Bear Fair

Bear Fair 2022

Bear Fair occurs the Monday before classes begin each August in the University Center.

Bear Fair 2023 will be on Monday, August 21st! 

Bear Fair is an annual event at Mercer University designed to introduce our newest Mercerians to the campus, organizations, and the Central Georgia area.

Student organizations must be renewed for the school year to register for a table.

Student organizations can register for Bear Fair through BearPulse. 

Completion of a form does not guarantee registration. You will receive an email confirmation or email notifying you of your status on a waitlist. Please allow a week to receive the confirmation email.

Please note that table space is limited, and organizations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-renewed organizations will not be allowed to participate. Please see the student organization web page and follow the link to the renewal document.

As a Bear Fair participant, you will be given one covered (plastic table covering) 6 ft. or 8 ft. table (length of the table is dependent on availability). Chairs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You are encouraged to bring as much flair to your table as possible. In the past, some organizations have attracted students with food, drinks, giveaways (pens, notepads, trinkets, etc.), and prize drawings. Please keep in mind that electrical sources will be limited so we may not be able to grant requests for electricity. Also, please be aware that your table display cannot promote drugs and/or alcohol, or contain offensive materials.

If you have questions, please call Campus Life at (478) 301-2868 or email