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Market Friday

Market Friday

  • Sign up 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Manley Student Center, Lower Level
  • Market Friday Event Hours: 12 - 5 p.m.
  • There is no pre-registration for Market Friday
  • If you have any questions regarding Market Friday, please contact the Office of Student Life at 404-270-5139

Market Friday Fees

Normal Vending with Table: $40 
Premium Vending with Table: $60 (Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Founders Day) 
Each Additional Table: $15
Registered Student Organizations Vending: $10  

Market After Dark 

November 22, 2019
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lower Manley

Market Friday Dates

* Premium Market Friday

Fall 2019

September 6
September 13
September 20 (No Market/Career Fair)
September 27

October 4 (No Market/Midterms)
October 11
October 18
October 25 (Homecoming) *

November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29 (No Market/Campus Closed)

Spring 2020

January 24
January 31

February 7
February 14 (Family Weekend) *
February 21
February 28

March 6 (No Market/Midterms)
March 13 (No Market/Spring Break)

March 20
March 27

April 3
April 10 (No Market/Good Friday)
April 17 (No Market/Research Day (tentative))
April 24

Policies and Procedures

The following are rules and guidelines for vendors and participants of Spelman College Market Fridays that ensure the safety of our students and guests. This program is sponsored and facilitated by the Spelman Student Government Association.

Anyone not adhering to these rules may be barred from participating at Market Friday. The Market Friday Director has the right to refuse any vending services that may pose a liability to the college. There is no pre-registration for Market Friday.

If you have any questions regarding Market Friday, please contact the Office of Student Life at 404-270-5139.

Prohibited Vending

The following vending activities are prohibited and cannot be done at Market Friday:
  • Selling of Food or Beverages (Student organizations, please see fundraising policy in student handbook)
  • Tax Services or Advertising Tax Services
  • Selling of Live Animals (turtles, fish, dogs, horses, etc)
  • Selling of Hair Extensions/Products (weave)
  • Eyebrow arching, waxing, tweezing, or threading
  • Braiding, curling, or hair services cannot be performed or advertised
  • DVD or CDs/replica materials (burned CDs and DVDs)
  • Homemade toiletries (soaps, creams, makeup, body bars, etc.)
  • Skin consultations

Please contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement for a FULL list of prohibited items. Vendor approval is up to the discretion of the Director of the Office of Student Life and Engagement.

Policies for All Vendors

  1. Vendors must pay $40 vending fee (CASH or MONEY ORDER ONLY) to Spelman Student Government Association (SGA) between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the Friday of vending.
  2. Special rates of $60 apply to Homecoming, Family Weekend and Founders Day Market Friday.
  3. Vendors MUST bring their own tables no longer than 8” in length. VENDORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DOUBLE UP TABLES, EACH INDIVIDUAL VENDOR WILL BE ASSESSED A VENDING FEE! NO EXCEPTIONS. VENDING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON TRANSFERRABLE (DATE CHANGE ONLY). SGA will no longer supply vendors with tables.
  4. Each vendor is allowed ONE table per $40 vending fee. There will be a $15 fee for each additional table set up.
  5. Vendors may only unload their vehicles between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the day of vending. All vending vehicle(s) must be cleared off the street by 12 p.m.
  6. Vendors with tents larger than 10x10 must have a fire department permit to be presented to the fire marshal’s office. There must be at least 5-10 feet distance between tents.
  7. Any vendors with under-age children accompanying them will keep the children in their presence. Under NO circumstances will children be allowed to run around campus freely.
  8. Vendors CANNOT sell redistributed DVD or CDs/replica materials (burned CDs or DVDs). They CANNOT sell fake designer articles and pass them on as real. Vendors MUST fully refund customers for unsatisfactory products (up to three weeks after product was bought). Vendors CANNOT sell things that are derogatory toward women, promote nudity, drugs, or alcohol (this includes Bob Marley marijuana paraphernalia, etc.)
  9. NO food vending is allowed at Market Friday.
  10. Vendor set-up locations are available on a first come, first serve basis, there are NO reserved “spots.”
  11. MARKET FRIDAY TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE.

Policies for Students

  1. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are charged a discounted fee of $10 to vend if they are CURRENTLY enrolled at Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, ITC, or Morehouse School of Medicine.
  2. Students must present their ID in order to setup a table. ID’s are returned once the table is returned. Students are responsible for securing their ID – SGA shall not be liable for lost IDs.
  3. RSOs must share tables (2 organizations per table).
  4. The maximum number of registered student organizations that can register for Market Friday is 10.

Policies for All Participants

  1. At NO time should vendors or students relocate furniture in Lower Manley to accommodate outdoor  seating
  2. RSOs and/or vendors are prohibited to sell open food items (donuts out of a box, homemade cakes or pastries, etc.)
  3. All vendors must clean-up their respective areas before departure. Failure to do so will result in being banned from Market Friday.

Policies for DJs

  1. Market Friday DJs will be enlisted on a rotational basis.
  2. DJ will be set up on the right of exit door.
  3. All extension cords will be mounted down with electrical tape.
  4. All exit doors will be kept clear at all times.