The Fall lottery takes place in mid-September every year.
The Fall reservation period encompasses September 19, 2016 through January 16, 2017.
- The lottery is a series of staggered deadlines and appointments to help you reserve the advertising you need in a structured, know-when-to-be-there format.
- Completing reservations via lottery does the following:
- maximizes the fairness of access to limited campus advertising resources.
- minimizes the amount of wait time.
- allows you to do as much as possible from the convenience of your computer.
Winter lottery applications for Diag boards, Diag banners, Table Tents, and the Michigan Union banner will close on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Appointments will take place on Wednesday, September 14.
No reservations will be accepted between 10PM on September 14 and 12PM on September 16; this is the period during which those groups that had a lottery appointment and reserved spaces can make a final decision and either cancel their spaces or sign a contract.
At 12PM on Friday, September 16, SORC will begin taking reservations for Diag boards and Banner poles on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.
Online reservation requests for Bus Signs, Glass Showcases, and Digital Ads for September 2016 through early January 2017 opened in July and remain open until filled.
Fall Lottery Timeline
The Fall reservation period includes all dates between mid-September and mid-January
Late April Fall lottery applications open. Fall non-lottery requests open (Bus signs, Digital ads, Showcases) open.
Thursday, September 8 Fall lottery application deadline, 10PM
Wednesday, September 14 Banner Pole and Diag board reservation appointments will take place from 10AM to 9:30PM
Thursday, September 15 Deadline to sign a contract (thus locking in the reservations); groups that do not sign by the deadline release their spaces back to SORC
Friday, September 16 Reservations will begin at 12PM (no appointment needed) for groups that did not secure spaces during the lottery
Winter Lottery Timeline
The Winter reservation period includes all dates between mid-January and early May
Week after Thanksgiving Winter lottery applications open. Winter non-lottery requests open (Bus signs, Digital ads, Showcases)
First week of January Winter lottery application deadline
Second week of Winter classes (date TBA, pending SORC student staff class schedules and availability) Winter Banner Pole and Diag board reservation appointments will take place
Spring-Summer Lottery Timeline
The Spring-Summer reservation period includes all dates between early May and mid-September
Late March Spring-Summer lottery applications open. Spring-Summer non-lottery requests open (Bus signs, Digital ads, Showcases)
Early-mid April Spring-Summer lottery application deadline
Mid April (date TBA, pending SORC student staff class schedules and availability) Spring-Summer Banner Pole and Diag board reservation appointments will take place
Why is there a lottery?