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Note:  Due to COVID-19 additional guidelines may be in place. The Office for Campus Life will inform student organizations of any additional guidelines when they submit their JumboLife Event Registration Form. Prior to planning your event, you may also contact the Office for Campus Life to confirm your plans meet all current guidelines.

Bake Sales

Food sales as fundraisers are limited to bake sales, and must adhere to the Fundraising Policy, including the policy on Venmo and third party payment services. Bake sales must be held as part of the Campus Center Tabling Program and reserved through ReserveTufts. Tabling is available 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Bake Sales may be approved for other locations specific to an event with approval from the Office for Campus Life (i.e. at an athletic game). Groups must clean the table(s) and area when done, and remove all trash to exterior dumpsters. Student organizations will not be allowed to host a Bake Sale more than once per week.

A cash box and a credit card machine available through the Campus Life Office. A request to use these items must be made in advance via the JumboLife Event Registration Form. Additional policies and training apply when using the credit card machine. A cash advance (“petty cash”) must be requested through the Campus Life Financial Office for your cash box if you wish to have change available.

All food for sale must be:

  • clearly identified with ingredients listed (including possible cross-contamination),
  • wrapped individually, and
  • may not be sold following the end of the bake sale time.

Onsite cooking is not permitted. In addition, Bake Sales may not utilize: ​

  • warmers,
  • sternos,
  • hot pots,
  • tea kettles,
  • blenders,
  • coolers,
  • freezers or refrigerators.

Food Distribution through Campus Center Tabling

Food items to be distributed through the Campus Center Tabling program that are not for a Bake Sale must come from a licensed and insured food service provider (i.e. a restaurant or caterer). A copy of the vendor’s Certificate of Insurance (COI) and recent health inspection report may be required. Items should be individually wrapped, when possible. Buffet style self-serve food is not permitted.  Any food that is required to maintain at a consistent temperature, such as hot food or dairy products, is prohibited unless managed by a licensed food service provider.

All food must be individually labelled with ingredients (including possible cross-contamination).

Grab and Go Style Events

Snacks and other prepackaged or homemade baked goods may be served by student organizations as long as they are individually wrapped. Any food that is required to maintain at a consistent temperature, such as hot food or dairy products, is prohibited unless managed by a licensed food service provider. A copy of the vendor’s Certificate of Insurance (COI) and recent health inspection report may be required.

When possible, the host organization should consider having the restaurant or caterer provide serving staff on site during the event. If hired servers are not available, the host organization should have a designated individual to serve food. Self-serve buffets are not permitted.

All food must be individually labelled with ingredients (including possible cross-contamination).

Student Organization Meetings for Members Only

Snacks and other prepackaged or homemade baked goods may be served by student organizations as long as they are individually wrapped. Food that is required to maintain at a consistent temperature, such as hot food or dairy products, or homemade food that is served in a “potluck” style is permitted only when the meeting is for members only.

All food must be individually labelled with ingredients (including possible cross-contamination).

Student Organization Events

Snacks and other prepackaged or homemade baked goods may be served by student organizations as long as they are individually wrapped. Any food that is required to maintain at a consistent temperature, such as hot food or dairy products, is prohibited unless managed by a licensed food service provider. A copy of the vendor’s Certificate of Insurance (COI) and recent health inspection report may be required.

When possible, the host organization should consider having the restaurant or caterer provide serving staff on site during the event. If hired servers are not available, the host organization should have a designated individual to serve food. Self-serve buffets are not permitted.

Homemade food that is required to maintain a consistent temperature are not permitted to be served at student organization events.

Additional policies apply to events involving food trucks.