Q. Who came up with this idea?
A. Target has been partnering with colleges for the past 10 years.
Q. Is this event a UC Berkeley or Target sponsored event?
A. It is a Target-sponsored event for UC Berkeley campus Welcome Week.
Q. They actually shut down the store just for UC Berkeley students? What do we need to bring/ to do in order to participate?
A. Target is hosting a private shopping party for freshmen at 36 universities around the country as part of Welcome Week festivities. During the event, students will be able to shop and buy everything they need from beauty products and fashion pieces to dorm furnishings from more than a dozen Target designer brands. The UC Berkeley event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 10:30p.m.-12:30a.m, and is exclusively for incoming freshmen. The shopping event is a great way to welcome students to campus, help them meet new people and ease their transition to college life. Shopping events also provide students the opportunity to stock up on food and housing essentials they need. Students must show their Cal ID as well as submit a waiver form when boarding the bus.
Q. How many years has this event gone on for?
A. Target Back-to-College Shopping Events have taken place over 10 years at many different universities across the country. This year there are a total of 36 schools holding this event and it is the first year the event is taking place at UC Berkeley
The UC Berkeley event is on August 27th 1030pm. Take this opportunity to get all your back-to-school gear. For more information, visit their Facebook page