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  • University Center
    202-885-3939
    Fax: 202-885-1534
    Mary Graydon, Room 274

    Elmore, Michael
    Senior Director, University Center & Student Activities

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Advertising display request

University Center Advertising

We are committed to providing you the service needed for your advertisements. Please review the policies below, contact Cole Wrampelmeier with any questions wrampelm@american.edu
(202) 885-3947

University Center Advertising Policies

American University recognizes the need for advertising to effectively promote its offerings of educational opportunities, co-curricular activities, cultural events, recreational services, athletic competitions, and employment opportunities to its constituencies. All advertisements must follow the General Regulations on Posting Materials to help set out conditions and procedures to advertise on-campus in an attractive and orderly manner, when applicable. The University Center provides several different methods to University departments and student organizations for the purpose of publicizing their events and activities to the general public.

General Posting Boards
The University Center has two open posting boards for events and programs: one in the Butler Pavilion 3rd floor elevator lobby and one inside the Mary Graydon Center Tavern. The University Center will monitor these boards daily removing out-of-date or improper materials. All postings should meet the following criteria: Must be an event or program targeting AU students, faculty, or staff; Single occurrence events or monthly programming calendars with host contact information, date, time, and location specified; and be 11"x17" or smaller.


Lobby Display Cases
Located in the Mary Graydon Center 1st floor lounge, display case spaces can be reserved through University Event Scheduling. An Advertising Display Request must be submitted including information about the event and the content that will be displayed. Any information that is displayed or publicized must pertain to an event or a University organization. Reservations must be made at least three business days in advance and is reserved for a period of seven days, starting each Monday through the following Sunday.


Elevator Display Cases
The University Center has three elevator display cases for events and programs: one inside the Butler Pavilion elevator and two inside the Mary Graydon Center elevators. The University Center will monitor these boards daily removing out-of-date or improper materials. Materials will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and submitted to the University Center Information Desk for approval. All postings should meet the following criteria: Must be an event or program targeting all AU students, faculty, or staff; Large scale, single occurrence events or Monthly programming calendars with host contact information, date, time, and location specified; and be 11"x17" or smaller.


Easel Space
Easel space is available for use within the Mary Graydon Center to publicize single occurrence events on a daily basis. An Advertising Display Request must be submitted to University Event Scheduling at least three business days prior to the date requested. Any information that is displayed or publicized must pertain to an event or a University organization. Reservations must be made at least three business days in advance and can only be reserved for a single day. Easel use is only available for event publicity within the University Center.


Directional Signage
Directional signage is available for use within the Mary Graydon Center and Butler Pavilion for events occurring in the facilities. Please contact the University Center by emailing university_center@american.edu or by calling (202) 885-3900 to request directional signage.


Information Tabling
Informational Table spaces can be reserved through University Event Scheduling via the 25Live website. A Tabling Request must be submitted at least three business days prior to the date requested. Please include information about the event or cause that will be displayed at the table in your request. Tables can be reserved for a maximum of 3 hours per day.


Banner Space
The University Center coordinates banner displays relating to campus events and activities. The banners may be hung at approved locations as determined by the University Center. Student organizations must submit a signed copy of a Facilities Service Request from their advisor to the University Center. Banners can be posted on the fence of the University Parking Garage located between Bender Arena and Butler Pavilion. Please refer to the Banner Display Guidelines for more information.