Shipping Rates

Please make sure your shipping address is entered correctly. Incorrect or incomplete addresses could result in delays and additional charges. Additional shipping charges apply to international orders, and orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.

Apparel & Gifts, Textbooks, Books, Medical Reference Books, School & Art Supplies, and Technology Products.

Orders are typically shipped through USPS, Fedex or UPS Delivery service. If you want express shipping, please notify us in the comment field of your shopping cart and we will provide you with a shipping quote.
Order TotalShipping & Handling Fee
$0.00 to $149.99$9.99
Over $150Free to addresses in the continental United States. Additional charges apply to international orders and orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.
M Physicians and M Health Fairview UniformsApparel program orders, Scrub orders, and Lab Coat orders are exempt from free shipping as discounts are reflected in item pricing.

eTextbooks and Digital

Etextbooks are delivered via email and there is no shipping charge added. Digital materials such as digital course packets are delivered via the learning management system, Canvas. Both etext and digital materials do not count toward the free shipping total.

Gift Cards

There is a $1.50 shipping & handling charge added to each gift card order.

Balloon Bouquets

Balloon bouquet pricing already includes a $15 delivery fee. Bouquets are delivered to campus addresses only.


If the order is shipping to an address in the continental United States:
  • Diploma frames - $25.00 per frame shipping & handling fee
  • Announcement orders - $10.00 shipping & handling fee
  • Academic Apparel Gown or Cap & Gown less than $100 - $10.00 shipping & handling fee each (bachelor, master, and doctoral gown non-custom orders)
  • Academic Apparel Gown or Cap & Gown greater than $100 - $15.00 shipping & handling fee each (bachelor, master, and doctoral gown non- custom orders)
  • Academic Apparel Tassel - $3.00 shipping & handling fee each
  • Academic Apparel Stole - $3.00 shipping & handling fee each
  • Academic Apparel Hood - $3.00 shipping & handling fee each
  • Custom Academic Apparel orders - $20.00 shipping & handling fee.
Additional charges may apply for express shipping, orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and international orders.

International & Express Service

Shipping and handling charges are calculated separately for each international and express service order. Pricing varies significantly by method and location on express orders. The U of MN Bookstores will make every effort to honor your express shipping requests, and will contact you via e-mail with your options. You will not be charged until you authorize the additional charges. Shipping charges only apply to the actual shipping cost - additional taxes/fees pertaining to the shipment will be the responsibility of the recipient. The U of MN Bookstores is unable to ship to the UK at this time.