[ASA-Official] Orientation Midway Map and Policies

Jessica Giang jgiang at mit.edu
Thu Aug 31 12:49:52 EDT 2023

Dear Student Group Leaders,

Please read the following announcements carefully:

  *   Orientation Midway Map and Policies


Orientation Midway Map and Policies

Reminder that the Orientation Midway is TOMORROW, Friday September 1st, 2023. Groups and ASA sponsored early returns must check in from 1:30pm-2:00pm and the midway will be at 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Johnson Ice Rink.

The midway map is linked here along with the performance schedule:


Please read the following policies carefully:

and Setup

  *   Your group must sign in with the ASA when you arrive at the Midway.

  *   Groups can start check-in and set up as early as 1:30 PM.

  *   Groups must check in by 2:00 PM. Groups that are late may be fined $25 and will have to forfeit their table if there is a waitlist.

  *   Individuals who received ASA-sponsored early returns must check in individually. Groups will be fined $50 per early return who does not check in (independent of other fines).


  *   If your group can no longer attend and/or perform at the Midway, please let us know via email at <asa-midway at mit.edu<mailto:asa-midway at mit.edu>> at least 1 hour in advance. Groups that cancel after that point may be fined $50.

  *   Groups that don't cancel by the time check-in starts will be fined up to $75.

General Setup

  *   Limit members at booths - In an attempt to alleviate congestion at this year’s midway, we are asking that groups limit the number of persons at each table to 4.  If your group has a half table, please limit your club membership to 2. The ASA will make exceptions for performing groups who are about to or have just performed.

  *   No external speakers - you may use laptop or other similarly quiet speakers. This is to address numerous extreme noise complaints, allow groups to be able to speak to interested individuals, and for performances to be heard. ASA Board members may ask you to reduce the volume or turn off sound on any speakers if it is causing problems for your neighbors or performances.

  *   Stay at/by your booth - no handing out flyers at the doorway, no blocking the entrance or aisles, etc.

     *   In order to keep walkways clear for fire safety reasons, groups are required to stay within arms’ reach of their table at all points. Do not block any entrances or aisles or hand out flyers at the doorway. Non-compliance may result in a $50 fine.

     *   If your booth is not staffed at any point during that 2-hour period, your group may be fined up to $25.

     *   Groups that leave before the conclusion of the Midway without permission from the ASA will incur a $75 fine.

  *   Keep walkways clear at all times

     *   No additional furniture, tables, chairs, or large objects in aisles between booths at any time.

  *   If your group is bringing large items, doing demonstrations, or using electricity for anything other than laptops or other displays, make sure you review the safety guidelines at <https://ehs.mit.edu/site/content/types-events-activities-need-safety-plan>, and, if necessary, send a description of your activity to <safe-project at mit.edu<mailto:safe-project at mit.edu>> so they can suggest tips to improve safety.


  *   Any music used for your performance should be non-explicit and appropriately censored.


Please feel free to email <asa-exec at mit.edu> with any requests, questions, or other inquiries.


The ASA Executive Board

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