National Student Day brought to you by the @BYUBookstore

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National Student Day, sponsored by the BYU Bookstore, hopes to show support to BYU students as well as promote the many service opportunities on campus on Oct. 3.

“National Student Day is a day that university bookstores across the nation have dedicated to celebrating the students and the good that they do in their communities,” said Chris Layton, BYU Bookstore marketing specialist. “At BYU we have an extraordinary student body, and the BYU Bookstore would like to recognize them.”

This is the third year that the bookstore has held National Student Day, which was initiated by the National Association of College Stores.

“The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is a community of university bookstores of which the BYU Bookstore is a member,” Layton said. “Through NACS we are able to collaborate with other university bookstores to find better ways to serve our campus. NACS started National Student Day three years ago as a way to recognize the good that students do. This year, over 1,800 different stores are participating in National Student Day.”

According to Layton, the bookstore will be partnering with Y-Serve to help students find service projects they can be involved with. There will also be prizes and a social media contest.

“The BYU Bookstore is promoting service in the BYU community,” Layton said. “On October 3rd, we will be handing out free t-shirts by the northeast entrance to the BYU Bookstore to any student who signs up for a service project. We have invited Y-Serve to come into the store and help students find a service project that they would be interested in. We are also holding a contest for a $20 BYU Bookstore gift card. To enter the contest, a student will need to take a picture of themselves wearing one of our free National Student Day t-shirts, upload the picture to Twitter or Instagram, and tag @BYUBookstore in the photo while also using the hashtag #NationalStudentDay.”

Gordon Brown, BYU Bookstore general sales manager, said BYU students are service-oriented and have many opportunities to continue to be so.

“BYU Bookstore recognizes the great spirit of service that BYU students already have and (has) partnered with the center for service and learning to further their great efforts in directing and coordination service from BYU students,” Brown said. “We hope the event is rewarding and fulfilling to all that participate.”

Hannah Holm, a junior from New Brighton, Minne., studying elementary education, works at the bookstore and appreciates its effort to support BYU students.

“I love that the bookstore gets involved with this type of thing to show that they care about the students and want them to succeed,” Holm said.

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