New & Improved: Community Partner Thursday

February 3, 2020
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Looking to recruit SSU students for your organization? Recruit at a Community Partner Thursday!

Community Partner Thursdays is an event that happens any Thursday during the academic year. Community Partners (nonprofits and governmental organizations) come to campus and table for SSU students. The CCE provides a table (no chairs), parking passes for up to two cars, and helps promote the event on social media to get faculty and students to visit the table.

We have simplified this process with one easy form! Sign up now.

[Related: Successful Tabling Tips for Recruiting Students]

Frequently Asked Questions...

1. Where can I find parking?

Make sure you stop at the Sonoma State University Parking Booth located at the main entrances to pick up your complimentary parking pass. Then find parking at any of the general parking lots. After you park you will go to the CCE office on the first floor of Salazar Hall, room 1053.

2. What happens if it's raining?

Community Partner Thursday is rain or shine! If it happens to be raining on your scheduled tabling day, you may set up your table under the covered space outside the first floor of the Library, but as we’ve advertised that you will be in Seawolf Plaza, no one will know to look for you there. Unfortunately, rescheduling is not available.

3. What should I bring?

You should bring tablecloths, position descriptions, brochures, information about upcoming events, sign-up sheets, or anything else you may need. Please only bring what you are able to carry as we will not be able to assist you from your car to your tabling location.

4. When is the best time to table?

It depends on what you're tabling for. If you're tabling for volunteers for an event, it is best to table 1-2 weeks prior to the event. If you are tabling for interns, at the end of the semester or the beginning of the semester is best so that students can register for internship units. Usually, campus is the most active during the first and last few weeks of the semester and during midterms. There seems to be lower campus activity during the weeks prior and after holidays. See the academic calendar for these dates.

On the day you're tabling, you can pick up your table from the CCE any time after 8 AM and it must be returned by 5 PM. The CCE is located on the first flood of the Library in the Schulz Information Center. Partial days are fine, but since lunchtime is the best time of day to recruit students, it is best to make sure you're tabling then. We recommend tabling on Thursdays because it is the busiest day on campus, however if you would rather table on a different day of the week, please let us know. Fridays are particularly sparse, however there are more returning, local and graduate students on campus, so if you're targeting that population, you might try a Friday.

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