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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 Spring-Summer 2019 Reservation Period (9/1/19-9/22/19)

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.

 

Table Tents are not available in the summer.  The three available weeks of the Spring-Summer reservation period are listed below.



For the week of 9/1-9/8 Status (2 spaces available as of 8/14/19).
MHealthy Declined (chose another week), 6/10.
Michigan Telefund Declined (chose another week), 4/24.  
Office of Academic Innovation (Michigan Online) Accepted via email, 5/20/19.  Prefers 9/8-9/15.  Will give up this week if they get that one.  C#G19479
INvent Michigan Declined (chose another week).
Semester in Detroit Declined (chose another week).
Student Life Forfeited; did not respond by 6/14.  
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Declined; accepted another week instead.
Michigan Branch of the Telluride Association Declined; accepted another week instead.
Information and Technology Services Accepted, 5/16/19.  C#LS19072
School of Education Declined; accepted another week instead.
Canterbury House Accepted, 6/26. C#LS19078
Michigan Active Citizens Alternative Spring Break Forfeited; did not respond by 6/26.  
LSA Residential College Declined (chose another week), 6/24.
University of Michigan School of Public Health Declined (chose another week), 6/14.
ITS Campus Computing Sites Accepted, 8/14/19. Pending SORC completion of contract.
Available!  This space is being held for student organizations who aren't around during summer or are newly formed in August.  See above if you would like to claim this space!

 

 



For the week of 9/8-9/15 Status (FULL as of 7/22/19)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Accepted via email, 6/11.  C#LS19073
University of Michigan School of Public Health Declined (chose another week), 6/14.
Managed Care/Student Insurance, Office University Health Service Accepted via email, 4/24/19.  C#LS19070
Michigan Telefund Accepted in person 4/24/19.  C#LS19000
Information and Technology Services Declined (chose another week), 6/14.
MHealthy Accepted, 6/10.  C#LS19075
Canterbury House Declined (chose another week), 6/27.
Michigan Branch of the Telluride Association Accepted, 6/26.  C#LS19077
Student Life Forfeited; did not respond by 7/22.  
LSA Residential College Accepted via email, 6/24.  C#LS19074. 
School of Education Declined; accepted another week instead.
This week is now full. If there is a cancellation, the first group on the wait list will be contacted.
Office of Academic Innovation (Michigan Online) Wait list #1 If we get this far on the wait list, they want this week instead and will forfeit 9/1-9/8.
Semester in Detroit Declined (chose another week).  
Michigan Active Citizens Alternative Spring Break Wait list #2
ArtsEngine Ineligible; already has another week this period.
INvent Michigan Declined (chose another week).  

 

 



For the week of 9/15-9/22 Status (one space available as of 8/6/19)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Declined; accepted another week instead.
MHealthy Declined (chose another week), 6/10.
ArtsEngine Accepted via email and in person 4/24/19.  C#LS19010
Semester in Detroit Accepted via email, 4/26.  C#OP20000 
School of Education Accepted in person 4/24/19 C#LS19040
University of Michigan School of Public Health Accepted via email, 6/11.  C#LS19071
Information and Technology Services Declined, 5/16/19 by Joel.  9/1-9/8 is top choice, 9/8-9/15 is second choice.
Michigan Branch of the Telluride Association Declined; accepted another week instead.
LSA Residential College Declined; accepted another week instead.
Michigan Telefund Declined; accepted another week instead.
Student Life Forfeited; did not respond by 7/22.  
INvent Michigan Accepted via email, 7/29/19. Pending SORC completion of contract.
Office of Academic Innovation (Michigan Online) Declined; accepted another week instead.
Managed Care/Student Insurance, Office University Health Service Declined; accepted another week instead.
Michigan Active Citizens Alternative Spring Break Winner! Deadline to accept is Monday, 8/26 at 4PM.
Canterbury House Declined; accepted another week instead.