University Center


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

    Elmore, Michael
    Senior Director, University Center & Student Activities

Mailing Address

Digital Signs Display Size

Digital Advertisements & Today@AU

Click here for a full list of the digital advertisement policies

Interested in having a digital sign in your area? Here's what you need to know

Digital advertisements are displayed in a horizontal, landscape format. A simple method to create a compatible slide is to use Microsoft Powerpoint. If you wish to use a graphics design program such as Adobe Photoshop, please set the resolution to 1280x1024.

  • Faculty and staff simply need to email their advertisements to
  • Students will need their content approved through Student Activities, email content to
  • Disability Statement: Please help us support access for all individuals for events on campus. If you are advertising an event please include the following statement on your advertisement, thank you.
    "American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services. For accommodations, contact"
  •  Please specify your display dates (see above image for length restrictions) and locations (Click to view a full list of monitor locations)


 Submit your Today@AU announcements through the myAU portal. Submission requires an AU username and password, the link for Today@AU announcements can be found under the Life@AU tab in the portal

Today@AU serves to broadcast university announcements, information, notifications, and other communications to the campus community.

Physical Advertisements

Physical Advertisements

Click here for a full guide to the policies and procedures for advertising in the University Center


Physical Advertisements must be submitted to the University Center with a completed Advertising Display Request Form.

Display Cases

  • Sealed boxes that contain advertisements located on the first floor and elevators of the Mary Graydon Center and in the bookstore elevator. Please print and bring your advertisements to University Center office along with a completed Advertising Display Request Form

Event Advertisements

  • Need signs for the day of your event? We have directional arrows to guide your guests and easles to display large posters. Simply indicate your need on the Advertising Display Request Form


  • Information tabling can be reserved through University Event Scheduling (UES x3939). A tabling request must be submitted at least three business days prior to the date requested. Requests are submitted through 25Live.

Shuttle Bus Ads

  • Shuttle buses advertisements must be laminated 11x17 pages in landscape format submitted to the Shuttle office in the lower level of Letts Hall (LL8).
  • Please provide 15-20 copies of your advertisement
  • Ads can be laminated in the UPS store in the tunnel
  • For questions contact or call (202) 885-3631

Banners and Chalking

  • Outdoor chalking is open to Student Organizations and University departments. Chalking must be on ground surfaces, chalking is not allowed on buildings, any vertical surface. Use of spray chalk or chemicals are prohibited. Refer to the University Outdoor Chalking Guidelines for more information.
  • Banner requests are placed with a Facilities Service Request through the myau portal. Banners may be hung at the following, approved locations 
    • Over the Tunnel roadway, under the Campus Bookstore
    • On the fencing surrounding the parking garage