SORC

table tent example

Availability / How It Works

Table Tents are typically high in demand. There are sometimes about 2-3 times as many requests as there are spaces available, so most weeks have a wait list.  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 drawing 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 is conducted, the top 4 organizations in each table are identified as the winners for that week.
    • 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 near the bottom of the wait list to actually end up reserving the space.
  • This limit is waived for the Late Fall 2021 reservation period but will be reinstted for Winter 2022:  SORC offers services to over 1,500 student organizations and dozens of UM departments. We strive for fair, equitable access to all. To that end, 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.
  • 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 sorc@umich.edu 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 2021 Reservation period

 



For the week of 11/14-11/21 Status
Tech Shop Accepted, 11/7. C#AF21201
Michigan Creative for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Accepted, 11/4. C#AF21200 
What the F Magazine Declined, 11/10. 
Semester in Detroit Winner! Deadline to accept is ASAP
To be added to the wait list, email sorc@umich.edu  

 

 



For the extended period of 11/21-12/5 (2-week period includes Thanksgiving week) Status
What the F Magazine Declined, 11/10. 
The Program on Intergroup Relations Accepted, 11/15. Contract #AF21209
Michigan Telefund Accepted, 11/4. Contract #AF21202
D-SIP Development Summer Internship Program Accepted, 11/12. Contract #AF21213
Semester in Detroit Accepted, 11/8. Contract #AF21208
All four spaces are full. If there is a cancellation, we will reach out to groups on the wait list.
Center for Academic Innovation Wait list #2. Check back after above deadline.
Michigan Creative for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Wait list #3. Check back after above deadline.
To be added to the wait list, email sorc@umich.edu  

 

 



For the week of 12/5-12/12 Status
Tech Shop Accepted, 11/7. Contract #AF21201
Michigan Telefund Accepted, 11/4. Contract #AF21202
Michigan Creative for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Accepted, 11/4. Contract #AF21200 
Center for Academic Innovation Accepted, 11/4. Contract #AF21210
All four spaces are full. If there is a cancellation, we will reach out to groups on the wait list.
Arts at Michigan Wait list #1. Check back after above deadline.
Semester in Detroit Wait list #2. Check back after above deadline.
To be added to the wait list, email sorc@umich.edu  

 

 



For the extended period of 12/12/21 through 1/9/22 (4-week period includes Winter break) Status
Arts at Michigan Accepted, 11/8. Contract #AF21211
Center for Academic Innovation Accepted, 11/4. Contract #AF21210
Michigan Telefund Accepted, 11/4. Contract #AF21202
Semester in Detroit Accepted, 11/8. Contract #AF21208
All four spaces are full. If there is a cancellation, we will reach out to groups on the wait list.
D-SIP Development Summer Internship Program Wait list #1. Check back after above deadline.
Tech Shop Wait list #2. Check back after above deadline.
To be added to the wait list, email sorc@umich.edu  

 

 

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 reservation period.
  • To accept a space in person, you will need to make an appointment to speak to a SORC Manager.  Email sorc@umich.edu or call 734-764-0436 to set this up.