Catapalooza Check In

 

Off campus

on campus

Off-Campus vendors

On-Campus offices,
departments & student organizations


Off campus

OFF-Campus Vendors ONLY:

  • All Catapalooza participants are required to check in at the Registration Tent on the day indicated below. The Registration table will be located in the Roberts Circle, north of Roberts Hall, and indicated on this map: Click here to see a map of the MSU campus
  • Check-in and transport of tabling items to your booth location is on Wednesday, August 19th; 1:00pm–4:00pm in the Roberts Circle.
  • You do not need to check in again on Thursday or Friday.

You will receive your booth location upon check in

You may drive directly up to the registration area to unload any display and promotional items. Since there are over 200 groups checking in during this time frame, we ask that you unload quickly and someone must remain with your car at all times. We will have a limited number of volunteers available to assist you in moving your things to your booth area. 

Parking

Parking over this two day period will be free, however, restrictions apply! Should you choose to park in the pay parking lot, you will be charged $7.50/daily. Vehicles parked in unauthorized areas (reserved spaces or handicap spots without a handicap tag on your vehicle) will be ticketed and possibly towed. We strongly encourage the use of alternative transportation, such as car-pooling, public transportation, or being dropped off by a driver who will not be parking at MSU on the Thursday and Friday of the event.

Set-Up

Set-up for off-campus vendors begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, and Catapalooza runs on Thursday and Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Please plan to keep your booth area staffed for the entire two day duration of Catapalooza. 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; we will also have a few available for use on Wednesday afternoon during check-in.

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.

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.

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, company contact information, etc. to promote your company or organization. 

Other Considerations

  • Catapalooza is an outdoor event. 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.
  • 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.

on campus

ON-CAMPUS OFFICES, DEPARTMENTS & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ONLY:

  • All on-campus offices, departments, and student organizations are required to check in at the Registration Tent on the day indicated below. The Registration table will be located in the Roberts Circle, north of Roberts Hall, and indicated on this map: Click here to see a map of the MSU campus
  • Check-in and transport of tabling items to your booth location is on Thursday, August 20th; 7:30am-9:00am in the Roberts Circle.
  • You do not need to check in again on Friday.

You will receive your booth location upon check in

You may drive directly up to the registration area to unload display and promotional items. As there are over 150 campus offices, departments and organizations checking in during the time shown above, we ask that you unload quickly and that someone remain with your car at all times. Any unattended vehicles may be ticketed. We will have a limited number of volunteers available to assist you in moving your things to your booth area. We appreciate your patience in understanding that switching booth positions is not an option.

Set-Up

Set-up begins at 7:30am on Thursday and Catapalooza runs from 10:00am – 3:00pm on both Thursday and Friday. Please plan to keep your booth area staffed for the entire two day duration of Catapalooza. If you were not among the first 90 on-campus organizations to register, then you must plan to bring your own table and chairs. An email will be sent before August 3rd to the first 90 on-campus registrants indicating that they will be receiving a table and chairs courtesy of Catapalooza. 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.  
WE ARE NOT able provide any items to help you anchor your tents. We provide night-time security if you wish to leave your display in place overnight, however, please know that we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, or tents that blow down.

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.

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, contact information, etc. to promote your office or organization. 

Other Considerations

  • Catapalooza is an outdoor event. 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.
  • 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.