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Join over 4,000 students to learn more about the clubs, organizations, and businesses that make up our UVM community on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 for our 27th annual ActivitiesFest. This event is free to attendees and open to the entire UVM community. It gives students the opportunity to see many of the different clubs and organizations on campus as well as a variety of UVM departments, area non-profit organizations and several vendors from around the state of Vermont. The festival atmosphere will be amped up by live music courtesy of WRUV and free food grilled on site by members of the Student Life staff - it's a great way to kick off the year, welcome our new students to campus, and get the word out about the work that your group does!

  • When: 11am-3pm on Wednesday September 6, 2017
  • Where: Davis Center and Bailey-Howe Quadrangle (Rain Site is inside the Davis Center)
  • Who: You and about 4,000 other members of the UVM community including approximately 200 organizations
  • What: A festival of free food, giveaways, music, and fun!
  • Why: It's a great way to recruit students to your organization, spread the word about your cause, or just have a great time welcoming new students to campus

What’s Provided:

  • UVM affiliated organizations and local non-profits will split an 8 ft table and be provided with a chair.
  • Non-UVM affiliated organizations paying a registration fee to participate in the event will be provided with a full 8 ft table and 2 chairs.

What to bring:

  • Exciting and engaging displays that illustrate what your group is about.
  • A sign-up sheet so you can take down information about folks interested in your group.
  • An energetic group of volunteers to staff your table and engage with attendees.
  • A weighted object to hold down any loose paper; pens and blue painter’s tape to affix items to your table.
  • Materials to cover 4’ of an 8’ table that you will share with another organization (some organizations have pre-arranged for more table space).

What not to bring:

  • Excess paper or trash-generating handouts.  Students are excited for meaningful giveaways, but most paper handouts end up in the recycling bins.
  • Materials that promote irresponsible choices around alcohol consumption or illegal drug use.  We ask that you consider the ways in which certain language and imagery can impact our community and to make responsible choices about how you represent your organization and its values.
  • Any food to be prepared on-site (pre-packaged candy is OK) unless you have already made arrangements with us.


  • Registration for ActivitiesFest and Class Picnic has ended. Please click here for more information about the waitlist.
  • Wondering if you’ve already signed up for ActivitiesFest or Class Picnic? Click here for an updated list.

Last modified August 15 2017 09:27 AM

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