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  • Howard University Homecoming VENDING 2018


    Revised: 07/31/18

    Greetings Potential Vendors, On behalf of the 2018 Howard University Homecoming Steering Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2018 vending season for this years Homecoming celebration. As a Homecoming vendor, you can share your product or service with over 75,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and surrounding community members that come together at our iconic Homecoming every year. Food Truck vendors will have the opportunity to vend at one of our most highly attended events, the Alumni Tailgate. Please review this packet closely and feel free to contact us with any questions. Vending spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis. You can find more information about Homecoming and the entire lineup of events at We look forward to having you as a Food Truck vendor during the 2018 Howard University Homecoming. Sincerely, Office of Auxiliary Enterprises

    This packet includes the following information:

    1. Event Details and Registration Fees 2. Food Vendor Permit Application 3. Terms and Conditions 4. Indemnification 5. Additional Requirements 6. Application Checklist


    Vending Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Vending Location: Alumni Tailgate (Howard Center Parking Lot)


    Registration: $880

    Complete application packet and payment submitted by Sept. 30, 2018

    Registration includes one-day use of the following: (1) 18 ft. Assigned Vending Space

    *Vending at the Alumni Tailgate is ONLY open to Food Trucks.

  • Howard University Homecoming VENDING 2018


    Revised: 07/31/18



    In order to be considered to serve as a Food Truck Vendor, please read and complete the entire form. All information must be typed. Completing and submitting this form does not guarantee nor confirm you as an approved vendor. The purpose of this document is to reserve a vending opportunity for the applicant vendor. Applicants will be notified of the Universitys decision in future communications.

    -- Please type in the grey areas -- Business Name: Vendor Name: Applicant Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: Alt Phone: Email: Website: Products to be sold: Please provide a comprehensive description of all the food/drink products you will be selling (400 characters or less): PLEASE NOTE: You will not be permitted to sell any products that are not listed. Doing so will be considered vending without a permit and will immediately result in termination of your rights to be a vendor for this event and you will be prohibited from being a Food Truck Vendor at any event for a period of two years from the date of the violation. You must attach pictures of your Food Truck in jpeg or pdf format AND a copy of your business license, a photo ID, valid certified food manager certificate, and a valid certificate of insurance.

    For Further Information Please Contact:

    Office of Auxiliary Enterprises Subject: 2018 Homecoming Vending Inquiry

  • Howard University Homecoming VENDING 2018


    Revised: 07/31/18


    Please Read Carefully. THIS IS A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SIGNATORY, BELOW, AND HOWARD UNIVERSITY. Your signature indicates that you have read and agree to comply with all terms and conditions related to the Food Truck Vending Program as well as all terms, conditions, policies and procedures of Howard University. 1. Food Truck vendor must submit a registration fee of $880. Payment must be made in the form of a credit

    card, cashiers check, or money order. All cashiers check or money orders must be made payable to Howard University. Credit card payments must be processed by completing the provided credit card authorization form and emailing it to PLEASE NOTE: cash, personal checks and partial payments will not be accepted.

    2. Vendors must submit a $100 security deposit at the time their application is submitted. 3. Payment and the fully completed and signed application packet must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M.

    on September 30, 2018. 4. All Food Truck vending spaces will be on the Howard Center Parking Lot. 5. Vendors must load in and park their Food Truck in the assigned space by the specified times. If not, street

    closures may prevent vendor vehicles from accessing the area. An email with more details will follow. 6. Vendors will be assigned only one 18 ft. vending space. Once assigned, the University will not make any

    changes to your assigned space. 7. Vendors will be provided with to their vending space per availability for the purposes of setting up his or her

    Food Truck display. All display and storage must take place within your assigned space only. 8. Vendor must display, at all times, signage displaying your companys name and all prices associated with

    your products and your return and exchange policy. The sign must be placed in a location that will be visible to all passersby. Howard University reserves the right to provide signage to ensure consistent and uniform presentation of its brand.

    9. Vendors are only permitted to sell only those items clearly list and explained on the vending application. 10. Vendor agrees that all sales will STOP PROMPTLY at the specified time and breakdown and load-out will

    begin immediately at the specified time. You will have (1) hour to complete breakdown and load-out. Failure to fully complete load-out in the time allotted will result in a financial penalty of $50.00 for each additional twenty (20) minute period exceeding the above-referenced time.

    11. This agreement covers Howard University Homecoming 2018 event scheduled for October 27, 2018, and

    will terminate at the end of your respective vending event on October 27, 2018. 12. At all times, Food Truck Vendor agrees to fully cooperate with and comply with the instructions of campus

    and local law enforcement, event management staff and University staff. 13. At all times, Food Truck Vendor agrees to fully comply with any and all regulations set forth in the vending

    guidelines, University policies, procedures, and guidelines and local and Federal laws. 14. In the event that the Alumni Tailgate is canceled or rescheduled, no rain date will be scheduled and no

    refunds will be issued.


  • Howard University Homecoming VENDING 2018


    Revised: 07/31/18

    15. In the event that any vendor is unable to participate in this vending opportunity, the University will not refund any sums paid and/or required for participation in this opportunity.

    16. Vendor acknowledges and understands that permission to serve, as a Food Truck Vendor does not create an

    agency or employment relationship between the vendor and the University. Vendor also acknowledges and understands that the terms and conditions related to participation as a Food Truck Vendor are subject to change, as required by University policy and local and Federal law.

    17. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto and there are no promises,

    agreements conditions undertakings or warranties or representations, oral or written, express or implied between them other than as herein set forth.

    18. Vendor acknowledges and understands that completion and submission of the application does not

    automatically mean that the applicant will be a Food Truck Vendor. Applicants will be notified of the Universitys decision in future communications and will be provided with additional policies and procedures at that time.

    19. Vendor acknowledges and understands that this agreement is only consummated upon Howard Universitys

    written acknowledgment that you have met all qualifying pre-conditions, and your application has been accepted, and upon receipt, deposit and clearing of the funds indicated herein for applicable vendor application fees and deposits.

    20. Vendor will maintain required insurance throughout the term of this agreement. 21. The Food Truck vendor hereby releases Howard University and its trustees, officers, employees, students,

    and agents from any liability for property damage or personal injury to the vendor or its employees, agents, or guests on University property for the purpose of exercising the privileges of this permit. In addition, the vendor agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the university and its trustees, officers, employees, students, and agents from and against any claim, action, liability, or costs, including without l