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Market Days

About Market Days 

Market Day is the place to be on Thursdays! Presented by the Carolina Union, the Pit is transformed into a marketplace where the Carolina community can browse and shop, students and local businesses including art, jewelry, and vintage. 


Market Days Hours: 11 am – 3 pm   

Spring Semester- Jan. 18, Feb 15, Feb 29, March 21, April 4 

Spring dates are now open!

Shopper Information

  • Follow @cu.marketdays on Instagram for vendor highlights and lists by date. 
  • Grab your Market Days Frequent Shopper card to earn your Market Days Tote

Vendor Information

Thank you for your interest in Market Days. You will need the following information to complete the vendor request form. Incomplete forms will be deleted. Submitting this form does not guarantee participation. All vendor applications will be reviewed and responded to within 7 business days. If you have questions feel free to reach out via email to [email protected].

  • Description and pictures of all items being sold, you can have multiple items in an image and list them in the form.
  • Contact details
  • The dates you are interested in.
  • Your desired market type.
  • Community Vendors - Certificate of Insurance with additional insured endorsement.
    • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
      3103 FPG Student Union
      209 South Road, CB #5210
      Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5210
  • NC Department of Revenue Registration, License No. 

Need insurance? Check out the TULIP program, a special event policy for third parties to purchase. Select “Quick Quote” and follow the prompts to obtain a quote for a policy. We recommend using event type "Bazzar."

Market Days Layout

Items and Services Prohibited 

At the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, we hold a high standard for the brands and businesses that we allow on campus and reserve the right to deny or discontinue business at our discretion. Items and services prohibited from participating in Tar Heel Market Day are included, but not limited to: 

  • Housing vendors (exception UNC Housing, UNC Off Campus Student Life and associated vendors) 
  • Credit Card vendors 
  • UNC Logo materials (exception UNC Trademark & Licensing)  
  • Eyeglasses/Sunglasses 
  • Books and Textbooks 
  • Restaurants directly competing with or selling the same product as our on-campus vendors 
  • Bars and Night clubs/any Happy Hour specials 
  • Banks  
  • Non-licensed food vendors  
  • Tobacco Products 
  • Legal Services 
  • Any services directly competing with campus vendors including, but not limited to, testing services (test, prep, and admissions), eye care, ticket sales, and select mobile services. 
  • Any beverages that are not Pepsi branded 
  • Items that violate U.S. Copyright or Patent laws (i.e., Clothing, Purses, Copied CD’s, DVD’s, etc.) 
  • Items that require a special state license (i.e., pets, haircuts, etc.) 
  • Items that may harm or damage University or Carolina Union property (I.e., spray paint)  
  • Drug or smoking paraphernalia, illicit pornographic or illegal items 
  • CBD oils 

Questions? Reach out to [email protected]

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