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Winter Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday8:30am - 7:30pm

Friday8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday8:30am - 1:30pm


All hours subject to change. The Starting Gates follows inclement weather delays/closings announced by the university.
The Starting Gate will be CLOSED: April 2 - April 4 for the Easter Holiday.


SPRING COMMENCEMENT:  The Starting Gate is ready to assist graduates who need to order their caps & gowns. Graduates may purchase cap & gown by visiting us in store or contacting us via phone at 443-352-4062.  You may also order cap & gown, announcements, frames, nursing pins, collegiate rings, etc. online through Herff Jones  by clicking the link or copying and pasting into your web browser.
Stevenson will host multiple ceremonies daily beginning Monday, May 17, and concluding Friday, May 21. The schedule for these ceremonies will be designed so that graduates can participate with classmates from their academic programs. Hosting multiple smaller ceremonies will help optimize the safety of our graduates. Masking and physical distancing will be required, and the gym will be cleaned and treated with electrostatic disinfectant between ceremonies.  


We regret, given the need for physical distancing to limit density inside the gym, that no guests will be permitted to attend the ceremonies. Stevenson will live stream the commencements online.


SPRING TEXTBOOKS:  Textbooks will be available for purchase and/or rental (limited titles only) online Monday December 21 and in-store Monday January 11.  PLEASE NOTE:  The Starting Gate will be CLOSED December 24 - January 3.  Orders placed during this time will be processed upon reopening on January 4.  If your are purchasing in-store, please have a printed/written copy of your schedule available.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Starting Gate will offer shipping of traditional textbooks, in addition to a safe store pick up.  Shipping fees will apply.  Please note: Your order will take of minimum 3 - 5 business days to arrive after order processing due to the increase in shipping activity during the pandemic. Orders placed over the weekend will ship Monday morning.  


  • INCLUSIVE ACCESS:  Several courses will be taking part in The SU Inclusive Access (IA) Program, a digital course materials delivery program. You will not be able to add these materials to your cart as charges are applied to your Student Account.   IA provides you immediate digital access to your required course materials via Blackboard at significantly discounted prices.  The program includes a free trial period through February 7, 2021 (currently subject to change).  If you are not interested in continuing with the digital course materials provided by IA you must OPT-OUT by February 7, 2021.  After this date, you will be billed by Student Accounts. You will receive a welcome email detailing the course materials and costs, as well as opt-out reminders during the trial period. You are not required to make any outside or additional purchases for these materials, if you are having trouble accessing your materials please visit, contact, or have your instructor contact us for assistance. 



SU ONLINE BUYBACK:  Don't miss your chance to sell back your books!  Buyback is still available online and shipping is FREE!  Online buyback is easy, click the link and follow 3 simple steps. Step 1: Create a quote Step 2: Ship books for free! Step 3: Get money back!  This is a wholesale buy, we are unable to purchase texts at or for the store at this time. BE SURE NOT TO SELL YOUR RENTAL TEXTS, LOOK FOR THE GREEN RENT IT STICKER!



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