Frequently Asked Questions
- There is no formal "check-in" on the morning of Block Party. You can start setting up between 7:30-8 a.m. but there is no one or no station you need to check-in at. When you arrive, simply find your booth number (which will be marked on the tables) and begin setting up.
- There is no formal "schedule" for the day. Block Party runs from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., with students walking throughout all the booths and engaging with the different areas, organizations, etc.
- A small committee of individuals will be going around and "judging" the booths. There are various awards, which will be given out towards the end of the event to acknowledge different booths. These awards are for pure fun and do not come with any monetary awards.
- Towards the end of the event (around 2 p.m.) please help keep our campus clean by picking up trash around your areas. The Block Party Planning Committee appreciates your help in wrapping up the event smoothly.
- You are provided with one table and two chairs at your booth. If you need a canopy, you must bring your own. Please remember to check your booth description to make sure a canopy can fit. It would indicate in that description if it can or cannot due to a tree, or other things around the booth.
- Power is not provided. If you need power, you will need to provide the source as well as the extensions cords (if needed).
- We do not have any portable speakers to lend out to participants. If you need music, you must provide your own.
- There are thousands of students who will be walking through the Block Party. It is hard to give an exact number of fliers or giveaways that you should provide.
- If you are giving out food items at your booth, they must be individually wrapped/sealed (store bought). If you have gone through the proper process of obtaining approval to serve other types of food, then please ensure you have your Temporary Food Establishment Permit on you, as well as all Food Handlers' Permits. Weber County Health Department officials frequent this event and will hand out citations and fines where they find violations.
- If you are bringing extremely large items to campus that you must drive to your booth, you must work with Parking Services to obtain a Sidewalk Access Permit. With the short amount of time we have before the event. We do not have flat beds to lend out either. You are responsible for the transportation of all items needed for your booth.
Tips for a Successful Booth
In general, the most successful booths are ones that offer a unique or clever interactive presentation that helps people remember your department, program or area of campus (i.e., Facilities Management’s toilet seat toss, Health Center’s beer goggles obstacle course, etc.).
Successful booths generate great word of mouth from visitors, which, in turn, attracts even more visitors.
- Make sure your booth has great information and provides one-on-one interaction with a personable individual from your department/organization.
- Provide some type of food or refreshment (bottled water, cotton candy, snow cones, etc).
- Offer an interactive game or activity to make your booth more attractive.
- Booths staffed by people in costumes catch people’s eye. Avoid just sitting behind your table. Consider standing in front of your booth to increase interactions with people passing by.
- Try to incorporate the theme of this year’s Block Party into your booth and presentation.
- Keep it simple and fun. Think of this as an initial introduction.
- If you plan on using a laptop computer for a presentation, a canopy is an absolute must. Without something to shield the sun, no one will be able to view your presentation.
- Electrical sources are limited; first come – first served! You must provide your own 100-foot power cord. (Laptops must be battery operated.)
- Make sure you register your booth by the deadline, or accommodations may not be available.
- Games and activities can be rented from Diamond Rental, formerly known as Universal Party. You also can rent a canopy from them. Generic games may be less memorable than developing a unique, department-specific interaction.