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Market Days

Welcome to Market Days at the John A. Delaney Student Union!

Each Wednesday, 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 experience 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 in making Market Days a thriving part of campus life. Swoop!

Fall 2022 Dates

August 24, 2022* - Week of Welcome

August 31, 2022

September 7, 2022

September 14, 2022

September 21, 2022

September 28, 2022* - Spirit Week

October 5, 2022

October 12, 2022

October 19, 2022

October 26, 2022

November 2, 2022* - Fall Festival

November 9, 2022

November 16, 2022

November 30, 2022* - Semester Send Off

*Denotes theme dates.  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 space:
    • $30.00 (includes tax) for off-campus vendors and non-RSO student reservations
    • $5.00 for on-campus departments
    • $15.00 for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) collecting donations or selling items
    • No cost for RSOs in good standing through Club Alliance 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 of the event. Future reservations may be cancelled due to failure to pay.
  • All participants are provided with a 10'x10' space, 1 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.

Information for Students and Departments

Bustling and full of energy, Market Days provide a unique opportunity to reach over 16,000 UNF students on the Osprey Plaza. It is a great way for UNF departments of all kinds to come on campus and reach our students. We have had some great success with UNF departments and are excited that you are interested in joining us!

Steps to Reserving your Space:  

  1. Students 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.
  2. Once the reservation request has been received and approved, requestors will receive a contract with invoice (if applicable) via email.
  3. All contracts must be completed and turned in before Market Day.

NOTE: Registered student organizations do not pay a fee to participate in Market Days unless selling items or collecting donations.

Setting Up:

Students and Departments participating in Market Days must check in prior to 10:00AM. to secure a table. The Market Days tent and check-in table are located near the entrance to the Bookstore on Osprey Plaza. Tables left empty after the start of Market Days may be broken down and removed.

 

At check-in, vendors who have not already signed their contract will be required to do so. Carts will be available for use to any vendor needing assistance with display items.

Restrictions:

The Student Union Administration office reserves the right to limit items sold or given away that may conflict with participating Market Day vendors.

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

 

EHS Food Regulations


EHS Alcohol Guideline

   

 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 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 16,000+ 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.
  2. Vendors will be registered for the days selected on the reservation request form or in Web App unless otherwise instructed by the Market Days staff.
  3. 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 to the Market Days staff. All documentation and payment are due by 5:00PM on the Monday prior to the requested event date.
  4. You must confirm you have received and agree to the information provided in order to confirm your reservation.
*The cost for vendor participation in Market Days is $30 (including tax) for community members. This price includes: a 10'x10' space, one six-foot table, and two chairs.

Check-in and Set Up:

The Market Days tent and check-in table are located near the entrance to the Bookstore on Osprey Plaza. 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 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.

 
Market Days provides each vendor one table and two chairs. Any additional tables or chairs must be requested on your Market Day Request Form or one week prior to the event.

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


EHS Alcohol Guideline

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

Make a Payment

Costs to reserve space:
  • $30.00 (includes tax) for off-campus vendors and non-RSO student reservations
  • $5.00 for on-campus departments
  • $15.00 for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) or Departments collecting donations or selling items
  • No cost for RSOs in good standing through Club Alliance 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 below to make a payment using your reservation number:
 

 

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

All payments received through the mail will be sent an email notice of receipt. 

If you have any questions or would life further assistance please feel free to stop by the Delaney Student Union Administration Office, call, or email.
Location:
Delaney Student Union Reservations
Building 58 East, Room 1302
Phone:
Phone: 904-620-1078
Email:
sumarketdays@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. 
     
  • Reservation requests are due by 5:00PM on the Wednesday prior to the requested event date.

  • Vendors will be registered for the days selected on the online request form or in Web App, unless otherwise instructed by the Market Days staff.
  • Failure to attend or cancel will result in a "Now Show/No Cancellation" fee of $30 (including tax) for off-campus vendors and $15.00 for RSOs who intended to sell or fundraise.
  • Cancellation notice must be submitted via email 48 hours in advance of the event date.
  • Three "No Show/No Cancellation" in one semester will result in suspension from making additional reservations for the remainder of the semester.
  • 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 or the online request form.
  • 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 2 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.
  • A representative from your organization must be present at all times.

Tips

  • Tents provide protection from weather and provide a great visual for branding.
  • 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.

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