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October 1st - October 8th

Vendor Village


Shaw University is pleased to extend an invitation to you to participate in the Vendor Village during Homecoming 2023. Vendor Village will be open for vendors on Thursday, October 5th, 2023, and Friday, October 6th, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Vendors must commit to staying the entire reserved time slot to prevent event traffic and parking issues.

Please review the enclosed information for vendor participation: 

  • Vendor Application  
  • Vendor Guidelines and Terms of Agreement 
  • Certificate of Insurance (attach copy to application/Shaw University must be listed as additional insured) 

Once you have read and completed all forms, please return them no later than September 22nd, 2023. There will be a $25 late fee applied for all applications being received after September 22nd, 2023. After your vendor application has been processed, we will send additional details relating to homecoming activities.

We look forward to you joining us as we welcome the community, alumni, students, and business leaders to Shaw University.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact me at or 919-546-8562.

With Bear Pride,

Alicia Bynum
Development Associate

For Offline Payments

Make Cashier Checks or Money Orders Payable to:
Shaw University and write “Homecoming Vendor Village” on memo line.

Shaw University
Office of Alumni Relations
118 E. South St. | Raleigh, NC 27601

Vendor Village is SOLD OUT!

  1. The vendor reserves, through Shaw University, vendor space for the purpose of displaying, promoting, and selling services and/or products.

  2. The vendors set-up will include (1) 6’ rectangle table and (2) chairs.

  3. Vendors are allowed to set up between 7:30 a.m.-10:00a.m. only (NO EXCEPTIONS).

  4. Vendors are not permitted to sell any Shaw University merchandise.

  5. Shaw University will assign vendors their space. Vendors will be responsible for keeping their area(s) clean during the event, as well as cleaning up thoroughly before leaving.

  6. Vendors MAY NOT assign, sublet, or apportion any of the space contracted to any other individual or organization without written permission of the Vendor Coordinator.

  7. Vendors will be allowed to park in designated parking locations on campus.

  8. Vendors are required to occupy ONLY the area they were assigned.

  9. Sound devices or any noise making machines must be conducted or arranged so that noise will not result in disturbing adjacent vendors.

  10. All vendors must supply their own equipment for payment processing.

  11. Vendor must obtain all permits and licenses required by state and county laws, and must pay all federal, state, and county taxes. Proof of such license and permits is required. Any violation of Wake County, City of Raleigh, or North Carolina State laws is subject to permit revocation and/or fines.

  12. If an act of God, war, fire, strike, or any outside cause prevents Shaw University’s Vendor Village from being held, Shaw University may retain a portion of the Vendor’s rental fee of 50% required to compensate Shaw University for expenses incurred up to the time such contingency shall have occurred.

2021 Homecoming Vendor Village Application

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