This year’s Royal University of Meridies event will be held virtually on July 17, 2021. It is being hosted by the RUM Chancellor.
When submitting a bid for RUM, make sure to follow all Kingdom requirements for Kingdom Level Event bids. Bids are to be sent to the Crown, the Heirs, the Kingdom Seneschal, the Kingdom Level Event Deputy, and the RUM Chancellor.
With the Royal University of Meridies event, the local hosting group is responsible for securing the site, handling Troll, handling the overall event schedule (except classes), and hosting the Crowns of Meridies. The RUM Staff will handle all class scheduling (including Page School that RUM hosts). The autocrat (or a designated site liaison) will need to work closely with the RUM Chancellor and the RUM Regent to ensure that needed spaces for classes and Page School are available and have any necessary equipment.
The requirements for hosting RUM are:
Spaces for at least 12 classes with 10 to 30 people in attendance at each. Space to hold Court.
Space for the RUM Staff to set up and work (tables and chairs are needed, as well as electricity).
Space for Page School to be (handled by Kingdom MOC Page School Dean).
Space for the Royals (handled by hosting group in coordination with RUM Staff), including private area for Court Prep.
Space for Troll (handled by hosting group).
The event can be a weekend or daytrip. If it is a daytrip, the ability to see the classrooms on Friday, and possibly set up some things as well, are a huge bonus. Nearby accommodations are preferred if it’s a daytrip. RUM Staff is made up of people from all over the Kingdom.
Food options are up to the hosting group.
All buildings used should be ADA Accessible.
RUM was chartered during the 1970s, in the early years of the Kingdom. Since then, it has been helped to educate the populace of the Kingdom. Below is a listing of where RUM has been held, the hosting group, and the attendance data (if available).
Year – Location – Host Group(s) – Attendance
2021 – Virtual – RUM Chancellor
2020 – Virtual – RUM Chancellor and Kingdom Earl Marshall
2019 – University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science, Knoxville, TN – Barony of Thor’s Mountain
2018 – Lane AgriPark, Murfreesboro, TN – Shire des Forges
2017 – Daymar College, Clarksville, TN – Shire of Crimson River
2016 – University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA – Barony of South Downs
2015 – Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL – Shire of Flintmarsh – 198
2014 – Wesleyan College, Macon, GA – Shire of Tir Briste
2013 – University of Georgia, Athens, GA – Barony of Bryn Madoc
2012 – Troy University, Troy, AL – Shire of Flintmarsh
2011 – Martin Methodist College, Pulaski, TN – Shire of Rising Stone
2010 – WOW Royal, Blountsville, AL – Shire of Arenal
2009 – Georgia Southwestern University, Americus, GA – Shire of Marion Glen
2008 – Martin Methodist College, Pulaski, TN – Shire of Glaedenfeld
2007 – WOW Gainesville, Gainesville, GA – Shire of Talmere
2006 – Georgia Southwestern University, Americus, GA – Shires of Marion Glen and Ravenwood
2005 – WOW Riversprings, Evergreen/McKenzie, AL – Shire of Thorngill
2004 – WOW Royal, Blountsville, AL – Shire of An Dun Thiene
2003 – WOW Royal, Blountsville, AL – Shire of Glynn Rhe
2002 – Camp Adahi, Cloudland, GA – Barony of Thor”s Mountain
2001 – WOW Royal, Blountsville, AL – Shire of Thorngill
2000 – WOW Riversprings, Evergreen/McKenzie, AL
1998 – – Barony of Axemoor and Shire of Wyrmgeist, 7/18
1994 – – Barony of Axemoor, 8/6
1989 – – Barony of Grey Niche, 5/27