Today marks the official opening of Villa Maria’s new Spirit Shop. The Spirit Shop is a one-stop-shop for students, faculty, and staff looking to purchase College-branded apparel and giftware.
The Spirit Shop is currently stocked with hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, tumblers, bumper stickers, lanyards, and much more. Most items feature fresh, new designs that are representative of Villa Maria’s student body. New designs and more types of apparel are coming soon.
The Spirit Shop is currently open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 4 PM and is located in the admissions wing of Felician Hall. Payments can be made with a credit card or cash.
One of the Spirit Shop’s most in-demand items is a flash drive. 64 GB flash drives can be purchased in the on-campus store for $15. Other basic school supplies are now being provided to students free of charge. Students seeking notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, and folders can stop by the Student Success Center or the front desk of Felician Hall to receive these items. Whether you don’t have the means to purchase something on your own or you simply forgot to bring what you need to campus, the College will provide the item to any student for no cost.
An expanded snack offering, and a small selection of health-related products can now be purchased in the dining hall. Health items can be purchased at the register and snacks can be purchased at the mini mart. Check back regularly to see the additions that were requested on social media.
The Spirit Shop, and the rest of the improvements highlighted above, comes after the College announced that it partnered with Hyatt’s – All Things Creative to provide textbooks and supplies to all students at no cost. Books and supplies are now ordered on students’ behalf, based on what each professor indicates will be necessary for their class.
A celebration in honor of the Spirit Shop’s grand opening will be held on Thursday, October 14 between 11 AM and 1 PM in Felician Hall. Exciting promotions for the Spirit Shop are forthcoming.