• Advertising Opportunities

Office of Student Activities

  • Advertising Opportunities

    The Office of Student Activities has a variety of resources that can help student organizations advertise their events and activities. If your student organization is looking for new ideas, exciting innovation, or searching for creative inspiration, take advantage of the opportunities the Office of Student Activities has to offer. In addition to the banners, Listservs, mailbox stuffers, and events calendar, please take a moment to visit our Facebook page where you can post meeting and event information that your organization would like to advertise.

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  • Banners

    Organizations may use the Die Cut Machine, Texas Markers and banner paper to create promotional banners in the Activities Resource Center, CMU 225. Banners in the CMU may only be placed on the railings above the Main Lounge are on a first-come, first-serve basis to student organizations and campus departments. All banners need to be approved by the CMU Administration Office prior to display. If the CMU Administration Office is closed, contact the Building Manager On-Duty to take the banner for approval the following business day. Horizontal banners and oversized posters shall be no larger than 3’ x 7’. Vertical banners and oversized posters shall be no larger than 5’ x 3’. There is a limit of one banner per event regardless of the number of sponsoring organizations. Banners shall be approved for no more than a three-week period unless approval by the CMU Director. A one-week waiting period shall exist between repeat displays of banners. All banners and posters must be in good taste and will be removed by the Student Union and Activities staff within 24 hours after the event. 

    Comstock Memorial Union Opportunities 

    Bulletin Boards

    There are two locations (corridor by Union City and corridor by room 225) in Comstock Memorial Union in which poster/displays may be used to advertise events. Posters must be approved at the Student Union Administration Office. There is a limit of one 11”x17” or smaller poster per board per event regardless of the number of sponsoring organizations. Posters shall be approved for no more than a three week period unless approved by the CMU Director. These locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis to student organizations and departments.

    Main Lounge Tables

    Information and promotion tables are available in the CMU Main Lounge. Reservations may be made through the CMU Administration Office. The organization utilizing the table must clearly display the organization's name to identify that they are sponsoring the table/event. Recognized organizations on campus will be permitted to sell items that are not in competition with merchandise on sale in the CMU. No sales will be for personal profit. 

    Floor Decals

    There are five hallway locations in the CMU that can be scheduled for floor decal marketing for campus sponsored events. The five areas are: the crosswalk adjacent to the C-Store; southeast, northeast, and northwest entrances; and the entrance to the Union City. Reservations for floor decal space need to be made through the CMU Event Services Office. The locations are reserved on a first come, first served basis and may be reserved up to one year in advance. Sponsoring organizations can reserve up to 2 spots for a length of 3 weeks per ad. Sponsoring organizations can ask for a second 3-week period for a second ad. Decals should be placed and removed by the sponsor. The CMU will remove by end date for a small fee if sponsor does not remove it.

    To place a floor decal in other building locations on campus, contact the Marketing and Communications Office.

    CMU Policies

    For more information about the CMU and its policies, including room reservations, click here.

    Digital Signage 

    MSUM is pleased to offer a digital way to share your organization’s next event. Please remember that your digital ad should be about an event (e.g. a dance, fundraiser, recruitment event, etc.) and not simply an advertisement for your organization.

    Location # of
    Dimensions Submission Contact


    Comstock Memorial Union 6

    1280 x 720 pixels
    (72 dpi)

    Marketing & Communications
    Dragon Café Seating 3
    Nemzek 1
    Science Lab 1
    King/Owens Hallway 1
    Outside Academic Support Center 1

    Student organizations and MSUM departments are invited to submit information for special events happening on-campus for posting up to two weeks before the event. Space is limited and available on a first come first-served basis. Advertisements can be created by you and submitted to the submission contact listed above. Make sure to include important information like you organization/department name, event name, date/time/location of event and any additional text (i.e. Free iPad giveaway). Don’t overcrowd the advertisement. Think of it as a billboard-type advertisement. Use bold fonts and contrasting backgrounds to make the sign easier to read. Less information is more. Also, QR codes tend not to work well on digital signs, so we don’t recommend using them

    Dragon Digest

    Dragon Digest - This public list provides general information to the campus, primarily targeting faculty and staff. All faculty and staff are put on the list, but they can choose to unsubscribe. Students may choose to subscribe to Dragon Digest. To send information out using Dragon Digest, fill out this submission form.

    Student News - Student News is a daily email sent between 8:30am and 10am, Monday through Friday to the MSUM student body. The email includes news and events. Submit to Student News by using this submission form. Be sure to check the Student News box. Submissions need to be submitted prior to 8am in order to be posted in that morning's email.

    Email Listservs 

    The Office of Student Activities manages two listservs related to student organizations. One listserv is for student organization officers. The other listserv is for student organization advisors. All registered student organization officers and advisors will be automatically added to their respective listserv. If you are not an organization officer or advisor and would like to be added to the listserv, please e-mail osa@mnstate.edu.

    These listservs provide an opportunity for organizations to network with one another, share upcoming events, volunteer opportunities in the community, and for the Office of Student Activities to communicate important news and deadlines.

    Mailbox Stuffers

    Every recognized student organization receives a mailbox in the OSA. These mailboxes should be checked frequently, as important information from the OSA and MSU Moorhead is dispersed in this way. If you would like to place advertisements in the mailbox, please have them approved at the OSA front desk. There are approximately 140 student organization mailboxes. 

    Dining Services Table Tents and Window Painting

    MSUM Dining Services has opportunities for student organizations to advertise their organization or event through the Napkin Dispensers in Kise Commons and Union City and window painting on the Kise windows. For more information related to MSUM Dining Services policies and their request procedure, please see the documents below:

    For more information or questions, please go to the MSUM Dining Services Office next to the entrance to Kise Commons or call 218-477-2836.