News & Updates

May 3, 2023: 

While this page started as a way to inform our audience about the measures we were taking during the pandemic, it’s now become a space to share good news and highlight how MPorium has continued to evolve. 

We’re proud to offer an immersive and personal shopping experience both in store and online, and feel closer to our customers than ever before. Over the past year, we’ve introduced new ways to connect with our community and have worked hard to remain a unifying force that connects both sides of Marist’s campus.

We’ve collaborated with academic courses, extracurricular clubs, designers, and many student creators that now have the opportunity to feature their goods in our store.

Our team looks forward to continued growth and remains incredibly grateful for our customers’ support of all that we do!


February 23, 2022: 

Beginning on Friday, February 18, Marist moved to a COVID-19 Alert-Level: Green. As part of this transition, the school has adopted a mask-optional policy. We are so excited to welcome unmasked faces into our store! We continue to encourage and support the use of masks for all those who choose to wear one- we’re all still in this together! Our team is looking forward to seeing your smiling faces shopping with us once again!


September 7, 2021: 

What a year it has been!  After the challenges of the 2020-2021 academic year, our team is excited to be fully operational at our retail space in Steel Plant Studios.  We are looking forward to providing a memorable shopping experience for all, and offering the same quality of service that we have always strived to give our valued customers. 

Our team is eagerly anticipating a semester committed to growing our business, reaching more of the Marist and greater Poughkeepsie communities, and continuing to implement sustainable business practices that reflect our care for the world around us. 

As always, we are available for in-store shopping, as well as here on our website for both shipping and in-store pickup.  We look forward to seeing unmasked, smiling faces in our store one day soon - but for now, please continue to wear a mask, and know that we will be doing the same!



September 11, 2020: 

As we begin a new semester, we are excited to announce that MPorium at Marist is back open for business! While things may look a little different, we are committed to providing a well rounded and seamless shopping experience. In accordance with social distancing guidelines provided by Marist College, we have limited the number of customers in the store to 5, along with 3 student workers. There are tape marks near the cash wrap spaced 6 feet apart, along with a plexiglass screen to protect our sales associates. 

Our digital platforms are still available for those who are unable to visit us in-store. We hope you are staying safe during these unprecedented times and we cannot wait to see you!


April 29, 2020: 

While the world around us seems to be ever changing, something that remains constant is that we have each other to lean on through this worldwide pandemic. Even though we are maintaining social distancing at this time, we are doing our best to support our community through our digital platforms. During times like these, it is important to stay connected, informed, and continue to share the moments that bring us joy. 

Our team is keeping our fellow students, faculty, and staff in our hearts as we continue out our semester online. We hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy and taking the necessary precautions to flatten the curve.