How to Register for Zimfest 2018

Registration is closed. The festival is over.

Zimfest participants are strongly encouraged to register online as early as possible for the best chance of securing preferred workshops and on-campus housing. Registration options during the festival will be limited. By the time of the festival, many workshops will be filled and WOU cannot guarantee there will be rooms available to rent onsite.

The Registration Fee is waived for Zimfest Association members. Become a ZA member, or renew your membership before you register for Zimfest 2018, and you won’t have to pay the individual registration fee of $15. There are also special rates for couples and families, and a teacher membership for leaders of student groups.

If you only want to buy concert tickets in advance, go to registration to purchase them. (You do not need to pay the $15 festival registration fee.)

Learn About Festival Offerings

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Figure out what you want to enroll in by reading about the festival and workshop details. Use the links in the main menu or these:

Register Using RegFox

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Zimfest is using a new registration system this year called RegFox. The registration process is very different from previous years. Workshop descriptions are not available within registration, so you should know what you want to enroll in before you register. Please note that the number of openings remaining in each workshop is only displayed in Regfox.

Use Zimfest Registration to:

  • Reserve on-campus housing and meals
  • Order concert tickets
  • Enroll in workshops
  • Pay for all of the above
  • Register multiple participants (people)
  • Create an account so that you can come back later and register for more or make changes

Online registration is closed. To register, come to the registration desk at the festival.


You must pay in full with a credit card when you register. You cannot hold rooms or places in workshops without paying for them. Please note that your registration account will be tied to the email address you enter in the billing/credit card section.

Making Changes on Your Registration

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RegFox Accounts and Making Changes

When you finish registering for the first time, RegFox creates an account for you. In order to make changes to a registration, you must first claim your account. To do so, follow the link at the bottom of your receipt email, or click on the button below.

Online registration is closed. To register, come to the registration desk at the festival.

  • Once you’ve claimed your account and logged in, you will be taken to the “Registration Manager,” where you can make changes to any of the registrants in your account. Be forewarned that there will be short wait times after logging in and after selecting a registrant to view or to edit.
  • After you have made changes to your registration and saved them, click on “resend confirmation email,” so that you will receive documentation of all changes.
  • Hot tip – If you have registered for one workshop and want to switch to a different workshop within the same session: go to the Registration Manager and edit your Registrant. Click on “None” within that session to zero out the first workshop and its charge. Then you can select the new workshop. If it is the same price you will have no problem submitting the change.
  • Caution: If you want to add or make any changes to a registration you have already completed, click on the “Go to Registration Manager” button directly above these bullet points. Do not go back to the initial (New) registration page to enter new information. RegFox would treat it as a brand new registration and create a duplicate participant; there would be no way to prevent double-booking of workshops or rooms.

How to Register Multiple People

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You can include any number of people you are paying for under your RegFox account, no matter your relationship. To register multiple people, fill out the New Registration form for one registrant, click Save, and in the pop-up message (you may need to scroll up to find this), click “Add Participant” and fill out the form for the second participant. You may add as many participants as you like.

If you would like to return later to add a participant, return to the New Registration form again and fill it out using the same email and payment information.

Sign Up for Volunteer Shifts

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Volunteerism is at the heart of every Zimfest – volunteers help organize and run this entire festival! Please sign up.

To sign up for volunteer shifts:

  1. Go to the Volunteer Sign-Up page.
  2. Read the descriptions and find a task you would like to do.
  3. Find a time (shift) when you want to work, then click the “Sign Up” link.
    A short sign-up form will appear.
  4. Fill out the form (all fields), then click the “Sign me up” button.
    You will receive a confirmation via email that says what you signed up for and includes instructions for how to remove yourself, if needed.
    When you go back to the main sign-up page, your name appears beside the shift.

The onine volunteer sign-up is closed. To volunteer or change your shifts, please go to the volunteer desk in the registration area at the festival.