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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 Spring 2018 Vendor Fair is Wednesday, April 11th, 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 application, 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 Berg
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 who participate in the vendor fair must sell non-food merchandise.

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

California Seller’s Permit and Liability Insurance Requirements

California Seller’s Permit

All Vendors must hold and submit a copy of their California Seller’s Permit to be accepted to the fair. Your application will not be complete and accepted till the permit is submitted. The California Seller’s Permit must be included with each application, even if you have participated in the Fair previously. 

Liability Insurance

All vendors must hold Tenant User Event Liability Insurance or overall Liability Insurance. If you currently have such insurance, please be sure to review your current policy to ensure that it matches the requirement for Tenant User Event Liability Insurance that is required by the University.

You may already have your own insurance companies, so Mercer is an alternative option should you not already have insurance or are unable to obtain the required insurance from your own provider. Please visit the UCSD Mercer website for your insurance needs. Go to “Apply Online” and complete the information as requested once clicking on the link. You are considered a “Vendor-Exhibitor” at a “Vendor/Exhibitor” event, taking place on Library Walk, with no alcohol or Garagekeeper needed.

The University requires a minimum of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence and $2,000,000.00 aggregate for comprehensive general liability and property damage covering activities for general use of University Properties. The University shall be furnished with a Certificate of Insurance naming THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA as ADDITIONAL INSURED. Please include on your insurance:

Certificate Holder Information exactly as shown below:

The Regents of the University of California
Center for Student Involvement
9500 Gilman Drive, 0078 
La Jolla, CA 92093-0078

 Additional remarks box above the Certificate Holder must include: The Regents of the University of California is named as additional insured.

Directions and Parking


See important parking permit information on the application.

Directions to Drive Right onto Library Walk via Mandeville Lane

  • Exit La Jolla Village Drive and go West
  • Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive
  • Turn left onto Gilman Drive
  • Turn right onto Mandeville Lane
  • Before the Mandeville Lane loop turn right onto Lyman Avenue
  • You will be able to drive your car directly onto Library Walk between the hours of 6:00-7:00AM and 6:00-7:00PM

Direction to Drive up to the Unloading/Loading Zone on Lyman Lane

  • Exit La Jolla Village Drive and go West
  • Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive
  • Turn left onto Gilman Drive
  • Turn immediately right onto Russell Lane
  • At the very end of Russell Lane, turn left onto Lyman Lane
  • You will be able to drive your car to the edge of Library Walk directly next to the UCSD Bookstore between the hours of 6:00am-9:00am and 5:00-7:00pm

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 7:15 AM. 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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