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Commercial Sales and Solicitations

Vendors requesting a permit for commercial sales and solicitations on campus must fill out the "Solicitations Fund-Raising Petition" which has been included with this information. The petition must be submitted at least 5 working days prior to the requested start date of the activity. This petition must be approved by the Purchasing Department prior to vendors conducting any commercial sales and solicitation activity on campus.


Commercial sale

Any transaction where money is exchanged or where a financial obligation is entered into for goods or services offered, except where such activity constitutes fund-raising.

Commercial solicitation

Any delivering or passing out of Printed Materials (including leafleting or handbilling), personal contact or door-to-door interaction with persons for the purpose of advertising or disseminating information about products or services, offering free samples, offering goods or services for sale, or encouraging attendance at commercial demonstrations or sales. Commercial solicitation includes, but is not limited to, the personal distribution of free samples or discount coupons or the distribution of applications for credit cards.

No person shall conduct commercial sales or solicitations on the CMU campus without a properly issued, current, written permit in their possession (except as specified within the Exceptions under Permit for Commercial Sales).

Fill out the Solicitation/Fund-Raising Form