Tips for reserving ad spaces via the MU on-line reservations:

  • Book 1 week at a time
  • Use the same ad space (by number or location) when possible
  • Realize if you select different spaces, YOU are committing to coming and moving your ad spaces around on all dates that the location changes
  • For assistance, at any time, call MU Guest Services 7-2416

Information about Memorial Union advertising options

Concourse Easels (for posters)

  • There are six locations that include the MU Rotunda stairs and the 1st floor concourse
  • Maximum reservation time is 2 weeks, reservations are accepted at the start of the term and are on a "first come" basis.
  • Maximum size is height 50", width 24", thickness 1/4", must be lightweight paperboard of foam board
  • Space reservation is forfeited if poster is not installed within 24 hours of the start date
  • Only promotion of a single event will be allowed, one easel per event
  • All unclaimed posters will be recycled or destroyed within 72 hours of the event date

Axis TV slides (plasma screens)

  • Slides run for one week and can start on any day.
  • The image is on the screen for 5 seconds and will rotate through every minute. (shown over 480 times a day!)
  • Slide should be designed to 8.5" x 11" in horizontal (landscape) orientation and should be submitted in jpeg format. Send document to Kent Sumner, MU Marketing Coordinator. He can also answer your specific questions 7-8511.
  • Cost is $30 a week for deparments, $30 a week for RSO, $21 a week for SFF. This fee is waived if you are advertising an event in the building.

Bulletin Boards (display cases)

  • There are six locations located in the MU Mezzanine Hallway.
  • Maximum reservation time is 2 weeks; reservations are accepted at the start of the term and are on a "first come" basis.
  • Maximum size is height 33.5", width 58"
  • Displays must include the name of the sponsoring organization, a designated contact person and a current email or phone
  • Keys and cards for this are provided at MU Guest Services upon the guest's check in for installation.  Case keys must be returned immediately after installation, and can be signed out again should changes be necessary.

Collection Boxes (philanthropy donation collection)

  • Located at the information desk at MU Guest Services, 112 MU
  • Maximum reservation time is 2 weeks; reservations are accepted at the start of the term and are on a "first come" basis.
  • Must provide a box no larger than 2' in height, width or length that has attached signage with a contact name and phone number, event title and dates.
  • You must advertise your project as the box WILL NOT be visible to MU guests.
  • You must promptly respond to requests to empty the box of contents once it becomes full.

Commons Windows (open events on campus only)

  • Located on the west side of Commons
  • Maximum reservation time is 1 week; reservations are accepted at the start of the term and are on a "first come" basis.
  • This ad space is only available for advertising open event on campus.
  • Two panes are provided, one for ad to face inside, and one for ad to face outside (which requires one pane be painted in reverse)
  • Only paint provided by the MU can be used; paint and supplies provided at MU Guest Services.
  • Reservations begin on Sunday and must be painted between 3pm-11pm; and will be removed by MU custodial staff at the end of the week.

Distribution Areas (tables and chairs)

  • Locations include booths 1 & 2 Trysting Tree Lounge & Counter A Commons/Mezzanine hallway entrance
  • Maximum reservation time is 1 week
  • Recognized student organizations must register their events on-line with Student Involvement, failure to register an event can result in cancellation of distribution area use.
  • Distribution areas must be staffed, include use of tables/chairs and/or countertops in the immediate area of the space.  Use of nearby hallway space is not allowed.
  • Materials may not be left unattended on-site and must be removed promptly at end time.  No food may be dispensed!

Table Tents

  • There are three locations that table tents can be used including the Mezzanine, Commons and the Concourse.  22 holders are available at Mezzanine, 95 holders are available at Commons, and 22 holders are available at Concourse.
  • Maximum reservation time is 2 weeks; reservations are accepted at the start of the term and are on a "first come" basis.
  • Table tent holders will accommodate a 4"x6" (width x height) ad.
  • Reservation is forfeited if not installed within 48 hours of reservation start date.
  • Sample table tents must be brought to Guest Services, 112 MU BEFORE installation on site.

The Wall (5 panel black fabric wall)

  • The wall is located at the Concourse near 112 MU
  • The wall consists of 5 panels, each 7'5" in height and 2' in width for a total width of 10'; lighting included.
  • Maximum reservation time is 2 weeks
  • This space is only available to advertise for an event, promotion, or a celebration and may include open space for gathering comments and/or signatures.
  • The wall is covered with black fabric and displays may only be attached with Velcro adhesive strips provided by MU.
  • No staffing or additional furniture is allowed.
  • MU staff will erect the wall on the start date
  • Cost is $30 per reservation


How to Hang a Banner on The MU:


Why: To advertise your event in a BIG way!

Where: Outside the south entry to the MU commons. This is the only place where you may hang a banner on the Memorial Union.

Reservations: Can be made at the MU Business office up to one year in advance. Banner may be hung on building for up to 5 days. The MU staff will hang the banner for you, but they are not responsible for theft or damage. Please pick up banner from MU Business after event within 24 hours.

Is it free to hang the banner? Yes, but you must supply the banner. These can be purchased at a sign company.

Banner specifications:

  • Banners must be made of exterior grade canvas or vinyl with metal grommets.
  • Banner size must not exceed 11 feet wide and 5 feet high.

Where to get banners made: You can have banners made by sign companies.

How much do banners cost: They vary in price, but a large banner (11' x 5') can cost $150.00 and up. This is reasonable if you plan to reuse the banner to promote an annual event or your organization. Dated lettering or numbering can be removed and new lettering applied.

Design factors: According to professional sign makers anything that can be done on computer can be done on a banner. They can work with your design or they can help you come up with one. Sign makers typically have at least 2,000 font styles to choose from.