Apple enthusiasts and gamers soon will have an on-campus location to scope out the latest gadgets and games thanks to a new retail outlet in the Student Union.
Renovations are under way in the former bookstore space, and in approximately 30 days, the University will be home to Rocky’s Technology Central. The retailer will feature Apple products, personal computers, games, gaming systems and a variety of related items.
“We are hoping to create a one-stop shop for all members of the UT family,” said Joy Seifert, director of auxiliary services. “Whether you’re a MAC user, an avid gamer or in need of a new personal computer, we’ll be able to meet your needs.”
The University had been in discussions with Apple for some time leading up to the announcement that such a store would be opening on campus.
“Apple is very particular about who they partner with for this kind of store,” Seifert said. “Those who are fans of the Apple approach will find this space quite appealing.”
In addition to Rocky’s Technology Central, Rocket Wireless will move from Rocket Hall Room 1917 into the newly renovated space.
“Many of our auxiliary operations will now be housed in the Student Union,” Seifert said. “It’s all part of an ongoing effort to provide the highest level of customer service to students, faculty and students.”
In order to shop at Rocky’s Technology Central, a customer must have a valid Rocket Card.
The store will serve as the primary mechanism for ordering University gadgets and computers. Details will be available in conjunction with the store opening in August.