabilia, greeting cards, gifts and wrapping paper, balloon bouquets, and items related to graduation. The General Merchandise Manager constantly reviews the product mix of the stores in order to provide quality products for the University community, and she is always open to suggestions for merchandise to be added to the stores.
School Supply Department
School supplies include a broad range of paper products, including imprinted wire bound notebooks, filler paper, composition books, Blue Books (for taking examinations), index cards, portfolios, and a wide-variety of specialized course-related paper (i.e. accounting paper, graph paper, biology paper and music paper). We work with a major distributor in Tampa, Florida, to provide our customers with a wide range of pens, pencils, markers, and other supply items. One of the most popular items in this department is the high density, double-sided computer disk used in many of the computer labs on campus.
The Clothing Department is one of the most exciting areas of the store. We have a wide variety of imprinted tee shirts, sweat shirts, jackets, shorts, and caps which contain the artwork and logos of the University. The school colors are red and black, and we are known as the "Blazers.". Our customers really enjoy the "Kiddie Section" with its full range of sizes and selections of clothing for children. We sell only the best quality of backpacks for our customers, including imprinted and non-imprinted styles. All of our backpacks are sold as a "guaranteed sale" meaning the manufacturer will repair or replace any defective item at no charge to the customer.
VSU Imprinted Items
We have window decals, bumper stickers, cups, mugs, key chains, pens, pencils, and a myriad of other products with the VSU logos imprinted on them. We are the only place in town where you can purchase the original full-color print of West Hall which was created by a local artist exclusively for the VSU Stores.
When graduation time rolls around, the General Merchandise Department is the place to find graduation announcements, gifts, and class rings. We work with one of the best college jewelry companies in the country to provide high quality VSU rings for our graduates. Jostens visits our campus several times per semester for "ring days" and bring special promotional pricing for these events. Click on the following link if you want to place an order directly to Jostens. In addition, we sell their class rings everyday from our store. Twice a year the Bookstore and Student Activities sponsor a Senior Salute where students scheduled to graduate may come to the VSU Bookstore and purchase their class ring, graduation announcements, meet with representatives from other campus offices and organizations, and get prepared for that special graduation day. Jostens toll free number is 1-800-854-7464.