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Partner with the Program Board

The Program Board is continually looking to partner to enhance campus-wide events! Partnering with the Program Board is an opportunity for registered student groups, University departments, or non-profit organizations and the Program Board to collaborate on events. Partnerships aim to provide students attending these events a creative, positive, informative and fun experience.

All of our committees partner with university departments, student organizations, and local businesses to execute quality events.

A comedian on stage in the Coffman Memorial Union Theater

Minneapolis Events partnered with the Comedy Club to host the annual Last Gopher Standing event.

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles in concert at The Whole Music Club.

The Whole Music Club partnered with the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) to bring Lucy Michelle for a concert.

A photo of first year students crossing the Washing Avenue Bridge early in the morning.

The Visual Arts Committee partners with Office of First Year Programs to host the First Year Photo Project, an annual exhibit housed in the Coffman Gallery.

Key Time Frames

For Minneapolis Events, St. Paul Events, Visual Arts, and The Whole Music Club committee events, there is no set deadline to submit a request to partner. However, the Program Board recommends you submit your request at minimum two months in advance in order for your request to be considered to its full potential. See table below for deadline references.

If your event occurs in the month of… Then you should submit your request by…
September and October June 15
November and December September 15
January and February November 15
March, April, and May February 15

There are a few events the Program Board plans that have strict deadlines for partnership requests. They are as follows:

  • Homecoming: Week-long celebration that consists of multiple events ranging from philanthropic events, competitions, the concert and more!. Deadline to submit a Partnership Proposal: June 15
  • Welcome Week Activities Showcase: Late night event that occurs the Friday of Welcome Week at Coffman Memorial Union Deadline to submit a Partnership Proposal: July 15
  • Spring Jam: A three-day music festival that celebrates the warm weather and end of the school year. Deadline to submit a Partnership Proposal: January 30

If you are interested in partnering with the Program Board, please complete a Partnership Request Form.

Once you submit your request, it will be presented to the Program Board. If the Program Board has additional questions about your partnership, you will be contacted for more information and clarification. You will receive a response about the status of your partnership within 2 weeks after your request has been received.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Program Board does have the opportunity for companies and businesses to be a part of our events through sponsorships. If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring a Program Board event, Homecoming, or Spring Jam please contact

Any questions can be directed to the Engagement Coordinator at