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Solicitation Table Use Guidelines and Online Application

Notice: For the safety of our community, Housing will not be opening up common areas for reservations at this time.

Please make your request at least two weeks before the dates desired. Note that tabling is not permitted during the last two weeks of August, the first two weeks of any semester, nor during study and exam periods.


Once an application is submitted, you will receive an email within 7 days indicating the status of the request and process to secure tables in various residential communities. Councils and students living in the residence halls have first priority for table availability.

Please note that conducting a survey of students or exchanging of cash/credit card information for sale of merchandise are prohibited. 

Food and beverage products from any vendor other than Michigan Dining are not permitted in the residence halls. Note that Michigan Dining availability may be limited pending the availability of the requested items, staffing levels, and timing of the event.

Participants must remain at the table. If they leave to approach students, they will be asked to leave the building. Participants are expected to adhere to the Community Living Standards as noted in Community Living at Michigan.

Requests are typically approved for a two-week period for a maximum of two days per week per community. Solicitation table use is limited between the hours of noon and 8:00 pm. Pending an individual community’s previously scheduled use, availability may be limited.

Samples of the material(s) to be distributed must be submitted for review prior to approval of table use. The sponsoring organization’s name and contact information MUST be included and plainly visible in the materials.

Applications submitted to the University become University record and, as such, may be subject to public disclosure. Complaints about any activity addressed in this policy will be referred by the University to the contact person as stated on the application.

Individuals or organizations who violate any University policy, and/or employ any form of deception in the completion and submission of necessary Michigan Housing application materials or who misrepresent their activities or services in their communications with any University personnel or resident, will be prohibited indefinitely from future activities in any Michigan Housing Residential area and any permissions already granted for activity may be revoked.