SORC

table tent example

Availability / How It Works

 

Table Tents are high in demand. Each semester, there are about 2-3 times as many requests as there are spaces available. Every week has a wait list, some with over 10 groups.  But don't give up hope! Check this page every 3-4 days to see if all available spaces are full. If someone doesn't claim their space, it will become available to the next group in the list, and so on down the line until full.

  • There is a random lottery for the use of Table Tents, but there is not an appointment like Diag boards or Diag banner poles; groups either win one of the four available spaces, or they are wait-listed.
    • Immediately after the drawing (lottery) is conducted, the top 4 TOP 6 organizations in each table are identified as the winners for that week.
      • New in 2019!  SORC is pleased to offer Table Tent reservations to 6 groups per week (previously only 4).
    • Other groups are listed in the order in which they were randomly drawn (wait listed).
    • If a winning organization does not claim its space by completing a contract by the designated deadline, the first group on the wait list is given the opportunity to rent the space. They'll have about 2-3 days to decide, and so on.
    • Groups in italics are in a decision making spot, meaning that they are eligible to reserve the space but have a deadline by which to do so.
    • Once a group has accepted and paid for its space, failed to respond, or declined, their line is bold and the opportunity has passed.  
      • If interested, those groups will have to get on the wait list again, at the bottom.
    • It is not uncommon for a group in 10th place or higher to actually end up reserving the space.
  • Each organization may not use table tents more than twice per semester. If your group has the good fortune of being chosen as a winner of more than two weeks, you must choose only two. If, however, the wait list for a particular week is exhausted and no one wishes to reserve the space for that week, groups may use more than 2 weeks per semester.
    • For the brief availability in September, organizations are limited to only one week.  
    • SORC offers services to over 1,500 student organizations and dozens of UM departments.  We strive for fair, equitable access to all.
  • Separate reservations necessitate new materials, unless you have the good fortune of winning two consecutive weeks. If, for example, your group wins one of the spaces on 2/3-2/10 and again on 2/17-2/24, you will need to submit a set of inserts for 2/3, and later a new set of inserts for 2/17.
  • Winners are responsible for the space rental fee ($50 per week for student organizations; $100 per week for departments) plus the purchase price of the table tent inserts at the printer or copy center of your choice. Table tent inserts must be cut to size before submitting to SORC for placement.
  • To get on the wait list for any week, email the SORC Supervisor and specify (1) your group name and (2) which weeks you'd like to be added to.
  • Learn more about Table Tents (construction, content, and deadlines).

 

Standings for the Fall 2019 Reservation Period (9/22/19-1/26/20)

Confused?  Read about the SORC advertising lottery here

HINT:  On your PC, hold down "CTRL" and touch "F" to search for all references to your group name.  On a Mac, hold down "Command" and touch "F" to do the same thing

If you are listed as a winner below, here's what to do:

  • To reserve a space via email, the organization's authorized signer must send a message to the SORC Supervisor before the deadline including the following:
    • I accept the Table Tent space on behalf of (organization name) for (date).
    • My phone number is:  xxx-xxx-xxxx.
    • My shortcode is (number), and I am the authorized signer for my organization.
    • A brief description of my ads is: (for example, "promoting concert" or "mass meeting" or "general promotion").
    • I acknowledge a charge of $50 (student orgs) or $100 (departments) per week for the table tent space rental.
    • I acknowledge the construction and content guidelines for SORC Table Tents and will submit materials that follow these guidelines.
    • If your group was a winner for multiple weeks, be sure to note which two weeks you'd like to accept. Each organization may use the space only twice per lottery period.
  • To accept a space in person, you will need to make an appointment to speak to a Manager.  Email sorc@umich.edu or call 734-764-0436 to set this up.

 



For the week of 11/3-11/10 Status
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Declined via phone (Varna) on 9/12. 
LSA Residential College Accepted, 9/12. C#LF19057. Completed 10/10.
Wallenberg Medal and Lecture (Rackham Graduate School) Accepted, 9/9. C#LF19082h. Completed 10/1.
Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor Accepted, 9/9. C#G20142. Completed 11/1
Canterbury House Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/12.
Swing Ann Arbor Declined, 9/10. Chose another week instead.
Mcity Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Transit Services Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
University Musical Society Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Office of Academic Innovation Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
University of Michigan Telefund Ineligible; already has 2 other weeks.
Veteran and Military Services Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
Wolverines for Life Accepted  (pre-accepted) 9/11 in person. C#LF19050h
The Department of Anthropology Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Blood Drives United Accepted, 9/19. C#LF19104 completed 10/1.
This week is available! See above for instructions on how to reserve the space.  

 

 



For the week of 11/10-11/17 Status
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Accepted, 9/11. C#LF19068g. Completed 10/31
The Program on Intergroup Relations Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/12.
Office of New Student Programs Declined. Chose another week instead. 9/11 BS
University of Michigan - School of Public Health Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Declined via phone (Varna) on 9/12. 
New England Literature Program Accepted, 9/9. C#G20141. Completed 11/1.
ArtsEngine Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
The Department of Anthropology Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
LSA Residential College Accepted, 9/12. C#LF19057. Completed 10/10.
Veteran and Military Services Accepted, 9/12. C#LF19027g. Completed 10/31.
Wallenberg Medal and Lecture (Rackham Graduate School) Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
School of Education Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Office of University Development Declined; accepted 2 other weeks instead.
Swing Ann Arbor Declined, 9/10. Chose another week instead.
Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
Blood Drives United Accepted, 9/19. C#LF19104 completed 10/1.
This week is available! See above for instructions on how to reserve the space.  

 

 

 



For the week of 11/17-11/24 Status
Swing Ann Arbor Declined, 9/10. Chose another week instead.
The Program on Intergroup Relations Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/12.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Office of University Development Accepted, 9/9. C#LF19012g. Completed 10/31
Office of New Student Programs Accepted, 9/10. C#LF19039g. Completed 10/31.
School of Education Accepted, 9/12. C#G20146. Completed 11/1.
Mcity Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
LSA Residential College Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Declined via phone (Varna) on 9/12. 
Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead. Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
This week is available! See above for instructions on how to reserve the space.  
Blood Drives United TTs are up previous week. Would be interested in extending if space is available.

 



For the week of 11/24-12/1 Status
Swing Ann Arbor Declined, 9/10. Chose another week instead.
Office of University Development Accepted, 9/9. C#LF19012h. Completed 10/31.
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Declined via phone (Varna) on 9/12. 
School of Education Accepted, 9/12. C#G20146. Completed 11/1.
Computer Showcase Declined; chose two other weeks instead.
Transit Services Accepted, 9/25. C#G20151. Completed on 11/1.
This week is available! See above for instructions on how to reserve the space.  
ONSP  Will take this week if there are spaces available (they have the week before and the week after).

 

 



For the week of 12/1-12/8 Status
Office of New Student Programs Accepted, 9/10. C#LF19039h. Completed 10/31.
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Declined via phone (Varna) on 9/12. 
University of Michigan Telefund Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
School of Education Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) Accepted, 9/12. C#G20145. Completed 11/1.
Institute for the Humanities Accepted, 9/19. C#G20150. Completed 11/1
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Counseling & Psychological Services Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Computer Showcase Accepted, 9/25. C#OP20012a. Completed 11/1
LSA Residential College Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Michigan Dining Declined, 9/23. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Adventist Christian Fellowship Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
This week is available! See above for instructions on how to reserve the space.  

 

 



For the week of 12/8-12/15 Status
Semester in Detroit Accepted, 9/9. C#LF19023h, completed 9/24.
Adventist Christian Fellowship Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/12.
Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
LSA Residential College Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Mcity Accepted, 9/11. C#LF19047h. Completed 9/27.
University Musical Society Student Committee Accepted, 9/13. C#G20148. Completed 11/7.
U-M Managed Care/Student Insurance Declined, 9/14. Chose another week instead.
New England Literature Program Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
School of Education Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Computer Showcase Declined. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Office of New Student Programs Ineligible; already has 2 other weeks.

 

 



For the extended period of 12/15/19-1/12/20 Status
Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) Accepted, 9/12. C#G20145. Completed 11.1.
Semester in Detroit Declined; chose 2 other weeks instead.
University of Michigan Telefund Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Computer Showcase Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/12.
LSA Residential College Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Adventist Christian Fellowship Accepted, 10/4. C#G20149. Completed 11/12.
New England Literature Program Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 10/8.
University Musical Society Student Committee Accepted, 9/13. C#G20148. Completed 11/7.
Michigan Dining Accepted, 9/23. C#LF19001g, completed 9/23.
Office of New Student Programs Ineligible; already has 2 other weeks.
U-M Managed Care/Student Insurance Declined, 9/14. Chose another week instead.

 

 



For the week of 1/12-1/19 Status
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Accepted, 9/11. C#LF19068h. Completed 10/31.
University of Michigan Health Service Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 10/8.
ArtsEngine Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Michigan Dining Accepted, 9/23. C#LF19001h, completed 9/23. 
Computer Showcase Accepted, 9/25. C#OP20012b. Completed 11/1
Semester in Detroit Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
University of Michigan Telefund Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Swing Ann Arbor Declined, 9/10. Chose another week instead.
U-M Managed Care/Student Insurance Accepted, 9/13. C#G20147. Completed 11/1
Office of New Student Programs Ineligible; already has 2 other weeks.
This week is available! See above for instructions on how to reserve the space.  
Organizational Studies Accepted, 10/10. C#LF19052h, completed 10/10
School for Environment and Sustainability  Accepted 11/8. C#G20166. Completed 11/12.
Transit Services Will take this week if there are spaces available. They already had 2 weeks.

 

 

 



For the week of 1/19-1/26 Status
Canterbury House Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
Mcity Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
M-LEAD Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
The Department of Anthropology Accepted, 9/9. C#LF19051h. Completed 9/27.
Faculty Senate Office Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
LSA Residential College Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
The Program on Intergroup Relations Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
Office of New Student Programs Ineligible; already has 2 other weeks.
University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Swing Ann Arbor Declined, 9/10. Chose another week instead.
School of Education Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Declined via phone (Varna) on 9/12. 
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Center for Chinese Studies Declined, 9/10. Accepted another week instead.
Veteran and Military Services Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 9/26.
Michigan Dining Declined, 9/23. Chose 2 other weeks instead. 
Dean of Students/Beyond the Diag Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on 10/10.
New England Literature Program Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on 10/10.
University Musical Society Declined, 9/13. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Counseling & Psychological Services Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Office of Academic Innovation Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Office of University Development Declined; accepted 2 other weeks instead.
Organizational Studies Declined; accepted 2 other weeks instead.
University of Michigan Health Service Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on 10/10.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Declined; accepted 2 other weeks instead.
ArtsEngine Declined, 9/11. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Institute for the Humanities Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on 10/10.
Transit Services Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on 11/4.
Wolverines for Life Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on 11/4.
Wallenberg Medal and Lecture (Rackham Graduate School) Forfeited, did not respond by 5PM on 11/4.
optiMize Declined by Jill H 9/8.
Semester in Detroit Declined; accepted 2 other weeks instead.
University of Michigan Telefund Declined, 9/9. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
University of Michigan - School of Public Health Declined, 9/12. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
U-M Managed Care/Student Insurance Declined, 9/14. Chose another week instead.
Computer Showcase Declined. Chose 2 other weeks instead.
Adventist Christian Fellowship Declined, 10/4. Chose another week instead.
School for Environment and Sustainability Accepted 11/8. C#G20166. Completed 11/12.
This week is available! See above for instructions on how to reserve the space.