Press Release: Amazon Opens New Pickup Location at ASUC Student Union on the UC Berkeley Campus
SEATTLE—January 14, 2016—Amazon today announced the grand opening of Amazon@ASUC Student Union, a staffed pickup location situated in the Martin Luther King Jr. building in Lower Sproul on the UC Berkeley campus. Amazon@ASUC Student Union offers the UC Berkeley campus community a convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders, from everyday essentials to technology.
This 3,500 square foot space is the first Amazon pickup location on a university campus to feature an interactive Amazon device experience where students can watch movies, play games, read books, listen to music, and more on Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and Fire TV devices.
Students, faculty, and staff will be able to activate their own personalized UC Berkeley shopping experience at asucstudentunion.amazon.com. Once activated anyone can ship to the location and Amazon Student and Prime members will receive Free Same-Day Pickup for orders placed by noon and Free One-Day Pickup for orders placed by 10PM. To learn more about Amazon Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent. To learn more about the ASUC Student Union, visit asucstudentunion.berkeley.edu.
“With the addition of the Amazon pickup location, the ASUC Student Union is able to offer something students have asked for and introduce a new way of engaging the campus community within the student union space,” said Joseph Greenwell, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. “We are excited to see this new service model come to life and enhance the overall student experience here at Berkeley.”
“We're thrilled to team up with the ASUC Student Union to bring this new experience to UC Berkeley,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon Student Programs. “This marks our fifth campus community to offer a staffed pickup location providing students with a convenient and affordable way to get everything they need for university life. We look forward to bringing this experience to even more students and campus communities soon.”
Since 2015, Amazon has opened staffed pickup locations including: Amazon@Purdue, Amazon@UMass, Amazon@IslaVista, and Amazon@Cincinnati. In addition to UC Berkeley, Amazon also has confirmed agreements to open two more locations in 2016 with the University of California, Davis and University of Pennsylvania.
About Amazon Student
Amazon Student gives college students Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, and special offers and promotions created just for students as part of the six-month free trial. After that it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership—and includes unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video, over a million songs with Prime Music, and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.
About the ASUC Student Union at UC Berkeley
The ASUC Student Union at UC Berkeley builds upon the school’s prestigious academics to provide students with an equally valuable experience outside of the classroom. Focused on creating an involved and empowered campus experience, the ASUC Student Union offers support and resources to more than 35,000 students at UC Berkeley.
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