The Nova Nook provides supplemental personal necessities to students in need. Our goal is to create a safe and discreet space to distribute basic toiletries and food items to students in our community who may struggle to manage these costs on their own.

Located in Dougherty Hall (Room 217) with normal operating hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, the Nova Nook is stocked with a wide variety of items primarily through personal donations and has essential items such as toiletries, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies and other necessities. Additionally, the Nook has a supply of laundry detergent and small donations that can be added to your NovaBucks account for campus laundry.

If students are in need of an item that is not available or access to the Nook outside of operating hours, please contact us.


We need your help to make sure we have what students need! Donations can be dropped off in the Nook basket at the Connelly Center Info Desk, Campus Ministry, the Office of Health Promotion or Dougherty Hall Room 202. If you would like us to pick up your donation, please contact us.

Below are the suggested items that we are in need of, preferably individually wrapped.

*Please note: donated items must come from an individual, rather than using university/office funds.

Personal Care:

  • Body Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Wipes
  • Tissues
  • Laundry detergent (pods only)


  • Crackers with cheese/peanut butter
  • Granola bars
  • Snack bars
  • Oatmeal Cups
  • Cereal Cups
  • Soup Cups
  • Easy Mac, etc


  • Masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gloves

School Supplies:

  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Folders

Need help managing the costs of doing laundry on campus? The Nook has a supply of laundry detergent and small donations that can be added to your NovaBucks account for campus laundry. Please email us for more information.

The Affordable Materials Project (AMP) is a university-wide collaboration between the bookstore, Falvey Library, CASA, VITAL, and the Office of the Provost, all working together to address one of the most pressing issues students face today. Our mission is to provide faculty with resources and options for selecting high quality, affordable course materials and creating student awareness of affordable options for obtaining course materials.

Division of Student Life

202 Dougherty Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student Life Offices and Departments
We want to provide the best experience possible for our students and community members. Below are the offices and departments housed within the Division of Student Life. If you have any questions, please contact us.