Sponsorship Opportunities

Bulldog Beginnings serves as a home and resource to all new UMD students and their families to ensure their successful transition to UMD. It is responsible for the planning and execution of Bulldog Welcome Week, Welcome Back Week, and First-Year Programs. Bulldog Beginnings is fueled by a small, student-drive team, a campus community advisory council, and over 50 student volunteers.  The program offers a number of sponsorship and promotional opportunities for organizations who have an interest in reaching the new student and/or parent audiences. Following are the available opportunities.

Gold Sponsorship

  • Company name and/or logo will be listed on the new student t-shirt (Approx. reach: 2,500)
  • Company name and/or logo listed on the Bulldog Beginnings website, promoted on Kirby Student Center social media, and featured in the Welcome Guide in the UMD app (Approx. reach: 10,000 students)
  • One (1) informational or promotional insert in the welcome bags (Approx. reach: 3,600 students). Your organization must provide the inserts by August 1, 2022.
  • Listing on sponsor page on the Bulldog Beginnings website with link to sponsor’s website if applicable.

Maroon Sponsorship

  • 10x10’ vendor space at Sponsor Fair during the Bulldog Bash on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25, 2022. This includes a 6’ table and two chairs with the option to set up your own canopy tent. (Approx. reach: 2,500 students and their families)
  • Distribution of one (1) promotional item to new students during the event.
  • Display one (1) sign/banner during event (maximum size 6' x 2.5’).
  • Listing on sponsor page on the Bulldog Beginnings website with link to sponsor’s website if applicable.
Summit Management
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Sevita Home and Community Based Health Care

Black Sponsorship

  • Company name and/or logo will be listed on Bulldog Beginnings materials.
  • Distribute one (1) printed promotional item to Bulldog Beginnings student staff members.
  • Listing on sponsor page on the Bulldog Beginnings website with link to sponsor’s website if applicable.

Patron Event Sponsor

Make an in-kind donation to pay for supplies that help make our events happen! Donations can go toward a specific event or necessary supply. This ranges from food, performers’ salaries, promotional giveaways, stage equipment, and more.

Donate Prizes!

Prizes donated from the community are always needed and appreciated for incoming students. Prizes typically consist of gift cards, coupons for a free product, or promotional items. Businesses are also able to donate large door prizes such as airline vouchers, cell phones, or large gift certificates to be given away at large-scale events.

If your organization would like to learn more about these opportunities, contact us at [email protected].