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Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair on UCSD's Library Walk

Get information about the quarterly Vendor Fair sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.

General Information

The UC San Diego Vendor Fair is a tri-annual on-campus event open to local vendors selling various merchandise and products. Located in the middle of campus on Library Walk, the Vendor Fair attracts hundreds of students giving them the opportunity to purchase an assortment of goods and learn about local companies.

Vendor Fair brings in crafters, boutiques, and commercial exhibits to showcase a variety of items including clothing, jewelry, phone accessories, beauty products, sunglasses, shoes, artwork, and much more!

The deadline for the Winter 2018 Vendor Fair is Wednesday, January 10th, 2018!

  • The Vendor Fair is held once each quarter. This year's schedule:
    • Fall Quarter: October 23-27, 2017 – Please note this is one week later than usual due to the Academic Calendar. The fall fair is always Week 4 of the Fall Quarter and this is Week 4.
    • Winter Quarter: January 29-February 2, 2018 – Please note that is one week later than usual due to the Academic Calendar. The fair is always Week 4 of Winter Quarter and this is Week 4.
    • Spring Quarter: April 30-May 4, 2018 – Please note this is one week later than usual due to the Academic Calendar. The fair is always Week 5 of Spring Quarter and this is Week 5. 
  • Invitation to Apply (PDF)

Once you have completely filled out the applicatiion and signed both page 2 and page 4 please mail the completed application and payment (made out to UC Regents) to:

Center for Student Involvement, UC San Diego
ATTN: Kristen Disbro
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0078
La Jolla, CA 92093-0078
Do NOT attempt to send application FedEx or any other type of overnight delivery to this address. It is a mailing address, not a shipping address.

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Selection Criteria

The Center for Student Involvement encourages local businesses and vendors to apply to participate in this year's Vendor Fairs!

All vendors must promote non-food merchandise and hold commercial liability insurance and a California Seller's Permit to be involved.

A variety of space sizes are available, but selection of vendors is competitive. Applications will be accepted, reviewed, and vendors selected at the sole discretion of the Center for Student Involvement. Vendors will be chosen based on the following criteria, but not limited to:

  • Desirability of the items or product
  • Originality of the items or product
  • Past performance during previous Vendor Fairs
  • Price point of items
  • Number of vendors selling similar items
  • Student feedback
  • Timeliness of application

Directions and Parking


See important parking permit information on the application.

Parking is Impacted Due to Extensive Construction

Ongoing construction of buildings and a variety of regional transportation projects continue to impact parking on campus. Find out how current construction projects affect nearby parking and see parking options on the Transportation Services website.

To help ease ongoing parking challenges due to construction, Transportation Services has identified a variety of parking options you may wish to consider. Please review the On-Campus parking alternatives for a list of alternative lots and when their spaces fill up.

Gilman Parking structure will fill up before 7:30am. It is recommended to park in the alternative parking option of the Hopkins Parking Structure, which is less than a 10 minute walk to Library Walk.

Mailing List

If you'd like to be added to the Center for Student Involvement vendor mailing list, send us an e-mail with your:

  • First and Last Name 
  • Company Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Product Description

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