Tabling

**NEW** Effective August 1, 2019, tabling requests must be submitted a minimum of 13 business days (i.e. not including weekends) and a maximum of one month before the tabling date. 

Do you want to engage with the Ryerson community? Do you have a message to share? Take advantage of the foot traffic at the SLC and book a table! 

As one of the busiest buildings on campus, tabling at the SLC is a great way for your Ryerson student group to connect with the community. 

Cost:

Tabling is free for:

  • sanctioned Ryerson student groups; and
  • individual students or groups of students to conduct course work or to fundraise for course-related activity. (Tabling may not be used as study space; it is intended for student engagement activity.)

Fees apply for tabling events by external organizations or those that include some external collaborators. Email slchelp@ryerson.ca to inquire about rates.

To book:

Before you book, please read and understand our Tabling Guidelines below.

Note: Effective August 1, 2019, tabling requests must be submitted a minimum of 13 business days (i.e. not including weekends) and a maximum of one month before the tabling date. 

Groups can book a table up to twice per week and up to 4 hours per booking.

Layout of the SLC Amphitheatre

1. Find an available date using the calendars below. Events can be booked up to one month in advance. 

Calendar – Tabling Section 1
Calendar – Tabling Section 2
Calendar – Tabling Section 3 

2. Submit your request using this form.

Please allow at least 2 business days for a response to your submission.

Tabling Guidelines

SLC Principles
Your activity must:

  • Be reputation-enhancing by design
  • Enhance the academic and overall student experience
  • Be intentional in its effort to collaborate with an existing group/initiative/activity/resource on campus
  • Be welcoming to any student or Ryerson community member
  • Be inclusive in considering how to make the activity accessible by minimizing barriers for attendance  

Booking lead times

**NEW** Effective August 1, 2019, tabling requests must be submitted a minimum of 13 business days (i.e. not including weekends) and a maximum of one month before the tabling date. Groups can book a table up to twice per week and up to 4 hours per booking. Please allow at least 2 business days for a response to your submission.

No-shows

Please note, if you/the organization do not attend the scheduled Tabling booking within 15 minutes of your booking time, without giving at least 12-hour notice, your booking will be cancelled and you will lose tabling booking privileges for two weeks.

Music

Music may be played at tabling activities as long as the volume remains at a level that is respectful of other students in the space and is not disruptive.

Boundaries & etiquette of tabling activity

To ensure accessibility for all users and smooth pedestrian flow through the building, organizers are advised that all materials they bring for the tabling, aside from a pull-up banner or signage on an easel, should fit on the table itself. (The table measures 6′ x 2′.)

Organizers are also reminded to stay close to their tables and to keep pathways clear. You can make noise to attract attention, but accosting people can be aggressive and make students feel uncomfortable. As a general rule of thumb towards kindness and respecting personal space, don’t get up in people’s faces — let students approach you.

External organizations

Tabling space in the SLC is offered by and for the Ryerson community to engage with students, create community, raise awareness of and fundraise for worthy causes, and enrich campus life. External entities such as not-for-profits/charities are welcome to collaborate with a Ryerson student group to strengthen and support their cause. Commercial entities may not use a Ryerson student group to gain tabling/event space. Such “backdoor bookings” will not be tolerated and will result in the revocation of tabling/event privileges for the student group for the remainder of the academic year.

Tabling FAQ

Can I bring my own table and set-up in another location in the SLC for my tabling activity?
Tabling activities must follow SLC guidelines outlined above, which require using our approved tables.

Can tabling occur outside of the SLC’s Gould Street entrance?
The ramps and stairwells are a high-traffic entrance and exit for thousands of students every day. We are working to keep this area barrier-free and open to ensure easy access for all. The sidewalk space at the front of the stairs leading to the SLC belongs to the City of Toronto. Special permission from the Transportation Department is required to set-up any type of activity there. The contact for Right of Way, Ward 27, City of Toronto is 416-392-7877.

Can I put up posters in the SLC promoting my tabling activity/event/student group?
To keep the SLC looking tidy and world-class, a no postering policy is in place. Digital signage may be submitted to the campus-wide screen network here. All tabling activities are inputted in our digital information kiosks, so be sure to write a captivating description on the submission form. Tabling is also listed on the digital screens above the 1st floor elevators for guests to see. 

If I want to book multiple dates, do I have to submit more than one form?
Yes, please! Each date requires a separate request form to ensure accuracy.

Have other questions about tabling at the SLC? Email us at slchelp@ryerson.ca.