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 Session
Course Schedules Due – Second Friday in January
Textbook Orders Due – Second Friday in March, before Spring Recess
Registration for Summer – First week in April

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

Winter Intersession and Spring Semester
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 Spring – 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.