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Office of Student Activities

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  • Advertising Opportunities

    The Office of Student Activities has a variety of resources that can help recognized student organizations advertise their events and activities. Click the areas below to learn more.


  • Banners

    Student organizations may use the Die Cut Machine, Texas Markers and banner paper to create promotional banners in the Activities Resource Center, CMU 125. Banners in the CMU may only be placed on the wooden railings above the Main Lounge are on a first-come, first-serve basis. All banners need to be approved by the CMU Administration Office in CMU 222 prior to display. If the CMU Administration Office is closed, contact the Building Manager On-Duty (218-477-5923) 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 or reservation end date. 

    Comstock Memorial Union Opportunities 

    Bulletin Boards

    There are two locations (corridor by Union City and corridor by room 222) in Comstock Memorial Union in which poster/displays may be used to advertise events. Posters must be approved at the Student Union Administration Office, CMU 222. 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.

    Student Organization Tableing

    Information and promotion tables are available in the CMU. Reservations may be made through the CMU Administration Office, CMU 222. 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 several hallway locations in the CMU that can be scheduled for floor decal marketing for campus sponsored events. Reservations for floor decal space need to be made through the CMU Event Services Office or by reserving the space on Virtual EMS. 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’s digital advertising program is designed to promote on-campus activities and opportunities for university organizations and departments. We do not accept ads from off-campus organizations and businesses, and we do not use campus resources to promote non-university related events.


    Over 20 video screens are located throughout campus. Student groups and university departments can find digital signage templates on the Marketing and Communications website.  

    Ad specifications:

    • 16:9 ratio, horizontal orientation  
    • Lowest resolution should be 1920×1080
    • JPEG format
    • If submitting an animated ad or video, use MP4, and if you are using sound, set the volume to LOW.


    Email your digital ad to marketingteam@mnstate.edu. Submitted ads are uploaded within 48 hours, Monday through Friday.

    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/Student News

    Want to share information with students, faculty and staff? Submit your information to Dragon Digest and Student News!

    We welcome submissions regarding faculty, staff or student organization meetings; events on campus; MSUM-sponsored events within our community; departmental announcements; points of pride about students, faculty, staff and alumni; and more.

    The submissions form is located at news.mnstate.edu/submission. Please follow the guidelines outlined below.

    Selecting an Audience
    When submitting the form, please be sure to check the boxes next to your intended audience. Carefully consider who your intended audience is prior to submission.

    • Student News is sent to current, enrolled students.
    • Dragon Digest (Employee News) is sent to all MSUM faculty and staff.
        

    Submission Guidelines
    In order for your submission to be included in a timely manner, please adhere to the following guidelines:

    • All submissions must come through the Dragon Digest and Student News submission form, located at mnstate.edu/submission. If you are unsure if your submission went through, or need additional clarification, please contact dragondigest@mnstate.edu.
    • Submissions must be received prior to 8 a.m. on the day in which you wish it to run. If it is not received by this time, it will be saved for the next day’s email. In order to ensure your submission is included when intended, please submit at least 24 hours in advance.
    • Images and website links are welcome additions to Dragon Digest and Student News submissions. Please ensure your attachment is uploaded to the form before submission. If you wish for an image to be included, submit as a .jpg or .png file. PDFs will be included as text links.
    • Include the date, time and location of your event. A submission will not run if further clarification to any of the above is needed. The submission will only be included in the daily email after clarification is received.
    • Promotion of events will not occur more than two weeks in advance, and will thereafter be included in daily emails at the discretion of the Marketing Team. We encourage you to submit events on DragonCentral and MSUM’s Master Calendar.
    • If you wish a submission to be included more than once, please indicate within your submission in the “How long do you want your ad to run?” fields. Again, event promotion will be included at the discretion of the Marketing Team after first posting.


    Questions? Please contact dragondigest@mnstate.edu or call 218.477.2399.

    Student Organization Officer and Advisor Listserv

    The Office of Student Activities maintains a student organization officer and student organization advisor listerv. All registered student organization officers and advisors will be automatically added to their respective listserv once they are listed on their student organization roster in DragonCentral. Announcements, volunteering opportunities, and collaboration opportunities are sent out on a weekly basis to all student organization officers. If you would like something to be posted to the listserv, please e-mail the Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations.

    KMSC Dragon Radio

    KMSC Dragon Radio offers the opportunity to advertise upcoming events for student organizations on air. Below are their guidelines:


    If you have questions, please e-mail kmscdragonradio@gmail.com

    Dining Services Napkin Dispenser Ads

    MSUM Dining Services has opportunities for student organizations to advertise their organization or event through the Napkin Dispensers in Kise Commons. For more information related to MSUM Dining Services policies and their request procedure, please see the document 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.