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There are several resources that will assist you in planning your event: Click on the name of the service for details.

Banners in the Memorial Union
Banner space is available on the west staircase and south atrium and may be reserved through the Event Management Office, Room 3630. There is no fee for this service. 515 294-1437.

Booths/Tables in the Memorial Union
Recognized organizations and ISU departments may reserve a booth or table through the Event Management Office. If you are selling items, an Event Authorization Form needs to be completed. 515 294-1437 to reserve the booth or table. There is no fee for this service.

Display Cases in the Memorial Union
The MU has three hallway display cases that may be reserved for one to two weeks at a time through the Student Activities Center, ESOS, if you are a recognized organization or university department. There is no fee for this service. 515 294-8081.

Die Cut Machine in Student Activities Center
The Student Activities Center has a die cut machine available for student organization use. Make professional-looking bulletin boards and displays. The set contains 4" capital and small letters, 10 basic shapes, and basic punctuation.  There is also a set of 8" letters (capital only). The equipment is located in the East Student Office Space in the Memorial Union, and can be checked out for use (on the premises) during any open office hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm (Summer hours).

Easels at the Memorial Union
Easels are available for use in the main corridors on the day of an event scheduled in the MU. Please ask the MU Hotel Desk or Event Management  for assistance. There is no fee for this service.

Flyer Distribution Service
The Student Activities Center provides a flyer distribution service to recognized organizations and Iowa State University departments. Delivery areas include campus housing, campus buildings, fraternities and sororities. There is a fee for this service (Not available during summer). 515.294.8081

Mass E-mail Request
The Office of the Registrar provides this service. This form is for a recognized organization that would like to send a mass e-mail to students. There is a fee for this service, $20 for the list and $26 for sending the mass email. Make sure you attach a copy of your email to this form before you bring it to the Student Activities Center for approval. Visit, then request for services, and then mass mailing request to send the message. For more info: 515-294-8081.

Memorial Union Marquee
The MU Marquee is an on-campus electronic sign located on the south lawn of the MU (near Lincoln Way). It delivers information to the campus and surrounding community announcing events or activities that use the MU or other university facilities. Click on the title for the detailed policy and request form.

Signboard Reservations
This form is used to request a signboard to promote an activity on campus sponsored by a recognized organization. Boards are reserved on a first come, first served basis. This service is free. 515 294-1437.

Social Media (Best Practices)

Table Tents-Memorial Union
Recognized organizations and ISU departments are eligible to sign up for inclusion on the Student Union Board weekly table tent in the Memorial Union Commons. Forms must be submitted in person in the East Student Office Space on the 1st floor of the Iowa State Memorial Union. This service is free. 515.294.8081  The regular policy changes during the summer weeks.  Read the Table Tent Policy here.

Table Tents-Residential Dining Facilities
Recognized organizations and ISU departments may request reservations from the ISU Dining Administrative Office for table tents in Seasons Marketplace in Maple-Willow-Larch, and Conversations in Oak-Elm. 515 294-3856

Texas Markers through Student Activities Center
The Student Activities Center has Texas markers available for student organizations.  Use these paint sets to make professional-looking signs and banners. The set contains red, orange, blue, black, green, and yellow paints. The Workspace will check out the paints and provide the space to work on your project during open hours: Monday-Thursday 3pm - 10pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, and Sunday 1pm - 4pm. To use the markers, the form must be completed and signed by the Student Activities Center prior to use.

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