MASCOT APPEARANCE REQUEST FORM
All mascot appearance requests must be submitted using the Mascot Appearance Request Form.
All requests should be received at least two weeks prior to the event for better chance of scheduling. Requests will be responded to in five (5) to seven (7) business days.
Submitting a request does not guarantee an appearance.
In the event that an appearance must be cancelled, notice must be given at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event or 50% of the event will be charged. In the event that an
appearance must be cancelled, athletic department personnel must give three (3) days prior notice.
Mascots are available for appearances throughout the year however the summer months, as well as, Winter Break may be harder to fulfill an appearance request due to school being out of session.
Appearance fees vary based on the type of appearance.
Internally paid university appearances as well as non-profit organization appearances, are $100 per hour. This is a discounted rate to cover costs incurred.
External (private) appearances within Miami-Dade County are $300 per hour plus 7 percent tax for a total of $321.
Pricing for appearances outside of Miami-Dade County will be determined on a case by case basis.
Appearances passed Broward County may require a one night hotel accommodation, depending on the time of the event.
Additional Appearance Requirements
Accurate directions, location, on-site contact and on-site phone number must be provided.
If requested by the mascot, an on-site contact must be available to escort the mascot to and from their vehicle for security purposes.
Parking must be provided for the mascot.
A private and secure changing room (not a bathroom or a closet) must be provided for the mascot to change and keep belongings locked during the appearance.
Water, preferably bottled, must be provided to the mascot.
The mascot cannot be required to be inside the suit for longer than a maximum of one hour at a time before taking a break. If the appearance is outdoors please allow extra breaks during that allotted time. The mascot is unable to perform in severe weather.
The University of Miami does not provide a certificate of liability insurance. The requestor assumes all responsibility when submitting the mascot request form.
A friendly and safe environment must be maintained. Mascots reserve the right to walk away from any appearance deemed unsafe or harmful and refunds (if applicable) will not be granted.
All publicity for the event, whether in advance or afterwards, which mentions an appearance by a mascot or uses university marks (logos), must be approved by the University of Miami Athletics Department before use. For approval please contact Spirit Coordinator, Cecilia Esteban via email CME120@miami.edu