October 8 is National Student Day


College and high school students celebrated by college stores across U.S. and Canada

OBERLIN, OHIO, October 6, 2015 – College and high school campus stores will celebrate the fifth annual National Student Day on Thursday, October 8. Sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), National Student Day takes place the second Thursday in October and focuses on recognizing and celebrating students for their hard work in and outside the classroom.

This year’s celebration includes an all-new photo-sharing contest that gives students the opportunity to win a $500 prize to their campus store and support a good cause. High school and college students can enter the contest up to five times per person by simply snapping a “selfie” in their campus store and posting it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GIVEME5NSD. For each contest entry received, NACS will donate $1, up to $5,000, to children’s literacy advocate Reading Is Fundamental. The contest is open now through October 22 at 5:00 pm EST.

Celebrations vary by campus. Stores will hold special events ranging from flash sales and free food to contests, games and live music.

For more information and complete contest rules, visit www.nationalstudentday.com.

About The National Association of College Stores
The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents nearly 4,000 campus retailers and approximately 1,000 industry-related companies that supply course materials and other merchandise and services to campus stores. NACS provides education and other resources that help its member stores support student success, the campus experience, and the academic missions of higher education institutions. NACS is headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio. Additional information can be found online at www.nacs.org.

About Reading Is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental delivers free books and literacy resources to children and families in economically disadvantaged communities in the United States. By giving children the opportunity to own a book, RIF inspires them to become lifelong readers and achieve their full potential. RIF is leading the way to help minimize the summer learning slide through Read for Success, a proven program model aimed at early elementary students to reduce summer reading loss and improve literacy proficiency all year long. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, RIF has placed 412 million books in the hands of more than 40 million children since it was established in 1966. To learn more and help provide books to kids who need them most, visit www.RIF.org.

Media Contacts
Jennifer Libertowski
National Association of College Stores
(800) 622-7498, ext. 2249

Laura Massie
APR National Association of College Stores
(800) 622-7498 ext. 2351