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Vendor Fair

The UC San Diego Spring 2020 Vendor Fair scheduled for Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 1st, 2020 has been cancelled due to campus and state directives related to COVID-19.

Following the UC San Diego Office of the Chancellor's mandate, all on-campus events and gatherings through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year are required to be cancelled for the health and safety of our campus and community members. This is also in accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order issued March 19, 2020.

Thank you for your past (and hopefully future) participation and interest in the UC San Diego Vendor Fair, you are important to us. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and are grateful for your understanding.

We plan to host the UC San Diego Fall 2020 Vendor Fair on Monday, October 26th – Friday, October 30th, 2020. Applications for this fair will be on our website when they become available. If you have any questions I can be reached via email at

With our collective efforts, we will help to keep our community safe and healthy. Please stay abreast of the latest communications from UC San Diego at the COVID-19 webpage at

Vendor Fair

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 Fall 2020 Vendor Fair is Wednesday, September 30th, 2020!


  • Late applications will not be accepted after Friday, October 9, 2020
  • The Vendor Fair is held once each quarter. This year's schedule:
    • Fall Quarter, October 21–25, 2019
    • Winter Quarter, February 3–7, 2020
    • Spring Quarter, April 27 – May 1, 2020 - CANCELLED
  • Invitation to Apply (PDF) - Coming August 2020
  • Fall 2020 Application (PDF) - Coming August 2020

Once you have completely filled out the application, including signing both page 2 and page 4, please mail the completed application, payment (made out to the UC Regents), certificate of insurance, and CA Seller's Permit to:

Center for Student Involvement, UC San Diego
Attention: 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.

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. To review all the minimum insurance requirements for contractors/external vendors, please review the UC Office of the President’s liability coverage website.

If you do not already have insurance or are unable to obtain the required insurance from your own provider, Mercer is an alternative option. Please visit the UCSD Mercer website for your insurance needs. Go to “Liability Application” and complete the information as requested once clicking on the link. You are considered a “Exhibitor/Vendor” at a “Exhibitor/Vendor” 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 requires auto liability in the amount of $1,000,000 covering any vehicles brought to campus and worker’s compensation coverage meeting statutory limits. Again, please review all the minimum insurance requirements for contractors/ external vendors here.

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 and 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

Note: 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 67 a.m. and 67 p.m.

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 6–9 a.m. and 57 p.m.
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 a.m. 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
  • Website and/or Instagram Handle
  • Product Description
Questions? Email Kristen Disbro,