SORC

We accept Diag board and Banner pole reservations by appointment; we can usually accommodate a request same-day or next-day. Here's what you need to know before you schedule an appointment.

  • To be scheduled for an appointment to reserve spaces for Fall 2021, just e-mail us at sorc@umich.edu
    • Please check available Diag Board spaces AND/OR check available Banner Pole spaces before requesting an appointment. We update those lists after each appointment, so you have a good sense of what will be available for you to reserve.
    • Bear in mind that about 130 appointments will have taken place before we are able to help you. Selection will be limited, especially for banners.
    • Banner pole spaces often fill up; Diag boards do not. Banner Pole spaces are FULL for the period of 10/25-11/15. Diag boards remain available, but selection might be limited.
    • You can reserve both Diag boards and Banner Poles at your second-round appointment. 
  • Plan to join the video call on time or a couple minutes early. There is a 10-minute grace period for tardiness, but if no one is on the call within that 10-minute window, you sacrifice your appointment time and will need to reschedule.
    • The video call link will be emailed to you after your appointment time is confirmed. In order to help protect us from "ZoomBombers," the link is not published here. If you applied but didn't receive an email, please reach out so we can get you the information you need. Contact us at sorc@umich.edu
  • Payment is due by 5PM on the second business day after your appointment.
    • If we help you reserve spaces on a Monday, payment is due by 5PM on Wednesday.
    • If we help you reserve spaces on a Thursday, payment is due by 5PM on the following Monday.
    • If you are requesting a space with a start date that is not 2 full business days in the future, payment is due immediately. (Example: if we help you reserve spaces on Friday, 9/17 with a start date of Monday, 9/20....payment is due immediately).  
    • Extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis, by written request only. For example, if you are requested advertising time in August for a December start date, but your group's financial situation is contingent upon membership dues collected between now and the end of September, we will likely grant an extension. 

 

Pending Reservation Appointments




Organization Name Appt Time Appt Date
(next group that inquires) tba  

 

First-Round Results / Appointment times

  • First-round Banner Pole reservation appointments took place on Monday, 8/9/21 between 12PM-6PM. Scroll to the first table below to see appointment times.
  • First-round Diag board appointments took place on Tuesday-Thursday between 12PM-6:30PM and Friday between 2PM-4PM. Scroll to the tables below to see appointment times. MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN THE RIGHT DAY!
  • Appointment times are listed alphabetically by day for your convenience. On most devices, you can hit Ctrl-F to search for your group's name.

Before you join us via Zoom for your appointment(s), please read these crucially important tips:

  • If you applied for both Diag boards and Banner Poles, you will have two separate appointments.
    • The drawings are random and separate, and reservations must be made in the order in which appointments are scheduled. We encourage you to join the Zoom call 3-5 minutes early (see below), but if you arrive significantly early, it is unlikely that we will be able to help you. If other groups are scheduled before you, we can't help you before we finish helping them. You can always join the call and if we aren't ready yet, you can stay in the Waiting Room or come back a little later. 
    • You cannot reserve both services at the same appointment.  
    • We will make every effort to update the web page that lists available spaces as we go along. This will help you make an informed decision.
  • Plan to join the Zoom call about 3-5 minutes early for your appointment if possible. There is a 10-minute grace period for tardiness, but if no one is on the call within that 10-minute window, you sacrifice your appointment time.
    • The Zoom link was emailed to all applicants on the afternoon of 8/6. In order to help protect us from "ZoomBombers," the link is not published here. If you applied but didn't receive an email, please reach out so we can get you the information you need. Contact us at sorc@umich.edu
    • If you miss your appointment, you miss your opportunity to reserve the best spaces.  
    • Second-round reservations (by request/appointment) start on 8/17, but by then, selection is limited. In the case of banners, some weeks will likely be full.
  • If your appointment time conflicts with another commitment, please send another group member on your behalf. Just forward the Zoom link to them. 
    • Any group member may reserve spaces on your group's behalf, provided that they know how many spaces to reserve, what time frame, and generally where you would like your advertisements to be. 
    • Be sure to educate the person who is coming to the appointment on your behalf.
    • We welcome multiple representatives on the Zoom call! Within reason (we are on a tight schedule), you can discuss pros/cons of locations and choose as a group.
    • If no one shows up within 10 minutes, you sacrifice your appointment time. 
  • We have a very small team at SORC this month. It will be very challenging to get through almost 120 appointments in 5 days with only two people working. You can help us run on schedule by doing a little prep work in advance. Here are a few pro tips:
    • Write down what dates you'd like to reserve. Diag board and Banner Pole reservations start on Mondays and end on Mondays. (One exception: the first available date is Tue 8/24).
    • Familiarize yourself with locations, especially Diag boards, since there are over 70 of them! You will breeze through your appointment if you make a personal list of your top choices. This will be most important for those who have later appointments. The selections are increasingly limited as appointments progress. 
    • Keep an eye on these pages to have a sense of available spaces. Unless we run behind schedule, the Zoom host will be updating these pages "live" as appointments are underway. If you check an hour before your appointment, you should have a pretty good sense of availability. Available Diag Boards   Available Banner Poles
  • Payment is due by 5PM on Monday, 8/16/21. Extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis, by request only.  All extension requests must be submitted before 5PM on Friday, 8/13.
  • Student organizations:
    • The "Organization Name" on your contract must be written exactly as it is registered in Maize Pages. This is also the name by which you must identify your materials when you eventually submit them to SORC.
    • Student Organizations must be registered and approved on Maize Pages to reserve spaces. 
      • The process to re-register your group for 2021-2022 must be at least initiated before your appointment. If you have not yet initiated that process, we cannot hold spaces for you.
      • Get the re-registration process started here. This link will open in a new window.
    • Any member of your group can reserve spaces. The contract is not finalized (and your group is not charged) until an authorized signer confirms.

     

    To help you skim visually, the charts below (each one representing a day) have a different color scheme.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

     

    Banner Pole Reservation Appointments on Monday, August 9

    The earliest Banner Pole reservation appointment time is 12PM. The latest appointment time is 5:20PM.




    Full Organization Name Appt # (Total: 35) Appointment Time Appointment Day
    Alpha Epsilon Delta 1 12:00 PM Monday, 8/9
    Alternate Reality Initiative 25 4:00 PM Monday, 8/9
    Arts at Michigan 22 3:30 PM Monday, 8/9
    ArtsEngine 34 5:15 PM Monday, 8/9
    Blood Drives United 14 2:10 PM Monday, 8/9
    Canterbury House 8 1:10 PM Monday, 8/9
    Center for Academic Innovation 28 4:30 PM Monday, 8/9
    Cru 6 12:50 PM Monday, 8/9
    Department of Philosophy 13 2:00 PM Monday, 8/9
    Epsilon Eta 2 12:10 PM Monday, 8/9
    Groove/UAC 24 3:50 PM Monday, 8/9
    Indian American Student Association 30 4:50 PM Monday, 8/9
    Information and Technology Services - University of Michigan 20 3:10 PM Monday, 8/9
    Institute for the Humanities 9 1:20 PM Monday, 8/9
    Judaic Studies 32 5:05 PM Monday, 8/9
    Lord of Light Lutheran Campus Ministry 33 5:10 PM Monday, 8/9
    LSA Student Government 10 1:30 PM Monday, 8/9
    Michigan Dining 17 2:40 PM Monday, 8/9
    Michigan Games and Cards 7 1:00 PM Monday, 8/9
    MPowered Entrepreneurship 29 4:40 PM Monday, 8/9
    Office of Campus Sustainability 21 3:20 PM Monday, 8/9
    Office of New Student Programs: Veteran and Military Services 31 5:00 PM Monday, 8/9
    President's Arts Initiative 26 4:10 PM Monday, 8/9
    Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) 5 12:40 PM Monday, 8/9
    Rude Mechanicals/UAC 4 12:30 PM Monday, 8/9
    Semester in Detroit 35 5:20 PM Monday, 8/9
    Spectrum Center 19 3:00 PM Monday, 8/9
    The Program on Intergroup Relations 12 1:50 PM Monday, 8/9
    University of Michigan Camp Davis 15 2:20 PM Monday, 8/9
    University of Michigan Transit Services 23 3:40 PM Monday, 8/9
    University of Michigan’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society 16 2:30 PM Monday, 8/9
    University Unions 11 1:40 PM Monday, 8/9
    Wolverines for Life 27 4:20 PM Monday, 8/9
    WolverineSoft 3 12:20 PM Monday, 8/9
    Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering 18 2:50 PM Monday, 8/9

     

     

    Diag Board Reservation Appointments Tuesday through Friday (8/10-8/13)

    The first Diag Board reservation appointment time is 12PM on Tuesday. The last appointment is at 3:20PM on Friday. Appointments on Tu, We, and Th start as late as 6:30PM. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT DAY!!!!

     

    Tuesday Appointments





    Full Organization Name Appt # (total: 84) Appointment Time Appointment Day
    ADUE College of Engineering 24 6:20 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    AIESEC 11 2:45 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Alpha Phi Omega - Gamma Pi Chapter 8 1:45 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Blood Drives United 15 3:45 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Galens Medical Society 13 3:15 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Grounds Services 25 6:30 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Kappa Theta Pi 9 2:00 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Lord of Light Lutheran Campus Ministry 12 3:00 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    M-Fly 3 12:30 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    MPowered Entrepreneurship 20 5:05 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Pre-Dental Association 17 4:15 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) 10 2:15 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Rude Mechanicals/UAC 16 4:00 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    School of Information - BSI program 18 4:30 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Society of Women Engineers 7 1:30 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Student Sustainability Coalition 4 12:45 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    SWE/TBP Career Fair 2 12:15 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    The William Davidson Institute 21 5:25 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Transit Services - University of Michigan 22 5:45 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Undergraduate Research Symposium 19 4:45 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    University of Michigan Men's Glee Club 6 1:15 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    University of Michigan’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society 14 3:30 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Wolverine Support Network 5 1:00 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    Wolverines for Life 23 6:00 PM Tuesday, 8/10
    WolverineSoft 1 12:00 PM Tuesday, 8/10

     

    Wednesday Appointments





    Full Organization Name Appt # (total: 84) Appointment Time Appointment Day
    African Studies Center 26 12:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Arts Chorale 37 3:20 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Biological Station 50 5:30 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Canterbury House 56 6:30 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Cru 49 5:20 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Department of Asian Languages and Cultures 30 1:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Epsilon Eta 31 1:30 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Groove/UAC 41 4:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Indian American Student Association 40 3:50 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    LSA Student Government 32 1:45 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Michigan Creative for Campus Blueprint 55 6:20 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Michigan Creative for Poverty Solutions 38 3:30 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Michigan Dining 47 5:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Michigan Games and Cards 27 12:15 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Michigan Telefund 34 2:15 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Multidisciplinary Design Program 28 12:30 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Office of New Student Programs 45 4:40 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Office of New Student Programs: Veteran and Military Services 51 5:40 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Organizational Studies Program 42 4:10 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Parents & Family Weekend 52 5:50 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Planet Blue Ambassador 35 2:45 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    President's Arts Initiative 53 6:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Program in International and Comparative Studies 54 6:10 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    School of Information - MADS Program 39 3:40 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Semester in Detroit 43 4:20 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    U-M Residential College 48 5:10 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    University of Michigan Active Citizens-Alternative Spring Break 29 12:45 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    University of Michigan Museum of Natural History 36 3:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    University Unions 33 2:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    William L. Clements Library 44 4:30 PM Wednesday, 8/11
    Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering 46 4:50 PM Wednesday, 8/11

     

    Thursday Appointments





    Full Organization Name Appt # (total: 84) Appointment Time Appointment Day
    Alternate Reality Initiative 70 3:30 PM Thursday, 8/12
    ArtsEngine 74 4:30 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Barger Leadership Institute 79 5:45 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Center for Academic Innovation 78 5:30 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Center for Entrepreneurship 67 2:30 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Circle K at the University of Michigan 62 1:15 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Department of Middle East Studies 77 5:15 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Department of Sociology 81  6:15PM 1:15 PM Thursday, 8/12 Friday, 8/13
    Engineering Honors & Engagement Programs Office 75 4:45 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Information and Technology Services - University of Michigan 64 1:45 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Institute for the Humanities 72 4:00 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Judaic Studies 68 3:00 PM Thursday, 8/12
    LSA Sweetland Center for Writing 76 5:00 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Michigan Athletics 59 12:30 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Michigan Creative for Sustainability/Planet Blue 60 12:45 PM Thursday, 8/12
    M-Lead 57 12:00 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Office of Campus Sustainability 66 2:15 PM Thursday, 8/12
    School of Information - Graduate Programs 65 2:00 PM Thursday, 8/12
    South Asian Awareness Network 71 3:45 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Spectrum Center 80 6:00 PM Thursday, 8/12
    The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning 63 1:30 PM Thursday, 8/12
    The Program on Intergroup Relations 73 4:15 PM Thursday, 8/12
    University of Michigan Camp Davis 61 1:00 PM Thursday, 8/12
    University of Michigan School of Public Health 69 3:15 PM Thursday, 8/12
    Wolverine Wellness/University Health Service 58 12:15 PM Thursday, 8/12

     

    Friday Appointments





    Full Organization Name Appt # (total: 84) Appointment Time Appointment Day
    Department of Sociology 81 1:15PM Friday
    Michigan Creative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 82 2:00 PM Friday
    University of Michigan College of Pharmacy 83 2:40 PM Friday
    University of Michigan School of Education 84 3:20 PM Friday

     

    Second-round Appointments

    Organization Name Appt Time Appt Date
    Mcity 11:45AM Tuesday, 8/17
    Catholic Campus Community 12:30PM Tuesday, 8/17
    Reformed University Fellowship  1:15PM Tuesday, 8/17
    Kappa Phi Lambda  2:00PM Tuesday, 8/17
    AIESEC  2:30PM Tuesday, 8/17
    Groove 3:15PM Tuesday, 8/17
    Center for Entrepreneurship 3:45PM Tuesday, 8/17
    Organizational Studies Department 4:30PM Tuesday, 8/17
    The Detroit Partnership 12:30PM Wednesday, 8/18
    LSA Student Government 1:00PM Wednesday, 8/18
    Tech for Social Good  1:45PM Wednesday, 8/18
    Ethical Investments  2:30PM Wednesday, 8/18
    The Michigan Gayly  3:00PM Wednesday, 8/18
    Transit Services  3:20PM  Wednesday, 8/18
    ArtsEngine  3:40PM  Wednesday, 8/18
    Institute for the Humanities 3:50PM  Wednesday, 8/18
    Reformed University Fellowship  10:30AM Thursday, 8/19
    Michigan Sport Business Conference  5:30PM Thursday, 8/19
    Collegians for Christ ???? App received Friday 8/20 2:54PM
    Michigan Data Science Team 1:00PM Monday, 8/23
    Cru 2:00PM Monday, 8/23
    Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures via email Tuesday, 8/24
    School for the Environment and Sustainability via G-chat Thursday, 8/26
    optiMize 4:30PM Tuesday, 8/31
    Central Student Government (they did not respond) App received Thursday, 9/9 10:57AM
    College Republicans afternoon Tuesday, 9/14
    Michigan Creative 4:00 Tuesday, 9/14
    Pre-Med Hub 4:30 Tuesday, 9/14
    University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Journal via g-chat/email Wednesday, 9/29
    MUSIC Matters canceled App received Sunday 10/3 2:37PM
    Thus Spoke Ann Arbor 10/4 5:30PM App received Sunday 10/3 7:41PM
    Institute for the Humanities completed reservation via email Tuesday, 10/12/21
    University of Michigan Powerlifting Application received 10/26 2:13PM Canceled
    Impact Dance/UAC completed reservation via email App received Sunday 10/31 6:59PM