Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:30am-2:00pm
Rain date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 10:30a-2:00pm

Bench Painting is proudly co-sponsored by:

2019 Timeline: 

  • Monday, March 25th: Bench Painting Applications open on Get Connected
    • Remember to attach the Bench Design and Signature Sheet
  • Thursday, April 18th: Bench Painting Applications close on Get Connected at 11:59pm (EST)
  • Friday April 19th-Wednesday, April 24th: Applications are reviewed
  • Monday, April 29th: Organizations are notified if they have received a bench and are required to turn in a Bench Painting Agreement Form
  • Wednesday, May 1st: All Bench Painting Agreement forms sent via email to by 11:59pm (EST).
  • Tuesday, May 7th: BENCH PAINTING PARTY, all organizations must be present and painting– Sub 1 Quad (rain date: Wednesday, May 8th- plan accordingly!)
  • Friday, May 11th: All allocated benches must be painted by Friday, May 10th at 5:00pm.  If your organization is not able to paint your bench by 5:00pm on Friday, May 10th, you forfeit your bench and your organization will be ineligible for a bench the following year.  


  • A complete application includes the following items by the above submission date:
    • Get Connected application
      • Sketch/Signature Sheet submitted WITH Get Connected application
        • The sketch will have an accurate portrayal of the design with color
        • The president’s signature
        • The faculty advisor signature (Tier 2 and Tier 3 only)
        • Any applications that are missing the signature of a faculty advisor or organization President are ineligible to receive a bench.
        • No sketch should be turned in in-person. The sketch must be submitted with the application on Get Connected. 

In order for your organization to eligible to paint a bench, it must be in good standing with the  Student Involvement, University Events, Office of Student Conduct, Student Centers, and Events Management. 


  • Benches need to be painted on Tuesday, May 7th (or rain date: Wednesday, May 8th) during the Bench Painting Party.  If it is predicted to rain, be prepared to host the Bench Painting Party on Wednesday, May 8th and plan accordingly.  
  • After Tuesday, May 7th (or Wednesday, May 8th in the case it rains on Tuesday) your organization is responsible for providing any painting materials necessary to finish painting your bench.  Student Involvement will only provide supplies during the Bench Painting Party.  No supplies will be available for checkout afterward.