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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We're happy to offer our dining halls to student groups looking to get the word out about their events, but groups should make it clear to volunteers who tableslip that they must still pay for their meal if they choose to eat. (See our policy on theft.) Students choosing not to pay must exit the dining hall following their tableslipping rounds.
Distribution and Times
- 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
- Use about 160 tableslips for the Ratty and 90 for the V-Dub. Tableslips are cleared between meals.
- There is no tableslipping allowed at themed events or special meals.
- All tableslips must have a Brown University recognized student group name or a sponsoring University department or center on the tableslip.
- Tableslips cannot contain advertisements or coupons for commercial establishments.
- 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.