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Now Available: Hail To UNCP!

Hail to UNCP! recounts one of the unique and compelling stories in higher education—a school founded in 1887 to train Lumbee Indian teachers that evolved into a four-year university and constituent institution of the internationally acclaimed University of North Carolina system.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke had humble beginnings with fifteen students and one teacher. As the only state- supported, four-year college for American Indians in the nation (1939-1953), the institution successfully navigated the challenges of internal and tribal factionalism, budget crises, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Depression, integration, and rapid expansion, to grow into a campus with more than 6,200 students—recognized today as the most diverse in North Carolina and the southern United States.

The book details the extraordinary spirit of the institution and the courageous foresight of Lumbee leaders who struggled to establish the school during challenging times following the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Hail to UNCP! also focuses on what the institution has meant, and still means, to the Lumbee people, to students and alumni past and present, and to the people of the area it serves. This remark- able story highlights luminaries from the institution’s history and the defining moments that shaped the interconnected histories of the institution, the Lumbee and other Indian peoples, and southeastern North Carolina.

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Fall/Spring Semester Hours 
Resume Monday, January 12, 2015
Monday-Thursday 7:45am-6pm (Bookstore)
Monday-Thursday 7:45am-8pm (Convenience Store)
Friday 7:45am-4pm (Bookstore and Convenience Store)
Saturday 10am-2pm (Bookstore and Convenience Store) 

Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5pm
Friday 7:45am-4pm 
Saturday CLOSED


Watch for extended hours and special dates that we will be open on this web site. Please note hours are subject to change.

Friday, April 3, 2015  GOOD FRIDAY
Saturday, April 4, 2015  EASTER
Sunday, April 5, 2015 EASTER

Class Rings

The UNCP Bookstore is your number one choice for quality Class Rings. Jostens provides a large selection of official UNCP Class Rings in various styles and features. Representatives from Jostens come monthly to our store to assist you in your Ring purchase. The Upcoming Schedule is posted throughout our website and on campus. We encourage you to stop by the UNCP Bookstore and pick up a catalog and start your decision making. Then visit with the friendly Jostens staff on their upcoming visits. class rings

View your official collection of UNC Pembroke Class Rings by Jostens.

All University of North Carolina at Pembroke rings are backed by a Jostens Lifetime Warranty and are protected against loss or theft by Jostens Ring Loss Insurance. Certain terms and conditions apply.
For more information contact Jostens. (see link provided below).


Jostens has added a pretty neat feature to their website. You can visit the site and design your very own class ring. You can access this site by accessing Josten's website or by the following link. A demonstration of this feature will allow you to design the ring and preview what it would look like before you place your order. You can order it from Jostens website or you can simply print it out and bring to our upcoming Ring Dates at the Bookstore.


Visit the UNCP Bookstore and check out the great savings on your college ring of choice. The Jostens Representatives will be available on the following dates:
Jostens College Ring Representatives will be in the UNCP Bookstore unless the following dates/times denote otherwise

February 18, 2015  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
February 19, 2015 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
March 11, 2015 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. GRAD FINALE  UC ANNEX
March 12, 2015 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. GRAD FINALE UC ANNEX
April 1, 2015 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April 2, 2015 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • If you need to contact Jostens Consumer Service Center Consultants please call 1.800.854.746


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Faculty Information

UNCP Faculty please use this page for UNCP Bookstore information. Links are provided below.

Please view the powerpoint presentation from the Faculty Textbook Committee Report (Power Point required).

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty under our FAQs page.


Please view our Textbook Page for Textbook information.

Here are some quick links for our Faculty Textbook Information:
Online Textbook Adoption Login Portal
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Faculty Textbook Information

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Guaranteed Buyback Information
Please visit our Guaranteed Buyback page for more information.

UNCP Bookstore Textbook Adoption Policy
Please visit our Textbook Adoption Policy

Book Usage Policy
Please visit our About Us page for the Book Usage Policy.



The UNCP Bookstore has personalized graduation announcements available via the Jostens web site  uncp

Orders have to be placed at least two weeks in advance to insure timely delivery.

The UNCP Bookstore also stocks Generic Graduation Announcements during the time that Caps and Gowns are distributed.




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Welcome to the UNCP Bookstore's Graduation Center. Our Graduation Center features information concerning Caps/Gowns, Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames/Graduation Accessories, Grad Finale, and Special Offers. All your Graduation Items are provided by the professional at Jostens.


All undergraduate and graduate cap and gowns are available at the UNCP Bookstore. Caps and Gowns are distributed during Grad Finale (during both semesters) and following Grad Finale in the UNCP Bookstore on designated pick up days during regular business hours.   FALL 2014 Cap/Gown Pick Up Dates:  November 3, 2014 - through graduation during regular business hours.

Cap and Gown Pick Up For Students

For those graduates that do not attend Grad Finale, you can pick up your cap and gown in the UNCP Bookstore during the previously mentioned times. . Regalia must be picked up in the UNCP Bookstore during regular business hours. If you cannot come pick up your cap and gown you will have to have it shipped to you. A shipping and handling fee of $12 (Undergraduate Candidates) $15 (Graduate Candidates)  will be charged on all orders shipped. We will need your height and weight in order to give you the proper fit.

FALL 2014 Cap/Gown Pick Up Dates:  November 3, 2014 - through graduation during regular business hours.

All faculty and administrators cap and gowns may either be rented through or purchased from the UNCP Bookstore either in our Custom Regaila Sales or Regalia Rental services.  Check the Graduation Center page here or our Events page for upcoming rentals and sales at the UNCP Bookstore.



The UNCP Bookstore and Jostens will be holding a Faculty Fine Quality Academic Regalia sale to allow you to take advantage of a special limited time offer. 

This event will be held in the Bookstore, January 20-22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm.


A representative from Jostens, trained in Academic dress and protocol will be on hand to assist with your measurements and orders and to answer any questions you might have. 

This will be an opportunity for you to have a complete set of CUSTOM TAILORED regalia made for you at the best price available in the last decade.


The featured ensemble includes:  THE SUSSEX, our most popular doctoral gown - a six-sided tam - a silky doctoral tassel - and our deluxe doctoral hood - all for $465.85*.   In addition a new MASTER gown promotion has been added this semester.  This promotion includes the Master gown, hood, mortarboard and tassel for $325.25*.  A discount of 20% will also be available on fine quality orders for individual pieces not available in the promotions described above.  Orders taken at this event will be shipped in 8 to 10 weeks and must be paid for by check or charge at the time of ordering.


Whether you are buying a complete outfit, replacing part of aging regalia you already own, or deciding at last it really would be more practical and convenient to buy rather than rent - you can’t lose with this limited time offer. 









The end of the semester is quickly approaching and we at the Bookstore are working hard to prepare for a smooth graduation. With this in mind, we are now taking rental regalia orders for the May 8th & 9th commencement ceremonies.


If you need to rent regalia and have not rented in the past, please stop by the UNCP Bookstore to fill out a rental form prior to Thursday, March 12, 2015. If you have rented regalia before and need to rent again, you may simply email me at deidamia.crowe@uncp.edu or contact the Bookstore at 521-6222. 


Regalia delivery cannot be guaranteed for any orders placed after March 12, 2015. Late orders will be accessed a $45.00 processing fee.

The rental fees are as listed below:



Doctorate Degree

Tam, Tassel, Gown & Hood               $84.95

Hard Cap, Tassel, Gown & Hood      $71.95

Cap, Tassel & Gown                           $38.95

Hood Only                                          $33.95

Gown Only                                         $27.95


Master’s Degree

Cap, Tassel, Gown & Hood                $60.95

Cap, Tassel & Gown                           $31.95

Hood Only                                          $28.95

Gown Only                                         $24.95


Bachelor’s Degree

Cap, Tassel, Gown & Hood                $54.95

Cap, Tassel & Gown                           $28.95

Hood Only                                          $25.95

Gown Only                                         $20.95



Please contact the UNCP Bookstore at 521-6222 to schedule your appointment If you have rented regalia before and need to rent again, you may simply email me at deidamia.crowe@uncp.edu or contact the Bookstore at 521-6222.  . Late orders will be accessed a $45.00 processing fee.  Seven weeks lead time is needed to guarantee hood colors for rental regalia; hood colors subject to availability with less than seven weeks.  Generally the correcd degree color can be provided but the underside colors on the hood which represent the school that awarded the degree may not be available.


Spring 2015 Commencement
The UNCP Bookstore will be open in the Auxiliary Services Building 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Roses and balloons will be sold on site at the Spring Graduate School  (GPAC Lobby) and Undergraduate School Commencement  (D. F. Lowry Building at Starbucks entrance) Ceremonies.

Distance/Online FAQs


Below are various Frequently Asked Questions for our Distance Education/Online Students. We hope these will answer questions you may have.

On our Distance Education/Online Courses Page, click on either one of these two links to order your textbooks. redirect

What information do I need to place an order?
You will need a detailed student schedule from BraveWeb.

What is the difference between Required and Optional Textbooks/Course Materials?
There are two types of books/course materials: Required and Optional.
Required books are books that are required by the professor. Optional books/materials are not required by the professor; however they may prove beneficial to your course work. On the Online Catalog of our website, Required text/course materials are denoted with a R. Optional texts/course materials are denoted with an O.

Why are Used books not always available?
We offer Used books whenever possible. We obtain Used books through our buyback program.

Are your Used books in good condition?

Used books range in quality from a pristine book owned only once before by a student who treated it with care, to a book that has been owned by several students and is worn with creased pages and highlighting. A used book might have any of the following:

handwritten notes
highlighting (slight to heavy)
normal wear and tear
rounded corners
faded covers
creased/folded pages

What is your privacy policy?
It is the UNCP Bookstore's policy to respect the privacy of all of our users's personal information. At no time, do we sell, trade, or rent user's email addresses or name/address for marketing purposes.

Why do you need my email address/contact information?
Your contact information is used to provide you with order confirmation/tracking information.
What security measures do you take to protect my information?
All of your order information, along with name, address, and payment information is encrypted using a secure server for utmost security. Our site is secured through for encryption of data.

What payment options do I have?

We only take Financial Aid or Credit Cards for payment of textbooks. Please make sure you have contacted the Financial Aid office to have your Bookstore Account opened. Please note that you have to request an account for each semester as well as for each summer session.

How long will it take for my order to ship after I've placed it?
For Financial Aid Accounts, Order are shipped within 24 hours, Monday-Friday (except holidays) once accounts have opened. For Credit Card orders, orders are shipped within 24 hours, Monday-Friday (except holidays). You will receive an order confirmation email when your shipment has left our facility in Pembroke, NC. The email will include a tracking number (FedEx shipments only).

Orders placed after 10am on Fridays will be shipped the following Monday.

How long will it take for me to receive my order once it has been shipped?


FedEx Ground shipment delivery date is an estimate. Transit time is not guaranteed but is approximately 3-7 business days (Monday-Friday, except for holidays).
FedEx 2nd Day and Next Day Air orders placed before 12 pm EST (Monday-Friday, except for holidays), will be shipped on the same day your order is placed. Orders placed after 12 noon EST may not ship until the next business day. FedEx Air shipments transit times are guaranteed.

FedEx packages may require a signature at the time of delivery, dependent on the discretion of the FedEx driver.
FedEx services are delivered during business days (Monday-Friday, except for holidays.

For more information regarding standard delivery times in your area, please contact FedEx at (800)GO FEDEX.

USPS Priority Mail
Priority mail is only recommenced for shipping to APO/FPO and PO Box addresses. Priority Mail with the United States Postal Service is a non traceable service and does not have guaranteed delivery times.

International Shipping
Your order will be processed and shipped within 48 hours (Monday-Friday, except for holidays) following receipt of your order.
Please note: an additional shipping charge will be levied on all backordered items.

Will the FedEx driver leave my package at my doorstep?
FedEx packages may require a signature at the time of delivery. It is at the discretion of the FedEx driver. If you will not be at home at the time of delivery, please leave the driver a singed note stating you want your package left at the doorstep.

Where will my package be left if I live in an apartment or condo?
If you live in an apartment or condo and will not be at home during the time of delivery, please leave a signed note stating that your package be left at the apartment office. If you do not have such an office, in your complex, please make arrangements with FedEx to get your package from the local FedEx hub.

Do you offer expedited shipping on orders?
FedEx 2nd Day and Next Day Air shipping options are available in most locations and are both traceable and are guaranteed during business days (Monday-Friday, except for holidays).

What happens during cases of severe or inclement weather? Will I receive my packages during estimated delivery time?
FedEx does not guarantee delivery times during severe or inclement weather conditions. They will strive to ship it as soon as weather conditions are permissible.

How do I ship a package to an APO/FPO address or to a PO Box?
USPS Priority Mail is the only option to ship to an APO/FPO address or PO Box address. Please note this service does not allow for shipment tracking nor can you guarantee packages.

What is the transit time for Priority Mail packages?
Priority Mail typically takes 3-7 business days for domestic shipments, including PO Boxes. For APO/FPO addresses, transit time can be up to 3-4 weeks. This is a non-traceable shipping option. Transit times are not guaranteed with Priority Mail.

Is Priority Mail a recommended service and can I track my package?
Priority Mail is non-traceable and therefore not a recommended service. If possible, we recommend that you use FedEx for shipment.

How do I track my order?
Once your order has been successfully submitted, you will receive two emails. The first email will be an order recap, the second will be your shipping confirmation. You can trace your shipment online at http://www.fedex.com .

Can I cancel my order for a refund?
Once an order has been finalized, you cannot make changes or cancellations to the order. You may return your package once received, provided it is within the normal deadline for returns.


Please view our updated Returns Policy
Updated June 11, 2010

Textbooks may be returned for full credit within the first seven days of the Fall and Spring semesters, and within the first three days of the Summer I and II sessions. Textbooks for pre-sessions, intra sessions and all other abbreviated sessions are eligible for a refund within forty-eight hours of the beginning of the course. The original itemized cash register receipt is required for a refund during the Fall and Spring semesters. The original itemized cash register receipt and a copy of the student’s class schedule is required to obtain a refund during summer sessions. New books must be in the original selling condition. A full refund cannot be given for textbooks that have been written in, had the plastic removed, or have been damaged in any way. No refunds will be given on course pack materials or digital textbooks. Textbooks purchased after the seventh day of the Fall or Spring semesters or after the third day of a Summer I or II semester are considered FINAL SALES and no refunds will be given. 

Students who drop a course may return their books within 48 hours after the course is dropped, provided the Bookstore has not started processing returns. A copy of the student’s detailed schedule that reflects the dropped course and a receipt is required.  Returns processing starts four weeks after classes begin in the Fall and Spring semesters and two weeks after classes begin in the Summer sessions. 

General Merchandise may be returned for a full exchange up to two weeks from the date of purchase provided that it is accompanied by a cash register receipt.  Exceptions:  there are no refunds on magazines, technology products, opened ink cartridges, gift cards, iTunes cards, clearance merchandise, special orders or products marked “no returns.” 

Computer Software cannot be returned once the package has been opened.

Terms of Refund?
Your package contains your books, your sales receipt, a copy of our Return Policy, and a Return Merchandise Authorization Form. Your back of your sales receipt shows our Return Policy. We will also include another copy of our Return Policy. If you need to refund a textbook bought online, you must follow the return policy mentioned above. You must also complete a Return Merchandise Authorization Form (RMA). This RMA form must be sent to the UNCP Bookstore's Shipping/Receiving Coordinator for approval. You will then be contacted by the Bookstore with a RMA number. The RMA number must be displayed on the outside of the box when you send your book(s) back. All returns must arrive at the UNCP Bookstore and meet regular returns deadlines. Books sent back without a RMA number will be held for pickup or returned to sender.

What address do I use to return my shipment?
UNCP Bookstore
Attn: Shipping/Receiving Department
RMA Number:
One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

How long do I have to return my order?

Must be returned before the last day for refunds on textbooks.

How will I be credited for my return?
Credit will be issued in the same manner the payment was originally made. If your order was purchase with your Financial Aid/Bookstore Account, the credit will be made to your Financial Aid provided accounts are still open. Any course materials received outside of the returns timeframe will be considered ineligible for a credit.


To view our Buyback FAQ's please click here.

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