SORC

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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 Winter 2020 Reservation Period (1/26/20-4/19/20)

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 3/8-3/15 Status: 2 spaces available
School of Public Health Declined via email, 1/14.
Graham Sustainability Institute Accepted, 1/16. C#LW20056
Information and Technology Services - University of Michigan Accepted, 1/16. C#LW20017
Afroamerican and African Studies Declined via email, 1/14.
Institute for the Humanities Accepted, 1/15. C#LW20050.
WOLV TV Declined via email, 1/15.
Department of Anthropology Accepted via email, 1/14. C#LW20063
Organizational Studies Declined, 1/16; chose two other weeks instead.
Office of University Development - Student Philanthropy - Hail Yeah! Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this rservation period. Leave up and bill them accordingly if no one else reserves the space.
Department of Sociology Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.  
Campus HOPE Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 1/27 at 12PM.
Michigan Fashion Media Summit Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 2/3 at 2PM.
Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Declined via phone, 2/3.
Center for Academic Innovation Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 2/10 at 2PM.
UM Camp Davis Already has 2 weeks this reservation period. Will use the space if no one else does.
World Noncommunicable Diseases Congress 2020 Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 2/10 at 2PM.
Pre-Med Hub Forfeited; did not respond by Thursday, 2/27 at 2PM.
MLead Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Michigan Telefund Declined, 1/13; chose two other weeks instead.
Semester in Detroit Forfeited; did not respond by Thursday, 2/27 at 2PM.
Michigan China Forum Accepted, 2/25. C#G20310
  The deadline to submit materials for this time period has past.

 

 



For the week of 3/15-3/22 Status: 2 spaces available
Michigan Telefund Accepted via email, 1/13. C#LW20070
Center for Academic Innovation Accepted, 1/15. C#LW20027
Organizational Studies Accepted via email, 1/16. C#G20275
Transit Services Already has 2 weeks this reservation period. Will use the space if no one else does.
Department of Sociology Accepted via email, 1/16. C#LW20016
Information and Technology Services - University of Michigan Already has 2 weeks this reservation period. Will use the space if no one else does.
Afroamerican and African Studies Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
WOLV TV Declined via email, 1/15.
Michigan Fashion Media Summit Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 1/27 at 12PM.
World Noncommunicable Diseases Congress 2020 Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 1/27 at 12PM.
School of Public Health Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Graham Sustainability Institute Already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Department of Anthropology Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
ArtsEngine Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Semester in Detroit Winner! Deadline to respond is Monday, 3/9 at 2PM. Added to wait list, 1/15.
Michigan China Forum Accepted, 2/25. C#G20310

 



For the week of 3/22-3/29 Status: 2 spaces available
Department of Anthropology Accepted via email, 1/14. C#LW20063
Graham Sustainability Institute Declined via email, 1/16.
Pre-Med Hub Forfeited; did not respond by Thursday, 1/16 at 3PM.
Afroamerican and African Studies Accepted, 1/15. C#LW20015
Michigan Telefund Accepted via email, 1/13. C#LW20070
Department of Linguistics Accepted via email 1/14. C#LW20075
School of Public Health Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.   
LSA Residential College Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 2/17 at 2PM. 
School of Music, Theatre & Dance University Productions Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Center for Academic Innovation Winner! Deadline to respond is Monday, 3/9 at 2PM. 
Campus HOPE Wait list #1. check back on 3/10.
ArtsEngine Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Semester in Detroit Wait list #2. Added to wait list, 1/15.
Michigan China Forum Wait list #3. Added to wait list, 1/17.

 

 



For the week of 3/29-4/5 Status: 2 spaces available
School of Music, Theatre & Dance University Productions Accepted, via email, 1/13. C#G20280.
Afroamerican and African Studies Accepted, 1/15. C#LW20015
Pre-Med Hub Forfeited; did not respond by Thursday, 1/16 at 3PM.
World Noncommunicable Diseases Congress 2020 Forfeited; did not respond by Thursday, 1/16 at 3PM.
Transit Services Accepted, 1/14. C#LW20042 -BS
LSA Residential College Accepted via email, 1/13. C#G20288
Center for Academic Innovation Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 2/17 at 2PM. 
Department of Linguistics Declined via phone, 2/3.
Organizational Studies Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Department of Anthropology Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
School of Public Health Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Semester in Detroit Winner! Deadline to respond is Monday, 3/9 at 2PM.  Added to wait list, 1/15.
Tech Shop Accepted via email, 3/9. C#OP20012d

 

 



For the week of 4/5-4/12 Status: 2 spaces available
School of Public Health Accepted, 1/15. C#LW20052.
Department of Anthropology Declined, 1/14; chose 2 other weeks instead.
World Noncommunicable Diseases Congress 2020 Forfeited; did not respond by 3PM on 1/16.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Declined, 1/13 by email.
Department of Linguistics Declined, 2/3 by phone.
Graham Sustainability Institute Already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Arts at Michigan Accepted, 1/17. C#OP20003i.
Pre-Med Hub Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 2/17 at 2PM. 
LSA Residential College Accepted, 1/17. C#G20288
Department of Sociology Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Accepted via phone, 2/3. C#LW20074
School of Music, Theatre & Dance University Productions Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Center for Academic Innovation Forfeited; did not respond by Monday, 2/17 at 2PM. 
Michigan Telefund Declined, 1/13; chose two other weeks instead.
Semester in Detroit Added to wait list, 1/15.
University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society Added to wait list, 2/2.
Tech Shop Added to wait list, 2/4. 

 

 



For the week of 4/12-4/19 Status: 1 space available
Department of Sociology Accepted via email, 1/16. C#LW20016
School of Public Health Accepted. C#LW20052.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Accepted via email, 1/13. C#G20292
School of Music, Theatre & Dance University Productions Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Pre-Med Hub Forfeited; did not respond by 3PM on 1/16.
Center for Academic Innovation Accepted, 1/15. C#LW20027.
Semester in Detroit Winner! Deadline to respond is Monday, 2/10 at 2PM.
Tech Shop Accepted via email, 2/4. C#OP20012c
This week is available. See above for what to do if you would like to reserve the space!