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.
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 wooden 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.
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
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.
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.
For more information about the CMU and its policies, including room reservations, click here.
Over 20 video screens are
located throughout campus. Student groups and university departments can find digital signage templates on the Marketing and Communications website.
Email your digital ad to email@example.com.
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 - 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.
The Office of Student Activities has 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 once they are listed on their student organization roster in DragonCentral. If you would like something to be posted to the listserv, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.