Bulldog Bundle

Bulldog Bundle: Your Complete Course Materials Solution

Welcome to the Bulldog Bundle program, formerly known as First Day Complete, at the University of Redlands – an additional solution for course material needs! We are thrilled to introduce this new initiative to enhance the academic experience and ensure our students have everything they need to succeed.

What is Bulldog Bundle?

The University of Redlands has partnered with Barnes & Noble to offer an additional way to obtain your course materials by offering a comprehensive package tailored to students’ specific courses and instructors. With Bulldog Bundle, students have access to all required textbooks, etextbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and other essential materials – ensuring you are fully prepared for every class.

Why Bulldog Bundle?

Bulldog Bundle streamlines the textbook purchasing and rental process, providing students with significant cost savings compared to purchasing individual textbooks. Plus, by bundling materials together, students will save valuable time and energy that can be better spent focusing on their studies.

How Does It Work?

Getting started with Bulldog Bundle is easy! Simply visit the dedicated Bulldog Bundle portal, which includes all the information needed to participate in the program. Here’s how it works:

  1. Explore Your Course List: Around 30 days prior to the first day of class, log in to our Bulldog Bundle portal to view your personalized course list and the corresponding materials required for each class.

  2. Select In-store Pickup or Delivery: print materials are available using free in-store pickup or, for a small fee, shipped directly to you.

  3. Receive Your Materials: Your Bulldog Bundle will be conveniently packaged and ready for pickup or delivery before the start of the term. Digital materials will be available in Canvas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Bulldog Bundle program?

Bulldog Bundle is a course material delivery model that simplifies the student experience, lowers the cost of materials, and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this program, course materials are conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return rented physical course materials to the bookstore.

How does it work?

  1. Register for your classes, and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials.
  2. One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you).
  3. An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships.
  4. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Canvas.

Who is eligible to participate?

All students within the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates are eligible to participate in the Bulldog Bundle program.

What materials are included in the program?

The program provides all required course materials in the format determined by the faculty instructor.

What materials are excluded from the program?

The program does not include consumable course supplies that cannot be returned and reused, such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model and engineering kits. In addition, Bulldog Bundle does not include shipping costs for delivery to students outside of the campus bookstore or designated locations on campus.

How do I enroll in the program?

All College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled in the Bulldog Bundle program.

Can I opt out of the program?

Students can opt out of the Bulldog Bundle program each semester during the opt-out window, which is open from August 5 through September 20. By opting out, students will not receive their required materials in a convenient package, and access to digital content will be removed after the opt-out window closes. Options for purchasing course materials after opting out can be found on the bookstore website. When a student opts out of the program, they should allow 5-7 days for the charge to be removed from their student account. 

How do I change my opt-out status?

To opt back into the Bulldog Bundle program, please click here or follow the instructions found in your opt out confirmation email. Please note you must make your final selection by September 20.

How do I purchase my course materials if I decide to opt out of the program?

Students will be responsible for purchasing their required course materials.

When are my textbook rentals due back to the bookstore?

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of final exams for the semester. Students will receive email reminders ahead of the rental deadline.

Can I buy my rented textbook?

Yes, the program enables you to purchase any rental textbooks at a reduced rate during the semester.

Do I need to return books if they are for a continuation course?

Yes, you will still be required to return course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.

What happens if I never verify my order?

Students will receive email notifications from the bookstore reminding them to verify their order and choose their fulfillment preference. If the student does not opt out, their materials will be held at the bookstore, and their student account will be charged.

If I never pick up my books, will I still get charged?

Yes, if the student does not opt out, physical materials will be held at the bookstore, digital materials will be accessed through Canvas and the student account will be charged.

What if I drop a class?

If course materials have been picked up or delivered for the dropped class, those materials should be returned to the bookstore within 48 hours. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required course materials so that you have what you need. As students add and drop classes, the charge on your student account will be adjusted based on the number of registered units. 


Can I opt out if I picked up my textbooks?

Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return the textbooks, the charges for the bundle will remain on your student account, and you will be subject to a replacement and non-return processing fee.

What is the cost of Bulldog Bundle?

Students will pay $22/credit for their course materials. For example, a student with 16 credits, the total cost would be $352.

How and when will students be billed?

Students will be billed for tuition, room, and board the first week of July. Bulldog Bundle charges applied to student accounts 30 days prior to the start of classes, approximately August 5.

Can I use financial aid to pay for the Bulldog Bundle?

Yes, you may use your financial aid or the monthly payment plan to cover the cost of the Bulldog Bundle. The charges will be applied to your student account with your tuition and fees, as well as your grants, scholarships, and loans. If you have a credit from your financial aid awards, it will automatically be applied to this additional charge. If you have a payment plan, the cost of the Bulldog Bundle will be spread over your remaining monthly payments. If you need additional financial aid to help cover the cost, you may apply for additional aid to cover the charges.

How will students under the Book Lending Program receive access to the free copies?

At this time, students can continue to access the Book Lending Program through the existing process.

Where can I go for help or additional information?

Visit the Bookstore webpage or contact the bookstore directly at 909.748.8950.

If you would like to send the Bookstore Team a message email sm691@bncollege.com.