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Involvement Fair

The Involvement Fair is an opportunity for UNLV students to learn about UNLV Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), departments/offices, and non-profit community organizations in the Las Vegas area. The Involvement Fair is also an opportunity for RSOs to meet new students, collaborate with other organizations, and network with partners in the community.

Existing and prospective student organizations, university departments, and invited non-profit community organizations are welcome to participate.

The Involvement Fair happens at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters on the first floor of the Student Union and surrounding outdoor areas. Every RSO is invited to participate and all UNLV students are encouraged to visit the event.

Have questions about the Involvement Fair? Reach out to us at involvement@unlv.edu or call Student Involvement & Activities at 702-895-5631.

The Spring 2023 Involvement Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

How to Register for a Table at the Involvement Fair

Organizations are given the opportunity to sign up for one table, per organization, at the Involvement Fair. The Involvement Fair is broken up into different sections, which are listed below. Each organization will sign up for a section but will choose their table at the time of check-in, on the day of the fair on a first-come, first-served basis within the section they have registered for.

Student Involvement & Activities understands that weather is unpredictable. Unfortunately, there is not enough indoor space in which to fit the scope of the Involvement Fair. Please note that we cannot guarantee all organizations their preferred location. The earlier an organization registers, the higher likelihood they will receive a table in a section they prefer.

Register for a Table at the Involvement Fair

Involvement Fair Sections

To view a map of the different sections, please click here: Involvement Fair Map

Academic Mall

Organizations who sign up for tables in this area will be placed in the grassy area of the Academic Mall.

  • This area is partially shaded. Organizations are encouraged to bring a pop-up canopy tent (canopy tent can be no larger than 10x10 ft and cannot have sides).

Alumni Amphitheatre

Organizations who sign up for tables in this area will be placed in the grassy area surrounding the Alumni Amphitheater.

  • This area is partially shaded. Organizations are encouraged to bring a pop-up canopy tent (canopy tent can be no larger than 10x10 ft and cannot have sides).
  • This area is in the same general space as the DJ booth and giveaway tent. Please be advised that there will be music playing in this area.

Pida Plaza

This area is located outdoors, on the brick area of Pida Plaza. Spots on Pida Plaza do not include the covered area under the SU balcony.

  • This has very limited shade that shifts during the event. Organizations are encouraged to bring a pop-up canopy tent (canopy tent can be no larger than 10x10 ft and cannot have sides).

Service & Non-Profit Organizations

This area includes our non-profit community partners and all other service/volunteer/civic engagement organizations. If your organization’s mission is centered on service/volunteer/civic engagement, we encourage you to sign-up for this area so our students can find their service-organizations more easily at the fair. Note: If your organization does not fall into this category you will be relocated to another area.

  • This section is located outside under the 2nd floor balcony and is mostly shaded. Organizations located under the balcony may not utilize a pop-up tent.

WRI Lawn

This area is located outdoors in the grassy area in front of the WRI Building.

  • There is no shade in this section. Organizations are encouraged to bring a pop-up canopy tent (canopy tent can be no larger than 10x10 ft and cannot have sides).

Check-In on the Day-Of the Involvement Fair (What to Expect)

  • The check-in table is located outdoors on the SU Courtyard.
  • Table space in your assigned section is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You must check-in at the registration table in order to claim your table. Your organization cannot reserve a table or claim a table unless they have checked-in.
  • Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. After 10:30 a.m., any organizations/departments that have not checked-in will forfeit their table space for the day.
  • If you are unsatisfied with your table location, your organization may return to the check-in table at 10:30 a.m. to see if there are any available spaces that have been forfeited, which we may re-assign to your group.

Event Details

  • Organizations will NOT have access to power at the Fair.
  • Every group is supplied one table and two chairs (no linens). Requests for additional tables and chairs cannot be accommodated.
  • Organizations are NOT allowed to roll/place any large objects on the Pida Plaza memorial.
  • Pop-up canopy tents
    • Tents ARE allowed in the Academic Mall, Alumni Amphitheatre, Pida Plaza, Sport Club Council, and WRI Lawn sections. Tents can be no larger than 10’ x10’ and cannot have sides.
    • Tents are NOT allowed in the Student Union Courtyard, the Student Union Indoors section, or the Service/Non-Profit section under the outdoor balcony of the Student Union.
  • What to bring (optional, but recommended):
    • Water bottle to stay hydrated. Water-filling stations are available during the event.
    • A table cloth or banner with the organization’s/department’s name that can be draped over the table.
    • Create an event on the Involvement Center or bring a sign-up sheet to collect contact information for potential new members.
    • A flyer of information about the organization that you can pass out.
    • Visuals highlighting events or activities the organization participates in (this can be a great conversation starter).
    • Giveaways
  • What not to bring:
    • Food: Food that is not pre-packaged or individually wrapped. Please do not bring any homemade items or items which are served in bulk (ex: a family size bag of chips). Items must be individually wrapped and pre-packaged (ex: snack size bags of chips that can be given out individually). Food may only be offered as giveaways and may not be sold as a fundraising activity.
    • Music: The fair will have a DJ playing music. Tables are close together and the event can get loud. Please do not bring your own sound system to the event.
    • Members at table: For most groups, one table and two chairs is not enough space to accommodate all members. It is recommended to set up shifts for your members to work the event. This also is less intimidating to students who might be nervous about approaching your table.
  • Event clean-up:
    • The event will end at 2:00 p.m.
    • All items must be cleared from your table by 2:30 p.m.
    • Please leave all tables and chairs in the same location as they were when you arrived.
    • Please clear the surrounding area of any trash left by your organization.

Involvement Fair Guidelines

Notice: We are given special permission to use this space for this event. Normally, the first floor of the Union is not available to be reserved. Future Involvement Fairs in this prime location depend on our ability to follow these guidelines.

  1. All organizations must check-in at the registration table before picking a table.
  2. At the end of the event, please leave your table and chairs in the same location as they were when you arrived.
  3. Organizations must staff their tables for the full length of the event.
  4. Organizations must contain their display to their assigned space (one table and two chairs) unless special arrangements have been made. A ten-foot perimeter surrounding all doors must be kept clear for emergency access. No banners or signs may be hung from trees/building and may not block any pathways.
  5. No organization may sell products, recruit for job openings, or promote a business with discounts or special sales information. This event is organized to promote student involvement on campus and in our community. If an organization fails to abide by this guideline their organization will be asked to leave the fair immediately. Sales of any items for fundraising purposes are not allowed at this event.
  6. All organizations must comply with the “Harassment-Free Zone” procedures. Please do not approach students that are sitting and using the space or facilities. Please limit your attention to students that are participating in the fair (i.e. walking around looking at and walking up to booths).
  7. If any of your organization members require special accommodations to attend (ie. access, sensitivity to heat, etc.)? Accommodations can be made by request at least 72 hours prior to event by contacting involvement@unlv.edu.
  8. If you have questions or concerns throughout the day, please communicate with a staff member at check-in.

Virtual Student Organization Spotlight

In an effort to engage with students who may not be able to join us at the event and to extend the marketing outreach of the event, we will ALSO spotlight our participating RSOs on our social media platforms the week following the in-person event.

The spotlights will occur via Instagram. Be sure to follow our page now so you can view the resources when they are posted.

Instagram Stories

The Involvement Team will create 1 story per RSO to be featured on the @InvolvementUNLV Instagram page. We will use the information you submit on this registration to develop the story for your RSO. All stories will be saved in our highlights so students can continue to see them later.