Catapalooza Check In

 

Off campus

on campus

Off-Campus vendors

On-Campus offices,
departments & student organizations


Off campus

OFF-Campus Vendors ONLY:

Please make sure this email gets to the person who will be checking-in with us on Wednesday and please make sure they know the full and accurate name of your organization. 

All off-campus vendors are asked to check in at the registration tent on Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The registration tent will be located in the Roberts Parking Lot (aka Roberts Oval), north of Roberts Hall (see #17 on the Parking Map)You will receive your booth location upon check in! You may drive directly up to the registration area to unload your display and promotional items. As there are over 150 organizations checking-in during this time frame, we ask that you unload quickly and remain with your car at all times. You may not leave your car parked in the Roberts Parking Lot. Please note that we will have a limited number of volunteers available to assist you in moving your things to your booth area. 

Parking:

Catapalooza corresponds with our final summer orientation, move-in day in the residence halls, and other welcome back activities. You may purchase parking passes in advance from the parking kiosk, if you wish. Please park in one of the designated parking areas or S/B lots. You may be ticketed if you do not purchase a visitor parking pass! Cars parked in unauthorized areas will be ticketed and possibly towed. Please explore the websites below regarding your parking questions.

Set-Up:

Set-up begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday. As off-campus vendors, you will need to bring your own table and chairs for your area. Please consider bringing a dolly to help move your display and promotional products to your booth area. 

IMPORTANT: If you plan on setting up tents, canopies, umbrellas, or display items, please note that you WILL NOT be able to stake anything into the lawn. We ask that you bring cinder blocks, milk jugs filled with water, or sandbags to secure your area. If you bring a tent or canopy it may not be bigger than your both space (11’x10’). 

IMPORTANT: If you plan on setting up tents, canopies, umbrellas, or display items, please note that you WILL NOT be able to stake anything into the lawn.  We ask that you bring cinder blocks, milk jugs filled with water, or sandbags to secure your area.  WE ARE NOT able to provide any items to help you stake your tents. We provide night-time security if you wish to leave your display at MSU overnight, however, please know that we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, or tents that blow down/away.

Evenings:

We provide night-time security if you wish to leave your display at MSU overnight, however, please know that we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, or tents. The weather is unpredictable so please make sure that your tent is lowered and secure on Thursday evening so that it does not blow away.

Serving Food:

  • If you did not indicate your intentions to serve food or beverages when you registered, you will NOT be permitted to do so at this two day event– no exceptions-this includes candy.

Conducting Business:

We request and will enforce that vendors DO NOT sell goods or services (no exchange of money) at Catapalooza. Instead, be prepared to distribute coupons, hand-outs, freebees, and/or company contact information to promote your company or organization. Students love fun promotional items! Will you be offering to add interested parties to your mailing list? Please have sign-in sheets prepared and printed in advance. Also, please bring extra pens and pencils, business cards, and information pamphlets.

Other Considerations:

Catapalooza is an outdoor event that runs from 10am-3pm on Thursday and Friday. Please plan on being outside for two days and arrive prepared for all weather! Plan on bringing water, sunblock, a shade source (such as an umbrella or canopy) paperweights, and a jacket or rain gear. 

Cancellations:

Please contact us immediately if you are unable to attend Catapalooza as we currently have a waiting list! 


on campus

ON-CAMPUS OFFICES, DEPARTMENTS & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ONLY:

Please make sure this email gets to the person who will be checking-in with us on Thursday morning and please make sure they know the full and accurate name of your group. 

All MSU groups, departments, offices, and student clubs are required to check in at the registration tent on Thursday, August 20th from 7:30am-9:30am. The registration tent will be located in the Roberts Parking Lot (aka Roberts Oval), north of Roberts Hall (see #17 on the Parking Map). You will receive your booth location upon check in! You may drive directly up to the registration area to unload your display and promotional items. As there are over 150 campus offices, departments and organizations checking-in during this time frame, we ask that you unload quickly and remain with your car at all times. You may not have your car parked anywhere in Roberts Parking Lot. Please note that we will have a limited number of volunteers available to assist you in moving your things to your booth area. 

Set-Up:

Once you are checked-in you may begin setting up your booth space. Please set-up and keep coverage at your booth area for the two day duration of Catapalooza. You are responsible to bring a table and chairs UNLESS you have heard otherwise from this office. You might consider bringing a dolly to help move your display and promotional products to your booth area.

IMPORTANT: If you plan on setting up tents, canopies, umbrellas, or display items, please note that you WILL NOT be able to stake anything into the lawn. We ask that you bring cinder blocks, milk jugs filled with water, or sandbags to secure your area. If you bring a tent or canopy it may not be bigger than your both space (11’x10’). 

Evenings:

We provide night-time security if you wish to leave your display at MSU overnight, however, please know that we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, or tents. The weather is unpredictable so please make sure that your tent is lowered and secure on Thursday evening so that it does not blow away.

Serving Food:

  • If you did not indicate your intentions to serve food or beverages when you registered, you will NOT be permitted to do so – no exceptions-this includes candy.

Conducting Business:

We request and will enforce that vendors DO NOT sell goods or services (no exchange of money) at Catapalooza. Instead, be prepared to distribute coupons, hand-outs, freebees, and/or company contact information to promote your company or organization. Students love fun promotional items! Will you be offering to add interested parties to your mailing list? Please have sign-in sheets prepared and printed in advance. Also, please bring extra pens and pencils, business cards, and information pamphlets.

Other Considerations:

Catapalooza is an outdoor event that runs from 10am-3pm on Thursday and Friday. Please plan on being outside for two days and arrive prepared for all weather! Plan on bringing water, sunblock, a shade source (such as an umbrella or canopy) paperweights, and a jacket or rain gear. 

Cancellations:

Please contact us immediately if you are unable to attend Catapalooza as we currently have a waiting list!