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Reservations and Publicity

Student Activities facilitates the reservation of outdoor space and general-purpose classrooms for student organizations. They also coordinate the reservation of publicity spaces, such as a-frames and banners, as well as approval of events in HornsLink.

Campus Space Reservations

Reserving General-Purpose Classrooms

Student organizations may reserve general-purpose classrooms by completing the room application form. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the fall semesters, room reservation requests may be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday in May. For the spring and summer semesters, room reservation requests may be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday in November. Indoor reservations may require an indoor event consultation.

To change a room reservation (date, time, location, etc.), an authorized representative must respond to original room reservation confirmation or email the Facilities Coordinator and include all the information regarding their request including name of student organization, date / time / location of reservation, and the reservation confirmation number. Once the request is processed, an updated room reservation confirmation will be emailed to the organization. Do not fill out a new room reservation application to request changes.

Reserving Outdoor Space on Campus

Student organizations obtain approval to reserve outdoor space on campus through Student Activities. An authorized representative from a student organization must complete the Outdoor Space Request (RSO), available through the online reservation system. Additionally, the authorized representative must participate in an outdoor event consultation with a Student Activities staff member before the reservation request will be confirmed.

Event Work Orders

Student organizations may request an event work order for tables, chairs, trash receptacles, stages and other resources they need for an event on campus. To create a work order, an authorized representative is required to meet with a Student Activities staff member at least 14 days prior to the event. To schedule an appointment, contact the Student Organization Center (SOC) at 512-471-3065 and a staff member will coordinate an appointment for you. Additional information about work order requests is available on the Work Order Request FAQ's page.

Event Planning Consultations

Student organizations enjoy the privilege of using the University to host events. Reserving outdoor space on campus requires an outdoor event consultation with a student organization policy advisor. Some indoor space reservations may also require an event consultation. During their consultations with authorized representatives, Student Activities staff members draw upon their knowledge of the Institutional Rules, university policies and best practices in event planning. Event consultations can lead to referrals to other departments on campus. Possible referrals include, but are not limited to:

  • University of Texas Police Department for event security
  • Parking and Transportation Services for parking permit needs
  • Environmental Health and Safety for food distribution permits
  • Fire Prevention Services for approval for use of open flames

Tabling

Student organizations can table to display literature, distribute information and for other forms of expression.

Any outdoor location (except for the Main Mall) can be appropriate for tables, provided that the tables do not disrupt other University functions or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Consult with Student Activities for ideas and information about appropriate locations to place tables on campus.

Student organizations can supply their own tables or use tables provided by the University. University tables are available for use in the West Mall and Gregory Gym Plaza. These tables may be checked out from the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) and Gregory Gym, respectively.

Jester Concourse Table Application

To apply for Jester Table space, an authorized representative must complete the online Jester Table Application. Space is limited to seven locations, which are numbered (1-7) on the walls of Jester.

Map of Tables

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Publicity

Literature

Student organizations have the ability to distribute literature on campus. Literature can be used to advertise the organization, share information or promote an idea. Student organizations may sell, distribute, or display literature on campus in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The literature does not promote a for-profit business, organization, agency, or national association.
  • The literature is not distributed by hawking, shouting, or accosting individuals.
  • Literature that is dropped on the ground in the area where it was distributed must be picked up by the student organization.

Literature is defined as any printed material that is produced in multiple copies for distribution to potential readers.

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A-Frames

An a-frame is a temporary structure built and used by student organizations to advertise events and other information about their organization. A-frames are generally made of 2X4's and pieces of plywood. Student organizations can search for and obtain directions for building an a-frame online. A-frames may not be larger than 5' x 5'

A student organization must submit an A-Frame Reservation Request .and have that request confirmed by Student Activities before placing an a-frame on campus.

Rules for A-Frame Space Reservations:

  • Starting with the first two weeks of the semester, a-frames are approved in sequential, 2-week blocks throughout the semester.
  • A-frame reservations start on a Monday and end on a Sunday.
  • A-frames must be put out by the student organization no more than 12 hours before the start of their reservation and removed no later than 12 hours after their reservation ends.
  • If an a-frame is not removed at the appropriate time, it will be removed at the expense of the student organization.

For the fall semesters, a-frame reservation requests may be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday in May. For the spring and summer semester, requests may be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday in November.

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Banners

Student Activities reserves the West Mall, Speedway Plaza, and Jester banner spaces for student organizations on a Monday to Sunday basis. To apply for banner space, an authorized representative must complete the Banner Space Request online.

Reservations are assigned according to a priority system, which includes the date of the request, size and longevity of the event, and availability of space. For the fall semester, banner space reservation requests may be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday in May. For the spring and summer semesters, requests may be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday in November.

Once your organization is assigned a banner space, they will be notified via email. Banners must be dropped off at the SOC by 5 p.m. the Thursday before the banner is to be hung. Banners must include the appropriate length of rope already attached in order to be accepted. The length of rope needed depends upon reserved location and banner size. Details about rope are available in the online Banner Space Request.

Banners Must:

  • Not exceed: 20' x 3' in size
  • Have slits in banner for wind resistance
  • Have reinforcers for rope

Banner space is also available at the following locations:

  • The McCombs School of Business has banner space on the bridge over 21st Street, between the McCombs School of Business and the UTC. McCombs also has banner space available in the Atrium of the McCombs School of Business. To hang a banner in these locations, go to the Dean's Office at GSB 2.102 (512-471-5921) to fill out an application.
  • The College of Engineering (512-232-5778) has banner space on the bridge over Dean Keeton Street, near the Engineering Complex. To hang a banner in this location, fill out an application online with the College of Engineering.

Flyers and Kiosks

Flyers may be distributed as literature or posted as marketing materials on campus. The campus kiosk locations are the only outdoor location at which students are permitted to post flyers. When posting flyers on kiosks, an organization may post no more than two per kiosk. Flyers must:

  • not be larger than 11 inches by 17 inches;
  • include the organization name and date of the event(s);
  • not be posted more than fourteen days prior to the date of the event;
  • be removed within 24 hours after the event date;
  • not be posted using tacks, staples or tape and must use the provided bungee cords.

Any sign that violates these policies may be removed. Indoor location policies and restrictions occur building by building. Contact the building manager prior to posting flyers in any interior area.


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