Solicitation, Vending, and Distributions

The University regulates all commercial activity and solicitation on campus as presented from student organizations and off-campus partners. These activities include distribution of products and promotional materials, leafleting or solicitation, sales and solicitation for any purpose, or fundraising.  The Office for Campus Life offers tabling/vending opportunities at the Mayer Campus Center for student organizations, campus departments and approved non-university parties. Guidelines and details are listed below. Additional information can be found here. Student organizations should make reservations through the Reserve Tufts platform. Non-university parties/vendors will apply for approval and dates with the Office for Campus Life.

Tabling/Vending Guidelines

  • ‚ÄčTables may not be moved from their designated location, including to outdoor locations.
  • Tables must be staffed at all times.
  • Use of other spaces surrounding will be should be requested separately and will be approved based on space.
  • Taping posters to walls or windows is prohibited. Request use of an easel if you have signs or posters to hang.
  • Student Organizations reserving tables for off-campus partners must have at least one student organization representative present at entire tabling event and the off-campus partner must in some way connect to the goals and mission of the student organization.
  • There is a fee for non-university parties vending/tabling.

Locations

  • Mayer Campus Center lobby tables.
  • Mayer Campus Center upper patio.
  • Dewick MacPhie or Carmichael Dining Hall. These locations are for student organizations and campus departments only and are reserved directly by contacting the dining hall manager.

Additional Campus Solicitation Guidelines

  • Door-to-door canvassing (including to campus residence halls or offices) is prohibited.
  • Soliciting or selling by telephone is prohibited.
  • Literature cannot be placed on parked cars on University property.
  • Must adhere to Campus Posting Policy at all times.

Distribution or Solicitation by Non-University Parties

Non-University parties are limited to solicitation or distribution to public walkways and streets. Groups should not be harassing or obstructing passersby in any way. Groups cannot be on University property. Groups cannot place literature on cars parked on University property. Groups not adhering to the above regulations will be reported to University Police. Daily vending/tabling is allowed in the Mayer Campus Center for a nominal fee. Learn more here.