Larner Annual Apparel Sale

Welcome to the Larner Annual Apparel Sale, a signature event hosted by the Larner Medical Student Council in collaboration with the UVM Bookstore. Each year, we bring together a diverse selection of apparel, featuring both beloved and local brands, to cater to the varied styles and preferences of our community. This event is more than just a sale; it's a celebration of our collective identity and a chance to wear our pride for the Larner College of Medicine. From personal wardrobe enhancements to thoughtful gifts, the apparel we offer reflects the dynamic and inclusive spirit of our Larner community.

Sale Duration: The sale typically takes place every year during October.

Deadline for Orders: The deadline for orders is typically sometime at the end of October. Be sure to watch for emails from your Larner Medical Student Council every year for sale launch date and ordering deadline.

Expected Delivery: The items are usually delivered in time for the winter break and holidays, making them perfect gifts for yourself, family, and friends.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How will I know when the sale goes live?

Keep an eye on your email and our website for announcements. Current Larner students will receive an email notification from your Larner Medical Student Council as soon as the sale is live. However, you can also reach out to the UVM Bookstore, or check the UVM Bookstore website during the month of October (there is always a link to the sale on the UVM Bookstore homepage during the annual ordering window).

How do I know my order was placed?

After you’ve entered payment information during checkout, you will be prompted to click the green Review Your Order button. If everything looks correct, you must then click the green Place My Order Button. You will be taken to a receipt screen that summarizes your order information, including a unique six digit order number. Please note that order number for future reference. An electronic copy of your order information, including your order number, will also be emailed to the email address you provided with the order. If you do not see an order number on your screen or do not receive an email with your order information, please contact the UVM Bookstore as your order was not successfully submitted.

Can I place an order once the deadline has passed?
  • Unfortunately, orders cannot be placed after the deadline, and we cannot make any exceptions to this. This strict deadline ensures that we can process and deliver all orders in a timely manner, especially considering the special-order nature of the products and the embroidery process.
  • We encourage you to place your order well before the deadline to ensure you don’t forget and miss out on this once a year opportunity.
How are the brands for the apparel sale chosen?
  • The selection of L.L.Bean as a primary brand was initially influenced by our proximity to Maine and by the company’s wide assortment of sizes.
  • Additionally, we have included local brands like Thuja and Skida in response to student body requests, aiming to diversify the types of items offered and support local businesses. 
  • If you have suggestions for future brand collaborations, we encourage you to reach out to the Larner Medical Student Council with your ideas.
I prefer a different brand for winter apparel; could I just purchase an item and get it embroidered myself?

No, this is not allowed; doing so would be in violation of UVM Licensing Policy. The University has contracts with vendors to ensure the integrity of their brand. Licensing approval is required to put any UVM logo, including Larner College of Medicine marks, on any product. Learn more, including how to request licensing use approval, at the UVM Licensing website…

Can I return or exchange items for a different size?

No, as this is a special-order project, items purchased cannot be returned or exchanged for size. Please choose size and color of items carefully.

How can I be sure about the sizes?

To ensure the best fit for your Larner Apparel, we offer several options:

  • Online Sizing Guides: For all brands, we recommend referring to the sizing guides available on their website. This can provide a good initial estimate of the size that would suit you best.
  • In-Store Fitting: If you prefer to try on items before purchasing,
    • L.L.Bean, 69 Market St, Williston, VT 05495 (888-307-7305)
    • Skida, 6 Kilburn St #116, Burlington, VT 05401 (802-540-8100)
    • Thuja Outdoor Clothing, 55 Leroy Rd Unit 2, Williston, VT 05495 (802-444-1423)
Are sizes and colors guaranteed?

Sizes and colors are subject to availability. The website displays anticipated inventory, but availability will be confirmed after the order is submitted. If there are issues, the UVM Bookstore will contact you with alternative options.

Why are the prices higher than on the L.L.Bean website?

The slight price increase accounts for embroidery, shipping costs, university licensing fees, and bookstore overhead. Most items are about $10-12 over the blank cost listed on the website.

When will my credit card be charged?

All orders will be batch-processed after the order window closes. Your credit card will not be charged immediately, and the product will not be available for immediate pick-up or shipment.

Orders may be modified or canceled up until the order deadline: Since you will not be charged for your order until the order deadline passes, if you need to change or cancel an order, you may contact the UVM Bookstore to do so.

Should I trust the order confirmation email regarding shipping or pick-up?

No, please ignore any premature email confirmations about shipping or pick-up. Orders typically arrive prior to the winter break. The UVM Bookstore will communicate through email when your items are ready for pick-up at the Bookstore, or you will receive a tracking email from USPS, FedEx, or UPS.

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the apparel sale?

For any inquiries regarding the apparel sale, please reach out to your Larner Medical Student Council and/or the UVM Bookstore; we can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about your order or the sale in general.

What should I do if I cannot afford an item but would like to participate in the sale?

Our goal is to make sure that all students can showcase their UVM Larner pride, regardless of financial circumstances. In that spirit, your Medical Student Council established The Student Apparel Donation Program, which aims to provide a certain amount of funding to students for whom the cost of the apparel is a barrier to engaging in the annual sale. This fund was established in hopes of ensuring everyone has the opportunity to engage in our annual apparel purchasing opportunity. A certain amount of funding will be made available on an annual basis to students in need; the Medical Student Council will provide instructions within apparel communications on if and how students can apply for these funds if and when available.

How can I donate to support students who wish to participate in the annual apparel sale?

Anyone interested in supporting current Larner students to be a part of the annual apparel sale can generously contribute by donating funds. Your donations will help ensure that all students have the opportunity to enjoy and participate in this cherished college tradition.

To make a donation, simply click on the "Donate Today" button. Your support makes a significant difference and is greatly appreciated by our student community.

Support Larner Student Apparel

The Larner College of Medicine Medical Student Council, in collaboration with the Office of Medical Education and the Alumni & Development Office, is proud to host the UVM Larner Student Apparel Donation program. The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that every medical student can participate in the Annual Apparel Sale, regardless of financial status. We warmly invite the Alumni community to contribute to the Medical Student Education Fund to support this initiative, playing a pivotal role in fostering a sense of belonging and pride among all students at LCOM. Your contributions to this program is an investment in the spirit and unity of our current and future medical professionals. Please indicate "For supporting student apparel" in the Gift Instructions field on the linked Alumni Giving Page:

Give Now Button(indicate "For supporting student apparel" in the Gift Instructions field)

Thank you for helping us ensure that every student can proudly wear apparel that not only symbolizes their medical school journey but also their deep connection to the Larner community.

Contact Larner Medical Student Council

Have questions? Ideas?
Please do not hesitate to contact the Larner College of Medicine Student Council.

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