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Market Days

 

Market Days at the John A. Delaney Student Union is a long-standing UNF tradition!

On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., during the Fall and Spring semesters, Osprey Plaza transforms into a bustling marketplace full of local vendors and campus partners. This is a fantastic opportunity for the UNF community to browse a wide variety of products and services, learn about businesses in the Jacksonville area, and engage with fellow Ospreys.

For vendors, Market Days is a chance to promote a business or product in a fun and interactive way while connecting with thousands of members of the UNF community.

We hope you will join us at Market Days. Swoop!

Fall 2024 Dates

 

*Themes to be announced. To request a collaboration, email sumarketdays@unf.edu

August 21 

August 28

September 4

September 11

September 18

September 25

October 2

October 9

October 16

October 23

October 30

November 6

November 13 

November 20

 

Follow UNF Market Days on social media or contact us directly at sumarketdays@unf.edu for further details.

General Information

  • Takes place most Wednesdays (excluding certain holidays) during the Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Costs to reserve per booth:
    • $30.00 (plus tax) for external vendors and non-RSO student reservations
    • $5.00 for UNF departments
    • $15.00 (plus tax) for Student Organizations collecting donations or selling items
    • No cost for Student Organizations in good standing through Osprey Involvement Center or Greek chapters in good standing with Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
     
  • Costs are not fixed and subject to change at any time.
  • Payment must be submitted in full in advance, future reservations will be cancelled due to failure to pay.
  • All vendors are provided with a 10'x10' space, 1 3'x6' table and 2 chairs.
  • Check in starts as early as 8:30AM in the Student Union Osprey Plaza.
  • On average, each Market Days see 600 - 1,200 participants.
  • Market Days takes place outdoors and remains open regardless of weather conditions. In the case of a severe weather advisory an email about program changes will be sent to vendors.
  • Refund or credits will not be issued due to weather conditions. 

Information for UNF Student Organizations & Departments

Bustling and full of energy, Market Days provide a unique opportunity to reach over 17,000 UNF students on the Osprey Plaza. We are excited that you are interested in joining us!

Steps to Reserving your Space:  

  1. Student Organizations and Departments must request reservations through the Web App system. Information regarding Web App can be found here.  Reservation requests are due by 5:00PM on the Wednesday prior to the requested event date. No exceptions.
  2. Once the reservation request has been received and approved, requestors will receive a contract with invoice (if applicable) via email.
  3. All contracts, paperwork, and payment must be completed and turned in by 5pm on the Monday prior.
  4. Failure to confirm twice in a semester will result in cancellations of all future Market Day reservations. 

NOTE: Student Organizations do not pay a fee to participate in Market Days unless selling items or collecting donations.

Setting Up:

The Market Days check-in table location will be marked by large flags. Check in is from 8:30AM to 10AM. Any vendor not checked in by 10AM will receive a “No Show/Cancellation” penalty. Tables are first come, first serve. Do not take a table marked "Reserved". Tables left empty after the start of Market Days may be broken down and removed.

Refunds will only be issued if Market Days is cancelled by the Student Union in advance. No refunds for weather delays or pauses. 

Market Days provides each vendor one table and two chairs. Any additional tables or chairs must be requested prior to the event and are an additional cost. 

Restrictions:

The Student Union Administration Office reserves the right to limit items sold or given away that may conflict with participating Market Day vendors. Additionally, it is up to the discretion of the Student Union Administration office to determine what vendors and products fit programmatic needs.

Please see the following links to Environmental Health & Safety information regarding items which may be sold on campus:

 

EHS Food Regulations

Food may NOT be sold at Market Days. 


EHS Alcohol Guidelines

   

 NOTE: CBD oils are currently not permitted for sale or distribution on campus.

Organizations must provide a list of all items to be sold or given away when completing a Market Days reservation request. Only items which have received prior approval will be eligible for sale or give away by vendors.

Information for External Vendors

Market Days enthusiastically supports Jacksonville businesses and community members. Vendors looking for a unique and creative way to promote their business or organization to the 17,000+ UNF community, you have come to the right place!

How to Apply: 

  1. Vendors must request a reservation through the Web App system. Reservation requests are due by 5:00PM on the Wednesday prior to the requested event date.  **To access Web App, you must have an active account created, which will take up to 2 business days to process.  Request an account here.
    1. External User Account Requests
      1. Click the Web App link above, then click the Web App for External Users button.
      2. Click the green Request An Account button on the right.
      3. Submit the form.
      4. Email su.reservations@unf.edu with your name, full organization name and mailing address, and whether your organization is taxable or tax-exempt.
  2. Vendors will apply for the days selected on Web App.
  3. All vendors must submit valid proof of insurance. 
  4. Vendors will receive a contract with invoice via email from Market Days staff. The contract will contain payment instructions. The contract must also be signed and returned. All documentation and payment are due by 5:00PM on the Monday prior to the requested event date.
  5. You must confirm you have received and agree to the information provided in order to confirm your reservation.
  6. Failure to confirm twice in a semester will result in cancellations of all future Market Day reservations.
*The cost per booth Market Days is $30 (plus tax). This price includes: a 10'x10' space, one six-foot table, and two chairs.

Check-in and Set Up:

The Market Days check-in table location will be marked by large flags. Vendors participating in Market Days may check in beginning at 8:30AM to secure a table. Vendors must check in prior to 10AM to avoid a “No Show/Cancellation”. Tables are first come, first serve. Do not take a table marked "Reserved". Tables left empty after the start of Market Days may be broken down and removed. Carts will be available for use to any vendor needing assistance with display items.

Refunds will only be issued if Market Days is cancelled by the Student Union in advance. No refunds for weather delays or pauses. 

 
Market Days provides each vendor one table and two chairs. Any additional tables or chairs must be requested  prior to the event and are an additional cost. 

Restrictions:

The Student Union Administration Office reserves the right to limit items sold or given away that may conflict with participating Market Day vendors. Additionally, it is up to the discretion of the Student Union Administration office to determine what vendors and products fit programmatic needs. Organizations must provide a list of all items to be sold or given away when completing a Market Days reservation request. Only items which have received prior approval will be eligible for sale or give away by vendors.

The following items may not be sold at Market Days:

  • Food and beverage
  • Items that require a special state license (e.g., pets, etc.)
  • Items that violate U.S. copyright or patent laws (e.g., copied DVDs, etc.)
  • Drug or smoking paraphernalia, pornographic or illegal items
  • Items bearing the University of North Florida logo, image, name, tagline and/or motto
  • Items already sold on campus which violate the University’s existing contracts (e.g., textbooks, food and beverage unless previously approved)
  • Credit cards
  • CBD oils



Please see the following links to Environmental Health & Safety information regarding items which may be sold on campus:

EHS Food Regulations


EHS Alcohol Guidelines

NOTE: CBD oils are currently not permitted for sale or distribution on campus.

Make a Payment

Costs to reserve a booth:
  • $30.00 (plus tax) for external vendors
  • $5.00 for UNF departments
  • $15.00 (plus tax) for Student Organizations collecting donations or selling items
  • No cost for RSOs in good standing through OIC or Greek chapters in good standing with Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Costs are not fixed and subject to change at any time.

Click the Cashnet button below to make a payment using your reservation number. *Please do not submit a payment until you have received an emailed contract from Market Days team*
 

 

Payments may also be sent through mail to:  
John A. Delaney Student Union 
University of North Florida 
1 UNF Drive 
Jacksonville, Florida 32224 

Payment must be received by 5pm on the Monday prior. All payments received through the mail will be sent an email notice of receipt. 

If you have any questions or would like further assistance please stop by the Delaney Student Union Administration Office, call, or email.
Location:
Delaney Student Union Administration Office
Building 58 East, Room 1302
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM
Phone:
Phone: 904-620-2525
Email:
su.reservations@unf.edu

Policies

  • Vendors are required to complete a reservation request form through Web App.
    • New Web App users must first request a new account, following the instructions here, allow two (2) business days for account creation tabling and small meetings. Exceptions to the request deadlines will not be granted due to not having an active Web App account. 
     
  • WebApp requests are due by 5:00PM on the Wednesday prior to the requested event date.

  • Vendors will be registered only for the days selected in Web App.
  • A refund will not be issued due to failure to attend or cancel. 
  • Cancellation notice must be submitted in WebApp by 5pm the Monday prior.
  • Spots are "first come, first served." If you require special accommodations, (electric outlet, additional tables, a vehicle, etc.) please specify when requesting a reservation through Web App.
  • Parking passes are limited to 2 per vendor. If you require more than 2 passes you must purchase them directly from a Parking Services Pay-By-Plate Kiosk for $5.00 per pass.
  • Unauthorized vehicles are not permitted in the Plaza. Take advantage of the loading zone and 20-minute parking spaces for your load-in/load-out needs.
  • Load-in may begin no earlier than 8:30AM. Load-in must be completed no later than 9:30AM.
  • Event time is 10 AM to 1 PM. If you would like to stay beyond 2 PM you must create a new reservation in Web App and specify the Request Tabling template.
  • Amplified sound/music of any kind is not permitted without prior approval.
  • No glitter or confetti, please.
  • A representative from your organization must be present at all times.

Tips

  • Tents provide protection from weather and provide a great visual for branding. If you bring one, you must pick a table NOT under the over-hang/canopy. 
  • Interactive games, such as cornhole or spin-the-wheel, are a great way to attract attention.
  • Vendors are welcome to bring their own "Square" or card reader for accepting payments. Students don't often carry cash.
  • Signs let guests know who you are, what you're selling, and other details you want to share.
  • Clearly display your prices, and keep in mind the main demographic of Market Days is college students.
  • We DO NOT provide extension cords. Please bring your own if you need one. A limited number of outlets are available. 

If you have any further questions, please email the Market Days Programming team at su.reservations@unf.edu.