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Tableslips

Spread the Word with Tableslips

Tableslips are a fundamental part of the dining experience at Brown. Eating at the Ratty and V-Dub provides not just a great meal but also the inside track about what's going on around campus.

Tableslip

Where to Tableslip?

You'll find tableslips at most meals at the Ratty and V-Dub. Please read the rules to the right carefully so your publicity efforts respect other students enjoying their meals and the Brown Dining staff members who work hard to keep the dining halls orderly and welcoming.

What are Tableslips?

Tableslips are hard to miss when you eat lunch or dinner in the Ratty and V-Dub. Some advertise events at Brown and in Providence and others touch upon issues affecting life on campus. These tableslips are provided by students groups in cooperation with Brown Dining as a service to the Brown Community.
If you're a student group designing a tableslip, be creative! Artwork, bold titles and humor can make your event stand out among the often dozen or so tableslips.

Tableslipping Policies

  1. Tableslips are 1/4 of the size of letter paper (8.5" x 11"). They lie flat on the table surface. They are printed with black ink on white paper.
  2. Students distributing tableslips must arrive during the appropriate times. When you enter the dining hall, please present your Brown ID and tableslips to the cashier. Please let the cashier know if you plan to eat, so that your card can be swiped. Also make sure to sign in and out on the log sheet.

Distribution and Times

  1. To help Brown Dining staff that clean the dining halls between meals, tableslipping is only allowed in the Ratty and the V-Dub during the half hour before a mealtime begins:
    • Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:30am
    • Lunch: 10:30am - 10:55am
    • Dinner (Ratty): 3:30pm - 3:55pm
    • Dinner (V-Dub): 4:00pm - 4:25pm
  1. There is no tableslipping allowed at themed events or special meals.

Tableslip Content

  1. All tableslips must have a Brown University recognized student group name or a sponsoring University department or center on the tableslip.
  2. Tableslips cannot contain advertisements or coupons for commercial establishments.
  3. Information contained on tableslips should abide by the Principles of the Brown University Community as set forth on the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the Office of Student Life website.
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