NPR News, Classical and Music of the Delta
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Warhawk Bundle streamlines experience for ULM students

ULM Photo Services
ULM Office of Marketing and Communications

MONROE, LA – After two academic years of implementation, the Warhawk Bundle program continues to save money for ULM students. In the fall semester of 2022, ULM, in conjunction with Barnes & Noble Education, launched the Warhawk Bundle, a concierge service that allows students to have access to all their course materials before the first day of class at an average savings of 35-50%. Data provided by Barnes & Noble College (BNC) shows that ULM students saved an estimated $982,860, or an average of 34%, in the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters using Warhawk Bundle.

"The Warhawk Bundle continues to be well received by ULM students for not only providing significant savings on their course materials but for eliminating standing in line at the bookstore as well,” said Tommy Walpole, ULM’s Executive Director of Auxiliary Enterprises and Student Services. “Every student should look into this program and when they do, we are confident they will participate,” added Walpole.

According to the report provided by BNC, 87% of students said the Warhawk Bundle saved them time in shopping for course materials, since they were all in one place and 88% of students reported feeling better prepared for the academic term.

Students surveyed by BNC were able to share about their experiences with the Warhawk Bundle. “It’s very convenient for incoming freshmen who don’t know what books to get,” said one student. Another said, “Personally, it made the stress of starting a new semester and trying to be prepared for new classes and professors so much easier. That was one thing I didn’t have to worry about at all.”

With Warhawk Bundle, instead of purchasing materials a la carte, the cost is included in each student’s account at the same time tuition is charged. Ahead of each term, students will receive an email from the ULM bookstore prompting them to select their preferred delivery method. The bookstore prepares materials for each student and notifies them when materials are available for in-store pickup or have shipped. Digital materials are automatically delivered to students within Moodle, the university’s online course management system.

The Warhawk Bundle is currently available to all undergraduate students, with the exception of Nursing and Pharmacy students. The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible undergraduate students. All eligible undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the Warhawk Bundle program but can opt out if they choose.

For more information about the Warhawk Bundle program, visit

A native of West Monroe, Lexi is a junior at the University of Louisiana Monroe where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in communications.