Expo FAQ & Policies

Vendor Policy Overview

  • All vendors must be current UNH Students, Faculty, or Staff
  • Alumni and retired faculty/staff are not eligible to participate
  • When sharing tables or booths, all vendors must be identified/registered
  • No more than two vendors are permitted to share one table
  • No more than three vendors are permitted to share one booth
  • UNH Maker/Vendor must be present for at least 50% of the open Expo time but can have another individual "cover" their table for up to 50% of the open Expo time.
  • Participating as a vendor at the Makers Expo does not count as work for UNH Employees unless you are staffing a table for a UNH department that is registered as a vendor. If you are particpating as an individual, all applicable UNH and USNH earned time/vacation time policies apply.
  • All tables, booths must be "open" and selling during all open Expo hours
  • No alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia or other items deemed inappropriate for student market are permitted to be offered for sale
  • No products with unauthorized use of UNH Logo are permitted to be offered for sale
  • All vendors must be selling tangible products. No "display only" or "service" products unless the service is being conducted on site. For example: face painting, henna hands, or massages would be considered acceptable as sales items. 
  • UNH/Memorial Union & Student Activities is not responsible for safety and security of vendor product. We encourage participants to procure their own insurance if they have concerns. 
  • Memorial Union & Student Activities reserves the right to determine eligibility
  • Refunds for canceled reservations only available until 14 days prior to event.

Food Vendor Policies

  • Foods that qualify as non-hazardous homestead food operations do not need licensing as long as they meet state requirements, including proper labeling.  and have proper labeling as required by the state.
  • All other food would need a Food Service License from the state of NH (unless they are licensed by a self-inspecting city/town). See state rules here. You will be asked to provide your licensing information.

Expo FAQ

There is no electrical outlet access at tables. A limited number of booths will have access to electrical outlets and you can register for a booth with electricity on a first-come, first-served basis through the vendor registration process.

Yes. As long as all vendors are UNH Students, Faculty or Staff. Tables can have up to 2 registered vendors, and booths can have up to 3 registered vendors. You will need to have the names and UNH email addresses of all of your participants available when you register.

No. All vendors must sell tangible products, or provide a service on site. For example: face painting, henna hands, or massages would all be acceptable services. If you are unsure about these qualifications, email makers.expo@unh.edu prior to registering.

No. All vendors must sell tangible products or provide a service on site.

Yes. However, all products must still be made by UNH students, faculty or staff and if registering as a student organization, all proceeds earned must be going to your student org. and not an individual. Please follow student organization finance policies for money collection.

Yes. However, all products must still be made by UNH students, faculty or staff and if registering as a department, all proceeds earned must go to the department and not an individual. This would be a great opportunity for a department to engage students in making "product" as a part of curriculum - art, plants, baked goods; What are your classes making?

We are happy to hear that you are interested in engaging with your alma mater! Unfortunately we are expecting significant demand for space and are therefore limiting registration to CURRENT UNH Students and Employees.

We are happy to hear that you are interested in staying engaged with the campus! Unfortunately we are expecting significant demand for space and are therefore limiting registration to current UNH Students and Employees.

If the current UNH student, faculty, staff person is currently, actively, and substantially involved in the production of the products, they are eligible to register as a vendor. If you, as a non-UNH person are making the product and the UNH person is, for example, just doing your finances/books, neither of you qualifies to participate as a vendor.

Did you make it? You can sell it! Knitting, candles, paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood craft. doo dads, trinkets, stuff...see where we are going with this? 

Yes! As long as you made the music or written the book, you can sell it. 

All products must be substantially made by the seller. That means, if you purchased some dish towels and did your hand embroidery on them, you can sell them. But if you bought knitted scarves from someone else to re-sell, you won't be eligible to sell them at the UNH Makers Expo.

Prohibited items include alcohol or tobacco products, drug paraphernalia or anything promoting alcohol, tobacco or drug use; anything the Memorial Union deems inappropriate for the student market; anything with unauthorized use of the UNH logos or wordmarks.

We are registering vendors through the MUB Ticket Office software to provide a safe and secure registration process. It can be confusing. Just ignore the "ticket" and imagine it says "registration".  More registration information can be found here.

The Makers Expo is free and open to the public. There are no tickets required for browsing and shopping.