We're the Co-op!

Nonprofit & Independent Since 1896

We're a nonprofit supporting students, faculty and staff at the University of Texas
at since 1896. (Happy 125 Birthday to us!) All of the profits from our retai
store and online sales benefit UT students like YOU!

Learn more about us   Blog: Welcome to the Co-op

The Freshman Take: A Guide to Your First Year at Texas!

The Co-op is the official collector of course material information for the University of Texas, including
art and architecture supplies.

Textbooks and course material options for students are consantly changing and it is easy to get overwhelmed by all your options.
We're here to help you navigate your choices by showing you how to acquire the right materials at
the lowest possible cost. Afterall, we've been doing this for 125 years!

Burnt Orange Bulletin Board

The Longhorn community is an incredible group with a wealth of knowledge to pass down to future Longhorn. Below, we've complied advice and tips from current Longhorns and alumni as well as our seasonal staff.

Welcome To The University Co-op

You’re probably wondering, what exactly is the Co-op. Are we just a college bookstore, are we just a place to get a Longhorn tee shirt? Turns out we are more than just a store.

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Instagram Pages Every Longhorn Needs!

UT27! Keep Up With The Latest News And Events Happening At UT Austin!

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Decorate Your Dorm, Longhorn Style!

The Co-op has your dorm decor needs covered!
From flags and posters to blankets and pillows, get the lowdown on dorm essentials.

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See You In The Fall

You have officially completed orientation! You did it!
We can’t wait to see you. The Co-op doors are open and ready to welcome everyone this fall semester. We have plenty instore to make your upcoming freshmen semester the best one yet!

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Maddy's Freshmen Essentials

What Co-op Intern Maddy believes are absolutely essential your first year here at UT.

Trenola's Freshmen Essentials

Get tips from Co-op Intern Trenola on what she thinks you need for a stress-free first year at UT.

Ashton's Freshmen Essentials

Everything Ashton, an Intern at the Co-op, thinks is essential for a successful first year on campus.

Top 5 tips for freshmen!

From staying hydrated to meeting new friends on campus, we've got 5 tips to help you make the best of the next 4 years at UT Austin!

Textbooks 101

Learn about your Textbook and Course Material options and how to shop for them online and in store.

Textbooks Q&A

Blog by Kim Estes Assistant Store Director

Textbook How To Guide

Print and bring your How To guide with you

10 Best Study Spots on Campus

Whether it's midterm season, finals week, or just an average Tuesday, chances are you've got some studying to do.

50 Things To Do In Austin

Whether You're Visiting For A Day, A Week, Or You've Lived Here Your Whole Life, There Is Always Something Fun And Exciting To Do Here In Austin.

12 Student Organizations to Join

This semester is your chance to branch out, try something new, and meet some awesome longhorns.

Longhorn Traditions

Learn everything you need to know about UT traditions, from the Hook ‘em horns hand sign to our beloved, Bevo.

Advice for Freshmen

From the 2020 University of Texas at Austin Student Government Leadership

Advice to Freshmen

We sat down with 2019 Student Body President, Colton Becker, and discussed advice for freshmen!

Hey Parents!

Visit our friends over at Texas Parents for the parent perspective on freshman year at UT.

The Co-op is a nonprofit supporting students at UT Austin and we will be here for you and your student for the next four years and beyond. From getting their course materials and textbooks, to game day gear, to graduation regalia, We're here to here to support your student during their time on the 40 acres!

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