Tabletop space is made available for student organization and university department announcements about university events and services.  Approval for table tents will be given to organizations promoting university sponsored events. Table tents must be strictly informational (for example publicizing events, meetings or programs).  Table tents expressing specific opinions or beliefs will not be approved. The display of informational material in the IMU should not be considered an endorsement by the Iowa Memorial Union or the University of Iowa.

Table tent reservations

Organizations can reserve table tents for a minimum of three days in a row and a maximum of five days.  Organizations are allowed up to one reservation per month. Reservations can be made by emailing A finished table tent must be provided to IMU Event Services before final approval is given.  Table tents should be 8.5"x5.5" and folded in half to form tent measuring 4.25" wide x 5.5" tall, so that it stands like a greeting card; they must also be printed on cardstock.

It is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization to place the table tents on the tables in the designated areas listed below. To maintain necessary sanitary conditions, IMU event staff will dispose of table tents as they become stained or dirty and will remove and recycle all table tents at the end of their reservation. 

Table tent locations

Only one (1) table tent will be displayed per table in any designated area at one time.  Due to COVID-19, there are a reduced number of tables throughout the IMU that may be used for table tents.

Table tents can be placed in the following approved locations:

Location                               Number of Tents

Hubbard Commons                            27

144-157 IMU Hallway                          4

Big Ten Lobby                                      10

Iowa Black Box Lobby                        11

IMU Ground Floor                               83

River Room*                                        70

TOTAL                                                  205

*Private dining and meeting rooms are not included.

*The Iowa House lobby is not included.

For more information about the guidelines and policy click here.