In addition to an outstanding education and college experience, alumni of the University of Utah now have one more thing going for them—discounted pricing on Apple® products at the University Campus Store.
Utah is one of five universities in the nation selected to participate in a pilot program that extends academic pricing to alumni—a benefit previously reserved for current students, faculty and staff—helping them save up to $300 on products like MacBook® Pro, iMac® and Mac® Pro desktops, iPads® and other Apple® products.
The alumni pilot program seeks to foster a life-long relationship between Apple® and distinguished alumni of the University of Utah, an institution with which Apple® has a long history. A leader in the technology realm, Utah was chosen by Apple® in its formative years to be one of a handful of schools in the nation to sell its computers. Since that time, the two have maintained a constructive partnership.
Apple™’s alumni discount is only offered at the University Campus Store and will run for a limited time. This initial phase of the alumni program will conclude on December 31, 2015. Discounts for students, staff and faculty will remain constant throughout the year.
Alex Parra, technology manager at the University Campus Store, says the program has been very well received and the added support for alumni is greatly appreciated. “Buying new technology is a big decision for most people,” Parra said, “and most of our customers come in to shop for Utah merchandise. But when they hear we can save them money on those higher-priced items, a lot of alumni come back and see us when they’re ready to make their Apple® purchases.”
A non-profit component of the University of Utah, the Campus Store returns all of its revenue back to the University. Money spent at the Campus Store, whether on Apple® products, Utah merchandise or any other item, is returned to the campus community in the form of scholarships, athletics support, improvement projects and the like.
As such, alumni who purchase Apple products from the University Campus Store not only spend less than they would at any other technology retailer, they also provide generous support to their alma mater.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, Parra encourages the entire Utah community—both on and off campus—to consider and support the University Campus Store. “We want to help everyone get what they need but also give their budget a much-needed break,” Parra said. “And keeping money on campus to support our own is a win for all of us.”
For more information on Apple™’s alumni discount or on any services provided by the University Campus Store, please call (801) 581-4776. The Campus Store is located in the heart of the University of Utah at 270 South 1500 East in Salt Lake City.
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