Over 20,000 students, staff, faculty, and community members enter University Unions every single day for lunch, dinner, meetings, or studying. Now you can advertise for your organization's events and programs on the dining tables in three University Unions: the Michigan Union, Michigan League, and Pierpont Commons. Student organizations and university departments can rent Table Tents to advertise for their events; they are not available to unaffiliated businesses or individuals.

When can I reserve Table Tents?

Table tents are available for one week at a time from late August until early May. Because of high demand, a lottery is conducted each semester for the use of the space.

  • Fall lottery held the second week of classes in September
  • Winter lottery held the second week of classes in January
  • Table Tents are not available from early May until late August


See Prices for Advertising Services

Table Tents: Terms of Contract


Terms of your Table Tent Reservation Contract 

The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) agrees to render services as stated on the contract; the Advertiser agrees to pay for services as stated on the contract and abide by the following terms.

Payment and Cancellation

Table Tents: Locations

Table Tents are placed on approximately 250 tables in the following locations throughout University Unions and our partners' buildings:

  • Michigan League (70):  Underground, Maizie's Cafe
  • Pierpont Commons (75): Ahmo’s, Piano Lounge, Recreation space by Ugo's, Fireside Cafe
  • Palmer Commons (70): Fields Cafe, study areas on 3rd-6th floors
  • Fishbowl Computing Site (35):  throughout the site

Out of commission during the Michigan Union renovation, tba for Winter 2020:

Pierpont Atrium

Table Tents: Content

All basic content requirements established by SORC apply, most importantly:

  • The name of the student organization or department must be visible on Diag boards. Letters identifying this information must be at least 1/4" tall.

  • Multiple student organizations or department names may be included, but at a minimum, the name of the organization that reserved the space must appear. 

Table Tents: Availability

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.

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