Carnegie Mellon University
The Winter FAIR will be Thursday January 26th, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the 1st & 2nd Floors of the Cohon University Center!
SLICE recommends that attendees enter the CUC from Merson Courtyard
Student Organization Registration has now closed.
See you at the Winter FAIR!

THE FAIR & THE "Winter" FAIR

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The FAIR showcases many of CMU's 300+ Student Government recognized student organizations, 23 sorority and fraternity organizations, and partners from around campus and the Pittsburgh community. The entire CMU community - undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty - are invited to explore ways to get involved at Carnegie Mellon and beyond.

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The Winter 2023 FAIR

The Winter 2023 FAIR will be held Thursday January 26th, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the 1st and 2nd Floors of the Cohon University Center! Registration for organizations has now closed. See you there!

Fall 2022 FAIR

The Fall 2022 FAIR was held Thursday September 8th, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the Cut. Registration for organizations is now closed!

Registration for organizations in now closedStudent organization officers will receive the registration link in SLICE's Scotty Scoop newsletter sent to organizations, on this FAIR website, and the SLICE social media.

The Winter 2023 FAIR will be held in the Cohon University Center! Organizations will be categorized by groups throughout 1st and 2nd Floors of the Cohon University Center. 

  • Check to make sure your student organization page on TartanConnect is fully up-to-date.
  • Meet with members from your student organization to plan and prepare for your table at the FAIR. Teamwork means less work on any one person and you’ll have more fun. Remember to include members of your organization who don't hold a leadership position.
  • Create a display that is engaging and will appeal to your audience. Your display/poster/banner/table cloth should have your organization name on it. A SLICE staff member may ask you to remove an item that is obstructing the view of another organization.
  • Each organization has a unique QR Code on their TartanConnect page that users can scan to automatically join an organization's Member page. Be sure to print this out or have a digital copy on a personal device for your table!
  • Do not expect to have electrical outlets. Generators are not permitted. We ask that any music or recorded sound be played only at a level that does not impede conversations at the table next you. A SLICE staff member ask you to turn sound down or off. We will not be able to provide performance or demonstration space for your organization. 
  • Brainstorm with organization members for a creative giveaway to pass out to visitors. (Live animals are not permitted as giveaways). Have members at your table to answer questions. Be proactive and approach students instead of just setting up a display and standing by it. Have a sign-up sheet ready to collect names and emails of those interested in joining your organization.
  • Plan when and where your first meeting or information session will be so that you can advertise that information during the FAIR.

Find an organization on CUC 1st Floor!

Civic Engagement
Performance/Artistic

The FAIR Logistics

Provisions & Breakdown

You will be provided with a six-foot banquet table and two chairs. Due to possible space constraints, we may ask you to share a table with another organization in your same category. Please indicate your sharing preference on your registration form.

The FAIR ends at 6:30 pm. Please clean-up around your table area and discard any trash to help SLICE staff during their clean-up process after hours.

Check-In & Set-Up

You may start setting up your table at 3:30 pm and you need to be ready by 4:30 pm. If you are a student organization, you were emailed your table number 24 hours prior to the FAIR and do not need to check-in at the SLICE table.

You must have a member present at your table by 4:15 pm. If you are not present, your table will be given to an organization on the waitlist.

After the FAIR

Each organization has a unique QR Code on their TartanConnect page that users can scan to automatically join an organization's Member page. Be sure to print this out or have a digital copy on a personal device for your table!

If you choose to use Google Sheets, Excel, or a physical paper sheet to collect contact information, upload all of the email addresses you collected into the Members section of your TartanConnect page to invite individuals to join.

Begin planning your first meeting or information session for interested students and follow up with these students within a week of the FAIR with a personal message to let them know about upcoming events or meetings. The personal outreach will help your organization stand out.