Ordering Cycles

Please refer to the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Textbook Services Policy for specific details regarding Textbook Rental Services.  The following ordering cycles have been adopted by the campus and are included in the Textbook Services Policy.  These due dates allow adequate time for discussions with faculty, communications with publishers, and for processing, ordering and shipping of textbooks. In addition, these established dates guarantee that UW-La Crosse is compliant with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).  The HEOA requires that all students be provided with information regarding the cost of the textbooks they must purchase prior to registering for classes.

Deadlines for Course Scheduling and Ordering Course Materials from both the University Bookstore and Textbook Rental Services:

Important Note:   Instructors/departments ordering texts supplied by foreign publishers should place orders as early as possible (at least 12 weeks in advance).

Summer Sessions and Fall Semester
Summer and Fall Course Schedules Due – Friday, end of the third week of second semester classes.
Textbook Orders Due – Second Friday in March, three weeks after schedules were due and before Spring Recess Registration for Summer and Fall – Three weeks after text orders are due

Winter Intersession and Spring Semester
Intersession and Spring Course Schedules Due – Friday, end of the third week of first semester classes
Textbook Orders Due – Friday, three weeks after course schedules are due
Registration for Intersession and fall – Three weeks after text orders are due

 *Newly hired faculty (including IAS) should work with department chairs and program directors to submit book orders as quickly as possible after hiring.