- Road Signs
Road signs (also known as yard signs, bandit signs, real estate signs, and lawn signs) are signs, typically between 12-40 inches on each side, posted on metal frames which are inserted into the ground. In no case shall stakes be driven into the ground with a hammer or other means.
Road signs may not be placed on boardwalks, in raised planters or flowerbeds, in wetland or forest areas, or anywhere other than easily accessible areas of grass.
- Posters & Flyers
Posters and flyers may be placed on bulletin boards or other surfaces provided for this purpose. Posting of notices on exterior doors, columns, walls, windows, trees, light posts, sidewalks or exterior stairwells is not allowed.
Exterior banners may be needed to advertise events or programs. Banner content and design must follow University standards and branding guidelines to endure brand unity, clarity and consistency. Banner appropriateness, location and length of display must be approved by both building owners and the University Marketing office to ensure that campus safety and the aesthetics of campus are maintained. Generally, banners may be displayed for up to one month.
To ensure safety and minimize damage, banners must be securely fastened or tied and able to withstand high winds and rain. Banners may not be hung by any entity other than Physical Facilities. All costs associated with banner purchase, design of the banner anchoring system and associated permit fees (if applicable), installation, removal and storage are the responsibility of the requesting entity.
- Free-Standing Signs
Free-standing signs, such as A-frames, must be no larger than 3' wide and 6'tall (measured from the ground to the top of the sign). The sign must be constructed in such a manner that it is physically stable and presents no danger or impediment to pedestrians passing by.
Chalking is defined as the use of chalk or similar substances to write or draw on concrete/paved sidewalks. The substance used for chalking must be water-soluble and easily washable by water or rain.
Chalking must be done in fully-exposed, non-covered areas that can be directly washed by rain. Chalking is prohibited on any covered walkway, stairs or steps.
Chalking is not permitted on walls, benches, glass, windows, doors, pilings, engraved pavers, seating areas, columns, planters, painted surfaces, trees, traffic signs, light posts, emergency call phones, fixtures, newsstands, ad dispensers, utility boxes, and any other objects.
- Greek Letters
Greek Letters must be freestanding and placed well away from walkways to prevent injury if they fall due to gusts of wind. Letters may not be leaned against trees, buildings, railings, or other permanent objects. These letters must be moved in a timely manner to preserve the turf beneath the bottom edges.
- Column Wraps
Plastic or vinyl wraps may be posted on the concrete columns under the second floor walkway between Building 50 and Building 15.
Column wraps are reserved for commercial or University administration purposes only.
Column wraps may be affixed with Velcro or ties. Use of adhesive to affix column wraps is strictly prohibited.
Painting of any kind, on the exterior or interior of University buildings or structures is prohibited.