Office of Student Activities & Involvement

Student Organizations and Departments- Find your Table Number Here!

MainStage 2017

MAINstage Registration for Student Organizations: Register

MAINstage Registration for CMU Departments/Offices for 2017 is now open: Register 

MAINstage Registration for Businesses/Vendors for 2017 is now open: Register 

Thank you for participating in MainStage 2017!!! We hope you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your participation next year!!!

MAINstage takes place in parking lot 62 east, which is located between the Rose ponds and Kelly/Shorts Football Stadium. Live music, carnival rides, novelties, and games adorn this grassy area and make this an enjoyable event for all.

 Each year thousands of CMU students attend the event. This is a tremendous opportunity for both students and the Mount Pleasant community to get to know each other. In addition, it's a great way for all students to "connect" to all the great organizations and offices that CMU has to offer.

To register to be apart of this amazing event, click on the respective link below. If you have any questions, please send an email to:


RSO & CMU Department/Office Information



  • The deadline for Registered Student Organizations and Departments to sign up for MAINstage is August 21st at 5pm (or as space permits) and all RSO's must be registered with the Office of Student Activities and Involvement by this date to receive a table, there are no exceptions.
  • Mainstage 2017 will take place in parking lot 62 East, which is located between Rose ponds and Kelly/Shorts Football Stadium.
  • Organizations can set up their table beginning at 3 PM. There is absolutely NO PARKING allowed on the grass area. There is no parking on East Campus Drive.
  • In order to increase traffic flow between tables, please limit the number of members of your group to no more than 3 at your table at any time. There will be one (1) chair provided to RSO tables this year.
  • You may not sell anything at MAINstage for your RSO or department. We discourage the distribution of live animals such as fish due to heat and volume of the event.
  • There is no charge for RSO's or CMU Departments/Offices.


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Business and Community Information

  • There is a $125 table fee plus a prize donation valued at a minimum of $25 for each business or community group wishing to participate in MAINstage. Donations will be put in a prize drawing for students which will help promote your business. Prizes will be drawn during the event for student participants.
  • If your business is a non-profit there is no charge but we still need for you to register.  Check the non-profit box on the registration form.
  • You will be provided with a table and one chair. We are unable to provide any power or a water source to your table due to the volume of the event.
  • You may promote your business with fliers, sign ups, or demonstrations, but may not sell any type of services or products at Mainstage or take orders.
  • We ask that you not promote any alcohol or tobacco products or events including drink specials, happy hour, or other related promotions. This event is open to all students but is primarily directed at first year students. If we have any concerns in this area, we reserve the right to address them.
  • Mainstage 2017 will take place in parking lot 62 East, which is located between Rose ponds and Kelly/Shorts Football Stadium.
  • To register, Business registration for Mainstage 2017. You will receive a notice when your registration has been accepted.
  • Check in begins at 1pm on Saturday, August 26th. Because of limited parking, we suggest dropping supplies off early and returning later for the event.
  • There will not be an opportunity for businesses to provide their own tents due to limited space as a result of construction taking place in Lot 62. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
  • All Payments must be received by August 23rd in order to be confirmed. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card to Central Michigan University and can be mailed or dropped off to:

Mainstage Committee c/o The Office of Student Activities and Involvement, 101 Bovee University Center, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

We are located on the lower level of the UC.

  • If you are interested in any additional sponsorship opportunities or have special requests, please contact us! We welcome the opportunity to work with you!


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